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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,718Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 101 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 62 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

702 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Mississippi
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

18% of this provider’s 702 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 702 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$815K

2014

$930K

2015

$1.05M

2016

Number of Claims

14,055

2014

15,733

2015

16,718

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,016

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

927

prescriptions.

219

patients, 31% of all patients

1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 639

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

136

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
SIMVASTATIN 519

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

3 11
OMEPRAZOLE 448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
METFORMIN HCL ER 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

6 51
GLIMEPIRIDE 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

7 32
LISINOPRIL 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

8 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

9 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

10 35
TRAMADOL HCL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

O 11 22
METFORMIN HCL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

11 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

13 12
ALPRAZOLAM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

14 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

15 23
GABAPENTIN 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

15 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

17 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

18 20
CARVEDILOL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

18 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

O 20 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

21 40
FENOFIBRATE* 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

22 93
MELOXICAM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

23 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

24 62
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

25 21
FUROSEMIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

26 6
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

27 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

28 39
CLONAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

29 34
IRBESARTAN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 176
ALLOPURINOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

31 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

32 28
CLOPIDOGREL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

33 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

34 36
DULOXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

35 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

36 14
SERTRALINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

37 25
ATENOLOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

38 37
JANUVIA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 58
PAROXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 70
CITALOPRAM HBR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

40 24
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

42 160
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

43 10
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 30
CRESTOR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

45 45
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

46 90
FINASTERIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

47 115
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 106
MIRTAZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 49
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 88
LORAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 51 41
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 O 52 55
TERAZOSIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 150
LANSOPRAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 227
SPIRIVA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 172
LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 56 52
TRAZODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 33
JANUMET 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 185
BENAZEPRIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 69
RAMIPRIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 123
MECLIZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

61 77
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 62 247
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

62 75
BUPROPION XL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 122
NAPROXEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

65 85
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 O 65 156
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 128
RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

67 26
SYMBICORT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 97
VENTOLIN HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

70 66
PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

71 46
BENICAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 71 198
PRIMIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 236
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 74 152
NEXIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 60
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 57
CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 42
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on April 2, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.