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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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14,272Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 140 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$645K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 172 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

516 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

7% of this provider’s 373 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Antibiotics

41% of this provider’s 516 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 516 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$657K

2014

$604K

2015

$645K

2016

Number of Claims

13,376

2014

13,559

2015

14,272

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 566

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

97

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
METFORMIN HCL 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

4 9
FUROSEMIDE 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

5 6
GABAPENTIN 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

6 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

8 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

9 14
RANITIDINE HCL 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

10 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

11 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

12 16
MIRTAZAPINE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

13 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

14 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

15 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

16 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

16 10
TIZANIDINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

18 48
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

19 183
CITALOPRAM HBR 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

20 24
AMOXICILLIN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

106

patients, 21% of all patients

A 21 96
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

22 30
MELOXICAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

23 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

24 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

25 32
CLOPIDOGREL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

26 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

27 35
TRAZODONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

28 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

29 23
MUPIROCIN* 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

30 142
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

O 31 7
DULOXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 38
CARVEDILOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

32 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 29
MEMANTINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

35 56
GLIPIZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

36 67
ALPRAZOLAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 36 18
MECLIZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 77
WARFARIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 27
PREDNISONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

40 46
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 44
SPIRONOLACTONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

42 53
NAPROXEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 85
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

A 44 73
JANUVIA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 36
SERTRALINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

47 25
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 50
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 49 47
ALLOPURINOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 31
AMITIZA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 168
RISPERIDONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 50 76
ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

53 37
SIMVASTATIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

54 11
TRAMADOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 54 22
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 56 104
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 71
LEVETIRACETAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 87
ROPINIROLE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 59 72
BUSPIRONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 86
XARELTO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 60 112
NEXIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 62 60
OLANZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P 62 109
CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 64 45
KETOCONAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

65 310
MOMETASONE FUROATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

65 276
VERAPAMIL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 67 146
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 68 70
VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 68 64
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 70 43
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 July 9, 2007.
  • 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.