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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,028Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

749 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

4% of this provider’s 666 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

55% of this provider’s 749 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

42% of this provider’s 749 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

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$1.18M

2014

$1.2M

2015

$1.13M

2016

Number of Claims

29,910

2014

29,465

2015

28,028

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
TRAMADOL HCL 968

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

860

prescriptions.

227

patients, 30% of all patients

O 1 22
OMEPRAZOLE 903

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

808

prescriptions.

145

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 802

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

765

prescriptions.

126

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 768

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

4 12
LISINOPRIL 742

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
METFORMIN HCL 700

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

6 9
GABAPENTIN 671

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

7 8
FUROSEMIDE 647

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

8 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 636

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

9 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 596

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

10 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 574

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

11 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 551

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

12 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 542

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

13 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

14 17
RANITIDINE HCL 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

15 26
SIMVASTATIN 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

16 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

17 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

O 18 7
MELOXICAM 403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

19 15
ELIQUIS 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

20 102
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

21 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

22 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

23 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

24 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

25 28
CLOPIDOGREL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

26 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

27 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

28 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

29 30
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

30 160
PAROXETINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

31 70
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

32 35
LORAZEPAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

33 41
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

34 88
CARVEDILOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

35 13
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

35 65
CLONIDINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

35 42
DILTIAZEM HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

38 204
SERTRALINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

38 25
VALSARTAN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

40 64
TRAZODONE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

40 33
CRESTOR 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

42 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

42 36
BENAZEPRIL HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

42 69
LEVOFLOXACIN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

A 45 78
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O 46 111
NEXIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

46 60
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

A 48 73
CEFUROXIME 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

126

patients, 17% of all patients

A 49 117
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

50 40
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

51 128
NAMENDA XR 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

<11 52 81
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

53 182
DULOXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

54 38
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

54 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 79
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

A 57 94
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

58 21
ALPRAZOLAM 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

59 18
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

60 63
PREDNISONE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

61 46
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

62 118
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 75
ALLOPURINOL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 31
CEFDINIR 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

A 62 149
ESTRADIOL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

66 138
JANUVIA 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 58
FAMOTIDINE* 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

68 61
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

69 90
TEMAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 95
ZETIA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 82
VENTOLIN HFA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

72 66
TIZANIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

72 48
HYDRALAZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

74 57
ROPINIROLE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

74 72
MECLIZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

76 77
ATENOLOL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 37
GLIPIZIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 67
PROPRANOLOL HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

79 159
CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

80 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

81 53
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

82 202
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

83 171
BUPROPION HCL SR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

83 190
DICYCLOMINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

85 141
AZITHROMYCIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

A 86 54
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

86 71
FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 62
CILOSTAZOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

88 166
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

90 50
LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

90 43
LEVETIRACETAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 92 87
MEMANTINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 92 56
SYNTHROID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 94 59
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

95 103
KLOR-CON M20 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

95 110
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 95 47
LYRICA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

98 52
NIFEDIPINE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 99 113
QUINAPRIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 100 215
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

100 229
DIGOXIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 102 100
ONDANSETRON HCL* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

103 140
NUEDEXTA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 103 216
BUSPIRONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

105 86
MIRTAZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

106 49
RISPERIDONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 107 76
CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 108 121
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 108 162
LANTUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 110 89
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 110 181
PHENYTOIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 112 297
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 113 104
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 113 84
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 12, 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.