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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,596Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

614 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

12% of this provider’s 376 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

43% of this provider’s 614 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 614 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 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

$1.09M

2014

$1.16M

2015

$1.25M

2016

Number of Claims

33,194

2014

33,185

2015

30,596

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 1,295

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

116

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,238

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

848

prescriptions.

149

patients, 24% of all patients

2 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 982

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

754

prescriptions.

122

patients, 20% of all patients

3 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 902

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

161

patients, 26% of all patients

O 4 7
METFORMIN HCL 760

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

5 9
LISINOPRIL 751

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

6 4
SIMVASTATIN 537

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

7 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

8 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 518

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

9 12
GABAPENTIN 504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

10 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

11 29
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

12 3
MIRTAZAPINE 458

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

13 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
OMEPRAZOLE 438

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

15 2
CLONAZEPAM 420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

16 34
SERTRALINE HCL 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

17 25
RANITIDINE HCL 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

18 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

P 19 47
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

20 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

21 84
MELOXICAM 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

22 15
FAMOTIDINE* 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

23 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

24 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

25 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

26 40
ALPRAZOLAM 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

26 18
HALOPERIDOL 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P 28 167
CARVEDILOL 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

29 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 21
CLOPIDOGREL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

30 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

33 16
ATENOLOL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

34 37
LORAZEPAM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

35 41
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

36 104
RISPERIDONE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 37 76
OLANZAPINE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 38 109
CLONIDINE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

39 42
TRAMADOL HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

O 40 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 32
IBUPROFEN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

42 91
GLIPIZIDE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

43 67
CITALOPRAM HBR 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 24
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

45 90
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 165
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 39
CRESTOR 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

49 63
LOVASTATIN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 43
TRAZODONE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 33
CEPHALEXIN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

A 52 92
LEVETIRACETAM 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

53 87
HYDRALAZINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

54 57
DIGOXIN 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

55 100
BACLOFEN 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 56 83
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

57 137
FINASTERIDE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 58 115
WARFARIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 27
NAPROXEN 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

60 85
VESICARE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 60 161
NEXIUM 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

62 60
CILOSTAZOL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

63 166
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

A 64 68
LANTUS 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

65 89
TIZANIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

66 48
SPIRONOLACTONE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 66 53
NOVOLIN R 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

68 178
LEVEMIR 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

69 136
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 162
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

A 71 73
FLUOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 72 62
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

73 30
ALLOPURINOL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 31
VENTOLIN HFA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

75 66
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

75 44
JANUVIA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 77 58
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 65
ROPINIROLE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

79 72
FENTANYL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 80 108
SENSIPAR 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 81 234
NUEDEXTA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 82 216
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 83 88
NOVOLOG 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

84 151
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A 84 107
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 86 74
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 86 175
RENVELA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 88 201
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 88 220
AGGRENOX 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 90 244
BENAZEPRIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

91 69
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

92 71
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

93 79
CAPTOPRIL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 94 303
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 94 55
XARELTO 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 94 112
LAMOTRIGINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 94 169
VALSARTAN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 98 64
DIAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 99 80
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 99 134
MUPIROCIN* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

99 142
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

99 101
LATANOPROST 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

103 196
AMIODARONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

103 116
PROMETHAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

103 98
BUPROPION XL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 106 122
CARBAMAZEPINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 107 192
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

108 35
NAMENDA XR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 108 81
MECLIZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

110 77
KLOR-CON M20 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

111 110
TORSEMIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 111 170
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

111 200
MEGESTROL ACETATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

114 180
VERAPAMIL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 114 146
BYSTOLIC 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 116 114
PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

116 119
LEVOFLOXACIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

A 118 78
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 119 129
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

119 130
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 P 121 269
PRIMIDONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 121 236
NAPROXEN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

123 243
LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 124 52
NIFEDIPINE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 124 113
SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

124 97
LATUDA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 124 335
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 124 340
BICALUTAMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 124 360
METOLAZONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

130 187
LACTULOSE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

131 143
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 131 157
PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

131 46
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 Dec. 9, 2010.
  • 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.