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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,482Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 117 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

1,107 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

1% of this provider’s 884 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

33% of this provider’s 1,107 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 1,107 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$82 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$1.11M

2014

$1.24M

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

16,403

2014

15,873

2015

12,482

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 565

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

176

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 520

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

160

patients, 14% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 471

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

158

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

4 2
CARVEDILOL 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

5 14
FUROSEMIDE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

113

patients, 10% of all patients

6 5
SIMVASTATIN 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

7 11
GABAPENTIN 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

8 8
FENOFIBRATE* 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

9 74
LISINOPRIL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

10 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

11 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

12 9
METFORMIN HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

13 10
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

14 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

15 20
SERTRALINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

16 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

17 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

18 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

19 25
ALPRAZOLAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

19 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

21 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

22 23
CLOPIDOGREL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

23 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

24 29
SPIRIVA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

25 155
TRAZODONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

26 36
MELOXICAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

27 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

28 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

O 29 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

30 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

30 27
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

A 32 124
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

32 82
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

34 37
HYDRALAZINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

34 45
CEPHALEXIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

A 34 114
ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

37 34
PROAIR HFA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

38 110
TAMSULOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

39 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

39 24
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

A 39 70
TRAMADOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

O 39 22
PREDNISONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

43 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

44 35
RANITIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 33
PAROXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

45 71
ALLOPURINOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

47 26
GLIPIZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

48 59
ROPINIROLE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

49 80
KLOR-CON M20 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

50 81
AZITHROMYCIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

A 51 62
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

52 145
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

53 127
CLONIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

53 41
FLUCONAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

55 117
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

56 40
TIZANIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

57 57
TEMAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

58 73
SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 58
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 Nov. 10, 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.