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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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18,685Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 80 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

602 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

32% of this provider’s 602 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 602 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% 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

31 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

$1M

2014

$1.05M

2015

$1.18M

2016

Number of Claims

15,737

2014

17,421

2015

18,685

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 736

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 699

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

120

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 632

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

122

patients, 20% of all patients

3 5
CARVEDILOL 528

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

4 13
OMEPRAZOLE 516

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
LISINOPRIL 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

7 30
GABAPENTIN 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

8 8
METFORMIN HCL 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

9 9
MELOXICAM 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

10 15
DULOXETINE HCL 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

11 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

12 20
FUROSEMIDE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

13 6
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

14 44
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

O 15 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

16 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

17 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

18 16
SERTRALINE HCL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

19 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

20 36
TRAMADOL HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

O 21 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

22 10
TRAZODONE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

23 33
CLOPIDOGREL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

24 19
SYNTHROID 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

25 59
SIMVASTATIN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

26 11
ALPRAZOLAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

27 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

28 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

29 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

30 17
CELECOXIB 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

31 121
BYSTOLIC 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 114
TAMSULOSIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

33 28
BUPROPION XL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

34 122
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

35 65
SPIRONOLACTONE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 53
ZETIA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

37 82
CRESTOR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

38 45
ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

39 31
RANITIDINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

39 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

41 24
BACLOFEN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

42 83
VOLTAREN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

43 154
TEMAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 95
CLONAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 34
MEMANTINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 56
SYMBICORT 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

47 97
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

A 48 94
DONEPEZIL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

49 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

50 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

51 40
LOVASTATIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

53 23
ATENOLOL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

55 75
JANUVIA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

55 58
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

55 130
PROPRANOLOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 159
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

59 184
LYRICA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 52
VALSARTAN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 61 64
JANUMET 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

62 185
TOPIRAMATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

62 127
FENOFIBRATE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 62 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

A 65 68
TRADJENTA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 125
ELIQUIS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 102
PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

68 46
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 50
WARFARIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 70 27
FLUCONAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

70 99
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 72 152
BUSPIRONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 86
CEPHALEXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A 74 92
FENTANYL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 75 108
SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 172
LORAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 76 41
XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 76 112
ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

79 135
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P 80 47
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 12, 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.