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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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27,855Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

$1.67M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

848 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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 596 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

22% of this provider’s 848 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 848 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$1.59M

2014

$1.68M

2015

$1.67M

2016

Number of Claims

28,737

2014

29,741

2015

27,855

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 1,440

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,040

prescriptions.

271

patients, 32% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 974

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

145

patients, 17% of all patients

O 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 819

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 807

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

168

patients, 20% of all patients

4 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 710

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

133

patients, 16% of all patients

5 13
FUROSEMIDE 649

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

151

patients, 18% of all patients

6 5
GABAPENTIN 640

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

128

patients, 15% of all patients

7 8
METFORMIN HCL 617

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

8 10
CARVEDILOL 610

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

124

patients, 15% of all patients

9 14
LISINOPRIL 583

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

10 6
SIMVASTATIN 580

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

11 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

12 9
TRAMADOL HCL 500

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

O 13 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

14 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

15 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

16 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

17 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

18 3
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

19 51
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

20 67
CLOPIDOGREL 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

21 17
MELOXICAM 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

22 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

23 20
TRAZODONE HCL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

24 36
ALLOPURINOL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

25 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

26 19
LYRICA 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

27 54
CLONIDINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

28 41
ALPRAZOLAM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

29 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

30 15
VALSARTAN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

31 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

32 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

33 28
TIZANIDINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

34 57
CITALOPRAM HBR 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

35 25
ATENOLOL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

36 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

37 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

38 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

39 85
DULOXETINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

40 39
RANITIDINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

41 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

42 43
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

43 88
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

44 42
JANUVIA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

44 52
CLONAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

44 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

47 23
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 47 55
MECLIZINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

47 84
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

50 102
BACLOFEN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

50 97
CRESTOR 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

52 40
HYDRALAZINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

53 45
DICYCLOMINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

54 135
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

55 53
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 31
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 93
IBUPROFEN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

58 103
LANTUS 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

59 87
ROPINIROLE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

60 80
SYMBICORT 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

61 101
MEMANTINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 65
BYSTOLIC 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 83
SERTRALINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 30
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 63
BUSPIRONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

66 94
PROAIR HFA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

66 110
NAPROXEN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

66 77
METFORMIN HCL ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 46
LOVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 47
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

71 145
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 115
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 71 61
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 78
LORAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 49
CELECOXIB 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 107
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

76 218
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

78 38
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

79 127
FAMOTIDINE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 66
AZITHROMYCIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

A 81 62
LEVETIRACETAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 86
GLIPIZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

83 59
SYNTHROID 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

84 58
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 85 96
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 86 189
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

86 126
FINASTERIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 88 100
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 76
BENAZEPRIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

90 68
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

91 37
HUMULIN 70-30 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 91 276
HUMULIN 70/30 KWIKPEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 91 378
DEXILANT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 94 143
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A 95 124
ZETIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 95 64
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

97 95
TETANUS DIPHTHERIA TOXOIDS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

10 98 397
VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

98 69
MINOXIDIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

100 406
BENICAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 101 131
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

102 98
VESICARE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 102 150
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

102 119
COLCHICINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

105 180
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

106 71
MUPIROCIN* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

106 186
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 Aug. 23, 2016.
  • 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.