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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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19,881Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 64 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$710K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 146 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

644 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

3% of this provider’s 531 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

27% of this provider’s 644 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 644 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

$36 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

$806K

2014

$782K

2015

$710K

2016

Number of Claims

20,326

2014

20,840

2015

19,881

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 842

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

731

prescriptions.

125

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 665

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

2 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 605

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

3 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 531

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

5 2
LISINOPRIL 523

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

7 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

8 17
GABAPENTIN 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

9 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

10 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

11 10
METFORMIN HCL 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

12 9
FUROSEMIDE 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

13 6
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

14 35
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

O 15 7
SIMVASTATIN 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

16 11
MELOXICAM 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

17 15
TRAMADOL HCL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

O 18 22
TIZANIDINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

19 48
CLOPIDOGREL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

20 19
FENOFIBRATE* 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

21 93
SERTRALINE HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

22 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

23 74
CARVEDILOL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

23 13
RANITIDINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

25 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

26 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

27 28
CLONAZEPAM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

28 34
LORAZEPAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

29 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

30 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

31 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

33 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

34 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

34 27
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

36 65
LYRICA 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

37 52
ALLOPURINOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

37 31
GLIPIZIDE ER 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

39 144
ROPINIROLE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

40 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

41 36
TRAZODONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

42 33
CRESTOR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

43 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

44 32
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O 45 179
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 50
ALPRAZOLAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

49 71
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 40
PAROXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 70
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 75
FLUOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 62
LOVASTATIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 43
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 139
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

56 134
DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 38
BUPROPION XL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 122
FINASTERIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 115
NEXIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 60
PREDNISONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

61 46
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

62 183
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 63 47
SYNTHROID 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 59
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

65 131
BOOSTRIX TDAP 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

66 189
ZETIA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 67 82
MEGESTROL ACETATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 180
TEMAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

69 95
GLIPIZIDE XL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 253
VERAPAMIL ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 69 146
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 79
LEVETIRACETAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 73 87
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 74 101
DICYCLOMINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

74 141
LANSOPRAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 227
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 77 69
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 78 326
CLONIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 42
MECLIZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 77
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 80 90
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 82 63
VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

83 64
SYMBICORT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 97
BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 85 83
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 44
BUSPIRONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 87 86
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A 88 73
VOLTAREN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

89 154
VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 66
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.