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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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16,879Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 97 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$825K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 111 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

497 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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 392 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

42% of this provider’s 497 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 497 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$776K

2014

$769K

2015

$825K

2016

Number of Claims

15,834

2014

16,674

2015

16,879

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 705

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

100

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
GABAPENTIN 593

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

92

patients, 19% of all patients

2 8
LISINOPRIL 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

O 4 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

5 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

6 17
METFORMIN HCL 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

7 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

8 10
OMEPRAZOLE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

9 2
FUROSEMIDE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

10 6
MELOXICAM 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

11 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

12 20
CLOPIDOGREL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

13 19
TRAMADOL HCL 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

O 14 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

15 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

16 3
RANITIDINE HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

17 26
VALSARTAN 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

18 64
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

19 23
LORAZEPAM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

20 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

21 14
ALPRAZOLAM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

22 18
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

23 50
SIMVASTATIN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

24 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

25 27
CARVEDILOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

26 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

27 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

28 32
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

29 131
CHLORTHALIDONE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

30 120
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

30 39
SERTRALINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

32 25
CLONIDINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

33 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

34 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

35 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

36 29
LYRICA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 52
TRAZODONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

38 33
DULOXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 38
FENOFIBRATE* 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 93
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 63
BACLOFEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

42 83
ALLOPURINOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 31
GLIPIZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

44 67
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

44 30
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 O 46 156
HYDRALAZINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 57
VERAPAMIL ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 146
PREDNISONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

49 46
NIFEDIPINE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 50 113
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

51 65
VOLTAREN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

51 154
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 40
SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 53
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 55 55
BENAZEPRIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 55 69
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 57 79
AZITHROMYCIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

A 57 54
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 171
CITALOPRAM HBR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

60 24
MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 49
MUPIROCIN* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

62 142
NAPROXEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

63 85
FINASTERIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 64 115
LOVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 65 43
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 65 35
OXYCODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 O 67 124
LEVOFLOXACIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

A 67 78
LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 89
RISPERIDONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 P 70 76
AMIODARONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 70 116
NEXIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 72 60
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 73 44
LEVETIRACETAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 74 87
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 71
SILENOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 76 348
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 77 104
CEPHALEXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

A 77 92
FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 61
CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 80 34
FENTANYL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 O 80 108
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

80 119
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 July 17, 2013.
  • 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.