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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,617Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

1,104 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

7% of this provider’s 782 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

31% of this provider’s 1,104 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 1,104 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$1.88M

2014

$1.77M

2015

$1.66M

2016

Number of Claims

32,465

2014

30,775

2015

31,617

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,273

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,061

prescriptions.

214

patients, 19% of all patients

1 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,121

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

706

prescriptions.

302

patients, 27% of all patients

O 2 7
LISINOPRIL 869

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

168

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 734

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

133

patients, 12% of all patients

4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 707

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

159

patients, 14% of all patients

5 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 703

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

114

patients, 10% of all patients

6 10
CARVEDILOL 672

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

7 13
GABAPENTIN 649

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

126

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 646

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

9 1
RANITIDINE HCL 644

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

10 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 638

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

11 5
SIMVASTATIN 543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

12 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

13 29
MIRTAZAPINE 460

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

14 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

15 20
CLONAZEPAM 433

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

16 34
CLOPIDOGREL 424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

17 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

18 27
METFORMIN HCL 388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

19 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

20 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

21 16
LOVASTATIN 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

22 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

23 14
MEMANTINE HCL 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

24 56
LORAZEPAM 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

25 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

26 28
ALPRAZOLAM 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

27 18
MELOXICAM 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

27 15
TRAMADOL HCL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

O 29 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

30 23
TRAZODONE HCL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

31 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

32 17
TEMAZEPAM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

33 95
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

34 74
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

35 63
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

36 30
SERTRALINE HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

37 25
SPIRONOLACTONE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

38 53
DULOXETINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

39 38
NAPROXEN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

40 85
FLUCONAZOLE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

41 99
RISPERIDONE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

P 42 76
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

43 65
MECLIZINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

44 77
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

45 133
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

46 103
HALOPERIDOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

P 47 167
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

P 47 47
ALLOPURINOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

49 31
AMIODARONE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

50 116
FINASTERIDE 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

51 115
PAROXETINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

52 70
ROPINIROLE HCL 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

53 72
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

54 163
ELIQUIS 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

55 102
LEVETIRACETAM 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

56 87
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

O 57 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

58 12
VALSARTAN 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 64
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

59 21
FENOFIBRATE* 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

61 93
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

62 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

62 36
SYMBICORT 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

64 97
GLIMEPIRIDE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

65 32
ZETIA 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

65 82
GLIPIZIDE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

67 67
LYRICA 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

68 52
FAMOTIDINE* 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

69 61
XARELTO 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

70 112
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

70 106
HYDRALAZINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

72 57
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

72 134
CEPHALEXIN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

A 74 92
NAMENDA XR 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

75 81
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 84
CRESTOR 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

77 45
VENTOLIN HFA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

77 66
DIGOXIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

79 100
METFORMIN HCL ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

80 51
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

80 182
TRADJENTA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

82 125
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 82 241
BUPROPION HCL SR 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

82 190
PREDNISONE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

85 46
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

86 71
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

87 39
DIAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

88 80
BYSTOLIC 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

89 114
LANTUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

89 89
PROMETHAZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

89 98
FLUOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

89 62
TIZANIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 48
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

A 94 68
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

94 101
ARIPIPRAZOLE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 94 148
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

97 90
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

98 44
MEGESTROL ACETATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

98 180
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

98 35
CELECOXIB 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

98 121
TOPIRAMATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

98 127
ONDANSETRON HCL* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

103 140
DEXAMETHASONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

104 235
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 104
NATEGLINIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

106 313
AMOXICILLIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

A 106 96
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

108 137
IBUPROFEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

108 91
NEXIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

110 60
ATENOLOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

111 37
LEVOFLOXACIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

A 111 78
DICYCLOMINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

113 141
MINOCYCLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

A 114 208
NOVOLOG 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

114 151
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

A 114 73
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

117 225
NYSTATIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

117 153
LINZESS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

119 173
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 119 125
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

121 135
DEXILANT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 121 147
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

121 50
NITROSTAT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

124 309
BUSPIRONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

124 86
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 124 191
FENTANYL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 O 127 108
AMITIZA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 128 168
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

128 202
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

130 88
RANEXA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 130 209
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 Feb. 21, 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.