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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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15,468Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 119 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

527 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 431 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

34% of this provider’s 527 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 527 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$80 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

$577K

2014

$933K

2015

$1.23M

2016

Number of Claims

15,031

2014

15,806

2015

15,468

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
LISINOPRIL 724

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

118

patients, 22% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 649

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

94

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 599

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

106

patients, 20% of all patients

3 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 594

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

113

patients, 21% of all patients

4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

5 2
FUROSEMIDE 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

6 6
METFORMIN HCL 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

7 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

8 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

9 10
TRAMADOL HCL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

O 10 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

11 14
GABAPENTIN 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

12 8
SIMVASTATIN 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

13 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

14 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

O 15 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

16 29
CLONAZEPAM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

17 34
ALLOPURINOL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

18 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

19 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

20 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

21 27
CLOPIDOGREL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

22 19
RANITIDINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

23 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

24 12
MEMANTINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

25 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

26 28
CARVEDILOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

27 13
TRAZODONE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

28 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 53
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

30 71
PAROXETINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

31 70
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

32 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

33 36
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 34 74
ALPRAZOLAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 18
MELOXICAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

36 15
PREDNISONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

37 46
NEXIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 60
SYNTHROID 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 59
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 39
VERAPAMIL ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 41 146
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 42 179
COLCRYS 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 158
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 44 101
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 P 45 47
VICTOZA 2-PAK 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 294
LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

48 20
COLCHICINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 251
CHLORTHALIDONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 120
ROPINIROLE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 50 72
SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 53 75
LORAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 41
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

A 54 68
TIZANIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 48
LANTUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 57 89
ATENOLOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 58 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 40
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 59 135
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 59 63
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 62 42
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 62 50
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 62 84
BENICAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 65 198
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 172
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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.