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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,920Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

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

93% 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

24% of this provider’s 410 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 520 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 520 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 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

$1.23M

2014

$1.31M

2015

$1.39M

2016

Number of Claims

22,316

2014

23,897

2015

24,920

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 727

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

104

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 709

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

116

patients, 22% of all patients

2 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 692

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

3 29
GABAPENTIN 667

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

4 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 624

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

129

patients, 25% of all patients

O 5 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 623

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

97

patients, 19% of all patients

6 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 617

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

98

patients, 19% of all patients

7 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 595

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

8 3
NAMENDA XR 530

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

9 81
LISINOPRIL 526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

10 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

11 23
MIRTAZAPINE 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

12 49
METFORMIN HCL 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

13 9
CLOPIDOGREL 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

14 19
OMEPRAZOLE 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

15 2
TRAZODONE HCL 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

16 33
MEMANTINE HCL 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

17 56
CARVEDILOL 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

18 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

P 19 47
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

20 84
PAROXETINE HCL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

21 70
WARFARIN SODIUM 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

22 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

23 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

24 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

25 12
RISPERIDONE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

P 26 76
SERTRALINE HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

27 25
SIMVASTATIN 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

28 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

29 20
BUSPIRONE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

30 86
TAMSULOSIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

31 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

31 57
LEVETIRACETAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

31 87
RANITIDINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

34 26
DIAZEPAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

35 80
LEVEMIR 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

36 136
ALLOPURINOL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 32
MELOXICAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

39 15
LEVOFLOXACIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

A 40 78
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

40 16
CEFTRIAXONE* 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

A 42 207
FAMOTIDINE* 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 61
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

44 17
LORAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

45 41
LYRICA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 52
DULOXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 38
BACLOFEN 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

48 83
XARELTO 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 112
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 75
CLONIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

51 42
NOVOLOG 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

51 151
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 125
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

A 54 68
LANTUS 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 89
AMIODARONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

56 116
CLONAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

57 34
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

57 134
OLANZAPINE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

P 59 109
LACTULOSE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

60 143
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

A 60 73
NEXIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 60
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 62 63
FENOFIBRATE* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

64 129
RENVELA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 65 201
ARIPIPRAZOLE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 66 148
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

67 36
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

68 157
DIGOXIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

68 100
ALPRAZOLAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

70 18
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 70 104
LIDOCAINE HCL* 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

70 270
TIZANIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

73 48
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 73 101
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

75 71
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

75 200
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 75 266
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

A 78 155
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

79 39
SENSIPAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 80 234
NOVOLIN R 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

80 178
PHENOBARBITAL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 80 259
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 83 175
OXYCODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 O 83 124
SUCRALFATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

83 145
NYSTOP 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

86 391
ZETIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 86 82
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

86 74
SEROQUEL XR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 P 89 273
JANUVIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 89 58
ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 91 37
RIVASTIGMINE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 92 244
GLIPIZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

92 67
PROMETHAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

92 98
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 95 159
TRAMADOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 95 22
TOPIRAMATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 97 127
CALCITRIOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 97 312
SYMBICORT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

97 97
AMITIZA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 100 168
PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

101 46
METHOCARBAMOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 101 263
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

101 302
ELIQUIS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

104 102
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 104 139
RIVASTIGMINE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

106 301
HUMALOG 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

106 211
ONDANSETRON HCL* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

106 140
VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 106 64
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 110 103
FENTANYL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 111 108
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 112 128
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

A 112 94
MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

112 77
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 115 135
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 115 55
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

A 115 322
IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

115 91
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 Dec. 3, 2009.
  • 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.