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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,233Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 40 providers in this state and specialty

$434K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 40 providers in this state and specialty

570 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

31% of this provider’s 570 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 570 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 36%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 5.


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

$258K

2014

$471K

2015

$434K

2016

Number of Claims

5,806

2014

9,507

2015

9,233

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
OMEPRAZOLE 377

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

1 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 328

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

2 3
METFORMIN HCL 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

3 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

4 10
GABAPENTIN 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

5 2
TRAMADOL HCL 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

O 6 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

7 16
LISINOPRIL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

8 6
FUROSEMIDE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

9 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

10 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

11 11
MELOXICAM 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

12 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

12 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

14 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

15 5
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

16 26
RANITIDINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

17 62
ATENOLOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

18 63
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

19 68
SIMVASTATIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

20 30
TRAZODONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

20 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

22 45
NEXIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

22 74
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

24 14
FLUCONAZOLE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

25 75
VENTOLIN HFA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

26 51
CITALOPRAM HBR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

27 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

28 52
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

28 34
CLOPIDOGREL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

30 4
CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

30 19
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

30 59
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 80
LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

34 55
DONEPEZIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

35 47
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A 36 82
AMOXICILLIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

A 36 82
SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 47
CLONAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 39 28
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 42 21
METHOCARBAMOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 41
ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 65
BACLOFEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 45 32
CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A 46 60
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 46 37
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 33
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 49 98
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, 2015.
  • 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.