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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,405Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 95 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

$547K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 152 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

395 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

5% of this provider’s 214 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

47% of this provider’s 395 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

46% of this provider’s 395 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$560K

2014

$517K

2015

$547K

2016

Number of Claims

16,333

2014

14,876

2015

14,405

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 642

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

O 1 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 542

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

92

patients, 23% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 518

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

97

patients, 25% of all patients

3 2
FUROSEMIDE 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

85

patients, 22% of all patients

4 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

5 9
GABAPENTIN 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

6 8
METFORMIN HCL 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

7 10
TRAMADOL HCL 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

103

patients, 26% of all patients

O 8 22
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

O 9 111
MELOXICAM 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

90

patients, 23% of all patients

10 18
LISINOPRIL 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

11 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

12 42
LORAZEPAM 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

13 49
TIZANIDINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

14 57
SIMVASTATIN 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

15 11
CARISOPRODOL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

16 205
SPIRONOLACTONE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

17 43
CARVEDILOL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

18 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

19 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

20 15
AMOXICILLIN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

79

patients, 20% of all patients

A 21 123
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

22 4
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

A 23 70
AMILORIDE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

10 24 250
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

25 20
CLOPIDOGREL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

26 17
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

77

patients, 19% of all patients

26 104
NAPROXEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

28 77
NIFEDIPINE ER 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

29 91
GLIMEPIRIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

30 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

31 28
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 207
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

33 19
LOVASTATIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

34 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

34 13
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

34 37
HYDRALAZINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

37 45
SERTRALINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

38 30
GLIPIZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

38 59
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

40 3
PROMETHAZINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 5% of all patients

40 119
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

42 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

42 29
RANITIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

44 33
ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

45 26
CILOSTAZOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

46 161
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 7% of all patients

47 98
TEMAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

48 73
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

49 31
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 50 55
MUPIROCIN* 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

51 186
IBUPROFEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

52 103
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

53 53
VENTOLIN HFA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

54 69
PERPHENAZINE-AMITRIPTYLINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 10 55 364
MECLIZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

55 84
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

55 148
BENAZEPRIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 55 68
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 55 32
ATENOLOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 60 34
PROAIR HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

60 110
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

62 78
GLIPIZIDE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

63 116
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

64 63
WARFARIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 64 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 66 27
FLUCONAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 5% of all patients

66 117
CEPHALEXIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

A 66 114
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 69 126
TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

69 36
FAMOTIDINE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

69 66
PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

72 48
LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

73 54
SUCRALFATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

74 163
CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

75 41
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 April 4, 2011.
  • 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.