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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,916Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 70 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

442 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

12% of this provider’s 250 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 442 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 442 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

59 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

$974K

2014

$1.09M

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

25,506

2014

27,511

2015

25,916

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 1,084

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

812

prescriptions.

119

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 924

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

716

prescriptions.

99

patients, 22% of all patients

2 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 861

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

771

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

3 29
LISINOPRIL 773

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 762

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

5 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 736

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

6 3
GABAPENTIN 598

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

7 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 549

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

8 5
METFORMIN HCL 529

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

9 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 525

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

10 12
RANITIDINE HCL 516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

92

patients, 21% of all patients

11 26
MEMANTINE HCL 515

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

12 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 503

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

13 20
OMEPRAZOLE 496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

14 2
CARVEDILOL 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

15 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

16 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

17 14
NAMENDA XR 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

18 81
TRAZODONE HCL 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

19 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

20 21
CLOPIDOGREL 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

21 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

22 84
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 23 47
CITALOPRAM HBR 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

24 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

25 28
TIZANIDINE HCL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

26 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

27 32
BUSPIRONE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

<11 28 86
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

29 17
MIRTAZAPINE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

30 49
SIMVASTATIN 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

31 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 63
MELOXICAM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

33 15
HYDRALAZINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

34 57
WARFARIN SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

35 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

36 16
PAROXETINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

<11 37 70
ALLOPURINOL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

38 31
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

39 134
SERTRALINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

<11 40 25
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

<11 41 125
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

41 35
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

O 43 7
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

44 36
FAMOTIDINE* 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

<11 45 61
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 39
NAMENDA 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

<11 10 47 288
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

<11 48 104
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

A 49 73
ATENOLOL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

50 37
NEXIUM 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

51 60
NAPROXEN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

52 85
CELECOXIB 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

<11 52 121
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

54 65
CLONIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 55 42
LOVASTATIN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 56 43
LEVETIRACETAM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

57 87
XARELTO 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 58 112
FLUOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 59 62
ELIQUIS 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11 59 102
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

61 30
ALPRAZOLAM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

62 18
VENTOLIN HFA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

62 66
COLESTIPOL HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 64 334
SPIRONOLACTONE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 65 53
LYRICA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

66 52
ROPINIROLE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 67 72
AMIODARONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 68 116
CRESTOR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 69 45
JANUVIA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 70 58
PREDNISONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

70 46
NUEDEXTA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 72 216
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

73 50
GLIPIZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 67
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

75 118
VALSARTAN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 76 64
RISPERIDONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 P 77 76
ESTRADIOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 77 138
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

79 103
EXELON 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 80 237
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 80 44
BENAZEPRIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 80 69
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

83 157
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

84 71
BACLOFEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

84 83
DIGOXIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 86 100
CEPHALEXIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

A 86 92
SUCRALFATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

88 145
BICALUTAMIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 88 360
TRADJENTA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 90 125
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 91 79
GLIPIZIDE XL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 91 253
ZETIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 93 82
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 93 74
TOPIRAMATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 95 127
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 95 181
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 97 162
OLANZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 98 109
DICYCLOMINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 99 141
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

A 99 68
KETOCONAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

99 310
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 4% of all patients

99 90
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 99 101
IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

99 91
AGGRENOX 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 105 244
LAMOTRIGINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 105 169
DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 107 38
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 Aug. 25, 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.