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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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22,738Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

950 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

4% of this provider’s 764 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

44% of this provider’s 950 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 950 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

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$1.21M

2014

$1.15M

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

28,140

2014

26,098

2015

22,738

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 1,358

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,032

prescriptions.

274

patients, 29% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 931

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

204

patients, 21% of all patients

2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 905

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

720

prescriptions.

196

patients, 21% of all patients

3 2
FUROSEMIDE 888

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

761

prescriptions.

180

patients, 19% of all patients

4 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 833

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

181

patients, 19% of all patients

5 5
METFORMIN HCL 732

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

143

patients, 15% of all patients

6 9
GABAPENTIN 726

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

141

patients, 15% of all patients

7 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

8 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

9 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10
SPIRONOLACTONE 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

11 53
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

12 21
CARVEDILOL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

13 13
SIMVASTATIN 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

14 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

15 32
CLOPIDOGREL 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

16 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

17 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

18 28
ALLOPURINOL 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

19 31
AMOXICILLIN 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

213

patients, 22% of all patients

A 20 96
SERTRALINE HCL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

21 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

22 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

23 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

24 17
ROPINIROLE HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

25 72
RANITIDINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

26 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

27 27
MEMANTINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

28 56
TRAZODONE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

29 33
LANTUS 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

30 89
MIRTAZAPINE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

31 49
CRESTOR 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

31 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

33 24
DULOXETINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

34 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

34 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

36 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

36 35
MECLIZINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

38 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

A 39 68
PREDNISONE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

40 46
FLUOXETINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

40 62
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

40 71
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

O 43 7
ATENOLOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

44 37
ELIQUIS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

45 102
PAROXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

46 70
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 104
FINASTERIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

48 115
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

49 373
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

A 49 94
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 63
CLONIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

52 42
HYDRALAZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

54 75
RANEXA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 55 209
LEVETIRACETAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

56 87
GLIPIZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

57 67
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 30
FENOFIBRATE* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 58 129
NAMENDA XR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 60 81
FAMOTIDINE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

61 61
MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

61 15
LOVASTATIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 43
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 64 47
JANUVIA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 65 58
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 66 128
XARELTO 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 66 112
TIZANIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

66 48
NOVOLIN R 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 178
TRAMADOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O 70 22
NOVOLIN 70-30 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 214
KLOR-CON M20 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

72 110
INVOKANA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

73 186
LEVOFLOXACIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A 74 78
SYMBICORT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

74 97
AMIODARONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 116
CEPHALEXIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

A 77 92
OLANZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 P 78 109
BACLOFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 78 83
NEXIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 78 60
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

81 65
IBUPROFEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

81 91
SYNTHROID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 59
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 280
SUCRALFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

84 145
LYRICA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 84 52
SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 172
VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

88 66
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

A 89 73
HUMULIN R 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 90 246
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 90 366
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

90 50
LACTULOSE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 93 143
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 July 9, 2007.
  • 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.