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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,421Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 1383

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 1383

471 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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 avg Average for
this specialty
in Tennessee
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 471 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

37% of this provider’s 471 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 14,628 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Tennessee
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,163 746 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 744 589 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 538 425 3 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 521 392 4 12
LISINOPRIL 451 359 5 3
FUROSEMIDE 450 381 6 7
OXYCODONE HCL 432 128 S2 7 62
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 418 370 8 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 413 327 9 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 402 309 10 14
SIMVASTATIN 345 286 11 2
NEXIUM 343 213 12 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 290 284 13 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 289 229 14 15
SERTRALINE HCL 270 191 15 21
METFORMIN HCL 266 196 16 8
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 258 106 S2 17 77
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254 153 18 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 251 207 19 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 249 205 20 29
GABAPENTIN 249 147 20 11
CARVEDILOL 238 166 22 24
ENDOCET 229 97 S2 23 97
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225 189 24 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 221 179 25 30
PREDNISONE 204 162 26 40
LEVOFLOXACIN 203 155 27 88
AZITHROMYCIN 195 142 28 41
ATENOLOL 183 136 29 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 182 153 30 23
CLOPIDOGREL 176 144 31 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 176 104 31 63
MELOXICAM 173 115 33 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 170 115 34 17
CRESTOR 165 103 35 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 161 98 36 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 150 150 37 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 148 119 38 18
BUMETANIDE 147 113 39 122
CLONIDINE HCL 137 83 40 44
PROAIR HFA 136 54 41 42
ALLOPURINOL 125 95 42 33
PLAVIX 121 96 43 43
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 120 59 S2 44 81
TRAZODONE HCL 116 52 45 36
RANITIDINE HCL 111 63 46 19
LOVASTATIN 109 96 47 22
MIRTAZAPINE 106 86 48 51
FENTANYL 105 34 S2 49 92
SINGULAIR 105 64 49 82
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 102 78 51 37
SPIRIVA 102 60 51 45
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 87 53 60
COLCRYS 100 95 54 214
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 95 77 55 70
PROMETHAZINE HCL 93 20 R 56 56
TRAMADOL HCL 93 67 56 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91 86 58 64
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 89 53 59 106
MECLIZINE HCL 88 55 60 113
FLUOXETINE HCL 85 42 61 52
LYRICA 83 57 62 72
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83 46 62 162
BENAZEPRIL HCL 80 68 64 38
ULORIC 80 74 64 304
DIOVAN 77 65 66 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75 54 67 54
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74 65 68 99
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74 70 68 32
ESTRADIOL 73 40 R 70 96
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 71 44 71 160
DIGOXIN 70 70 72 59
OXYCONTIN 68 13 S2 73 150
OPANA ER 67 19 S2 74 213
SYMBICORT 67 33 74 166
COMBIVENT 66 56 76 116
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65 52 77 86
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65 28 77 102
VENTOLIN HFA 64 45 79 93
FLUCONAZOLE 61 48 80 136
PREMARIN 60 50 R 81 123
SUCRALFATE 59 29 82 190
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57 38 83 89
COLESTIPOL HCL 55 45 84 374
KLOR-CON 10 54 53 85 74
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 50 86 108
NAMENDA 53 53 86 49
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 48 88 95
LANTUS 51 37 89 50
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 39 89 67
AVODART 51 34 89 249
CARISOPRODOL 51 0 R 89 76
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 June 26, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.