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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,509Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 53

$1.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 53

1,106 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

8% of this provider’s 1,106 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 1,106 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 24%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 26,600 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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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 1,579 1,119 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,347 1,086 2 4
LISINOPRIL 1,292 867 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,193 1,019 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 1,024 744 5 6
GABAPENTIN 778 542 6 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 775 631 7 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 764 559 8 5
ATENOLOL 671 441 9 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 629 452 10 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 612 441 11 9
METFORMIN HCL 589 414 12 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 574 446 13 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 556 330 14 11
MELOXICAM 504 398 15 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 488 377 16 13
LOVASTATIN 468 367 17 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 454 281 18 17
CLOPIDOGREL 437 380 19 27
RANITIDINE HCL 392 311 20 15
GLYBURIDE 387 277 R 21 26
CARVEDILOL 370 281 22 20
NEXIUM 346 237 23 21
PLAVIX 320 287 24 43
CLONIDINE HCL 310 227 25 33
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 300 225 26 103
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 286 251 27 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 285 267 28 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 279 256 29 60
TRAMADOL HCL 270 192 30 18
LANTUS 268 185 31 32
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 258 225 32 52
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 245 107 R 33 55
DIGOXIN 245 186 33 58
DIOVAN 240 180 35 77
ALLOPURINOL 229 186 36 24
KLOR-CON 10 220 171 37 93
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 214 169 R 38 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 214 211 38 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 192 149 40 25
SERTRALINE HCL 190 162 41 31
DIOVAN HCT 180 168 42 160
TAMSULOSIN HCL 178 165 43 34
TRAZODONE HCL 175 104 44 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 174 150 45 35
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 173 139 46 97
CYMBALTA 167 61 47 62
INSULIN SYRINGE 164 90 48 76
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 162 112 49 122
PROMETHAZINE HCL 159 99 R 50 36
PROAIR HFA 155 112 51 28
AZITHROMYCIN 154 118 52 41
SPIRONOLACTONE 153 96 53 100
ROPINIROLE HCL 152 122 54 70
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 152 122 54 63
DILTIAZEM ER 149 137 56 116
KLOR-CON M20 144 108 57 73
PREMARIN 143 101 R 58 98
NAMENDA 143 143 58 53
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141 119 60 109
PREDNISONE 138 107 61 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 137 66 62 83
FAMOTIDINE 137 99 62 54
SPIRIVA 135 68 64 50
TORSEMIDE 131 109 65 176
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 125 89 66 105
CEPHALEXIN 123 78 67 93
QUINAPRIL HCL 122 114 68 183
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 122 74 68 147
PAROXETINE HCL 118 86 70 81
BUSPIRONE HCL 117 85 71 126
LYRICA 113 59 72 60
AGGRENOX 111 103 73 190
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 89 74 29
PEN NEEDLE 110 86 74 138
FENOFIBRATE 109 72 76 99
FLUOXETINE HCL 107 68 77 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 106 87 78 59
MEGESTROL ACETATE 105 101 R 79 145
SINGULAIR 104 70 80 118
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104 81 S2 80 115
VERAPAMIL ER 103 80 82 85
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100 88 83 40
HALOPERIDOL 100 94 83 139
IBUPROFEN 99 62 85 68
NAPROXEN 98 60 86 78
MIRTAZAPINE 98 96 86 46
GEMFIBROZIL 97 67 88 96
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 97 74 88 75
COMBIVENT 96 61 90 152
ESTRADIOL 92 59 R 91 136
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 92 82 91 159
NITROSTAT 92 72 91 168
CARISOPRODOL 89 29 R 94 51
BUPROPION HCL SR 88 53 95 154
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 87 70 96 102
NIFEDIPINE ER 85 57 97 127
DICYCLOMINE HCL 83 44 98 173
CRESTOR 83 60 98 49
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 83 35 S2 98 56
RAMIPRIL 82 66 101 107
MECLIZINE HCL 80 69 102 125
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 79 78 103 90
VENTOLIN HFA 79 69 103 72
RISPERIDONE 78 74 105 66
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 77 73 106 65
GLIMEPIRIDE 77 66 106 69
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76 64 108 80
TRICOR 74 19 109 130
HUMALOG 73 61 110 124
MINOXIDIL 73 28 110 208
ZETIA 73 36 110 175
NIFEDICAL XL 72 65 113 209
LEVETIRACETAM 72 53 113 121
METHOTREXATE 71 56 115 182
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71 60 115 133
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70 67 117 129
HYDROXYZINE HCL 68 32 R 118 119
PROPRANOLOL HCL 68 44 118 86
FLUCONAZOLE 64 41 120 151
LANSOPRAZOLE 64 50 120 184
ACTOS 64 34 120 113
LIPITOR 63 58 123 178
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 62 24 124 221
CAPTOPRIL 62 62 124 186
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 62 31 R 124 176
GLIPIZIDE 62 43 124 114
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61 45 128 223
FENTANYL 61 40 S2 128 91
BENICAR 61 58 128 223
BACLOFEN 59 31 131 79
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 57 41 132 71
NOVOLOG 57 40 132 110
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57 47 132 67
DIPYRIDAMOLE 56 56 R 135 230
ACYCLOVIR 54 25 136 233
SYNTHROID 54 42 136 192
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 54 33 136 88
CARBAMAZEPINE 53 38 139 148
CELEBREX 53 40 139 143
NYSTATIN 53 41 139 193
SUCRALFATE 52 41 142 154
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52 24 142 48
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51 31 144 188
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 51 33 144 239
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51 38 144 239
JANTOVEN 51 47 144 92
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50 50 S3 148 95
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 Jan. 21, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.