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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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40,443Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 1383

$2.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 1383

997 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 997 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 997 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 32,228 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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 2,072 1,717 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,464 1,250 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 1,119 878 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 962 816 4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 864 775 5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 856 592 6 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 805 731 7 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 683 591 8 9
LISINOPRIL 649 486 9 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 635 501 10 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 589 502 11 70
CITALOPRAM HBR 555 465 12 15
GABAPENTIN 515 355 13 11
NAMENDA 503 475 14 49
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 464 410 15 78
METFORMIN HCL 451 321 16 8
MIRTAZAPINE 449 395 17 51
CARVEDILOL 439 404 18 24
OXYCODONE HCL 421 211 S2 19 62
GLIMEPIRIDE 406 358 20 31
CLOPIDOGREL 389 305 21 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 384 292 22 13
SERTRALINE HCL 382 322 23 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 354 191 24 17
TRAZODONE HCL 345 275 25 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 341 326 26 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 331 267 27 10
FENTANYL 312 182 S2 28 92
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 289 213 29 32
TRAMADOL HCL 275 218 30 25
PROMETHAZINE HCL 273 168 R 31 56
CYMBALTA 269 175 32 53
ALLOPURINOL 269 246 32 33
HYDRALAZINE HCL 267 241 34 86
MELOXICAM 262 219 35 20
PLAVIX 255 221 36 43
LYRICA 249 180 37 72
PREDNISONE 245 176 38 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 245 201 38 99
RISPERIDONE 244 224 40 71
EXELON 240 240 41 117
TAMSULOSIN HCL 238 213 42 30
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 235 131 S2 43 81
DIGOXIN 228 225 44 59
COUMADIN 221 210 45 202
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 220 186 46 29
ATENOLOL 211 204 47 16
DIOVAN 211 170 47 58
SPIRIVA 208 116 49 45
RANITIDINE HCL 207 182 50 19
CLONIDINE HCL 206 201 51 44
RAMIPRIL 203 138 52 80
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 202 196 53 75
CRESTOR 201 144 54 34
SEROQUEL 199 174 55 130
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 196 150 56 89
BENAZEPRIL HCL 194 148 57 38
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 190 163 58 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 190 141 58 39
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 188 175 60 108
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 187 141 S2 61 77
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 183 152 62 112
FAMOTIDINE 180 105 63 61
FENOFIBRATE 180 127 63 65
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 178 150 65 18
NEXIUM 177 112 66 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 176 150 67 66
BUMETANIDE 175 165 68 122
ADVAIR DISKUS 174 113 69 63
FLUOXETINE HCL 171 86 70 52
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 166 148 71 23
PAROXETINE HCL 165 91 72 55
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 161 151 73 138
NYSTATIN 154 135 74 132
LEVOFLOXACIN 154 140 74 88
METFORMIN HCL ER 152 126 76 47
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 152 133 76 127
BACLOFEN 147 102 78 118
LOVASTATIN 145 120 79 22
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 142 96 S2 80 107
VERAPAMIL ER 140 98 81 84
ESTRADIOL 133 88 R 82 96
LANTUS 131 118 83 50
IBUPROFEN 129 89 84 91
ENABLEX 129 119 84 253
CELEBREX 125 125 86 131
OLANZAPINE 124 99 87 164
SYNTHROID 123 123 88 73
ROPINIROLE HCL 122 119 89 79
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 122 118 89 124
KLOR-CON 10 122 89 89 74
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 122 102 89 64
SINGULAIR 117 79 93 82
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 115 84 94 137
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 108 96 95 120
PROAIR HFA 108 56 95 42
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 106 65 97 95
AZITHROMYCIN 106 78 97 41
CARISOPRODOL 105 38 R 99 76
ONDANSETRON HCL 102 100 100 212
LEVETIRACETAM 100 56 101 134
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 95 58 102 200
AVODART 95 95 102 249
BUSPIRONE HCL 94 59 104 109
OXYCONTIN 93 43 S2 105 150
SPIRONOLACTONE 92 70 106 67
NOVOLOG 92 69 106 139
NAPROXEN 92 70 106 105
VENLAFAXINE HCL 91 86 109 192
GLYBURIDE 89 78 R 110 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 75 110 27
KLOR-CON M20 88 69 112 100
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 87 63 113 115
BUPROPION HCL SR 84 40 114 194
HUMULIN R 84 67 114 215
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 82 53 116 232
VENTOLIN HFA 81 54 117 93
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80 53 118 162
FLUCONAZOLE 79 59 119 136
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78 72 120 54
LACTULOSE 77 48 121 128
TRICOR 76 59 122 125
PREMARIN 76 42 R 122 123
CARBAMAZEPINE 75 75 124 224
CEFTRIAXONE 75 74 124 175
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 57 124 60
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 75 58 124 160
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74 62 R 128 57
VOLTAREN 74 74 128 315
AMOXICILLIN 73 52 130 119
NIFEDIPINE ER 72 55 131 126
INSULIN SYRINGE 71 58 132 83
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 71 58 132 94
DIOVAN HCT 70 59 134 103
GEMFIBROZIL 70 58 134 90
ENDOCET 70 60 S2 134 97
COMBIVENT 69 50 137 116
DILTIAZEM ER 68 61 138 110
HUMALOG 67 61 139 176
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 66 35 140 406
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 64 64 141 177
AGGRENOX 63 53 142 191
TIZANIDINE HCL 61 32 143 104
HUMULIN 70-30 61 36 143 218
QUINAPRIL HCL 59 53 145 142
THIOTHIXENE 59 52 145 418
LAMOTRIGINE 59 56 145 210
SUCRALFATE 58 55 148 190
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 57 39 149 229
LIDODERM 57 37 149 228
ZETIA 57 48 149 101
PEN NEEDLE 55 42 152 147
LANSOPRAZOLE 55 45 152 169
PRIMIDONE 54 51 154 207
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54 37 154 114
GUANFACINE HCL 52 46 R 156 370
FINASTERIDE 50 38 157 121
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 Feb. 20, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.