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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,573Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 125 out of 1383

$791K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 119 out of 1383

540 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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

5% of this provider’s 540 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 540 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 12,108 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 645 479 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 628 483 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 542 451 3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 524 381 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 511 409 5 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 484 370 6 4
METFORMIN HCL 454 372 7 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 330 290 8 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 317 252 9 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 316 242 10 9
GABAPENTIN 287 246 11 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 281 229 12 14
FUROSEMIDE 259 209 13 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 251 201 14 12
NEXIUM 239 140 15 26
CARVEDILOL 229 163 16 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 210 165 17 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 204 180 18 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 195 153 19 15
TRAMADOL HCL 182 114 20 25
LOVASTATIN 162 141 21 22
MELOXICAM 148 139 22 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 146 108 23 32
SERTRALINE HCL 145 126 24 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 141 115 25 13
CRESTOR 139 98 26 34
PAROXETINE HCL 133 115 27 55
FLUOXETINE HCL 132 91 28 52
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 130 112 29 18
RANITIDINE HCL 128 104 30 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123 78 31 39
BUSPIRONE HCL 120 97 32 109
SYNTHROID 115 84 33 73
BENAZEPRIL HCL 113 109 34 38
CLOPIDOGREL 106 82 35 28
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 105 64 R 36 69
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 102 100 37 68
SPIRONOLACTONE 100 68 38 67
ESTRADIOL 98 63 R 39 96
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97 90 40 29
ATENOLOL 97 75 40 16
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 96 90 42 115
PEN NEEDLE 95 67 43 147
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 94 78 44 75
CYMBALTA 92 58 45 53
LANTUS 88 27 46 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86 82 47 37
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 84 54 48 64
NATEGLINIDE 84 84 48 243
PLAVIX 83 70 50 43
TRAZODONE HCL 80 73 51 36
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78 67 52 112
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74 58 53 66
SPIRIVA 72 52 54 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 39 55 27
FAMOTIDINE 71 63 55 61
METHOCARBAMOL 70 56 R 57 141
ROPINIROLE HCL 70 68 57 79
NAMENDA 70 70 57 49
NABUMETONE 67 48 60 156
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 67 40 60 160
DONEPEZIL HCL 66 64 62 35
CLONIDINE HCL 65 51 63 44
BUPROPION HCL SR 64 46 64 194
ENDOCET 63 20 S2 65 97
DIGOXIN 61 49 66 59
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61 48 R 66 57
JANUVIA 59 34 68 85
PREMARIN 58 42 R 69 123
ADVAIR DISKUS 57 38 70 63
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 56 44 71 48
INSULIN SYRINGE 56 23 71 83
DIOVAN 55 51 73 58
IBUPROFEN 55 32 73 91
PROAIR HFA 53 22 75 42
BUMETANIDE 53 43 75 122
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51 51 77 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 48 77 60
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 Aug. 6, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.