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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,365Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 75 out of 1383

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 1383

709 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

3% of this provider’s 709 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 709 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 11,111 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
LISINOPRIL 619 398 1 3
TRAMADOL HCL 586 309 2 25
OMEPRAZOLE 499 328 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 441 288 4 4
METFORMIN HCL 433 303 5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 433 300 5 6
FUROSEMIDE 384 258 7 7
SIMVASTATIN 344 248 8 2
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 318 202 9 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 314 192 S3 10 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 313 162 11 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 306 218 12 10
NEXIUM 303 160 13 26
RANITIDINE HCL 294 158 14 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 283 140 15 14
GABAPENTIN 282 125 16 11
CARVEDILOL 262 205 17 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 254 178 18 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 247 125 19 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 230 158 20 9
ATENOLOL 204 123 21 16
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 190 37 R 22 69
PROMETHAZINE HCL 187 50 R 23 56
PROAIR HFA 185 89 24 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 180 133 25 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 179 67 26 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 174 125 27 15
TRAZODONE HCL 166 70 28 36
AMOXICILLIN 166 108 28 119
GLIMEPIRIDE 157 128 30 31
CYMBALTA 151 67 31 53
SINGULAIR 150 87 32 82
IBUPROFEN 144 45 33 91
GLYBURIDE 143 107 R 34 46
CLOPIDOGREL 143 100 34 28
SERTRALINE HCL 142 85 36 21
LYRICA 142 73 36 72
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 140 75 R 38 57
AZITHROMYCIN 134 97 39 41
LOVASTATIN 133 114 40 22
LANTUS 125 93 41 50
ALLOPURINOL 121 65 42 33
CRESTOR 120 62 43 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 120 99 43 37
PLAVIX 112 78 45 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 111 67 46 23
SPIRONOLACTONE 111 73 46 67
BENAZEPRIL HCL 111 74 46 38
SPIRIVA 110 56 49 45
CLONIDINE HCL 110 86 49 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108 77 51 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 107 42 52 63
MELOXICAM 97 33 53 20
TIZANIDINE HCL 96 62 54 104
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 94 55 55 162
PEN NEEDLE 88 54 56 147
DIOVAN HCT 88 78 56 103
DILTIAZEM ER 88 53 56 110
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81 38 59 39
RAMIPRIL 81 63 59 80
DIOVAN 80 77 61 58
ONGLYZA 79 57 62 244
ROPINIROLE HCL 76 36 63 79
JANUVIA 74 72 64 85
BACLOFEN 74 34 64 118
DEXILANT 70 36 66 140
ACTOS 67 51 67 143
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67 50 67 64
BUSPIRONE HCL 66 24 69 109
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65 25 70 137
AGGRENOX 65 48 70 191
INSULIN SYRINGE 64 45 72 83
METFORMIN HCL ER 64 56 72 47
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 63 49 74 48
CEPHALEXIN 62 42 75 87
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 62 37 75 106
LOVAZA 62 15 75 225
VERAPAMIL ER 61 60 78 84
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 61 31 78 29
HYDROXYZINE HCL 61 18 R 78 151
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59 37 81 112
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59 37 81 54
DIGOXIN 59 52 81 59
FLUOXETINE HCL 56 28 84 52
FLUCONAZOLE 56 35 84 136
PAROXETINE HCL 55 34 86 55
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55 35 86 102
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54 33 88 75
KLOR-CON M10 54 16 88 179
ESTRADIOL 53 0 R 90 96
PREDNISONE 53 29 90 40
CHLORTHALIDONE 52 41 92 180
NAPROXEN 51 45 93 105
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. 29, 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.