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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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40,190Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 1383

$1.58M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 1383

608 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

15% of this provider’s 608 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 608 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 36,929 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

66 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,580 1,476 1 7
SERTRALINE HCL 1,502 1,375 2 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,418 1,384 3 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,262 1,153 4 9
LISINOPRIL 1,240 1,186 5 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,218 1,084 S3 6 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,023 994 7 13
MIRTAZAPINE 964 957 8 51
NAMENDA 883 875 9 49
OMEPRAZOLE 829 783 10 5
RANITIDINE HCL 781 695 11 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 779 753 12 35
GABAPENTIN 734 637 13 11
FAMOTIDINE 714 659 14 61
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 712 697 15 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 650 609 16 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 650 541 16 78
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 451 418 18 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 446 441 19 66
ATENOLOL 445 437 20 16
RISPERIDONE 440 403 21 71
METFORMIN HCL 439 347 22 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 425 407 23 12
EXELON 407 407 24 117
SIMVASTATIN 391 306 25 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 380 288 26 70
TAMSULOSIN HCL 369 327 27 30
LACTULOSE 363 254 28 128
LEVOFLOXACIN 348 329 29 88
TRAZODONE HCL 347 266 30 36
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 319 302 31 18
CYMBALTA 306 295 32 53
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 302 290 33 193
PREDNISONE 289 270 34 40
CLOPIDOGREL 285 256 35 28
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 284 275 36 124
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 280 269 37 32
ALLOPURINOL 278 226 38 33
LANTUS 261 244 39 50
KLOR-CON M20 250 233 40 100
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 249 246 41 174
KLOR-CON M10 244 221 42 179
CEFTRIAXONE 240 229 43 175
VENLAFAXINE HCL 237 237 44 192
LEVETIRACETAM 237 225 44 134
PLAVIX 237 214 44 43
DIGOXIN 230 227 47 59
HALOPERIDOL 228 203 48 195
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227 226 49 10
FLUOXETINE HCL 215 203 50 52
BUSPIRONE HCL 215 193 50 109
PROMETHAZINE HCL 207 200 R 52 56
LEVEMIR 202 177 53 145
DILTIAZEM ER 194 190 54 110
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 191 178 55 138
SEROQUEL 185 146 56 130
SUCRALFATE 183 152 57 190
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 182 152 S2 58 107
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 177 176 59 23
CARVEDILOL 172 172 60 24
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 170 170 61 108
NYSTATIN 164 157 62 132
BACLOFEN 158 108 63 118
LIDOCAINE HCL 157 147 64 219
HUMALOG 152 145 65 176
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 150 111 66 200
NOVOLOG 145 141 67 139
HYDRALAZINE HCL 144 144 68 86
SINGULAIR 143 143 69 82
MUPIROCIN 141 138 70 189
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 136 94 71 102
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133 126 72 39
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 129 117 73 127
DILTIAZEM HCL 129 126 73 203
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 126 126 75 162
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 125 116 76 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 123 112 77 54
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 120 103 78 137
OXYCODONE HCL 118 114 S2 79 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 114 114 80 173
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 112 92 81 17
LYRICA 111 109 82 72
AGGRENOX 100 84 83 191
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 99 94 84 89
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96 95 85 29
FINASTERIDE 93 81 86 121
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 92 91 87 387
FLUCONAZOLE 89 83 88 136
AMIODARONE HCL 89 79 88 188
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 89 77 88 115
PAROXETINE HCL 88 87 91 55
ROPINIROLE HCL 88 78 91 79
GLYBURIDE 87 51 R 93 46
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 87 81 93 94
SPIRONOLACTONE 85 84 95 67
PRADAXA 83 83 96 233
NITROFURANTOIN 79 79 97 187
PROPRANOLOL HCL 78 78 98 129
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 77 63 99 232
GLIPIZIDE 75 75 100 98
GEMFIBROZIL 75 75 100 90
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 73 73 102 361
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 72 72 103 297
CEPHALEXIN 71 69 104 87
URSODIOL 71 62 104 339
ADVAIR DISKUS 71 68 104 63
AZITHROMYCIN 69 64 107 41
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69 59 R 107 69
LABETALOL HCL 68 62 109 217
SEROQUEL XR 66 48 110 250
RIVASTIGMINE 66 66 110 239
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64 59 112 75
SODIUM CHLORIDE 64 64 112 263
KLOR-CON 10 64 56 112 74
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 63 41 R 115 197
TRAMADOL HCL 63 63 115 25
VANCOMYCIN HCL 63 54 115 358
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63 63 115 95
SPIRIVA 62 61 119 45
DILANTIN 62 60 119 319
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61 52 121 99
LIDODERM 60 56 122 228
LAMOTRIGINE 59 39 123 210
SPS 59 58 123 302
CLONIDINE HCL 57 51 125 44
ABILIFY 57 38 125 178
ONDANSETRON HCL 57 53 125 212
LITHIUM CARBONATE 57 57 125 344
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 55 S2 129 81
BUPROPION HCL SR 55 52 130 194
CARAFATE 55 44 130 370
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55 53 130 64
SANTYL 53 53 133 237
VERAPAMIL HCL 53 53 133 308
JANUVIA 52 51 135 85
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 50 47 136 106
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 Nov. 5, 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.