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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,635Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 84 out of 1383

$987K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 1383

437 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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

4% of this provider’s 437 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 437 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 15,969 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% 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

40 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 591 542 1 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 586 504 S3 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 562 534 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 515 466 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 430 395 5 2
LISINOPRIL 386 370 6 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 322 316 7 12
METFORMIN HCL 303 282 8 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 272 269 9 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 262 243 10 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 251 223 11 15
MELOXICAM 250 228 12 20
NAMENDA 248 248 13 49
TRAMADOL HCL 247 243 14 25
GABAPENTIN 225 193 15 11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 204 193 16 64
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 199 186 17 9
CARVEDILOL 199 168 17 24
CLOPIDOGREL 197 195 19 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 190 190 20 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 190 172 20 14
RANITIDINE HCL 183 160 22 19
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169 140 23 155
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 163 145 24 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 161 150 25 99
CYMBALTA 157 111 26 53
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155 152 27 10
LYRICA 137 84 28 72
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 133 115 29 18
PLAVIX 128 123 30 43
DIGOXIN 126 126 31 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 126 120 31 30
BUSPIRONE HCL 125 125 33 109
KLOR-CON 10 121 99 34 74
DONEPEZIL HCL 119 119 35 35
SERTRALINE HCL 116 111 36 21
FENOFIBRATE 111 97 37 65
ATENOLOL 107 96 38 16
ALLOPURINOL 102 90 39 33
TRAZODONE HCL 99 84 40 36
PAROXETINE HCL 98 98 41 55
MIRTAZAPINE 97 91 42 51
ZETIA 96 96 43 101
EXELON 96 96 43 117
CHLORTHALIDONE 96 96 43 180
FELODIPINE ER 96 96 43 252
FLUOXETINE HCL 92 64 47 52
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 92 92 47 70
METFORMIN HCL ER 92 84 47 47
DIOVAN 91 91 50 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 90 84 51 54
LANTUS 85 71 52 50
PREMARIN 84 57 R 53 123
NITROFURANTOIN 84 80 53 187
CEPHALEXIN 83 79 55 87
CLONIDINE HCL 82 82 56 44
RISPERIDONE 79 79 57 71
BENAZEPRIL HCL 77 72 58 38
GLIPIZIDE 76 68 59 98
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75 73 60 102
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72 67 61 66
CRESTOR 72 67 61 34
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70 48 R 63 69
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70 70 63 23
SYNTHROID 68 68 65 73
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 66 58 66 48
CILOSTAZOL 64 57 67 231
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63 59 68 108
FLUCONAZOLE 63 54 68 136
GALANTAMINE HBR 62 62 70 270
LOVAZA 62 49 70 225
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 61 59 72 127
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 61 58 R 72 209
ROPINIROLE HCL 61 49 72 79
GEMFIBROZIL 60 46 75 90
MECLIZINE HCL 60 60 75 113
AMOXICILLIN 60 49 75 119
DILTIAZEM ER 58 58 78 110
LEVOFLOXACIN 57 50 79 88
AZITHROMYCIN 56 51 80 41
LANSOPRAZOLE 56 51 80 169
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 54 37 82 29
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54 42 82 115
LEXAPRO 53 51 84 241
QUINAPRIL HCL 53 53 84 142
JANTOVEN 52 46 86 146
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 52 86 67
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51 49 88 95
VICTOZA 3-PAK 51 46 88 311
VESICARE 50 50 90 182
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50 48 R 90 170
AGGRENOX 50 50 90 191
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 June 2, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.