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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,668Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 103 out of 1383

$876K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 85 out of 1383

523 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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

23% of this provider’s 523 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 523 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 11,689 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 1,591 1,120 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 576 430 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 508 396 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 402 290 4 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 364 323 5 15
RANITIDINE HCL 361 186 6 19
METFORMIN HCL 359 250 7 8
FUROSEMIDE 330 270 8 7
OXYCODONE HCL 323 81 S2 9 62
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 280 151 S2 10 81
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 259 227 11 6
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 249 182 12 127
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 229 156 13 17
PREDNISONE 218 186 14 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 214 183 15 30
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 213 75 S2 16 77
FENTANYL 201 184 S2 17 92
TRAMADOL HCL 196 144 18 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 196 180 18 13
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 196 150 18 94
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 193 165 21 78
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187 135 22 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 180 146 23 70
SIMVASTATIN 179 110 24 2
MELOXICAM 179 109 24 20
TRAZODONE HCL 172 113 26 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 167 120 27 9
ROPINIROLE HCL 129 99 28 79
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 123 110 S2 29 107
GLIMEPIRIDE 117 75 30 31
OXYCONTIN 115 37 S2 31 150
ATENOLOL 109 69 32 16
CARISOPRODOL 107 25 R 33 76
NAPROXEN 104 40 34 105
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100 88 35 32
MIRTAZAPINE 100 69 35 51
BENAZEPRIL HCL 99 94 37 38
NEXIUM 98 54 38 26
SEROQUEL 95 86 39 130
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 93 91 40 159
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 93 70 40 112
CYMBALTA 91 34 42 53
PROAIR HFA 89 22 43 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87 68 44 54
GABAPENTIN 87 56 44 11
CARVEDILOL 86 66 46 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 85 72 47 12
RISPERIDONE 85 80 47 71
GLYBURIDE 84 57 R 49 46
FAMOTIDINE 83 53 50 61
ALLOPURINOL 81 65 51 33
SERTRALINE HCL 81 50 51 21
PROPRANOLOL HCL 81 62 51 129
MORPHINE SULFATE 81 81 S2 51 222
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 77 77 55 29
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 69 69 56 124
ACTOS 69 38 56 143
DIGOXIN 67 67 58 59
ESTRADIOL 66 35 R 59 96
VERAPAMIL ER 65 51 60 84
CLONIDINE HCL 63 42 61 44
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63 0 61 137
PAROXETINE HCL 63 15 61 55
NAMENDA 62 62 64 49
CELEBREX 62 33 64 131
AZITHROMYCIN 61 49 66 41
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61 47 66 95
VENLAFAXINE HCL 61 49 66 192
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56 44 69 39
DIOVAN 55 55 70 58
CEFTRIAXONE 54 51 71 175
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 14 R 71 69
CLOPIDOGREL 54 33 71 28
ENDOCET 53 28 S2 74 97
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 52 31 75 114
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 51 49 76 273
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 17 76 27
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51 51 76 108
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50 34 79 14
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 July 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.