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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,110Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 12

$1.89M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 12

1,192 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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

15% of this provider’s 1,192 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 1,192 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 31,797 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 30.


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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 2,079 1,601 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,340 1,053 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,133 997 3 3
LISINOPRIL 1,033 905 4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,027 950 5 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 984 854 6 9
OMEPRAZOLE 974 796 7 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 939 755 8 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 885 774 9 7
MIRTAZAPINE 882 801 10 14
SIMVASTATIN 850 701 11 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 825 691 12 10
GABAPENTIN 677 509 13 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 665 621 14 11
SERTRALINE HCL 633 515 15 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 574 455 16 32
TRAZODONE HCL 560 449 17 15
RISPERIDONE 548 462 18 25
FAMOTIDINE 534 456 19 29
NAMENDA 435 413 20 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 428 351 21 24
METFORMIN HCL 409 335 22 18
FENTANYL 377 300 S2 23 40
LEVETIRACETAM 355 238 24 56
LANTUS 340 256 25 42
CARVEDILOL 338 281 26 19
LACTULOSE 318 244 27 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 308 254 28 28
SEROQUEL 296 233 29 57
RANITIDINE HCL 288 237 30 30
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 246 229 31 61
FLUOXETINE HCL 239 193 32 71
OLANZAPINE 238 193 33 94
PREDNISONE 232 206 34 52
CYMBALTA 226 130 35 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 217 179 36 50
DIGOXIN 217 205 36 47
ATENOLOL 212 200 38 21
LYRICA 212 123 38 76
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 209 186 40 46
CLOPIDOGREL 207 188 41 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 200 181 42 45
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 195 169 43 132
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 188 186 44 41
DIOVAN 174 138 45 51
HYDRALAZINE HCL 173 133 46 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 173 158 46 34
PROMETHAZINE HCL 173 100 R 46 64
SPIRONOLACTONE 167 112 49 74
TRAMADOL HCL 167 149 49 35
LOVASTATIN 163 136 51 36
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 163 123 S2 51 92
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 159 115 53 27
LEVOFLOXACIN 159 125 53 77
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 159 143 53 72
MELOXICAM 158 135 56 48
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 155 128 57 95
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150 134 58 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150 148 58 20
EXELON 148 136 60 26
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 147 123 61 104
ADVAIR DISKUS 146 128 62 69
CEFTRIAXONE 146 128 62 108
CLONIDINE HCL 145 103 64 39
BACLOFEN 145 66 64 73
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 144 62 S2 66 103
HALOPERIDOL 144 102 66 102
FLUCONAZOLE 139 101 68 107
KLOR-CON M20 137 110 69 54
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 136 91 70 82
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 134 128 71 49
PAROXETINE HCL 134 97 71 84
GLIMEPIRIDE 125 106 73 62
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 123 119 74 55
ALLOPURINOL 122 116 75 44
PLAVIX 120 110 76 37
NYSTATIN 120 101 76 93
NOVOLIN R 120 105 76 85
HUMULIN R 108 75 79 134
NOVOLOG 106 70 80 96
CLONIDINE 106 69 80 122
KLOR-CON 10 102 93 82 91
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102 57 S2 82 65
GLIPIZIDE 102 92 82 53
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 102 87 82 86
LIDOCAINE HCL 101 88 86 141
FINASTERIDE 100 80 87 83
OXYCODONE HCL 99 54 S2 88 125
LAMOTRIGINE 96 61 89 136
HUMALOG 96 63 89 183
AZITHROMYCIN 95 74 91 68
CEPHALEXIN 94 85 92 81
NITROFURANTOIN 92 86 93 110
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 91 74 94 138
ROPINIROLE HCL 90 73 95 140
LATANOPROST 90 84 95 106
SPIRIVA 89 69 97 59
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 89 73 97 125
MEGESTROL ACETATE 86 84 R 99 115
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 85 58 100 88
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 83 71 101 79
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 83 67 R 101 119
CLOZAPINE 82 26 103 189
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 82 77 103 189
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 81 63 105 124
KLOR-CON M10 81 63 105 137
GLYBURIDE 80 57 R 107 100
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 78 74 108 117
ABILIFY 78 36 108 99
METOLAZONE 76 65 110 172
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 73 61 111 90
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72 50 112 101
ZYPREXA 72 69 112 199
COMBIVENT 71 47 114 200
JANUVIA 71 51 114 118
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 71 36 R 114 98
OXCARBAZEPINE 71 59 114 200
MORPHINE SULFATE 70 53 S2 118 168
CARBAMAZEPINE 66 53 119 139
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 66 62 119 147
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 65 33 R 121 78
HYDROXYZINE HCL 65 57 R 121 143
CRESTOR 65 51 121 70
NEXIUM 64 55 124 38
RAMIPRIL 64 55 124 80
SINGULAIR 63 33 126 89
LABETALOL HCL 63 31 126 156
RIVASTIGMINE 62 62 128 168
VESICARE 61 44 129 208
PRADAXA 60 58 130 174
SEROQUEL XR 60 24 130 211
METFORMIN HCL ER 59 38 132 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59 50 132 75
SANTYL 59 48 132 96
ONDANSETRON HCL 59 41 132 215
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 59 53 132 67
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59 47 132 66
BUSPIRONE HCL 58 52 138 58
LEVEMIR 56 44 139 128
COLCRYS 56 56 139 219
NIFEDIPINE ER 54 49 141 166
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 54 43 141 168
LITHIUM CARBONATE 53 16 143 224
NYSTOP 52 42 144 178
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 52 40 144 227
VENLAFAXINE HCL 52 22 144 227
AMIODARONE HCL 51 48 147 122
DILTIAZEM ER 50 41 148 113
LEXAPRO 50 45 148 177
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 14, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.