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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,103Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 1383

$1.85M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 1383

1,097 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

16% of this provider’s 1,097 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 1,097 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 26,514 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 1,697 905 S3 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 1,373 1,030 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,310 1,035 3 4
LISINOPRIL 1,254 866 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 1,223 860 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 807 628 6 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 789 619 7 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 700 500 8 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 602 478 9 13
LOVASTATIN 588 422 10 22
GABAPENTIN 579 335 11 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 562 469 12 10
CARVEDILOL 484 403 13 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 479 392 14 12
TRAZODONE HCL 476 277 15 36
METFORMIN HCL 416 280 16 8
MELOXICAM 415 313 17 20
ENDOCET 402 204 S2 18 97
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 350 218 19 17
ATENOLOL 330 278 20 16
METFORMIN HCL ER 326 259 21 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 324 272 22 6
CLOPIDOGREL 324 267 22 28
MIRTAZAPINE 317 292 24 51
OXYCODONE HCL 305 47 S2 25 62
GLIMEPIRIDE 304 230 26 31
BUMETANIDE 298 235 27 122
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 256 178 28 70
PLAVIX 246 210 29 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 243 204 30 18
CYMBALTA 226 156 31 53
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 224 75 S2 32 77
CARISOPRODOL 213 0 R 33 76
TAMSULOSIN HCL 205 173 34 30
NEXIUM 204 111 35 26
SPIRIVA 203 164 36 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 202 139 37 32
TRAMADOL HCL 201 184 38 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 200 108 39 39
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 199 131 40 64
RANITIDINE HCL 199 145 40 19
AZITHROMYCIN 197 109 42 41
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 195 195 43 120
DONEPEZIL HCL 193 193 44 35
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 192 157 45 75
FENTANYL 190 108 S2 46 92
PROMETHAZINE HCL 183 84 R 47 56
LYRICA 181 129 48 72
RAMIPRIL 180 178 49 80
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170 146 50 29
VERAPAMIL ER 168 134 51 84
MECLIZINE HCL 166 137 52 113
SPIRONOLACTONE 166 145 52 67
SERTRALINE HCL 166 84 52 21
CRESTOR 165 119 55 34
CHLORTHALIDONE 157 139 56 180
BENAZEPRIL HCL 157 108 56 38
NIFEDIPINE ER 156 131 58 126
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 152 118 59 14
INSULIN SYRINGE 151 91 60 83
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 149 110 61 102
PROAIR HFA 149 49 61 42
LANTUS 148 114 63 50
ADVAIR DISKUS 146 113 64 63
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 145 127 65 54
ALLOPURINOL 144 131 66 33
GLIPIZIDE 143 118 67 98
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 142 62 68 137
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 139 104 69 108
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 137 80 70 114
VENTOLIN HFA 137 108 70 93
LACTULOSE 135 87 72 128
CELEBREX 134 118 73 131
DIGOXIN 133 115 74 59
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 129 75 R 75 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 128 93 76 37
PAROXETINE HCL 127 77 77 55
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 127 104 77 173
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 126 101 79 99
DEXILANT 123 56 80 140
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 122 56 81 127
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 121 76 82 89
CLONIDINE HCL 121 64 82 44
PREMARIN 118 79 R 84 123
KLOR-CON 10 118 95 84 74
FLUOXETINE HCL 117 59 86 52
DIOVAN 114 104 87 58
SEROQUEL 112 81 88 130
FENOFIBRATE 111 88 89 65
ESTRADIOL 110 48 R 90 96
GLIPIZIDE XL 109 89 91 246
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 109 82 91 66
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 109 16 R 91 69
FAMOTIDINE 108 94 94 61
SUCRALFATE 106 46 95 190
IBUPROFEN 104 41 96 91
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 102 75 97 154
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 99 44 S2 98 81
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97 65 99 23
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 96 64 100 199
DILTIAZEM ER 95 61 101 110
ROPINIROLE HCL 95 74 101 79
TORSEMIDE 94 62 103 183
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 94 35 103 347
GLYBURIDE 94 82 R 103 46
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 92 57 106 48
TIZANIDINE HCL 91 44 107 104
GLIPIZIDE ER 91 91 107 157
NITROSTAT 90 60 109 186
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 63 109 27
NAMENDA 87 87 111 49
SINGULAIR 86 42 112 82
JANUVIA 84 68 113 85
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 83 70 114 68
VESICARE 83 58 114 182
PREDNISONE 82 51 116 40
ZETIA 82 67 116 101
NYSTATIN 82 58 116 132
CHLOROQUINE PHOSPHATE 81 61 10 119 394
PROPRANOLOL HCL 78 58 120 129
MEGESTROL ACETATE 78 72 R 120 170
PEN NEEDLE 74 43 122 147
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72 50 S2 123 107
QUINAPRIL HCL 70 58 124 142
EXELON 70 70 124 117
RISPERIDONE 69 48 126 71
LABETALOL HCL 69 39 126 217
GEMFIBROZIL 69 40 126 90
VYTORIN 68 41 129 184
NASONEX 67 46 130 234
LEVETIRACETAM 66 36 131 134
VENLAFAXINE HCL 66 41 131 192
HUMALOG 65 34 133 176
BUSPIRONE HCL 64 35 134 109
LANSOPRAZOLE 64 41 134 169
ONDANSETRON HCL 64 49 134 212
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 63 30 137 236
NIASPAN 63 26 137 148
METOLAZONE 62 50 139 221
TOPIRAMATE 61 24 140 208
BUPROPION HCL SR 60 22 141 194
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 59 35 142 177
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 59 29 142 133
AGGRENOX 59 55 142 191
FLUCONAZOLE 59 41 142 136
FINASTERIDE 58 58 146 121
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58 24 146 162
ETODOLAC 58 46 146 198
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57 24 149 78
OXYCONTIN 56 18 S2 150 150
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 56 42 150 205
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 56 0 150 359
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 55 52 153 193
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55 44 153 112
ZONISAMIDE 54 0 155 430
PRIMIDONE 53 50 156 207
CEFTRIAXONE 53 46 156 175
NOVOLIN R 52 49 158 167
COMBIVENT 52 14 158 116
DOXEPIN HCL 51 18 160 201
CILOSTAZOL 51 51 160 231
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51 34 160 86
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 41 160 115
MUPIROCIN 50 33 164 189
COLCRYS 50 41 164 214
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 March 31, 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.