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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,053Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 183 out of 1383

$668K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 184 out of 1383

477 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

16% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 10,099 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 746 556 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 530 475 2 7
LISINOPRIL 375 284 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 281 240 4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 270 228 5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 270 200 5 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 241 236 7 13
NAMENDA 232 226 8 49
GABAPENTIN 209 145 9 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 208 171 10 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 205 163 11 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 198 171 12 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 197 173 13 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 174 146 14 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 168 135 15 70
RISPERIDONE 149 95 16 71
TRAZODONE HCL 137 96 17 36
TRAMADOL HCL 135 110 18 25
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 130 108 19 173
CLOPIDOGREL 130 119 19 28
RANITIDINE HCL 126 74 21 19
METFORMIN HCL 118 80 22 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 114 65 23 31
OXYCODONE HCL 111 27 S2 24 62
ATENOLOL 109 89 25 16
CEPHALEXIN 107 84 26 87
SERTRALINE HCL 106 89 27 21
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 106 52 S2 27 77
RAMIPRIL 105 101 29 80
MECLIZINE HCL 101 100 30 113
NYSTATIN 100 80 31 132
CLONIDINE HCL 97 66 32 44
DIGOXIN 96 95 33 59
PREDNISONE 94 59 34 40
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 91 58 R 35 69
LACTULOSE 90 90 36 128
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87 66 37 17
FAMOTIDINE 86 68 38 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86 70 38 54
FENTANYL 83 44 S2 40 92
PAROXETINE HCL 81 72 41 55
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 80 56 R 42 197
MIRTAZAPINE 78 55 43 51
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 55 44 10
SEROQUEL 74 51 45 130
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 74 45 45 94
HALOPERIDOL 73 49 47 195
CARVEDILOL 73 72 47 24
LANTUS 73 54 47 50
CARISOPRODOL 72 17 R 50 76
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 72 72 50 124
TAMSULOSIN HCL 72 66 50 30
PLAVIX 71 62 53 43
ALLOPURINOL 70 55 54 33
PROMETHAZINE HCL 67 47 R 55 56
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67 55 55 108
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66 46 R 57 57
EXELON 66 66 57 117
CYMBALTA 65 54 59 53
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65 52 59 89
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 64 62 S3 61 163
NITROFURANTOIN 64 64 61 187
KLOR-CON M20 63 55 63 100
LYRICA 61 31 64 72
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60 41 65 127
MELOXICAM 59 48 66 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59 46 66 99
NOVOLOG 58 47 68 139
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53 39 69 115
AMIODARONE HCL 53 53 69 188
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 50 43 R 71 269
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50 40 71 39
OXYCONTIN 50 41 S2 71 150
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 Dec. 8, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.