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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,011Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 296

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 296

764 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 764 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 764 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 25%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 14,821 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 954 740 1 11
OMEPRAZOLE 871 599 2 5
LISINOPRIL 722 514 3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 700 472 S3 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 694 529 5 6
SIMVASTATIN 596 442 6 3
METFORMIN HCL 538 372 7 8
TRAMADOL HCL 514 366 8 19
FUROSEMIDE 491 374 9 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 468 326 10 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 422 323 11 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 380 200 12 15
GABAPENTIN 371 201 13 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 315 256 14 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 305 211 15 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 289 201 16 60
RAMIPRIL 287 166 17 95
CITALOPRAM HBR 284 193 18 20
CRESTOR 280 172 19 44
ATENOLOL 273 177 20 27
PROAIR HFA 255 151 21 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 239 136 22 52
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 225 165 23 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 223 149 24 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 215 133 25 54
BENAZEPRIL HCL 207 152 26 53
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 206 125 27 58
SPIRIVA 195 118 28 43
RANITIDINE HCL 192 106 29 21
COMBIVENT 187 110 30 88
PAROXETINE HCL 182 132 31 73
WARFARIN SODIUM 182 111 31 23
MELOXICAM 179 118 33 16
CLOPIDOGREL 172 135 34 42
NEXIUM 172 106 34 30
MIRTAZAPINE 157 114 36 91
VENTOLIN HFA 156 89 37 72
CARVEDILOL 150 80 38 41
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 147 116 39 57
LOVASTATIN 145 136 40 32
DIOVAN 144 135 41 83
AZITHROMYCIN 141 74 42 35
ZETIA 140 93 43 90
PLAVIX 135 102 44 64
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 90 45 36
METHOCARBAMOL 127 59 R 46 48
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 126 60 47 89
SERTRALINE HCL 117 88 48 45
KLOR-CON 10 116 82 49 126
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 114 79 50 112
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 106 84 51 70
PROMETHAZINE HCL 103 35 R 52 34
CLONIDINE HCL 103 56 52 81
ALLOPURINOL 101 99 54 65
TRAZODONE HCL 96 67 55 56
ACTOS 92 51 56 156
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 90 59 57 158
PREDNISONE 88 40 58 25
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 86 72 59 103
FLUOXETINE HCL 86 71 59 76
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 84 45 R 61 29
LANTUS 83 35 62 118
GLYBURIDE 82 63 R 63 67
CELEBREX 77 60 64 121
BACLOFEN 76 34 65 50
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 75 65 66 117
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75 43 66 86
HYDRALAZINE HCL 73 55 68 166
TRICOR 73 26 68 93
AZELASTINE HCL 72 48 70 167
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 72 52 70 167
SINGULAIR 71 33 72 85
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71 71 72 77
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 71 50 72 141
LIPITOR 70 52 75 140
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70 47 R 75 55
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 70 65 75 101
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67 53 78 63
CYMBALTA 66 37 79 51
HYDROXYZINE HCL 66 32 R 79 99
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 65 52 81 61
BYSTOLIC 65 51 81 144
SYMBICORT 64 37 83 96
NYSTATIN 64 22 83 179
DILTIAZEM ER 64 43 83 179
NITROSTAT 61 43 86 183
FLUCONAZOLE 61 33 86 141
KLOR-CON M20 61 30 86 183
DONEPEZIL HCL 60 60 89 136
METFORMIN HCL ER 58 39 90 66
VESICARE 55 35 91 147
DIOVAN HCT 54 32 92 146
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54 0 92 125
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52 45 94 119
PEN NEEDLE 52 34 94 128
ROPINIROLE HCL 52 41 94 71
LYRICA 52 46 94 37
INSULIN SYRINGE 51 41 98 152
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51 25 98 153
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51 0 98 198
GLIPIZIDE 51 40 98 115
ENABLEX 50 38 102 203
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 April 1, 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.