ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

29,396Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 1383

$1.68M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 1383

937 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

7% of this provider’s 937 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 937 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 23,081 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


Another View

This chart shows a different comparison of all providers in this specialty based on their mix of drugs and volume. Providers are grouped by similarity; those least like their peers are farthest to the right. Hover over the bars to see names of other prescribers.

← Prescribers more like their peers Prescribers less like their peers →
KEY: How to read this
chart

Fewer Prescribers
More Prescribers

This Prescriber
Hover to see more prescribers

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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 1,163 795 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 868 712 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 827 676 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 803 642 4 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 732 635 5 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 672 596 6 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 603 484 7 12
METFORMIN HCL 582 439 8 8
LISINOPRIL 579 506 9 3
GABAPENTIN 563 435 10 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 493 394 11 14
SERTRALINE HCL 487 398 12 21
SIMVASTATIN 460 340 13 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 448 381 14 10
NAMENDA 395 390 15 49
WARFARIN SODIUM 376 321 16 13
PREDNISONE 355 311 17 40
CARVEDILOL 345 266 18 24
MIRTAZAPINE 316 300 19 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 304 268 20 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 303 238 21 15
RANITIDINE HCL 299 220 22 19
MELOXICAM 283 205 23 20
DIGOXIN 267 251 24 59
DONEPEZIL HCL 235 217 25 35
CLOPIDOGREL 229 212 26 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 226 172 27 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 220 178 28 99
TAMSULOSIN HCL 214 185 29 30
TRAZODONE HCL 207 165 30 36
BENAZEPRIL HCL 206 163 31 38
LYRICA 203 127 32 72
TRAMADOL HCL 201 143 33 25
NEXIUM 190 135 34 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 182 146 35 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 179 141 36 39
PLAVIX 173 160 37 43
SPIRIVA 170 152 38 45
LANTUS 167 149 39 50
CYMBALTA 159 126 40 53
AZITHROMYCIN 158 138 41 41
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 151 108 42 64
ATENOLOL 149 142 43 16
ADVAIR DISKUS 143 114 44 63
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 143 101 44 89
SPIRONOLACTONE 140 72 46 67
FAMOTIDINE 139 127 47 61
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 138 113 48 78
CARISOPRODOL 137 39 R 49 76
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 135 102 50 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 134 111 51 70
FLUOXETINE HCL 133 90 52 52
METFORMIN HCL ER 131 120 53 47
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 130 112 54 17
ALLOPURINOL 129 126 55 33
HYDRALAZINE HCL 127 110 56 86
LOVASTATIN 127 102 56 22
NOVOLOG 126 80 58 139
CEFDINIR 121 99 59 171
RISPERIDONE 120 104 60 71
VESICARE 119 107 61 182
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 118 82 R 62 57
TIZANIDINE HCL 116 28 63 104
LEVOFLOXACIN 110 82 64 88
PROAIR HFA 110 68 64 42
VERAPAMIL ER 109 82 66 84
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 108 76 67 48
FLUCONAZOLE 107 81 68 136
KLOR-CON M20 104 97 69 100
PAROXETINE HCL 103 102 70 55
HUMALOG 102 82 71 176
GLIMEPIRIDE 100 84 72 31
CRESTOR 100 81 72 34
BUSPIRONE HCL 97 83 74 109
LEVEMIR 97 68 74 145
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 95 59 76 68
SYMBICORT 94 82 77 166
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 94 66 77 108
PROMETHAZINE HCL 92 29 R 79 56
LEVETIRACETAM 91 66 80 134
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 91 52 S2 80 81
DIOVAN 91 83 80 58
OLANZAPINE 87 81 83 164
PEN NEEDLE 87 62 83 147
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 87 60 83 127
ROPINIROLE HCL 86 78 86 79
ONDANSETRON HCL 86 78 86 212
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 85 71 88 112
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85 71 88 66
EXELON 85 81 88 117
FENTANYL 83 46 S2 91 92
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 83 23 S2 91 77
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 81 53 93 205
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 81 54 93 199
HYDROXYZINE HCL 80 58 R 95 151
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 80 68 95 94
RAMIPRIL 78 46 97 80
FENOFIBRATE 78 39 97 65
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78 63 97 54
NATEGLINIDE 76 76 100 243
BYSTOLIC 76 58 100 181
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 76 17 R 100 69
CLONIDINE HCL 74 67 103 44
SINGULAIR 73 48 104 82
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73 66 S2 104 107
INDAPAMIDE 72 56 106 153
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72 47 106 37
ACTOS 72 51 106 143
KLOR-CON 10 71 58 109 74
TRILIPIX 70 36 110 220
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70 27 110 102
MORPHINE SULFATE 69 45 S2 112 222
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 69 56 112 124
ABILIFY 69 47 112 178
NIFEDIPINE ER 69 47 112 126
OXYCODONE HCL 69 42 S2 112 62
SEROQUEL 68 59 117 130
DEXILANT 67 25 118 140
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 66 56 119 137
LANSOPRAZOLE 66 46 119 169
TOPIRAMATE 65 16 121 208
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 65 59 121 138
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 63 49 123 106
METOLAZONE 63 44 123 221
CELEBREX 63 50 123 131
TRICOR 63 44 123 125
PRIMIDONE 63 47 123 207
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 54 128 27
ULORIC 60 48 129 304
FINASTERIDE 60 60 129 121
QUINAPRIL HCL 60 46 129 142
PREMARIN 59 26 R 132 123
SYNTHROID 58 53 133 73
MUPIROCIN 58 39 133 189
BACLOFEN 57 25 135 118
BUPROPION XL 56 30 136 230
JANUVIA 56 43 136 85
LACTULOSE 55 25 138 128
MEGESTROL ACETATE 54 52 R 139 170
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54 40 139 162
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54 38 139 95
BUPROPION HCL SR 54 41 139 194
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51 42 143 120
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

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 Jan. 18, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.