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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,330Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 129 out of 1383

$701K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 160 out of 1383

603 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
28% 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

10% of this provider’s 603 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 603 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 11,945 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

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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 729 477 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 720 578 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 525 443 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 496 425 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 409 367 5 6
FUROSEMIDE 373 332 6 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 355 249 7 17
MELOXICAM 321 259 8 20
LISINOPRIL 267 201 9 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 261 227 10 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 252 216 11 27
SERTRALINE HCL 246 202 12 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 246 211 12 29
RANITIDINE HCL 230 174 14 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 221 176 15 12
CYMBALTA 211 163 16 53
GLIMEPIRIDE 204 136 17 31
PREDNISONE 196 164 18 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 188 159 19 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 178 141 20 15
METFORMIN HCL 170 122 21 8
CARVEDILOL 162 138 22 24
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 158 134 23 114
GABAPENTIN 157 117 24 11
CLOPIDOGREL 157 148 24 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 151 134 26 14
PLAVIX 137 120 27 43
NEXIUM 136 87 28 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135 93 29 60
TRAMADOL HCL 129 100 30 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 119 109 31 30
RISPERIDONE 118 97 32 71
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117 89 33 66
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 116 87 34 32
LOVASTATIN 116 101 34 22
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 116 43 S2 34 77
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 114 90 R 37 57
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 112 75 38 149
CEFUROXIME 110 92 39 164
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 108 100 40 18
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 106 74 41 94
TERAZOSIN HCL 106 86 41 111
DIGOXIN 100 97 43 59
DONEPEZIL HCL 93 93 44 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 85 45 10
GEMFIBROZIL 87 59 46 90
CARISOPRODOL 84 40 R 47 76
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83 63 48 54
KLOR-CON 10 81 72 49 74
MIRTAZAPINE 78 50 50 51
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78 67 50 23
TRAZODONE HCL 76 36 52 36
ATENOLOL 74 68 53 16
GLYBURIDE 74 72 R 53 46
NAMENDA 72 72 55 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72 50 55 99
CELEBREX 71 62 57 131
AZITHROMYCIN 71 49 57 41
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 71 67 57 160
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71 49 57 39
PROMETHAZINE HCL 68 23 R 61 56
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 64 38 62 106
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 63 62 63 48
SYNTHROID 63 63 63 73
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 35 S2 65 107
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60 38 R 65 69
TIZANIDINE HCL 59 13 67 104
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55 54 68 68
KLOR-CON M20 55 32 68 100
FLUOXETINE HCL 54 21 70 52
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52 38 71 86
RAMIPRIL 51 39 72 80
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 Nov. 29, 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.