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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,746Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 81 out of 1383

$737K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 140 out of 1383

334 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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 334 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

37% of this provider’s 334 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 14,656 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 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 1,358 1,199 S3 1 1
SERTRALINE HCL 1,107 983 2 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 731 510 3 13
FUROSEMIDE 662 584 4 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 427 376 5 70
LISINOPRIL 421 358 6 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 386 385 7 35
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 346 326 8 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 335 305 9 9
GABAPENTIN 333 266 10 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 318 262 11 78
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 278 254 12 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 269 191 13 17
NAMENDA 266 257 14 49
TRAMADOL HCL 255 249 15 25
MIRTAZAPINE 236 190 16 51
RISPERIDONE 215 197 17 71
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 197 143 18 32
LANTUS 195 150 19 50
FAMOTIDINE 188 153 20 61
OMEPRAZOLE 179 153 21 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 171 130 22 14
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 166 148 23 174
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 164 127 S2 24 107
LACTULOSE 163 148 25 128
CITALOPRAM HBR 155 147 26 15
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 149 133 27 124
CARVEDILOL 137 111 28 24
SEROQUEL 135 113 29 130
CEFTRIAXONE 132 113 30 175
KLOR-CON M20 130 97 31 100
NITROFURANTOIN 128 109 32 187
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 125 119 33 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125 125 33 10
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 124 49 S2 35 77
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124 101 35 29
PROMETHAZINE HCL 121 84 R 37 56
CLOPIDOGREL 119 86 38 28
KLOR-CON 10 118 103 39 74
LEVETIRACETAM 116 72 40 134
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 115 86 41 102
LIDOCAINE HCL 108 90 42 219
CALCITRIOL 106 87 43 295
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 105 91 44 66
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102 93 45 30
EXELON 102 91 45 117
PREDNISONE 93 93 47 40
NOVOLIN R 85 75 48 167
SODIUM CHLORIDE 85 70 48 263
VENLAFAXINE HCL 83 57 50 192
DILTIAZEM ER 83 83 50 110
LEVOFLOXACIN 82 73 52 88
SIMVASTATIN 80 51 53 2
BUSPIRONE HCL 80 79 53 109
DRONABINOL 80 80 53 324
ATENOLOL 79 69 56 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 78 49 57 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78 59 57 39
GLIMEPIRIDE 77 54 59 31
METFORMIN HCL 73 55 60 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71 66 61 23
IBUPROFEN 71 35 61 91
CYMBALTA 68 50 63 53
DIGOXIN 66 55 64 59
CLONIDINE HCL 66 45 64 44
MEGESTROL ACETATE 66 56 R 64 170
FENTANYL 65 48 S2 67 92
HALOPERIDOL 64 39 68 195
LYRICA 63 50 69 72
RANITIDINE HCL 63 56 69 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61 50 71 54
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 58 58 72 18
BACLOFEN 56 20 73 118
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 56 37 R 73 197
PLAVIX 55 36 75 43
SYMBICORT 53 47 76 166
ALLOPURINOL 53 40 76 33
HUMULIN R 53 33 76 215
MORPHINE SULFATE 52 12 S2 79 222
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51 36 80 137
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 51 35 80 106
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51 39 80 86
NYSTATIN 50 44 83 132
ROPINIROLE HCL 50 50 83 79
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 Sept. 12, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.