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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,362Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 1383

$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 1383

1,065 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

4% of this provider’s 1,065 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 1,065 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 24,608 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,116 963 1 7
SIMVASTATIN 1,050 811 2 2
LISINOPRIL 969 769 3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 906 647 S3 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 826 688 5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 796 595 6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 745 662 7 6
METFORMIN HCL 724 571 8 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 717 645 9 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 698 610 10 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 467 357 11 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 463 403 12 64
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 451 358 13 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 405 343 14 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 404 329 15 10
ALLOPURINOL 334 296 16 33
ATENOLOL 334 276 16 16
JANTOVEN 330 330 18 146
SERTRALINE HCL 315 212 19 21
MELOXICAM 312 253 20 20
LOVASTATIN 308 255 21 22
CARVEDILOL 292 241 22 24
GABAPENTIN 286 219 23 11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 283 258 24 124
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 280 251 25 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 277 221 26 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 274 274 27 35
FAMOTIDINE 273 211 28 61
CLOPIDOGREL 266 208 29 28
LANTUS 252 179 30 50
TRAZODONE HCL 248 204 31 36
RANITIDINE HCL 239 223 32 19
GLYBURIDE 238 206 R 33 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 233 220 34 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 226 212 35 13
LACTULOSE 216 176 36 128
LEVOFLOXACIN 211 183 37 88
ROPINIROLE HCL 210 174 38 79
GLIMEPIRIDE 204 178 39 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 195 167 40 37
KLOR-CON M20 183 154 41 100
NIFEDIPINE ER 182 157 42 126
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 180 167 43 78
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 179 136 44 99
PLAVIX 174 134 45 43
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 171 140 46 70
MIRTAZAPINE 162 130 47 51
FLUOXETINE HCL 160 123 48 52
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 149 123 49 149
RISPERIDONE 149 143 49 71
PREMARIN 148 122 R 51 123
IBUPROFEN 146 106 52 91
KLOR-CON M10 146 115 52 179
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 145 108 54 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 143 90 55 14
LEVETIRACETAM 139 94 56 134
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 139 103 56 66
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 138 123 58 54
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 137 105 59 108
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 136 109 60 39
NAMENDA 134 123 61 49
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 132 114 62 102
DIGOXIN 127 125 63 59
PROMETHAZINE HCL 123 81 R 64 56
EXELON 112 105 65 117
NEXIUM 112 62 65 26
INSULIN SYRINGE 111 89 67 83
AZITHROMYCIN 107 78 68 41
OLANZAPINE 106 106 69 164
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 102 72 70 159
VENTOLIN HFA 100 70 71 93
CEPHALEXIN 100 75 71 87
DIOVAN 99 85 73 58
VESICARE 98 86 74 182
RIVASTIGMINE 95 95 75 239
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 94 78 76 174
CYMBALTA 91 60 77 53
SPIRIVA 90 66 78 45
SYMBICORT 90 68 78 166
JANUVIA 89 68 80 85
PREDNISONE 88 76 81 40
SPIRONOLACTONE 88 88 81 67
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87 70 83 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 86 79 84 68
QUINAPRIL HCL 84 74 85 142
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 84 50 R 85 57
LANSOPRAZOLE 82 63 87 169
KLOR-CON 10 80 46 88 74
CEFTRIAXONE 78 67 89 175
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 77 76 90 173
SUCRALFATE 76 54 91 190
MUPIROCIN 76 63 91 189
TRICOR 76 59 91 125
GLIPIZIDE 75 70 94 98
SEROQUEL 74 62 95 130
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73 63 96 89
CELEBREX 72 49 97 131
VERAPAMIL ER 71 69 98 84
PAROXETINE HCL 71 71 98 55
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 71 71 98 232
SANTYL 70 55 101 237
PROPRANOLOL HCL 70 57 101 129
ZETIA 69 23 103 101
LEXAPRO 68 39 104 241
NYSTATIN 66 55 105 132
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 65 51 106 161
SINGULAIR 64 34 107 82
MECLIZINE HCL 63 56 108 113
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62 50 109 115
PHENYTOIN 62 62 109 254
DIOVAN HCT 62 61 109 103
HYDROXYZINE HCL 60 49 R 112 151
CARISOPRODOL 59 12 R 113 76
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 59 51 113 106
ADVAIR DISKUS 59 31 113 63
BACLOFEN 58 47 116 118
AMOXICILLIN 57 37 117 119
FLUCONAZOLE 57 33 117 136
TRAMADOL HCL 57 49 117 25
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 57 43 117 133
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56 56 121 75
DILTIAZEM ER 54 47 122 110
LEVEMIR 53 24 123 145
ESTRADIOL 52 26 R 124 96
BUMETANIDE 52 52 124 122
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 51 124 95
CRESTOR 51 32 127 34
HUMALOG 51 43 127 176
AVODART 51 31 127 249
LOVAZA 51 23 127 225
NIFEDICAL XL 50 50 131 261
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 Aug. 10, 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.