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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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45,830Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 1383

$2.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 1383

1,139 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%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

6% of this provider’s 1,139 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 1,139 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 39,928 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 23%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,787 1,588 1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 1,644 1,462 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,295 1,219 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 1,194 1,095 4 7
SIMVASTATIN 1,142 967 5 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,104 980 S3 6 1
LISINOPRIL 1,035 827 7 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,001 916 8 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 928 832 9 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 846 836 10 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 825 684 11 9
CARVEDILOL 657 596 12 24
ALLOPURINOL 630 563 13 33
GABAPENTIN 605 530 14 11
NAMENDA 602 602 15 49
TRAZODONE HCL 602 492 15 36
METFORMIN HCL 527 445 17 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 514 451 18 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 513 454 19 14
ATENOLOL 478 410 20 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 469 443 21 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 455 434 22 99
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 449 401 23 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 432 416 24 30
SERTRALINE HCL 431 366 25 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 428 373 26 18
NEXIUM 419 340 27 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 415 353 28 78
CLOPIDOGREL 414 341 29 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 392 314 30 86
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 391 353 31 64
MIRTAZAPINE 364 332 32 51
RISPERIDONE 360 264 33 71
CYMBALTA 355 334 34 53
LACTULOSE 346 276 35 128
DIGOXIN 319 299 36 59
BUSPIRONE HCL 310 286 37 109
PLAVIX 308 266 38 43
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 287 277 39 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 286 249 40 29
RANITIDINE HCL 283 220 41 19
FAMOTIDINE 276 198 42 61
PREDNISONE 268 234 43 40
EXELON 268 268 43 117
ADVAIR DISKUS 262 250 45 63
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 257 225 46 66
CLONIDINE HCL 251 218 47 44
SPIRONOLACTONE 244 230 48 67
LANTUS 243 193 49 50
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 233 209 50 70
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 232 227 51 108
LEVETIRACETAM 228 175 52 134
BENAZEPRIL HCL 228 212 52 38
NOVOLIN R 226 153 54 167
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 221 208 55 138
LEVEMIR 209 170 56 145
ABILIFY 205 169 57 178
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 187 153 58 17
RAMIPRIL 183 157 59 80
FINASTERIDE 181 172 60 121
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 172 172 61 300
FLUOXETINE HCL 171 157 62 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 171 151 62 32
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 169 117 64 112
KLOR-CON 10 162 133 65 74
TRAMADOL HCL 162 138 65 25
BACLOFEN 162 101 65 118
CRESTOR 156 138 68 34
SINGULAIR 156 141 68 82
LATANOPROST 154 154 70 239
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 151 114 71 127
PAROXETINE HCL 150 120 72 55
DIOVAN 149 147 73 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 146 130 74 54
FENTANYL 144 114 S2 75 92
SEROQUEL 128 115 76 130
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127 112 77 39
LEXAPRO 127 121 77 241
JANUVIA 125 100 79 85
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 125 99 79 89
LIPITOR 125 111 79 158
GLIPIZIDE 122 104 82 98
TRAVATAN Z 122 105 82 266
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 121 89 R 84 69
AZITHROMYCIN 119 94 85 41
QUINAPRIL HCL 118 114 86 142
GLIPIZIDE ER 117 103 87 157
PROMETHAZINE HCL 114 77 R 88 56
KLOR-CON M20 114 105 88 100
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 112 97 R 90 57
SANTYL 111 84 91 237
BUPROPION XL 107 82 92 230
SPIRIVA 106 99 93 45
VALPROIC ACID 106 70 93 262
OLANZAPINE 101 98 95 164
GLYBURIDE 100 91 R 96 46
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 100 50 R 96 197
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 98 83 98 120
URSODIOL 98 96 98 339
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98 98 98 37
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 96 85 101 106
PHENYTOIN 96 49 101 254
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 94 68 103 94
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 93 89 S2 104 107
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 92 68 105 137
NAPROXEN 91 67 106 105
MECLIZINE HCL 88 75 107 113
LEVOFLOXACIN 88 80 107 88
LYRICA 87 74 109 72
NITROFURANTOIN 86 73 110 187
AMIODARONE HCL 84 81 111 188
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 83 83 112 174
TIMOLOL MALEATE 82 79 113 350
DILTIAZEM ER 82 82 113 110
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 81 78 S2 115 81
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 80 69 116 95
NUEDEXTA 78 57 117 288
ROPINIROLE HCL 77 70 118 79
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 64 118 27
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 76 61 120 102
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 76 76 120 173
AMOXICILLIN 76 57 120 119
DETROL LA 76 69 120 234
EVISTA 75 75 124 152
TAMIFLU 75 65 124 343
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74 59 126 162
ACTONEL 74 52 126 227
MELOXICAM 73 68 128 20
CEFTRIAXONE 73 68 128 175
CELEBREX 73 58 128 131
PROAIR HFA 72 49 131 42
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 70 69 132 124
MIDODRINE HCL 70 70 132 326
HALOPERIDOL 70 50 132 195
MUPIROCIN 69 61 135 189
PREMARIN 68 51 R 136 123
CALCITRIOL 66 61 137 295
SYNTHROID 65 55 138 73
CLONIDINE 65 61 138 255
LIDODERM 65 65 138 228
LANSOPRAZOLE 63 54 141 169
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62 62 142 75
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 61 53 143 205
NYSTATIN 61 51 143 132
PRADAXA 61 39 143 233
PERMETHRIN 61 58 143 342
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 61 61 143 286
KLOR-CON M10 61 56 143 179
SUCRALFATE 60 51 149 190
DOXEPIN HCL 59 45 150 201
ZETIA 59 43 150 101
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 58 53 R 152 283
CARBAMAZEPINE 58 34 152 224
MEGESTROL ACETATE 58 42 R 152 170
HUMULIN R 57 52 155 215
AMITIZA 57 55 155 281
FLUCONAZOLE 57 42 155 136
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 57 33 R 155 269
DRONABINOL 56 56 159 324
NYAMYC 56 52 159 318
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56 55 159 159
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 55 55 162 177
PROBENECID 54 48 163 430
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 53 53 164 216
INSULIN SYRINGE 53 20 164 83
GLUCAGEN 53 45 164 352
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52 52 167 129
LABETALOL HCL 50 38 168 217
TRANSDERM-SCOP 50 45 168 326
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 March 25, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.