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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,233Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 1383

$1.7M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 1383

847 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

5% of this provider’s 847 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 847 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 28,442 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,392 1,048 1 5
FUROSEMIDE 1,291 1,081 2 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,150 897 S3 3 1
LISINOPRIL 1,003 797 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 990 801 5 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 966 787 6 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 964 751 7 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 871 737 8 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 750 628 9 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 691 536 10 10
GLYBURIDE 678 514 R 10 11 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 622 494 12 15
METFORMIN HCL 619 391 13 8
LOVASTATIN 558 475 14 22
RISPERIDONE 512 415 15 71
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 504 453 16 6
GABAPENTIN 501 354 17 11
RANITIDINE HCL 464 295 18 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 420 408 19 35
CLOPIDOGREL 404 321 20 28
LYRICA 385 270 21 72
PAROXETINE HCL 365 213 22 55
LANTUS 353 241 23 50
NAMENDA 350 350 24 49
CLONIDINE HCL 330 271 25 44
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 308 211 26 78
ZETIA 301 177 27 101
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 300 249 28 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 297 278 29 66
TRAMADOL HCL 293 225 30 25
PLAVIX 274 223 31 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 271 188 32 14
DIGOXIN 262 217 33 59
BUSPIRONE HCL 261 170 34 109
NEXIUM 260 159 35 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 256 220 36 52
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 253 219 37 95
JANUVIA 251 174 38 85
ALLOPURINOL 233 166 39 33
CARVEDILOL 231 195 40 24
DILTIAZEM ER 227 179 41 110
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 211 140 42 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 208 174 43 30
SERTRALINE HCL 205 123 44 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 203 137 45 64
RAMIPRIL 198 145 46 80
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 186 172 47 124
TRAZODONE HCL 185 162 48 36
NOVOLIN 70-30 171 154 49 211
IBUPROFEN 169 98 50 91
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 168 126 51 70
ATENOLOL 168 113 51 16
LEVOFLOXACIN 164 140 53 88
MELOXICAM 162 122 54 20
CEFTRIAXONE 162 142 54 175
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 162 140 54 48
CYMBALTA 161 58 57 53
AZITHROMYCIN 157 127 58 41
FENTANYL 156 141 S2 59 92
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 150 122 60 115
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 149 141 61 75
SPIRONOLACTONE 147 104 62 67
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 146 115 63 89
SPIRIVA 141 93 64 45
PREDNISONE 135 101 65 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 134 122 66 99
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 132 65 R 67 57
PREMARIN 131 95 R 68 123
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 129 82 R 69 197
AMOXICILLIN 125 89 70 119
LACTULOSE 125 87 70 128
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 123 99 72 18
ADVAIR DISKUS 123 70 72 63
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121 75 74 27
RISPERDAL CONSTA 121 75 74 280
INSULIN SYRINGE 119 76 76 83
MEGESTROL ACETATE 119 104 R 76 170
OLANZAPINE 118 61 78 164
MECLIZINE HCL 117 105 79 113
KLOR-CON M20 117 74 79 100
KLOR-CON 10 116 104 81 74
HUMULIN 70-30 112 78 82 218
ROPINIROLE HCL 112 95 82 79
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 112 82 82 108
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 110 86 85 23
BACLOFEN 110 44 85 118
MIRTAZAPINE 110 72 85 51
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 107 55 88 137
SPS 106 103 89 302
SINGULAIR 104 48 90 82
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103 71 91 37
LIDOCAINE HCL 97 91 92 219
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 93 61 93 196
SEROQUEL XR 93 76 93 250
NYSTATIN 92 72 95 132
GLIPIZIDE 90 66 96 98
GEMFIBROZIL 90 71 96 90
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 88 88 98 29
LEVEMIR 87 60 99 145
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 87 68 S3 99 163
CEPHALEXIN 86 57 101 87
LEVETIRACETAM 83 46 102 134
TERAZOSIN HCL 82 76 103 111
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 82 82 103 174
NIFEDIPINE ER 80 39 105 126
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 79 71 106 68
PROPRANOLOL HCL 78 61 107 129
AMIODARONE HCL 77 64 108 188
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77 67 108 54
SEROQUEL 75 47 110 130
METOLAZONE 75 55 110 221
DIOVAN 75 64 110 58
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 71 34 R 113 209
NOVOLOG 70 60 114 139
CRESTOR 69 54 115 34
HALOPERIDOL 68 55 116 195
VALPROIC ACID 67 19 117 262
TIZANIDINE HCL 66 35 118 104
PHENYTOIN 64 41 119 254
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63 50 120 173
ACTOS 63 45 120 143
VERAPAMIL ER 62 58 122 84
LANSOPRAZOLE 60 60 123 169
FLUCONAZOLE 60 38 123 136
PROAIR HFA 59 47 125 42
CARBAMAZEPINE 59 16 125 224
ESTRADIOL 58 35 R 127 96
BENAZEPRIL HCL 58 58 127 38
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58 45 127 86
FINASTERIDE 58 58 127 121
PROMETHAZINE HCL 56 33 R 131 56
FAMOTIDINE 56 50 131 61
MUPIROCIN 56 48 131 189
NOVOLIN R 56 44 131 167
BUPROPION HCL SR 56 0 131 194
DILANTIN 55 13 136 319
TOPIRAMATE 55 32 136 208
KLOR-CON M10 54 48 138 179
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 0 R 138 69
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 44 138 60
SODIUM CHLORIDE 53 53 141 263
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 52 49 142 216
DETROL LA 52 52 142 234
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 52 33 142 106
EXELON 51 51 145 117
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 51 37 145 133
PREVACID 50 38 147 293
CARTIA XT 50 38 147 317
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 July 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.