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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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47,094Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 356

$2.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 356

1,210 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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 1,210 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 1,210 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 37,221 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,793 1,545 1 8
CARVEDILOL 1,415 1,107 2 11
FUROSEMIDE 1,303 1,009 3 3
CLOPIDOGREL 1,281 982 10 4 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,273 831 S3 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,135 1,010 6 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 951 756 7 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 947 760 8 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 892 729 9 12
PLAVIX 871 689 10 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 855 670 11 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 850 704 12 16
GABAPENTIN 814 657 13 5
METFORMIN HCL 771 576 14 13
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 769 626 10 15 149
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 736 626 16 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 640 558 17 9
TORSEMIDE 595 500 10 18 122
SPIRONOLACTONE 552 431 19 72
SIMVASTATIN 536 357 20 4
ATENOLOL 522 441 21 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 521 439 22 45
WARFARIN SODIUM 521 382 22 14
TRAMADOL HCL 507 440 24 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 446 395 25 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 446 335 25 19
RANITIDINE HCL 433 320 27 41
PREDNISONE 416 336 28 10
LOVAZA 407 280 29 183
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 394 284 30 24
CLONIDINE HCL 391 331 31 17
CRESTOR 389 247 32 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 378 351 33 35
SPIRIVA 341 244 34 33
PROPRANOLOL HCL 337 279 35 138
GLIMEPIRIDE 329 285 36 60
NEXIUM 328 223 37 40
ALLOPURINOL 319 260 38 32
LISINOPRIL 316 236 39 6
DIGOXIN 314 254 40 42
NITROSTAT 311 201 41 114
DIOVAN 305 231 42 63
DILTIAZEM HCL 292 195 10 43 246
FENOFIBRATE 292 232 43 134
AMIODARONE HCL 287 242 45 136
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 283 250 46 118
CILOSTAZOL 272 202 47 161
LEVOFLOXACIN 270 213 48 107
SERTRALINE HCL 270 212 48 49
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 266 236 50 93
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 260 214 51 62
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 250 210 52 140
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 235 211 53 242
HYDRALAZINE HCL 234 206 54 31
KLOR-CON 10 230 183 55 103
AZITHROMYCIN 224 171 56 88
METFORMIN HCL ER 223 184 57 90
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 220 196 58 65
SOTALOL 215 173 59 164
EFFIENT 214 149 60 212
FAMOTIDINE 212 169 61 169
SINGULAIR 212 143 61 80
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 209 172 63 57
LYRICA 195 151 64 58
PROPAFENONE HCL 195 156 64 262
RAMIPRIL 193 169 66 101
BUSPIRONE HCL 190 149 67 261
RANEXA 189 147 68 212
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189 142 68 105
PAROXETINE HCL 184 160 70 199
TRAZODONE HCL 183 153 71 74
GLYBURIDE 183 156 R 71 92
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 173 160 73 283
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 164 158 74 174
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 158 126 75 204
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 157 149 76 71
MELOXICAM 150 139 77 27
LIPITOR 147 111 78 167
CYMBALTA 147 102 78 67
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 147 119 R 78 79
PROAIR HFA 147 97 78 53
THEO-24 142 97 10 82 305
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 142 114 82 85
COREG CR 141 126 84 279
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 140 83 R 85 83
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 137 101 86 132
TRICOR 137 75 86 209
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 136 93 88 142
DILTIAZEM ER 132 125 89 148
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129 99 90 36
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 121 73 91 113
CEFDINIR 115 91 92 273
DIOVAN HCT 114 95 93 146
DICYCLOMINE HCL 114 101 93 211
XARELTO 112 92 95 328
BYSTOLIC 111 84 96 172
VERAPAMIL ER 111 92 96 158
SYNTHROID 110 83 98 100
FLUOXETINE HCL 106 95 99 124
DEXILANT 102 58 100 162
MECLIZINE HCL 102 87 100 224
VERAPAMIL HCL 102 81 100 292
COMBIVENT 101 74 103 156
KLOR-CON M20 100 70 104 109
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 100 68 104 120
VOLTAREN 99 66 106 264
AZOR 97 59 107 337
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 97 71 107 231
DONEPEZIL HCL 96 96 109 30
EXFORGE 95 84 110 296
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 55 111 78
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 89 58 112 128
CAPTOPRIL 88 54 113 343
INSULIN SYRINGE 87 54 114 82
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 86 77 115 347
MIDODRINE HCL 84 50 116 275
VYTORIN 83 78 117 258
LANTUS 83 57 117 61
TERAZOSIN HCL 82 82 119 139
VENTOLIN HFA 81 62 120 81
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 81 65 120 205
SUCRALFATE 80 55 122 234
BACLOFEN 80 61 122 102
LABETALOL HCL 78 62 124 170
ZETIA 76 37 125 112
MULTAQ 76 69 125 309
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74 58 127 155
DOXEPIN HCL 74 49 127 251
BENAZEPRIL HCL 74 48 127 37
GLIPIZIDE 73 57 130 154
ROPINIROLE HCL 73 67 130 86
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 72 59 132 119
JALYN 70 70 133 313
LIDODERM 69 56 134 370
BENICAR 69 45 134 265
LOVASTATIN 68 68 136 56
BUMETANIDE 67 64 137 168
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 47 138 52
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65 50 138 151
QUINAPRIL HCL 64 46 140 202
METRONIDAZOLE 63 46 141 326
COLCRYS 63 55 141 282
JANUMET 61 50 143 194
AGGRENOX 60 58 144 278
KOMBIGLYZE XR 60 54 144 393
NAMENDA 59 56 146 48
PENTOXIFYLLINE 59 41 146 396
METHOTREXATE 58 56 148 23
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 56 45 S3 149 405
GLIPIZIDE ER 56 49 149 207
NADOLOL 55 35 151 411
BUPROPION HCL SR 53 17 152 269
LANSOPRAZOLE 53 28 152 217
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 53 44 152 179
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 23 S2 155 69
CEPHALEXIN 50 42 156 94
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50 47 R 156 227
PROMETHAZINE HCL 50 26 R 156 68
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 Oct. 28, 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.