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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,185Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 46

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 46

436 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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

13% of this provider’s 436 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 436 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 18,377 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 43%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $305 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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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 869 841 1 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 736 685 S3 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 686 673 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 678 645 4 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 632 610 5 15
LISINOPRIL 628 575 6 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 591 518 7 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 524 506 8 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 513 494 9 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 465 404 10 14
NAMENDA 462 453 11 26
OMEPRAZOLE 462 441 11 12
MIRTAZAPINE 400 367 13 34
TRAZODONE HCL 287 286 14 31
GABAPENTIN 286 256 15 19
SERTRALINE HCL 264 218 16 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 243 228 17 46
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 222 217 18 21
CARVEDILOL 202 184 19 40
SODIUM CHLORIDE 197 102 20 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183 169 21 35
METFORMIN HCL 182 166 22 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 181 176 23 63
KLOR-CON M10 176 176 24 52
FAMOTIDINE 175 154 25 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 165 155 26 32
FENTANYL 165 158 S2 26 66
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 164 150 28 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 161 161 S2 29 67
RISPERIDONE 160 146 30 49
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 153 139 31 72
ATENOLOL 153 151 31 55
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 151 143 33 74
CLOPIDOGREL 150 140 34 44
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 149 146 35 75
BUSPIRONE HCL 147 134 36 76
CYMBALTA 146 146 37 58
LEVEMIR 133 130 38 78
HYDRALAZINE HCL 133 129 38 54
LACTULOSE 120 107 40 80
HUMULIN R 114 112 41 82
DILTIAZEM ER 111 111 42 83
CEFTRIAXONE 111 84 42 83
LEVOFLOXACIN 111 94 42 51
VANCOMYCIN HCL 109 56 45 10
NOVOLIN R 106 102 46 85
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105 103 47 43
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 98 64 48 88
DIGOXIN 98 89 48 88
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96 96 50 39
PROMETHAZINE HCL 93 75 R 51 56
EXELON 93 92 51 90
VENLAFAXINE HCL 93 82 51 90
PAROXETINE HCL 89 63 54 92
PLAVIX 89 80 54 92
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89 87 54 53
LEVETIRACETAM 87 54 57 70
LANTUS 87 78 57 69
GLYBURIDE 82 81 R 59 94
OLANZAPINE 81 79 60 79
ALLOPURINOL 81 80 60 95
OXYCODONE HCL 79 69 S2 62 96
HYDROXYZINE HCL 77 71 R 63 97
NYSTATIN 75 68 64 99
SEROQUEL 75 72 64 99
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75 71 64 59
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 73 73 67 101
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 72 62 68 102
AZITHROMYCIN 72 68 68 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72 63 68 60
GLIMEPIRIDE 67 66 71 108
LIDODERM 64 62 72 110
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 64 58 72 81
ABILIFY 63 57 74 111
RANITIDINE HCL 63 55 74 111
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 61 48 76 113
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 61 61 R 76 113
NOVOLOG 58 42 78 118
GALANTAMINE HBR 57 57 79 121
DICYCLOMINE HCL 55 54 80 124
PREDNISONE 54 44 81 70
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 51 39 82 134
URSODIOL 51 44 82 134
MINOCYCLINE HCL 50 30 84 139
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 46 84 139
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 43 84 139
CLONIDINE HCL 50 43 84 62
DETROL LA 50 46 84 139
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, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.