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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,781Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 1383

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 45 out of 1383

755 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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 755 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 755 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 21,870 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,056 903 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 889 754 2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 705 539 S3 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 697 594 4 5
FUROSEMIDE 646 594 5 7
LISINOPRIL 645 546 6 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 644 550 7 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 566 520 8 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 518 478 9 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 508 466 10 9
LOVASTATIN 415 322 11 22
ALLOPURINOL 390 345 12 33
MELOXICAM 385 330 13 20
ATENOLOL 360 315 14 16
GABAPENTIN 335 252 15 11
TRAMADOL HCL 302 232 16 25
METFORMIN HCL 301 249 17 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 252 209 18 18
PAROXETINE HCL 241 219 19 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 239 203 20 14
NEXIUM 237 168 21 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234 218 22 60
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233 164 23 27
TRAZODONE HCL 233 220 23 36
SERTRALINE HCL 225 183 25 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 222 181 26 29
MIRTAZAPINE 213 206 27 51
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 212 171 28 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 206 162 29 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 205 178 30 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194 162 31 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 185 156 32 17
DIGOXIN 185 185 32 59
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 182 157 34 23
GLIPIZIDE 178 152 35 98
LANTUS 177 160 36 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 175 175 37 35
CARVEDILOL 175 162 37 24
CEFUROXIME 171 127 39 164
GLIMEPIRIDE 170 155 40 31
NAMENDA 164 164 41 49
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 159 128 42 114
VERAPAMIL ER 157 122 43 84
LEVOFLOXACIN 149 106 44 88
PLAVIX 140 139 45 43
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 138 111 46 64
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 136 110 47 37
FLUOXETINE HCL 136 120 47 52
BENAZEPRIL HCL 135 125 49 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 128 90 50 15
ADVAIR DISKUS 123 86 51 63
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 120 107 52 70
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 104 53 155
CLOPIDOGREL 116 110 54 28
INDAPAMIDE 111 106 55 153
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 109 104 56 75
RAMIPRIL 108 94 57 80
PREDNISONE 106 81 58 40
AZITHROMYCIN 105 82 59 41
FAMOTIDINE 104 92 60 61
DIOVAN 104 97 60 58
PROAIR HFA 101 49 62 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 100 88 63 66
CYMBALTA 100 59 63 53
CLONIDINE HCL 99 93 65 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98 88 66 54
INSULIN SYRINGE 97 78 67 83
KLOR-CON 10 96 76 68 74
JANTOVEN 94 94 69 146
CEPHALEXIN 93 79 70 87
SYNTHROID 92 86 71 73
LYRICA 90 67 72 72
METFORMIN HCL ER 88 87 73 47
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 87 52 74 137
SINGULAIR 87 68 74 82
EXELON 87 87 74 117
MECLIZINE HCL 87 75 74 113
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 87 66 74 127
NIFEDIPINE ER 86 79 79 126
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 84 74 80 149
RANITIDINE HCL 81 42 81 19
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 80 60 82 120
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80 64 82 99
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 80 64 82 244
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 79 61 85 89
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 79 69 85 94
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 78 62 87 133
EVISTA 78 67 87 152
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 77 44 89 68
CRESTOR 76 42 90 34
MEGESTROL ACETATE 75 74 R 91 170
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 74 71 92 154
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 74 71 92 95
SOTALOL 73 69 94 278
HYDRALAZINE HCL 72 72 95 86
LIPITOR 72 61 95 158
SPIRIVA 72 57 95 45
BENICAR HCT 71 67 98 277
CARISOPRODOL 71 0 R 98 76
CELEBREX 71 64 98 131
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 69 69 101 161
ETODOLAC 68 64 102 198
DIOVAN HCT 68 64 102 103
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68 48 102 39
ROPINIROLE HCL 67 67 105 79
RISPERIDONE 67 67 105 71
BUMETANIDE 66 57 107 122
COMBIVENT 66 56 107 116
GLYBURIDE 66 41 R 107 46
CEFPROZIL 64 57 110 366
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 62 56 111 193
SPIRONOLACTONE 61 56 112 67
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60 42 113 162
NOVOLOG 59 52 114 139
BENICAR 59 59 114 247
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57 56 116 78
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57 55 116 108
PRIMIDONE 56 56 118 207
FENTANYL 56 53 S2 118 92
PROMETHAZINE HCL 55 24 R 120 56
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 38 R 121 69
METHOCARBAMOL 52 25 R 122 141
TIZANIDINE HCL 51 26 123 104
PREMARIN 50 49 R 124 123
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 June 2, 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.