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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,276Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 53 out of 1383

$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 1383

271 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

26% of this provider’s 271 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

51% of this provider’s 271 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 18,808 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

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

75 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 922 873 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 776 726 2 4
RANITIDINE HCL 610 544 3 19
NAMENDA 593 571 4 49
OMEPRAZOLE 537 524 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 533 533 6 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 509 499 7 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 473 441 8 12
SERTRALINE HCL 453 414 9 21
MIRTAZAPINE 419 386 10 51
DONEPEZIL HCL 415 404 11 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 386 386 12 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 384 365 13 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 381 365 14 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 337 292 15 70
GABAPENTIN 326 284 16 11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 305 267 17 138
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 279 242 18 99
LISINOPRIL 277 245 19 3
RISPERIDONE 256 233 20 71
SIMVASTATIN 252 252 21 2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 229 217 22 78
METFORMIN HCL 216 165 23 8
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 212 200 24 108
CYMBALTA 203 203 25 53
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 190 166 26 17
CEFTRIAXONE 174 173 27 175
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 170 157 28 37
SEROQUEL 160 146 29 130
LANTUS 147 122 30 50
PREDNISONE 146 146 31 40
CARVEDILOL 146 146 31 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 136 105 33 39
CLOPIDOGREL 135 115 34 28
LACTULOSE 128 82 35 128
ONDANSETRON HCL 127 90 36 212
MORPHINE SULFATE 124 124 S2 37 222
ERYTHROMYCIN 123 111 38 361
BENAZEPRIL HCL 113 105 39 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 92 40 10
FENTANYL 110 110 S2 41 92
TRAZODONE HCL 109 96 42 36
ABILIFY 106 93 43 178
VENLAFAXINE HCL 101 62 44 192
PLAVIX 100 90 45 43
ADVAIR DISKUS 96 96 46 63
ALLOPURINOL 96 85 46 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95 84 48 30
BUSPIRONE HCL 94 94 49 109
PAROXETINE HCL 93 93 50 55
DIGOXIN 93 93 50 59
OLANZAPINE 91 91 52 164
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 89 86 53 89
ROPINIROLE HCL 89 89 53 79
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 89 89 53 232
FAMOTIDINE 88 74 56 61
SPIRIVA 82 82 57 45
ATENOLOL 80 80 58 16
CLOZAPINE 78 25 59 291
NYSTATIN 78 73 59 132
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 78 74 59 159
PROMETHAZINE HCL 78 69 R 59 56
SUCRALFATE 77 77 63 190
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75 75 64 32
RIVASTIGMINE 74 74 65 239
HYDRALAZINE HCL 73 73 66 86
NEXIUM 73 73 66 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 72 72 68 29
RISPERDAL CONSTA 71 71 69 280
LIDODERM 71 71 69 228
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70 66 71 54
CLONIDINE HCL 69 69 72 44
BACLOFEN 67 46 73 118
AZITHROMYCIN 67 65 73 41
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66 66 75 115
VANCOMYCIN HCL 65 65 76 358
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 64 64 R 77 197
MUPIROCIN 63 52 78 189
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 63 63 78 160
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 62 62 80 177
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62 62 80 75
DETROL LA 60 48 82 234
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 60 S2 82 107
GLIMEPIRIDE 59 50 84 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58 50 85 102
AMIODARONE HCL 57 57 86 188
BUMETANIDE 56 56 87 122
LEVOFLOXACIN 55 55 88 88
DILTIAZEM ER 54 54 89 110
SINGULAIR 54 54 89 82
LIDOCAINE HCL 53 52 91 219
LEXAPRO 52 44 92 241
FORTICAL 51 51 93 448
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50 27 94 137
GALANTAMINE HBR 50 50 94 270
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 Sept. 28, 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.