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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,609Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 1383

$913K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 76 out of 1383

541 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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 541 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

39% of this provider’s 541 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 16,075 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% 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

40 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 1,443 890 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 601 531 2 4
LISINOPRIL 600 378 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 588 486 4 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 540 518 5 13
SIMVASTATIN 521 380 6 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 468 395 7 9
METFORMIN HCL 408 303 8 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 396 298 9 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 390 304 10 15
GABAPENTIN 388 319 11 11
OMEPRAZOLE 372 262 12 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 345 270 13 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 304 298 14 35
RANITIDINE HCL 283 161 15 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 275 227 16 78
TRAZODONE HCL 267 237 17 36
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 263 108 S2 18 77
IBUPROFEN 255 141 19 91
BENAZEPRIL HCL 233 159 20 38
PROAIR HFA 228 116 21 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 224 147 22 17
SPIRIVA 216 142 23 45
NAMENDA 215 212 24 49
CARVEDILOL 197 159 25 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188 122 26 10
LOVASTATIN 182 117 27 22
TRAMADOL HCL 181 99 28 25
NEXIUM 178 157 29 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 177 155 30 70
LANTUS 173 151 31 50
MIRTAZAPINE 169 159 32 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 164 142 33 30
MELOXICAM 152 131 34 20
RISPERIDONE 148 129 35 71
CLOPIDOGREL 147 114 36 28
ATENOLOL 142 101 37 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 134 123 38 32
SERTRALINE HCL 132 111 39 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 131 94 40 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 130 90 S2 41 107
KLOR-CON 10 129 98 42 74
PROMETHAZINE HCL 123 91 R 43 56
CLONIDINE HCL 120 92 44 44
GLYBURIDE 119 97 R 45 46
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 117 38 46 137
ADVAIR DISKUS 116 94 47 63
KLOR-CON 8 114 95 48 242
PLAVIX 111 91 49 43
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 108 98 50 196
FLUOXETINE HCL 103 65 51 52
CYMBALTA 103 69 51 53
LYRICA 103 40 51 72
AZITHROMYCIN 99 81 54 41
PAROXETINE HCL 99 80 54 55
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 98 57 56 94
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 95 62 57 54
KLOR-CON M20 95 60 57 100
ALLOPURINOL 92 89 59 33
CEPHALEXIN 91 64 60 87
METHOCARBAMOL 89 38 R 61 141
FAMOTIDINE 87 87 62 61
NOVOLIN R 86 77 63 167
ZETIA 86 59 63 101
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 86 0 R 63 69
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 85 75 66 75
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 84 64 S2 67 81
SINGULAIR 80 59 68 82
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78 71 69 39
RAMIPRIL 78 73 69 80
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 78 69 69 124
ENABLEX 74 63 72 253
TRICOR 74 27 72 125
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 73 37 74 133
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72 42 75 99
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72 65 75 37
PREDNISONE 71 66 77 40
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 69 59 78 174
SPIRONOLACTONE 68 50 79 67
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67 63 80 115
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 66 33 81 160
PRADAXA 64 64 82 233
PRIMIDONE 64 44 82 207
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64 57 82 108
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62 53 85 64
LEVOFLOXACIN 62 56 85 88
SEROQUEL 60 52 87 130
HYDROXYZINE HCL 60 27 R 87 151
CRESTOR 59 25 89 34
CELEBREX 59 58 89 131
MECLIZINE HCL 59 52 89 113
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58 55 92 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 57 22 93 68
BACLOFEN 56 21 94 118
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56 48 94 89
FINASTERIDE 54 54 96 121
DIGOXIN 54 54 96 59
DILTIAZEM ER 54 54 96 110
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54 36 96 127
HALOPERIDOL 54 24 96 195
GEMFIBROZIL 54 19 96 90
KLOR-CON M10 53 52 102 179
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 51 45 103 18
LEVEMIR 51 46 103 145
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51 34 103 102
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 51 21 103 48
NAPROXEN SODIUM 51 17 103 274
VENTOLIN HFA 51 31 103 93
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 Nov. 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.