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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,902Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 1383

$944K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 71 out of 1383

568 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 568 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 568 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 20,046 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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 963 843 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 845 766 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 811 740 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 790 754 4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 682 645 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 657 610 6 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 541 458 7 13
GABAPENTIN 515 480 8 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 515 479 8 9
LISINOPRIL 442 407 10 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 427 409 11 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 384 370 12 12
LOVASTATIN 315 306 13 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 276 275 14 35
CARVEDILOL 273 239 15 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 252 217 16 31
NAMENDA 243 243 17 49
SPIRONOLACTONE 237 224 18 67
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 221 215 19 66
TAMSULOSIN HCL 217 206 20 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 215 199 21 14
MIRTAZAPINE 206 206 22 51
METFORMIN HCL 203 190 23 8
CLOPIDOGREL 202 186 24 28
METFORMIN HCL ER 200 185 25 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 197 172 26 23
ALLOPURINOL 192 189 27 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179 168 28 60
PREDNISONE 176 160 29 40
SERTRALINE HCL 174 164 30 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 167 155 31 78
PLAVIX 165 155 32 43
FAMOTIDINE 162 162 33 61
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 153 153 34 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 139 129 35 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 139 104 35 17
ATENOLOL 134 132 37 16
CLONIDINE HCL 128 114 38 44
NEXIUM 126 112 39 26
MELOXICAM 124 124 40 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 124 105 40 15
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 121 113 42 95
CYMBALTA 119 108 43 53
SPIRIVA 117 92 44 45
JANTOVEN 116 116 45 146
CRESTOR 114 111 46 34
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 110 106 47 64
FLUOXETINE HCL 109 95 48 52
EXELON 107 107 49 117
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106 93 50 29
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 104 51 155
BENAZEPRIL HCL 102 93 52 38
TRAMADOL HCL 102 90 52 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 93 54 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99 86 55 32
DILTIAZEM ER 99 99 55 110
ZETIA 98 80 57 101
LANTUS 98 98 57 50
CEFUROXIME 98 90 57 164
ADVAIR DISKUS 95 77 60 63
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 91 91 61 204
VERAPAMIL ER 90 90 62 84
RAMIPRIL 88 88 63 80
LEVOFLOXACIN 87 74 64 88
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84 71 65 54
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 82 76 66 70
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 82 63 66 48
ROPINIROLE HCL 80 77 68 79
ACTOS 80 80 68 143
NIFEDIPINE ER 75 73 70 126
DIGOXIN 73 53 71 59
DIOVAN 69 69 72 58
LYRICA 68 48 73 72
QUINAPRIL HCL 68 68 73 142
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 65 57 75 106
LEVEMIR 65 64 75 145
SYMBICORT 65 46 75 166
PREMARIN 64 62 R 78 123
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63 56 79 99
PROAIR HFA 62 31 80 42
FENTANYL 62 61 S2 80 92
CEPHALEXIN 62 57 80 87
PROMETHAZINE HCL 61 44 R 83 56
NIFEDIAC CC 59 51 84 272
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59 58 S2 84 107
SEROQUEL 59 59 84 130
KLOR-CON 10 57 46 87 74
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57 52 R 87 57
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56 56 89 68
NOVOLOG 56 52 89 139
TORSEMIDE 55 55 91 183
CARTIA XT 55 52 91 317
TRAZODONE HCL 54 53 93 36
CELEBREX 54 50 93 131
GLYBURIDE 54 54 R 93 46
GEMFIBROZIL 54 47 93 90
OXYCODONE HCL 53 51 S2 97 62
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 53 46 97 133
AZITHROMYCIN 52 46 99 41
AMITIZA 50 50 100 281
FINASTERIDE 50 50 100 121
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50 45 100 39
BENICAR HCT 50 49 100 277
JANUVIA 50 50 100 85
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.