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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,320Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 92 out of 1383

$957K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 67 out of 1383

689 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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

8% of this provider’s 689 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 689 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 14,336 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
OMEPRAZOLE 819 740 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 672 599 2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 563 389 S3 3 1
SIMVASTATIN 545 476 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 482 415 5 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 457 413 6 23
LISINOPRIL 389 301 7 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 380 345 8 9
FUROSEMIDE 347 303 9 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 318 255 10 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 304 274 11 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 304 251 11 10
METFORMIN HCL 260 169 13 8
RANITIDINE HCL 257 239 14 19
DIOVAN 248 202 15 58
GLIPIZIDE ER 235 197 16 157
ATENOLOL 233 213 17 16
TRAMADOL HCL 222 185 18 25
GABAPENTIN 196 127 19 11
FENOFIBRATE 193 170 20 65
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 185 171 21 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 184 172 22 13
SPIRIVA 182 147 23 45
SERTRALINE HCL 176 148 24 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 159 131 25 32
CARVEDILOL 159 149 25 24
PAROXETINE HCL 154 129 27 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 146 124 28 30
NEXIUM 132 92 29 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 130 118 30 37
BENAZEPRIL HCL 127 115 31 38
GLIPIZIDE 127 86 31 98
TRAZODONE HCL 126 72 33 36
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 118 34 60
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 120 110 35 12
LYRICA 116 81 36 72
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 111 84 R 37 57
METFORMIN HCL ER 109 84 38 47
PROAIR HFA 107 72 39 42
DIOVAN HCT 104 96 40 103
LOVASTATIN 103 94 41 22
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 103 83 41 257
ALLOPURINOL 102 79 43 33
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102 75 S2 43 107
DONEPEZIL HCL 102 102 43 35
PREDNISONE 99 76 46 40
MELOXICAM 98 91 47 20
CRESTOR 97 81 48 34
ZETIA 95 74 49 101
METHOCARBAMOL 94 63 R 50 141
SYNTHROID 92 92 51 73
CYMBALTA 92 32 51 53
ROPINIROLE HCL 92 87 51 79
VERAPAMIL ER 92 92 51 84
GEMFIBROZIL 87 81 55 90
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 84 76 56 68
EXFORGE 83 83 57 238
CLOPIDOGREL 82 79 58 28
GLIPIZIDE XL 79 73 59 246
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79 49 59 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 77 62 61 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 76 54 62 52
PLAVIX 74 74 63 43
FINASTERIDE 74 73 63 121
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 71 66 65 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71 67 65 66
LOVAZA 70 53 67 225
AZITHROMYCIN 69 62 68 41
MIRTAZAPINE 69 61 68 51
INSULIN SYRINGE 68 68 70 83
TEKTURNA 67 59 71 287
LANTUS 66 66 72 50
BUSPIRONE HCL 65 46 73 109
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65 58 73 173
LANSOPRAZOLE 64 36 75 169
SINGULAIR 62 19 76 82
PEN NEEDLE 62 30 76 147
ADVAIR DISKUS 59 29 78 63
BACLOFEN 59 43 78 118
NIASPAN 59 59 78 148
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58 38 81 94
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58 43 81 112
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 49 83 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56 40 84 99
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54 34 85 64
CLONIDINE HCL 54 41 85 44
BUMETANIDE 53 53 87 122
GLIMEPIRIDE 51 49 88 31
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. 17, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.