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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,217Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 1121

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 1121

653 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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 653 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 653 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 25,949 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 24%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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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 1,126 910 S3 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,110 988 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 936 821 3 6
FUROSEMIDE 813 767 4 7
SIMVASTATIN 787 678 5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 776 699 6 5
SERTRALINE HCL 726 671 7 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 669 661 8 11
GABAPENTIN 592 492 9 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 545 517 10 9
LISINOPRIL 495 425 11 4
TRAMADOL HCL 444 392 12 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 437 404 13 18
ATENOLOL 436 383 14 16
METFORMIN HCL 432 357 15 8
FAMOTIDINE 365 340 16 63
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 347 347 17 75
MELOXICAM 336 273 18 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 301 294 19 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 300 299 20 10
CARVEDILOL 297 262 21 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 284 280 S2 22 122
KLOR-CON M10 280 265 23 171
TRAZODONE HCL 269 245 24 40
MIRTAZAPINE 264 263 25 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 255 208 26 29
AZITHROMYCIN 254 218 27 44
SYNTHROID 227 207 28 55
GLYBURIDE 210 165 R 29 51
RISPERIDONE 205 205 30 82
PAROXETINE HCL 205 184 30 58
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 201 191 32 14
ALLOPURINOL 199 184 33 30
NAMENDA 197 193 34 53
FENTANYL 187 171 S2 35 100
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 187 152 35 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 186 160 37 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 180 91 38 60
CLOPIDOGREL 175 144 39 27
COUMADIN 173 153 40 196
NEXIUM 170 148 41 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 163 145 42 98
RANITIDINE HCL 161 138 43 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158 153 44 46
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 158 144 44 70
DRONABINOL 157 157 10 46 361
PREDNISONE 150 126 47 43
PLAVIX 149 141 48 42
NOVOLIN 70-30 146 136 49 235
CYMBALTA 146 113 49 50
IBUPROFEN 145 101 51 110
CEFTRIAXONE 145 144 51 197
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 144 137 53 38
DIGOXIN 144 132 53 59
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 143 126 R 55 61
NOVOLIN R 142 133 56 174
SPIRONOLACTONE 138 98 57 54
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 137 127 58 17
SUCRALFATE 132 118 59 193
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 129 113 60 128
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 129 116 60 19
LYRICA 123 76 62 76
TORSEMIDE 122 91 63 155
RAMIPRIL 119 116 64 74
LEVEMIR 118 89 65 157
PROMETHAZINE HCL 116 102 R 66 67
LIDOCAINE HCL 115 114 67 237
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114 104 68 32
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 114 102 68 57
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 114 114 68 118
BUSPIRONE HCL 109 66 71 114
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 108 99 72 120
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 106 72 73 154
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105 105 74 23
DIOVAN HCT 103 97 75 90
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 102 94 76 101
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101 91 77 62
HYDRALAZINE HCL 100 99 78 66
SINGULAIR 100 77 78 78
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 95 89 80 141
AMIODARONE HCL 94 94 81 188
KETOCONAZOLE 92 86 82 308
NYSTATIN 90 75 83 147
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89 72 84 36
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 86 78 85 257
AGGRENOX 83 83 86 177
ROPINIROLE HCL 80 80 87 91
SPIRIVA 79 56 88 49
HUMULIN R 78 68 89 227
SEROQUEL 77 76 90 134
ONDANSETRON HCL 75 66 91 234
CLONIDINE HCL 74 60 92 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73 68 93 37
LEVOFLOXACIN 72 59 94 79
LANTUS 70 58 95 52
METFORMIN HCL ER 70 62 95 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70 70 95 65
SOTALOL 70 69 95 199
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69 53 99 144
MIDODRINE HCL 67 67 100 348
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 66 59 101 160
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 66 46 101 135
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 63 63 103 198
DOXEPIN HCL 61 49 104 191
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 61 44 104 269
VYTORIN 60 52 106 195
KLOR-CON M20 58 56 107 85
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 58 107 31
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 57 48 109 189
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 57 57 109 305
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56 48 111 41
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56 54 111 73
CRESTOR 56 36 111 28
FLUCONAZOLE 54 41 114 156
ABILIFY 53 49 115 216
CARISOPRODOL 53 14 R 115 72
OXYCONTIN 53 49 S2 115 165
NABUMETONE 52 51 118 145
NITROFURANTOIN 52 50 118 231
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 52 43 118 103
LEVETIRACETAM 51 50 121 125
BENICAR 50 50 122 176
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 42 122 113
KLOR-CON 10 50 49 122 69
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 50 50 122 403
DETROL LA 50 48 122 275
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 July 8, 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.