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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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59,865Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1383

$3.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 1383

1,009 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

7% of this provider’s 1,009 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 1,009 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 49,323 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

59 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 2,089 1,777 1 6
FUROSEMIDE 1,922 1,604 2 7
SIMVASTATIN 1,910 1,610 3 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,694 1,619 4 35
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,402 1,266 5 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,329 1,144 6 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,272 1,051 7 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,223 1,070 8 12
RISPERIDONE 1,199 1,026 9 71
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,199 1,034 S3 9 1
NAMENDA 1,190 1,140 11 49
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,165 978 12 13
MIRTAZAPINE 1,081 994 13 51
CARVEDILOL 929 825 14 24
TRAZODONE HCL 928 755 15 36
LISINOPRIL 896 746 16 3
GABAPENTIN 896 685 16 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 853 701 18 78
LANTUS 808 655 19 50
OMEPRAZOLE 713 543 20 5
NOVOLIN R 692 561 10 21 167
CYMBALTA 675 515 22 53
SERTRALINE HCL 674 507 23 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 634 559 24 70
METFORMIN HCL 572 462 25 8
EXELON 566 564 26 117
CLONIDINE HCL 553 384 27 44
CLOPIDOGREL 538 469 28 28
LEVETIRACETAM 535 272 29 134
HYDRALAZINE HCL 484 366 30 86
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 474 447 31 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 468 442 32 30
HUMULIN R 455 346 10 33 215
KLOR-CON M20 441 401 34 100
FAMOTIDINE 436 358 35 61
BENAZEPRIL HCL 411 358 36 38
LACTULOSE 409 321 37 128
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 388 299 38 124
PLAVIX 380 337 39 43
RAMIPRIL 361 307 40 80
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 357 294 41 99
DIGOXIN 339 303 42 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 314 291 43 66
BUSPIRONE HCL 310 267 44 109
RANITIDINE HCL 309 227 45 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 308 234 46 18
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 308 206 46 127
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 300 260 48 108
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 297 239 49 54
GLIPIZIDE 264 229 50 98
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 263 206 51 115
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 261 209 52 23
PROMETHAZINE HCL 253 180 R 53 56
BACLOFEN 253 98 53 118
SPIRONOLACTONE 252 208 55 67
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 243 187 56 17
SANTYL 241 214 57 237
NEXIUM 240 170 58 26
MELOXICAM 239 211 59 20
ALLOPURINOL 237 204 60 33
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 234 188 61 174
LEVEMIR 230 141 62 145
SEROQUEL 228 208 63 130
OLANZAPINE 225 190 64 164
TRAMADOL HCL 219 193 65 25
LEVOFLOXACIN 215 173 66 88
ATENOLOL 214 173 67 16
LYRICA 212 165 68 72
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 211 186 69 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 210 187 70 32
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 207 143 R 71 197
HALOPERIDOL 206 187 72 195
ABILIFY 203 124 73 178
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 199 123 74 200
DIOVAN 199 191 74 58
PREDNISONE 194 144 76 40
VALPROIC ACID 191 115 77 262
LATANOPROST 189 156 78 239
FINASTERIDE 189 163 78 121
CEFTRIAXONE 183 160 80 175
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 180 160 81 37
NYSTATIN 177 128 82 132
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 176 138 83 89
DETROL LA 176 146 83 234
FLUOXETINE HCL 172 120 85 52
PAROXETINE HCL 170 125 86 55
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 170 127 86 137
MUPIROCIN 170 108 86 189
AMIODARONE HCL 166 156 89 188
FENOFIBRATE 163 86 90 65
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 149 121 91 106
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 148 70 92 173
SPIRIVA 147 130 93 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 147 132 93 31
TRAVATAN Z 143 142 95 266
PREVACID 139 92 10 96 293
CLONIDINE 137 119 97 255
LIDOCAINE HCL 134 117 98 219
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132 98 99 29
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 132 96 99 48
CARBAMAZEPINE 131 86 101 224
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 128 95 102 102
ROPINIROLE HCL 127 116 103 79
DILTIAZEM HCL 127 91 103 203
MEGESTROL ACETATE 126 116 R 105 170
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 125 119 106 286
LABETALOL HCL 123 90 107 217
JANUVIA 119 103 108 85
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 112 103 109 75
DILTIAZEM ER 110 98 110 110
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 109 73 111 120
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 109 93 R 111 283
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 109 73 R 111 69
NOVOLOG 105 59 114 139
PROCRIT 105 100 114 309
FLUCONAZOLE 104 85 116 136
LAMOTRIGINE 101 84 117 210
SINGULAIR 101 89 117 82
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 101 92 117 39
BUMETANIDE 99 84 120 122
DILANTIN 96 72 121 319
NASONEX 96 78 121 234
AMOXICILLIN 94 78 123 119
QUINAPRIL HCL 92 92 124 142
KLOR-CON M10 92 90 124 179
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 92 62 124 159
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 91 85 127 389
PRIMIDONE 91 76 127 207
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91 80 127 64
CALCITRIOL 90 83 130 295
VENLAFAXINE HCL 89 82 131 192
IBUPROFEN 88 41 132 91
ACTONEL 88 85 132 227
PHENYTOIN 87 43 134 254
GLUCAGEN 85 51 135 352
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84 63 S2 136 107
METRONIDAZOLE 83 58 137 330
ADVAIR DISKUS 81 61 138 63
CAPTOPRIL 80 80 139 326
FENTANYL 80 56 S2 139 92
NUEDEXTA 80 63 139 288
LEXAPRO 80 67 139 241
LANSOPRAZOLE 79 50 143 169
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 78 68 144 216
AGGRENOX 77 57 145 191
BUPROPION HCL 76 38 146 290
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 76 70 R 146 269
OXCARBAZEPINE 76 76 146 357
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74 63 149 162
SODIUM CHLORIDE 74 55 149 263
TRANSDERM-SCOP 73 37 151 326
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 73 62 151 95
BUPROPION HCL SR 71 58 153 194
CRESTOR 68 64 154 34
CEPHALEXIN 67 53 155 87
ONDANSETRON HCL 66 42 156 212
LUMIGAN 66 59 156 406
HYDROXYZINE HCL 65 58 R 158 151
RENVELA 65 26 158 368
NOVOLIN 70-30 64 45 160 211
METFORMIN HCL ER 64 43 160 47
RIVASTIGMINE 63 63 162 239
SENSIPAR 61 39 163 412
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 61 61 163 236
NIFEDIPINE ER 60 58 165 126
NYSTOP 60 47 165 294
AZITHROMYCIN 60 51 165 41
METOLAZONE 60 55 165 221
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 59 54 169 138
AMITIZA 58 50 170 281
DIPYRIDAMOLE 58 58 R 170 365
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57 44 R 172 57
MECLIZINE HCL 55 50 173 113
FLECTOR 54 50 174 430
TIZANIDINE HCL 54 24 174 104
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54 45 174 68
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53 40 177 94
PENTOXIFYLLINE 53 48 177 284
CILOSTAZOL 52 47 179 231
NATEGLINIDE 52 28 179 243
VIMPAT 51 0 181 356
MISOPROSTOL 51 51 181 334
ACTOS 50 25 183 143
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 50 49 183 196
SYMBICORT 50 48 183 166
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 50 45 183 297
TOPIRAMATE 50 0 183 208
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 Oct. 31, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.