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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,467Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 303 out of 1383

$544K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 301 out of 1383

236 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
49%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

37% of this provider’s 236 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 236 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 4,683 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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
OXYCODONE HCL 370 47 S2 1 62
BENAZEPRIL HCL 363 235 2 38
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 347 133 S3 3 1
SIMVASTATIN 319 177 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 254 91 5 7
RANITIDINE HCL 235 109 6 19
MELOXICAM 234 125 7 20
OMEPRAZOLE 214 142 8 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 205 103 9 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 205 124 9 4
ENDOCET 190 50 S2 11 97
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 180 75 12 12
PROMETHAZINE HCL 179 0 R 13 56
LOVASTATIN 178 93 14 22
CARISOPRODOL 158 0 R 15 76
GABAPENTIN 149 44 16 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 137 88 17 23
METFORMIN HCL 133 69 18 8
ZETIA 132 73 19 101
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 127 48 20 18
NEXIUM 125 55 21 26
LISINOPRIL 124 63 22 3
GLIMEPIRIDE 122 59 23 31
ALLOPURINOL 112 87 24 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 109 49 25 15
ATENOLOL 108 71 26 16
SINGULAIR 104 51 27 82
CARVEDILOL 102 59 28 24
SERTRALINE HCL 101 42 29 21
SPIRONOLACTONE 99 64 30 67
KLOR-CON 10 90 60 31 74
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 89 62 32 9
COMBIVENT 82 18 33 116
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81 56 34 37
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 76 59 35 6
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 76 17 35 114
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75 43 37 162
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 73 0 S2 38 77
AZITHROMYCIN 68 36 39 41
FENOFIBRATE 67 0 40 65
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64 0 R 41 69
IMIPRAMINE HCL 64 22 R 41 329
TRAZODONE HCL 63 20 43 36
DOXEPIN HCL 63 17 43 201
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 62 0 S2 45 310
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 40 46 155
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60 31 47 32
DIGOXIN 59 54 48 59
METHOTREXATE 59 42 48 256
PROAIR HFA 57 23 50 42
SPIRIVA 56 16 51 45
BACLOFEN 55 15 52 118
CYMBALTA 55 27 52 53
PIROXICAM 54 23 54 430
RISPERIDONE 54 28 54 71
FAMOTIDINE 54 0 54 61
DEXILANT 51 11 57 140
MORPHINE SULFATE 51 0 S2 57 222
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51 27 57 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 38 57 10
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 Sept. 2, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.