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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,023Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 154

$983K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 154

592 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

3% of this provider’s 592 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 592 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 12,038 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 58%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $167 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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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
FUROSEMIDE 627 520 1 11
OMEPRAZOLE 512 419 2 12
SIMVASTATIN 400 340 3 21
METFORMIN HCL 367 272 4 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 335 247 5 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 278 227 6 24
GABAPENTIN 272 175 7 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 270 200 8 23
TRAMADOL HCL 268 201 9 37
RANITIDINE HCL 266 197 10 42
LISINOPRIL 261 201 11 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 257 179 12 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 256 181 13 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 237 184 14 32
CEPHALEXIN 234 171 15 79
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 228 180 S3 16 19
SPIRIVA 201 105 17 1
PROAIR HFA 196 117 18 3
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 186 165 19 73
CITALOPRAM HBR 185 145 20 41
CRESTOR 180 162 21 59
PREDNISONE 172 119 22 4
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 172 130 22 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 162 131 24 22
COMBIVENT 161 55 25 10
CLOPIDOGREL 153 125 26 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 140 110 27 47
PLAVIX 132 103 28 77
CARVEDILOL 130 108 29 55
MELOXICAM 123 107 30 67
SINGULAIR 120 64 31 8
GEMFIBROZIL 116 76 32 112
GLIPIZIDE ER 115 106 33 114
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 111 81 34 61
GLIPIZIDE 110 92 35 116
DIGOXIN 107 91 36 63
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 106 77 37 31
AZITHROMYCIN 102 79 38 7
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 102 68 R 38 72
SYMBICORT 102 55 38 5
TRAZODONE HCL 100 57 41 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 98 88 42 43
BYSTOLIC 98 80 42 82
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 95 79 44 54
ALLOPURINOL 95 79 44 62
FAMOTIDINE 90 59 46 83
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90 62 46 58
NAMENDA 85 85 48 69
JANUVIA 85 54 48 71
DULERA 83 35 50 56
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 82 66 51 128
FLUOXETINE HCL 82 45 51 95
NYSTOP 82 79 51 128
GLYBURIDE 79 68 R 54 87
DIOVAN 76 72 55 96
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76 41 55 14
EXELON 74 74 57 131
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 74 44 57 13
JANUMET 74 55 57 131
VENTOLIN HFA 73 41 60 6
KLOR-CON 10 72 58 61 80
PROMETHAZINE HCL 71 35 R 62 92
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69 49 63 45
DIOVAN HCT 69 69 63 136
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67 66 R 65 100
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 43 66 52
LOVASTATIN 66 51 66 49
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 66 50 66 29
EXFORGE 65 45 69 141
ATENOLOL 64 47 70 57
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63 42 71 110
LANTUS 62 34 72 64
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60 56 73 84
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60 60 73 76
CYMBALTA 60 27 73 108
CLONIDINE HCL 59 40 76 46
NYSTATIN 58 53 77 98
TERAZOSIN HCL 58 58 77 147
NEXIUM 58 43 77 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 53 80 38
SEROQUEL XR 57 18 80 150
MEGESTROL ACETATE 56 56 R 82 90
ZETIA 55 34 83 51
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 55 83 156
RISPERIDONE 55 55 83 103
SYNTHROID 53 53 86 111
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53 41 86 44
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 53 51 86 109
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51 43 89 104
AMITIZA 51 51 89 162
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 51 32 89 106
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 47 92 89
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. 25, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.