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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,965Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 116 out of 1383

$904K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 78 out of 1383

361 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

15% of this provider’s 361 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 361 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 14,012 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 23%.

Prescription Price

$57 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 612 564 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 498 457 2 3
TRAMADOL HCL 460 439 3 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 447 413 4 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 445 439 5 35
MIRTAZAPINE 409 404 6 51
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 402 355 7 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 357 340 8 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 339 308 9 15
FUROSEMIDE 333 305 10 7
NAMENDA 329 328 11 49
SERTRALINE HCL 323 301 12 21
GABAPENTIN 307 280 13 11
TRAZODONE HCL 236 215 14 36
CYMBALTA 234 205 15 53
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 232 222 16 9
RISPERIDONE 216 184 17 71
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 214 204 18 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 211 198 19 17
OMEPRAZOLE 205 172 20 5
PREDNISONE 201 147 21 40
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 199 198 22 70
RANITIDINE HCL 196 180 23 19
MELOXICAM 183 168 24 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179 173 25 10
CARVEDILOL 173 154 26 24
SEROQUEL 168 156 27 130
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 138 115 28 124
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 138 135 28 78
LANTUS 137 70 30 50
FAMOTIDINE 125 92 31 61
SULINDAC 120 94 32 251
DIGOXIN 117 105 33 59
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 113 99 34 89
METFORMIN HCL ER 111 104 35 47
CEPHALEXIN 109 91 36 87
CLONIDINE HCL 108 98 37 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 107 97 38 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 107 100 38 66
FENTANYL 105 63 S2 40 92
CLOPIDOGREL 103 97 41 28
TOPIRAMATE 102 47 42 208
SIMVASTATIN 98 72 43 2
PLAVIX 98 90 43 43
LYRICA 94 35 45 72
OLANZAPINE 87 84 46 164
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 86 77 47 108
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 85 81 48 193
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 81 61 49 138
ATENOLOL 77 69 50 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74 62 51 14
BUPROPION HCL SR 74 53 51 194
JANTOVEN 70 70 53 146
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 69 53 27
ADVAIR DISKUS 69 67 55 63
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69 62 55 39
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 66 54 S2 57 77
GLIMEPIRIDE 65 49 58 31
LEVEMIR 64 56 59 145
AGGRENOX 64 64 59 191
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 46 61 67
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62 58 61 127
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62 56 61 64
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61 61 64 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 60 58 65 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60 58 65 54
LEVOFLOXACIN 60 53 65 88
PAROXETINE HCL 60 60 65 55
RIVASTIGMINE 59 59 69 239
SPIRIVA 59 46 69 45
SINGULAIR 58 46 71 82
NYSTATIN 56 49 72 132
XOPENEX 55 55 73 425
PHENYTOIN 55 21 73 254
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 42 S2 75 81
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 52 41 76 205
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 50 38 77 29
EXELON 50 50 77 117
TERAZOSIN HCL 50 50 77 111
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. 4, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.