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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,864Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 1383

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 1383

470 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 470 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

36% of this provider’s 470 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 19,560 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 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 1,563 1,167 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 907 708 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 877 798 3 7
SIMVASTATIN 664 509 4 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 603 509 5 12
GABAPENTIN 577 459 6 11
JANTOVEN 554 477 7 146
METFORMIN HCL 537 368 8 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 512 454 9 4
OMEPRAZOLE 484 345 10 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 444 360 11 9
MIRTAZAPINE 440 398 12 51
SERTRALINE HCL 388 327 13 21
GLYBURIDE 384 269 R 14 46
TRAZODONE HCL 375 265 15 36
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 359 299 16 6
LOVASTATIN 332 248 17 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 317 238 18 17
FENOFIBRATE 300 216 19 65
RANITIDINE HCL 295 211 20 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 283 258 21 15
ATENOLOL 277 221 22 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 275 220 23 10
NOVOLIN R 255 196 24 167
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 241 207 S2 25 107
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 236 206 26 193
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 199 168 27 108
DONEPEZIL HCL 196 173 28 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 192 91 29 13
TRAMADOL HCL 187 121 30 25
PAROXETINE HCL 183 153 31 55
ALLOPURINOL 176 157 32 33
CARISOPRODOL 167 58 R 33 76
SEROQUEL 164 140 34 130
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 163 129 35 32
PLAVIX 163 148 35 43
CARVEDILOL 158 138 37 24
CLONIDINE HCL 154 130 38 44
CYMBALTA 152 90 39 53
MELOXICAM 151 140 40 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 149 104 41 14
LEVEMIR 147 110 42 145
FAMOTIDINE 145 137 43 61
LANTUS 144 105 44 50
PREDNISONE 142 140 45 40
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 137 135 46 138
ENULOSE 136 102 47 319
CLOPIDOGREL 135 122 48 28
AZITHROMYCIN 128 93 49 41
AMIKACIN SULFATE 124 106 10 50 359
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 120 110 51 66
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 120 90 51 48
NYSTATIN 119 103 53 132
PROMETHAZINE HCL 118 49 R 54 56
LYRICA 115 88 55 72
DIGOXIN 114 114 56 59
NAMENDA 112 97 57 49
LACTULOSE 108 92 58 128
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 107 58 59 127
NEXIUM 106 68 60 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 99 75 61 37
BUSPIRONE HCL 97 66 62 109
TORSEMIDE 96 61 63 183
FLUOXETINE HCL 95 82 64 52
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 94 80 65 78
HUMULIN R 92 88 66 215
SPIRONOLACTONE 91 72 67 67
DILTIAZEM HCL 90 90 68 203
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90 83 68 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 89 75 70 70
PROAIR HFA 86 48 71 42
LEVOFLOXACIN 85 67 72 88
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 84 66 S2 73 81
NAPROXEN 80 65 74 105
GLIPIZIDE 79 79 75 98
DIOVAN 78 78 76 58
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 76 46 77 115
CEFUROXIME 76 62 77 164
BACLOFEN 75 61 79 118
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 73 52 80 159
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 73 59 80 29
ROPINIROLE HCL 73 65 80 79
GEMFIBROZIL 72 43 83 90
GLIMEPIRIDE 72 67 83 31
FENTANYL 71 58 S2 85 92
KLOR-CON M20 70 53 86 100
FLUCONAZOLE 70 57 86 136
ENDOCET 68 43 S2 88 97
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68 46 R 88 69
CEPHALEXIN 66 49 90 87
SINGULAIR 66 61 90 82
NITROFURANTOIN 65 51 92 187
PREMARIN 62 56 R 93 123
SPIRIVA 61 48 94 45
RISPERIDONE 59 40 95 71
TOPIRAMATE 58 0 96 208
OLANZAPINE 57 50 97 164
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56 46 98 95
KLOR-CON 10 55 52 99 74
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55 55 99 86
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54 40 101 23
LATANOPROST 51 39 102 239
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51 34 102 39
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 42 104 54
COMBIVENT 50 30 104 116
MORPHINE SULFATE 50 16 S2 104 222
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. 1, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.