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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,348Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 90 out of 1383

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 1383

628 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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

5% of this provider’s 628 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 628 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 13,479 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 837 610 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 554 467 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 500 406 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 433 335 4 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 378 311 5 13
SIMVASTATIN 367 292 6 2
LISINOPRIL 365 297 7 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 272 255 8 6
METFORMIN HCL 263 206 9 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 262 232 10 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 243 184 11 64
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 243 207 11 9
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 240 170 13 89
GABAPENTIN 213 150 14 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 209 155 15 15
CARVEDILOL 204 146 16 24
PREDNISONE 202 158 17 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 181 139 18 17
NEXIUM 181 145 18 26
ATENOLOL 177 119 20 16
MELOXICAM 177 133 20 20
AZITHROMYCIN 170 131 22 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170 119 22 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 159 124 24 30
CYMBALTA 151 136 25 53
SERTRALINE HCL 150 124 26 21
TRAMADOL HCL 145 133 27 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 141 112 28 39
TRAZODONE HCL 140 103 29 36
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 139 119 30 54
DONEPEZIL HCL 139 139 30 35
DIOVAN 130 98 32 58
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 130 121 32 29
MIRTAZAPINE 129 104 34 51
NAMENDA 119 107 35 49
LANTUS 117 95 36 50
CLOPIDOGREL 116 100 37 28
PROMETHAZINE HCL 116 92 R 37 56
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 114 88 39 95
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111 91 40 32
SPIRIVA 111 93 40 45
RANITIDINE HCL 107 67 42 19
ALLOPURINOL 106 75 43 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 85 44 10
ROPINIROLE HCL 101 63 45 79
GLIMEPIRIDE 101 54 45 31
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98 95 R 47 57
CRESTOR 97 57 48 34
CELEBREX 95 79 49 131
GLYBURIDE 94 70 R 50 46
TERAZOSIN HCL 93 86 51 111
PROAIR HFA 91 62 52 42
PLAVIX 91 74 52 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 88 77 54 18
LOVASTATIN 88 79 54 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 86 68 56 70
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 85 73 57 115
PAROXETINE HCL 84 49 58 55
VERAPAMIL ER 83 60 59 84
FAMOTIDINE 83 64 59 61
RAMIPRIL 82 78 61 80
VENTOLIN HFA 82 49 61 93
LYRICA 80 49 63 72
HYDROXYZINE HCL 77 61 R 64 151
NITROFURANTOIN 70 57 65 187
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 70 62 65 48
FLUOXETINE HCL 68 37 67 52
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68 44 R 67 69
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 67 29 69 68
FINASTERIDE 67 63 69 121
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 44 71 67
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 54 71 27
PREMARIN 65 56 R 73 123
SYNTHROID 64 64 74 73
QUINAPRIL HCL 62 53 75 142
AMITIZA 61 26 76 281
RISPERIDONE 61 42 76 71
ESTRADIOL 60 28 R 78 96
HUMALOG 58 48 79 176
SINGULAIR 57 45 80 82
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56 49 81 14
DETROL LA 56 17 81 234
METOLAZONE 56 46 81 221
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53 41 84 137
ADVAIR DISKUS 53 45 84 63
DIGOXIN 52 46 86 59
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52 19 86 102
NAPROXEN 51 16 88 105
FENTANYL 51 40 S2 88 92
TIZANIDINE HCL 50 0 90 104
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 49 90 60
CLONIDINE HCL 50 38 90 44
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. 26, 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.