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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,801Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 571 out of 1383

$372K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 551 out of 1383

292 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 4,985 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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
SIMVASTATIN 456 362 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 368 305 2 6
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 236 178 3 48
LISINOPRIL 195 160 4 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 169 139 5 29
FUROSEMIDE 161 91 6 7
OMEPRAZOLE 147 108 7 5
CARVEDILOL 147 109 7 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 126 84 9 12
CLONIDINE HCL 125 84 10 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 120 82 11 68
METFORMIN HCL ER 111 81 12 47
BENAZEPRIL HCL 108 87 13 38
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 104 78 14 4
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 103 80 15 248
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 47 16 10
GABAPENTIN 95 65 17 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 95 64 17 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 94 67 19 9
ATENOLOL 92 68 20 16
RANITIDINE HCL 91 62 21 19
IBUPROFEN 90 44 22 91
METFORMIN HCL 86 50 23 8
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85 79 24 144
WARFARIN SODIUM 83 52 25 13
PLAVIX 74 53 26 43
CLOPIDOGREL 72 52 27 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 64 56 28 86
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 62 43 29 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 60 52 30 35
DIOVAN HCT 53 48 31 103
GLIPIZIDE ER 52 39 32 157
AZITHROMYCIN 50 41 33 41
MELOXICAM 50 45 33 20
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 Aug. 15, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.