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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,864Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 141

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 141

725 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
47%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

33% of this provider’s 725 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 725 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 21%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 10,896 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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 919 388 S3 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 751 404 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 719 305 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 664 431 4 4
LISINOPRIL 655 334 5 2
METFORMIN HCL 645 297 6 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 486 264 7 12
NEXIUM 481 206 8 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 479 289 9 11
GABAPENTIN 465 258 10 5
ENDOCET 465 169 S2 10 14
FUROSEMIDE 449 235 12 10
ATENOLOL 428 214 13 19
BACLOFEN 322 164 14 47
SPIRIVA 321 152 15 50
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 319 166 16 29
LOVASTATIN 307 151 17 26
PROAIR HFA 296 111 18 32
ALLOPURINOL 293 116 19 54
WARFARIN SODIUM 284 104 20 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 270 157 21 23
RANITIDINE HCL 260 105 22 22
GLYBURIDE 257 119 R 23 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256 184 24 13
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 248 142 25 53
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 231 80 S2 26 15
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 228 91 S2 27 9
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 204 110 28 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 202 71 29 17
OXYCODONE HCL 193 48 S2 30 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 193 134 30 60
DEXILANT 185 50 32 84
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 180 55 S2 33 56
ADVAIR DISKUS 179 83 34 77
AZITHROMYCIN 176 83 35 25
COMBIVENT 169 88 36 88
CLONIDINE HCL 169 58 36 77
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 162 86 38 55
SERTRALINE HCL 160 58 39 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 155 45 40 61
CRESTOR 150 92 41 35
PAROXETINE HCL 144 69 42 82
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 143 76 S3 43 100
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137 60 44 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 135 90 45 48
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 134 30 46 119
SINGULAIR 123 77 47 94
LANTUS 115 55 48 80
CLOPIDOGREL 112 81 49 39
PLAVIX 111 72 50 63
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 111 45 50 109
MIRTAZAPINE 110 38 52 127
CARISOPRODOL 109 14 R 53 18
MECLIZINE HCL 109 68 53 129
MELOXICAM 102 48 55 16
METFORMIN HCL ER 100 60 56 45
RAMIPRIL 100 17 56 134
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 99 47 58 110
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 99 29 58 79
GEMFIBROZIL 98 68 60 98
TRICOR 98 26 60 135
COLCRYS 97 29 62 136
TRAZODONE HCL 97 23 62 49
CILOSTAZOL 96 46 64 137
INSULIN SYRINGE 95 40 65 97
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 93 67 66 67
TRAMADOL HCL 93 54 66 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 33 68 28
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 91 33 69 86
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 91 67 69 41
GLIMEPIRIDE 88 57 71 51
BENAZEPRIL HCL 87 79 72 59
CARVEDILOL 86 41 73 36
CEPHALEXIN 81 49 74 86
DIGOXIN 80 64 75 88
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80 22 R 75 40
HYDROXYZINE HCL 79 34 R 77 144
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 76 57 78 76
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74 24 79 65
VERAPAMIL ER 74 48 79 102
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 73 43 81 121
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72 42 82 146
DIOVAN 72 36 82 103
FENTANYL 72 35 S2 82 38
DICYCLOMINE HCL 70 24 85 147
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 37 85 82
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69 17 87 44
VENTOLIN HFA 68 39 88 94
AZELASTINE HCL 67 56 89 115
LYRICA 67 19 89 46
TIZANIDINE HCL 67 0 89 24
OXYCONTIN 66 0 S2 92 33
ACTOS 66 28 92 151
AMOXICILLIN 65 33 94 152
FAMOTIDINE 64 38 95 154
METHOCARBAMOL 60 19 R 96 63
PROPRANOLOL HCL 59 39 97 125
DILTIAZEM ER 57 42 98 169
SPIRONOLACTONE 56 45 99 92
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54 26 100 96
SYNTHROID 53 16 101 116
IBUPROFEN 53 19 101 66
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52 27 103 91
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 July 8, 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.