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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,618Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 1383

$954K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 70 out of 1383

454 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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

7% of this provider’s 454 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 454 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 17,514 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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 870 772 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 595 557 2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 590 558 3 6
FUROSEMIDE 524 462 4 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 519 460 5 15
LISINOPRIL 467 432 6 3
OMEPRAZOLE 443 418 7 5
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 424 353 8 64
SIMVASTATIN 418 365 9 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 395 365 10 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 389 345 11 32
GABAPENTIN 354 292 12 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 328 328 13 35
SERTRALINE HCL 326 297 14 21
MIRTAZAPINE 325 323 15 51
NAMENDA 317 313 16 49
WARFARIN SODIUM 299 269 17 13
TRAZODONE HCL 298 255 18 36
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 285 273 19 48
FAMOTIDINE 235 201 20 61
METFORMIN HCL 232 193 21 8
RISPERIDONE 226 225 22 71
CYMBALTA 217 193 23 53
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 216 136 24 124
MELOXICAM 209 173 25 20
LACTULOSE 204 202 26 128
CLONIDINE HCL 194 184 27 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 169 154 28 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 164 152 29 66
ADVAIR DISKUS 162 140 30 63
ATENOLOL 155 147 31 16
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 150 140 32 133
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 148 148 33 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 143 126 34 12
DIOVAN 142 116 35 58
KLOR-CON 10 134 122 36 74
CARVEDILOL 132 126 37 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 131 129 38 23
NYSTATIN 131 93 38 132
TRAMADOL HCL 126 125 40 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 121 115 41 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121 113 41 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 116 97 43 78
LANTUS 116 78 43 50
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 114 112 45 138
TAMSULOSIN HCL 113 111 46 30
EXELON 113 113 46 117
IBUPROFEN 111 73 48 91
PREDNISONE 111 98 48 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 109 99 50 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 109 98 50 70
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 105 34 52 174
ALLOPURINOL 103 99 53 33
CLOPIDOGREL 99 95 54 28
SPIRIVA 99 84 54 45
LEVOFLOXACIN 94 82 56 88
BUMETANIDE 87 85 57 122
NOVOLIN N 86 84 58 348
FLUOXETINE HCL 84 73 59 52
FENTANYL 84 71 S2 59 92
OLANZAPINE 83 71 61 164
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 83 78 61 99
ROPINIROLE HCL 80 75 63 79
PLAVIX 78 60 64 43
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 78 78 64 120
DIGOXIN 76 76 66 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74 67 67 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72 72 68 17
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 69 59 69 161
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 68 57 70 159
DICYCLOMINE HCL 67 67 71 185
BUPROPION XL 66 59 72 230
NEXIUM 66 65 72 26
VESICARE 65 65 74 182
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 64 52 75 127
NOVOLIN R 64 46 75 167
SINGULAIR 61 43 77 82
GLYBURIDE 61 47 R 77 46
DILTIAZEM ER 60 60 79 110
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 60 60 79 236
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59 59 81 102
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 57 82 27
BACLOFEN 58 25 82 118
AZITHROMYCIN 57 51 84 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 57 52 84 68
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56 56 86 108
MONOJECT INSULIN SAFETY SYRNG 55 40 87 425
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53 51 88 86
KLOR-CON M20 53 51 88 100
PACERONE 53 53 88 436
MEGESTROL ACETATE 51 51 R 91 170
CEPHALEXIN 50 41 92 87
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 Dec. 17, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.