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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,963Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 1383

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 1383

706 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 706 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 706 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 19,264 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
FUROSEMIDE 991 844 1 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 826 713 2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 662 594 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 654 593 4 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 641 508 S3 5 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 587 573 6 35
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 533 503 7 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 500 385 8 12
LISINOPRIL 456 383 9 3
NAMENDA 442 442 10 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 434 367 11 15
RISPERIDONE 413 303 12 71
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 411 341 13 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 393 388 14 13
CARVEDILOL 366 294 15 24
SERTRALINE HCL 365 327 16 21
METFORMIN HCL 318 225 17 8
TRAZODONE HCL 291 234 18 36
CYMBALTA 236 222 19 53
GABAPENTIN 235 185 20 11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 220 202 21 64
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217 168 22 10
NOVOLIN R 217 148 22 167
RANITIDINE HCL 216 160 24 19
FAMOTIDINE 215 183 25 61
MELOXICAM 212 193 26 20
KLOR-CON M10 204 204 27 179
NEXIUM 203 175 28 26
EXELON 193 154 29 117
HYDRALAZINE HCL 189 163 30 86
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 186 172 31 48
CLOPIDOGREL 180 159 32 28
DIGOXIN 179 179 33 59
MIRTAZAPINE 168 154 34 51
GLYBURIDE 165 123 R 35 46
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 162 144 36 108
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 157 116 37 78
TAMSULOSIN HCL 157 156 37 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 157 131 37 67
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 156 143 40 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 147 133 41 70
CLONIDINE HCL 140 83 42 44
LACTULOSE 138 97 43 128
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 137 127 44 66
LEVETIRACETAM 136 95 45 134
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 135 106 46 17
LANTUS 132 95 47 50
BENAZEPRIL HCL 129 99 48 38
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 129 108 48 54
PLAVIX 128 120 50 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125 122 51 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123 114 52 29
MEGESTROL ACETATE 123 103 R 52 170
ABILIFY 120 110 54 178
KLOR-CON M20 116 115 55 100
OLANZAPINE 116 113 55 164
IBUPROFEN 114 97 57 91
TRAMADOL HCL 112 92 58 25
BUSPIRONE HCL 107 67 59 109
AMIODARONE HCL 105 105 60 188
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 104 38 61 137
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 98 78 62 173
PROMETHAZINE HCL 93 66 R 63 56
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 92 38 R 64 197
AMOXICILLIN 91 61 65 119
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89 55 66 99
TRAVATAN Z 87 78 67 266
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 85 85 68 23
PAROXETINE HCL 85 48 68 55
ATENOLOL 83 72 70 16
GLUCAGON EMERGENCY KIT 81 41 71 394
GLIPIZIDE 79 63 72 98
HUMULIN R 79 63 72 215
AZITHROMYCIN 78 60 74 41
CEPHALEXIN 77 57 75 87
KLOR-CON 10 73 63 76 74
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 72 57 77 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69 59 78 102
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 69 62 78 286
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67 55 80 115
DIOVAN 67 67 80 58
NOVOLIN 70-30 65 29 82 211
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 53 83 89
FINASTERIDE 62 62 84 121
LEVEMIR 60 39 85 145
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 60 58 85 124
HALOPERIDOL 58 38 87 195
LYRICA 56 41 88 72
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 49 S2 88 107
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 55 43 90 106
FLUCONAZOLE 53 34 91 136
VERAPAMIL ER 53 32 91 84
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 52 51 93 193
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51 43 94 94
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51 51 94 75
NYSTATIN 50 35 96 132
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. 28, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.