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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,191Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 154 out of 1383

$552K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 294 out of 1383

478 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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 478 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 478 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 10,523 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 578 382 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 499 398 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 448 346 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 437 363 4 4
METFORMIN HCL 384 297 5 8
FUROSEMIDE 370 296 6 7
LISINOPRIL 359 264 7 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 287 218 8 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 267 227 9 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 255 203 10 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234 195 11 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 229 213 12 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 226 150 13 14
GABAPENTIN 223 116 14 11
ATENOLOL 218 192 15 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 216 131 16 52
CLOPIDOGREL 199 152 17 28
GLYBURIDE 192 145 R 18 46
BENAZEPRIL HCL 176 121 19 38
NEXIUM 175 152 20 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 172 155 21 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 170 129 22 15
TRAMADOL HCL 162 99 23 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161 132 24 30
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 161 85 R 24 57
CARVEDILOL 159 124 26 24
PLAVIX 154 130 27 43
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149 118 28 144
AZITHROMYCIN 144 96 29 41
RANITIDINE HCL 144 102 29 19
MELOXICAM 141 90 31 20
LEVOFLOXACIN 134 108 32 88
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 131 107 33 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123 98 34 32
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 119 92 35 133
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 115 95 36 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 111 36 60
PROAIR HFA 113 62 38 42
AMOXICILLIN 105 73 39 119
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 67 40 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98 36 41 39
CYMBALTA 96 30 42 53
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 92 91 43 95
LOVASTATIN 91 55 44 22
CRESTOR 88 61 45 34
FAMOTIDINE 86 58 46 61
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 83 71 47 161
INSULIN SYRINGE 82 52 48 83
ESTRADIOL 81 43 R 49 96
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77 40 R 50 69
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71 50 51 17
IBUPROFEN 71 53 51 91
GEMFIBROZIL 70 47 53 90
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69 48 54 129
DIGOXIN 66 66 55 59
LANTUS 63 56 56 50
METHOCARBAMOL 62 26 R 57 141
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61 61 58 23
NIFEDIPINE ER 60 49 59 126
SERTRALINE HCL 59 44 60 21
NITROFURANTOIN 58 48 61 187
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 55 41 62 94
PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM 54 41 63 313
CEFDINIR 53 42 64 171
FLUCONAZOLE 53 40 64 136
DONEPEZIL HCL 51 51 66 35
DEXILANT 50 29 67 140
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 April 13, 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.