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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,127Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 1383

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 1383

729 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

2% of this provider’s 729 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 729 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 23,268 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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
LISINOPRIL 1,161 887 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 1,114 900 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 1,080 893 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 984 776 4 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 710 455 5 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 696 618 6 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 674 505 7 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 639 547 8 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 598 495 9 12
METFORMIN HCL 564 396 10 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 529 421 11 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 514 422 S3 12 1
TRAMADOL HCL 474 384 13 25
GABAPENTIN 444 371 14 11
CLOPIDOGREL 429 360 15 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 402 308 16 30
MELOXICAM 386 289 17 20
FENOFIBRATE 382 302 18 65
RANITIDINE HCL 368 298 19 19
AZITHROMYCIN 356 253 20 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 292 188 21 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 283 172 22 15
ROPINIROLE HCL 278 199 23 79
PLAVIX 263 234 24 43
NAMENDA 229 217 25 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227 170 26 10
ALLOPURINOL 220 182 27 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 220 178 27 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 220 196 27 66
ATENOLOL 216 160 30 16
BACLOFEN 211 67 31 118
CARVEDILOL 207 194 32 24
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 205 138 33 106
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 204 134 34 18
CRESTOR 199 128 35 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 197 165 36 29
DIGOXIN 195 157 37 59
DONEPEZIL HCL 195 176 37 35
SERTRALINE HCL 194 173 39 21
PRENATAL PLUS 185 169 40 279
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 175 162 41 64
PAROXETINE HCL 174 156 42 55
NEXIUM 169 110 43 26
MEGESTROL ACETATE 169 149 R 43 170
KLOR-CON M20 166 102 45 100
FLUOXETINE HCL 163 148 46 52
CLONIDINE HCL 162 147 47 44
LOVASTATIN 160 147 48 22
GLYBURIDE 159 144 R 49 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 156 139 50 32
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 155 130 51 54
LANTUS 151 101 52 50
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 143 104 53 114
KLOR-CON 10 143 110 53 74
DEXILANT 137 74 55 140
BUSPIRONE HCL 135 91 56 109
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 134 134 57 48
NAPROXEN 134 70 57 105
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 133 87 59 94
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 129 86 60 127
RAMIPRIL 120 117 61 80
KLOR-CON M10 120 110 61 179
DILTIAZEM ER 116 97 63 110
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 116 85 R 63 57
TRAZODONE HCL 115 98 65 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 115 101 65 70
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 112 100 67 37
DICYCLOMINE HCL 105 72 68 185
MUPIROCIN 105 66 68 189
TRICOR 102 74 70 125
HYDROXYZINE HCL 102 66 R 70 151
MECLIZINE HCL 101 87 72 113
SINGULAIR 99 39 73 82
PREDNISONE 99 82 73 40
VERAPAMIL HCL 94 93 75 308
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 92 92 76 120
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 91 85 77 124
SPIRONOLACTONE 90 75 78 67
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 90 57 R 78 269
IBUPROFEN 87 52 80 91
HYDRALAZINE HCL 87 85 80 86
NITROFURANTOIN 86 76 82 187
RISPERIDONE 85 52 83 71
ZETIA 84 55 84 101
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 84 60 84 75
ESTRADIOL 84 55 R 84 96
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84 57 84 99
JANUMET 84 64 84 226
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 81 54 89 159
MIRTAZAPINE 81 56 89 51
PREMARIN 80 59 R 91 123
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 80 68 91 95
JANUVIA 79 47 93 85
FLUCONAZOLE 78 54 94 136
FINASTERIDE 78 71 94 121
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 78 53 94 115
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 58 94 27
PROAIR HFA 77 55 98 42
GEMFIBROZIL 77 60 98 90
INSULIN SYRINGE 77 49 98 83
VERAPAMIL ER 74 50 101 84
FAMOTIDINE 73 53 102 61
BENAZEPRIL HCL 72 64 103 38
DIOVAN 72 67 103 58
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 72 43 103 89
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 71 64 106 196
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 71 46 106 133
LYRICA 68 56 108 72
VENTOLIN HFA 67 33 109 93
PROPRANOLOL HCL 67 42 109 129
NYSTATIN 67 46 109 132
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 66 37 112 205
COUMADIN 66 56 112 202
NOVOLOG 65 54 114 139
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 63 114 60
PROMETHAZINE HCL 65 47 R 114 56
CYMBALTA 63 26 117 53
CEFTRIAXONE 62 58 118 175
NOVOLIN R 61 42 119 167
LEVOFLOXACIN 61 50 119 88
TERAZOSIN HCL 61 49 119 111
LANSOPRAZOLE 61 43 119 169
OLANZAPINE 60 39 123 164
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57 56 124 154
CIMETIDINE 57 45 124 268
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 57 31 124 68
NITROSTAT 55 47 127 186
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 54 28 128 78
LIPITOR 53 28 129 158
PROPAFENONE HCL 52 52 130 441
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 51 51 131 216
CILOSTAZOL 51 0 131 231
GLIMEPIRIDE 50 34 133 31
SPIRIVA 50 28 133 45
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 Oct. 12, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.