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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,268Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 53

$1.46M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 53

574 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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

21% of this provider’s 574 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 574 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 24%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 11,528 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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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 649 465 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 631 391 S3 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 577 373 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 460 325 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 456 376 5 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 432 351 6 9
GLYBURIDE 386 306 R 7 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 384 228 8 14
PROPRANOLOL HCL 376 152 9 86
OXYCODONE HCL 363 68 S2 10 23
TRAZODONE HCL 320 151 11 30
MELOXICAM 286 184 12 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 284 200 13 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 279 273 14 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 262 167 15 48
LOVASTATIN 242 188 16 22
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 239 82 S2 17 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 216 127 18 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 210 93 19 17
METFORMIN HCL 210 151 19 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 209 172 21 7
SERTRALINE HCL 206 143 22 31
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 190 89 23 63
SPIRIVA 190 91 23 50
WARFARIN SODIUM 186 164 25 13
PREDNISONE 186 133 25 45
OXYCONTIN 182 64 S2 27 108
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178 121 28 29
ALLOPURINOL 177 149 29 24
CRESTOR 162 103 30 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 118 31 11
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 153 51 S2 32 56
GABAPENTIN 151 61 33 10
TOPIRAMATE 151 48 33 149
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 148 109 35 35
FENOFIBRATE 136 98 36 99
LAMOTRIGINE 135 33 37 145
HYDRALAZINE HCL 135 106 37 112
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 134 77 39 65
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 131 91 40 67
PRIMIDONE 128 80 41 179
ADVAIR DISKUS 127 90 42 83
PROAIR HFA 126 58 43 28
ATENOLOL 122 104 44 16
ROPINIROLE HCL 117 45 45 70
TAMSULOSIN HCL 116 72 46 34
NEXIUM 115 47 47 21
MIRTAZAPINE 110 73 48 46
TERAZOSIN HCL 109 98 49 139
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 104 50 109
BUPROPION HCL SR 108 59 50 154
OPANA ER 108 0 S2 50 161
CYMBALTA 107 45 53 62
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 104 85 54 25
VERAPAMIL ER 100 80 55 85
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 98 64 56 150
ESTRADIOL 95 26 R 57 136
CEFUROXIME 94 64 58 104
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94 89 58 47
CARBAMAZEPINE 89 19 60 148
MECLIZINE HCL 89 69 60 125
LANTUS 83 54 62 32
INSULIN SYRINGE 82 49 63 76
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 82 46 63 71
RANITIDINE HCL 80 72 65 15
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 79 40 66 205
ACTOS 78 57 67 113
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 72 68 68 97
CLOPIDOGREL 71 47 69 27
SYMBICORT 68 28 70 213
FINASTERIDE 68 58 70 213
CARVEDILOL 64 43 72 20
SPIRONOLACTONE 64 55 72 100
AZITHROMYCIN 63 54 74 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 62 53 75 37
PROMETHAZINE HCL 62 25 R 75 36
ABILIFY 60 23 77 225
METHADONE HCL 60 0 S2 77 161
NOVOLOG 59 22 79 110
EVISTA 56 56 80 170
HUMULIN N 56 48 80 191
RISPERIDONE 55 37 82 66
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 52 0 S2 83 235
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51 37 84 75
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50 28 85 102
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 June 30, 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.