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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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60,946Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1121

$3.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 1121

1,354 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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

19% of this provider’s 1,354 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

41% of this provider’s 1,354 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 35,639 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,952 1,555 S3 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 2,086 1,504 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 1,694 959 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 1,676 1,041 4 1
LISINOPRIL 1,415 919 5 4
GABAPENTIN 1,395 697 6 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,237 871 7 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,236 869 8 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,117 761 9 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,111 805 10 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,000 716 11 9
RANITIDINE HCL 909 483 12 33
METFORMIN HCL 882 367 13 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 880 608 14 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 831 535 15 18
SERTRALINE HCL 782 353 16 21
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 652 401 17 73
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 645 259 18 19
LOVASTATIN 631 416 19 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 574 298 20 10
NEXIUM 534 265 21 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 533 352 22 34
CYMBALTA 520 300 23 50
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 516 147 S2 24 86
PROMETHAZINE HCL 506 212 R 25 67
PROAIR HFA 499 197 26 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 483 458 27 35
CLOPIDOGREL 454 323 28 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 445 299 29 17
PREDNISONE 443 267 30 43
FENTANYL 436 153 S2 31 100
MELOXICAM 420 210 32 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 415 266 33 70
ALLOPURINOL 413 259 34 30
NAMENDA 413 397 34 53
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 409 150 R 36 83
TRAZODONE HCL 376 184 37 40
GEMFIBROZIL 369 184 38 88
ENDOCET 366 83 S2 39 107
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 356 56 S2 40 87
LACTULOSE 351 212 41 132
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 347 229 42 15
PLAVIX 339 249 43 42
CLONIDINE HCL 328 153 44 39
CARVEDILOL 327 257 45 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 316 141 46 36
ATENOLOL 309 168 47 16
BUSPIRONE HCL 308 182 48 114
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 305 186 49 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 303 175 50 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 303 193 50 32
SPIRIVA 288 131 52 49
RISPERIDONE 283 205 53 82
SINGULAIR 272 99 54 78
KLOR-CON 10 264 164 55 69
PRENATAL PLUS 255 113 10 56 301
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 254 121 57 75
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 251 171 58 62
PROPRANOLOL HCL 244 164 59 123
VENTOLIN HFA 238 88 60 92
ROPINIROLE HCL 238 116 60 91
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 236 124 R 62 224
DIGOXIN 234 187 63 59
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234 97 63 31
LYRICA 231 111 65 76
CRESTOR 231 109 65 28
JANUVIA 226 125 67 81
ATELVIA 226 147 67 264
PAROXETINE HCL 224 145 69 58
TRAMADOL HCL 223 151 70 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 220 115 71 98
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 219 147 R 72 61
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 217 162 73 23
LEVETIRACETAM 210 118 74 125
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 208 141 75 108
AMITIZA 203 97 76 247
MIRTAZAPINE 201 158 77 56
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 200 124 S2 78 122
ZETIA 198 127 79 80
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 198 133 79 232
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 196 102 81 38
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194 141 82 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 193 97 83 64
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 184 120 84 175
DIOVAN 180 122 85 45
BACLOFEN 177 73 86 131
TRICOR 176 70 87 126
LEVOFLOXACIN 175 105 88 79
AMOXICILLIN 174 81 89 140
AMIODARONE HCL 173 157 90 188
AZITHROMYCIN 172 95 91 44
OLANZAPINE 169 84 92 181
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 165 108 93 94
BUPROPION HCL SR 164 31 94 205
FAMOTIDINE 164 119 94 63
HYDROXYZINE HCL 154 82 R 96 168
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 153 99 97 29
BENAZEPRIL HCL 150 93 98 41
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 146 80 99 101
METHADONE HCL 145 40 S2 100 178
HYDRALAZINE HCL 145 108 100 66
NAPROXEN 143 41 102 116
OXYCODONE HCL 141 53 S2 103 68
EXELON 140 118 104 119
ZYPREXA 140 66 104 337
MEGESTROL ACETATE 139 117 R 106 185
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 137 114 107 160
VENLAFAXINE HCL 135 77 108 201
VERAPAMIL ER 134 51 109 89
CEFTRIAXONE 130 115 110 197
DEXILANT 130 50 110 136
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 128 78 112 128
METHOCARBAMOL 127 28 R 113 159
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 125 46 114 226
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 124 103 115 118
GLYBURIDE 124 75 R 115 51
PEN NEEDLE 122 62 117 137
ENABLEX 122 110 117 278
ABILIFY 121 38 119 216
CELEBREX 121 92 119 104
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 121 89 119 57
NITROSTAT 121 74 119 219
FLUCONAZOLE 120 56 123 156
EVISTA 120 75 123 143
NABUMETONE 119 52 125 145
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 119 44 125 144
FENOFIBRATE 118 51 127 71
NOVOLOG 117 48 128 139
IBUPROFEN 116 30 129 110
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 115 78 130 182
CARISOPRODOL 113 24 R 131 72
LIDOCAINE HCL 112 100 132 237
SYMBICORT 109 54 133 148
LABETALOL HCL 108 78 134 164
KLOR-CON M20 107 85 135 85
SPIRONOLACTONE 106 89 136 54
SEROQUEL 106 56 136 134
DICYCLOMINE HCL 106 34 136 206
METRONIDAZOLE 103 69 139 322
INSULIN SYRINGE 103 29 139 77
GLIPIZIDE ER 102 42 141 142
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 102 41 141 113
HALOPERIDOL 101 58 143 242
METFORMIN HCL ER 101 46 143 47
ACTOS 100 60 145 133
LIPITOR 99 80 146 106
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 98 56 147 135
MECLIZINE HCL 98 80 147 115
CEPHALEXIN 97 71 149 111
LANTUS 96 53 150 52
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 95 61 151 103
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 95 44 151 65
NITROFURANTOIN 92 84 153 231
OPANA ER 92 32 S2 153 213
VESICARE 92 75 153 186
DETROL LA 92 43 153 275
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 91 56 157 141
QUINAPRIL HCL 90 50 158 127
BYSTOLIC 90 61 158 121
OXCARBAZEPINE 89 22 160 289
RAMIPRIL 87 87 161 74
SEROQUEL XR 86 66 162 236
TERAZOSIN HCL 86 51 162 130
NIFEDIPINE ER 85 56 164 102
GLIPIZIDE XL 83 59 165 256
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 81 49 166 198
SOTALOL 80 55 167 199
KLOR-CON M10 79 78 168 171
CARBAMAZEPINE 78 0 169 203
FELODIPINE ER 77 53 170 169
PREMARIN 76 36 R 171 96
PRIMIDONE 76 60 171 217
LUNESTA 75 73 173 288
GALANTAMINE HBR 74 74 174 243
LAMOTRIGINE 74 45 174 187
METHOTREXATE 74 50 174 248
NOVOLIN 70-30 73 53 177 235
METOLAZONE 73 51 177 238
GLIPIZIDE 72 52 179 84
TIZANIDINE HCL 71 12 180 124
FORTEO 71 70 180 351
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 27 180 296
OXYCONTIN 71 0 S2 180 165
NYSTATIN 70 54 184 147
DILTIAZEM ER 70 52 184 105
ACTONEL 69 52 186 220
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69 24 186 109
NOVOLIN R 69 56 186 174
DIOVAN HCT 69 47 186 90
FEXOFENADINE HCL 66 16 190 281
PHENYTOIN 66 62 190 308
MORPHINE SULFATE 66 0 S2 190 238
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 66 35 190 324
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 66 36 190 228
AGGRENOX 65 52 195 177
CILOSTAZOL 65 38 195 214
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 65 26 R 195 282
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 63 13 198 158
PRAZOSIN HCL 62 50 199 345
FINASTERIDE 62 48 199 117
ULORIC 61 41 201 349
ESTRADIOL 60 14 R 202 95
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60 57 202 99
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 56 27 204 259
COMBIVENT 56 21 204 129
TOPIRAMATE 55 16 206 202
INDOMETHACIN 53 15 R 207 287
LEVEMIR 53 35 207 157
SUCRALFATE 53 38 207 193
DOXEPIN HCL 52 31 210 191
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 52 12 210 265
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 51 41 212 363
DIPYRIDAMOLE 51 38 R 212 353
LEXAPRO 50 27 214 218
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. 3, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.