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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,157Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 180 out of 1383

$664K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 185 out of 1383

454 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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

7% of this provider’s 454 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 454 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 10,319 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 525 408 1 7
SIMVASTATIN 462 362 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 459 355 3 5
LISINOPRIL 424 344 4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 388 352 5 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 319 257 S3 6 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 317 283 7 12
METFORMIN HCL 314 233 8 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 258 216 9 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 229 224 10 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213 158 11 10
RANITIDINE HCL 208 141 12 19
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 175 99 13 138
WARFARIN SODIUM 172 158 14 13
CARVEDILOL 146 133 15 24
TRAMADOL HCL 144 130 16 25
RISPERIDONE 133 99 17 71
GABAPENTIN 129 106 18 11
ATENOLOL 129 104 18 16
PREDNISONE 125 119 20 40
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 121 96 21 112
SPIRIVA 120 66 22 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 118 103 23 15
SERTRALINE HCL 117 67 24 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117 83 24 32
SINGULAIR 115 90 26 82
CLOPIDOGREL 111 73 27 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 107 107 28 35
LANTUS 106 49 29 50
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 96 80 30 162
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96 84 30 23
MELOXICAM 95 92 32 20
MIRTAZAPINE 94 83 33 51
GLYBURIDE 94 88 R 33 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87 67 35 37
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 85 76 36 95
CRESTOR 82 40 37 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 81 69 38 31
ALLOPURINOL 81 45 38 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 80 43 40 63
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79 64 41 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 74 42 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75 39 43 66
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 39 44 67
TAMSULOSIN HCL 74 58 44 30
OLANZAPINE 73 73 46 164
KLOR-CON 10 72 53 47 74
LAMOTRIGINE 72 61 47 210
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 71 51 49 18
CYMBALTA 70 70 50 53
PLAVIX 70 50 50 43
PROAIR HFA 68 46 52 42
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 67 57 53 106
JANUVIA 64 40 54 85
ACTOS 64 45 54 143
AZITHROMYCIN 63 48 56 41
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62 51 57 70
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61 37 58 99
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 59 38 R 59 197
NAPROXEN 59 35 59 105
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 51 61 89
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55 36 62 102
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 46 63 54
LYRICA 54 49 63 72
NEXIUM 53 48 65 26
EXELON 53 53 65 117
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 53 32 65 29
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 42 68 75
ONDANSETRON HCL 52 40 68 212
FENTANYL 52 51 S2 68 92
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 51 71 115
MECLIZINE HCL 51 51 71 113
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51 38 71 68
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51 51 71 160
BUSPIRONE HCL 50 50 75 109
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 July 19, 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.