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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,130Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 1383

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 1383

669 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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

14% of this provider’s 669 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 669 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 16,136 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 1,261 739 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,183 849 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 792 581 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 663 542 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 549 421 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 542 363 6 7
LOVASTATIN 501 379 7 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 486 382 8 10
SIMVASTATIN 456 376 9 2
GABAPENTIN 433 214 10 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 426 313 11 9
RANITIDINE HCL 395 240 12 19
METFORMIN HCL 388 250 13 8
ATENOLOL 382 224 14 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 368 218 15 15
CARVEDILOL 330 252 16 24
GLYBURIDE 318 253 R 17 46
WARFARIN SODIUM 310 258 18 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 309 226 19 12
GEMFIBROZIL 275 197 20 90
ALLOPURINOL 257 214 21 33
NEXIUM 250 129 22 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 244 197 23 14
PROMETHAZINE HCL 243 63 R 24 56
CRESTOR 240 145 25 34
OXYCODONE HCL 239 47 S2 26 62
CLOPIDOGREL 236 163 27 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 227 112 28 17
TERAZOSIN HCL 220 172 29 111
CARISOPRODOL 217 43 R 30 76
MELOXICAM 215 144 31 20
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 205 106 R 32 57
PLAVIX 202 146 33 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 200 114 34 32
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 197 103 S2 35 81
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 193 133 36 18
METFORMIN HCL ER 187 114 37 47
IBUPROFEN 177 72 38 91
TRAMADOL HCL 175 106 39 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 164 164 40 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158 127 41 29
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 141 95 R 42 172
PROAIR HFA 139 53 43 42
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 132 89 44 108
MIRTAZAPINE 131 57 45 51
ENDOCET 131 34 S2 45 97
PREDNISONE 130 97 47 40
BENAZEPRIL HCL 129 116 48 38
FENOFIBRATE 124 93 49 65
SUBOXONE 123 0 50 135
SERTRALINE HCL 120 90 51 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114 89 52 23
TRAZODONE HCL 114 62 52 36
AZITHROMYCIN 112 60 54 41
PAROXETINE HCL 105 70 55 55
SYNTHROID 104 104 56 73
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 95 57 27
SPIRIVA 98 67 58 45
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 94 65 59 68
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 92 65 60 127
ESTRADIOL 91 37 R 61 96
DIOVAN 91 68 61 58
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90 82 63 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89 49 64 102
METHOCARBAMOL 88 26 R 65 141
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85 72 66 155
GLIMEPIRIDE 84 82 67 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82 70 68 39
DIGOXIN 82 73 68 59
FAMOTIDINE 81 54 70 61
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 80 33 71 114
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 77 53 72 204
TERBINAFINE HCL 76 63 73 336
SPIRONOLACTONE 75 46 74 67
FENTANYL 75 36 S2 74 92
AMOXICILLIN 71 44 76 119
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71 47 76 66
FLUOXETINE HCL 69 36 78 52
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 40 79 54
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63 56 80 70
MEGESTROL ACETATE 62 56 R 81 170
ACTONEL 61 47 82 227
CELEBREX 61 54 82 131
TIZANIDINE HCL 60 26 84 104
CLONIDINE HCL 60 39 84 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 59 48 86 63
OXYCONTIN 58 12 S2 87 150
ONGLYZA 58 58 87 244
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57 30 R 89 69
MECLIZINE HCL 57 39 89 113
LANTUS 56 37 91 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56 45 91 37
METHOTREXATE 56 45 91 256
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54 36 94 89
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54 38 94 173
NITROSTAT 53 38 96 186
NIFEDIPINE ER 52 49 97 126
LYRICA 52 21 97 72
COMBIVENT 51 14 99 116
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51 43 99 64
CEPHALEXIN 51 34 99 87
ROPINIROLE HCL 51 51 99 79
PEN NEEDLE 51 27 99 147
NAMENDA 50 50 104 49
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 Feb. 16, 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.