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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,665Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 122 out of 1383

$744K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 137 out of 1383

773 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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

9% of this provider’s 773 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 773 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 12,115 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 896 696 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 559 463 2 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 526 377 S3 3 1
SIMVASTATIN 472 361 4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 451 360 5 5
LISINOPRIL 392 266 6 3
METFORMIN HCL 322 214 7 8
GABAPENTIN 247 188 8 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 245 191 9 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 227 142 10 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 219 198 11 67
MELOXICAM 210 190 12 20
ATENOLOL 204 171 13 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 202 158 14 13
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 200 138 15 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 191 146 16 17
KLOR-CON 10 180 152 17 74
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177 142 18 27
JANTOVEN 168 136 19 146
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166 138 20 10
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 165 136 21 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 164 138 22 15
FENTANYL 163 132 S2 23 92
TAMSULOSIN HCL 160 149 24 30
PREDNISONE 159 116 25 40
CARVEDILOL 155 133 26 24
SERTRALINE HCL 151 112 27 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 141 111 28 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 137 116 29 18
TRAMADOL HCL 124 83 30 25
LOVASTATIN 117 103 31 22
NEXIUM 114 81 32 26
CYMBALTA 113 51 33 53
FLUOXETINE HCL 110 86 34 52
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 109 83 35 94
PROMETHAZINE HCL 108 35 R 36 56
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 107 71 37 89
GLIMEPIRIDE 107 94 37 31
GLYBURIDE 100 64 R 39 46
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 98 72 40 106
LEVOXYL 95 60 41 206
CEFDINIR 93 71 42 171
ALLOPURINOL 91 69 43 33
RANITIDINE HCL 88 73 44 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87 74 45 23
CLOPIDOGREL 86 70 46 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 71 46 60
CLONIDINE HCL 85 63 48 44
PROAIR HFA 83 67 49 42
MIRTAZAPINE 81 68 50 51
BENAZEPRIL HCL 80 62 51 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78 47 52 32
GEMFIBROZIL 75 60 53 90
RISPERIDONE 75 75 53 71
SYNTHROID 71 65 55 73
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 69 67 56 70
KLOR-CON M20 68 64 57 100
DIOVAN HCT 68 68 57 103
LYRICA 67 41 59 72
DIOVAN 66 57 60 58
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 64 62 61 161
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 51 62 144
PREMARIN 62 60 R 63 123
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62 50 63 127
KLOR-CON M10 61 61 65 179
RAMIPRIL 60 60 66 80
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59 56 67 99
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58 55 68 29
SINGULAIR 58 36 68 82
FLUCONAZOLE 57 34 70 136
MECLIZINE HCL 57 51 70 113
ADVAIR DISKUS 57 45 70 63
INSULIN SYRINGE 56 46 73 83
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 56 49 S2 73 77
LIPITOR 55 46 75 158
DONEPEZIL HCL 52 38 76 35
EXELON 52 50 76 117
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 48 76 95
LEVETIRACETAM 51 13 79 134
NITROFURANTOIN 50 45 80 187
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 Nov. 30, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.