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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,666Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 57

$637K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 57

498 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

25% of this provider’s 498 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 29%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 498 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 31%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 13,315 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 961 851 S3 1 1
JANTOVEN 636 560 2 24
MIRTAZAPINE 381 364 3 33
HUMULIN R 376 352 10 4 34
FENTANYL 369 287 S2 5 7
FUROSEMIDE 363 343 6 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 309 294 7 19
GABAPENTIN 257 217 8 2
LEVOXYL 238 225 9 42
SIMVASTATIN 236 231 10 23
LISINOPRIL 233 207 11 27
LANTUS 219 200 12 46
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 207 206 13 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 200 200 14 49
TRAZODONE HCL 200 163 14 30
OXYCONTIN 190 179 S2 16 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 185 181 17 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 172 172 18 55
CITALOPRAM HBR 163 139 19 38
LACTULOSE 161 159 20 58
KLOR-CON M20 158 146 21 59
OMEPRAZOLE 142 127 22 16
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 133 125 S2 23 20
RANITIDINE HCL 133 112 23 62
CLOPIDOGREL 132 120 25 37
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 129 111 26 64
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 126 123 27 53
LEVOFLOXACIN 122 121 28 65
NAMENDA 119 119 29 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115 114 30 54
CARVEDILOL 114 100 31 36
SERTRALINE HCL 107 106 32 38
LEVETIRACETAM 99 75 33 50
CLONIDINE 96 83 34 73
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95 93 35 55
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 93 93 36 74
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 93 88 S2 36 4
ALLOPURINOL 90 90 38 77
KLOR-CON M10 90 87 38 77
TIZANIDINE HCL 90 14 38 6
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89 79 41 79
BACLOFEN 87 25 42 11
GLIPIZIDE 87 87 42 80
TAMSULOSIN HCL 86 86 44 40
METFORMIN HCL 86 68 44 60
OXYCODONE HCL 83 80 S2 46 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81 79 47 52
PLAVIX 81 75 47 83
CLONIDINE HCL 79 63 49 63
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79 79 49 84
WARFARIN SODIUM 77 71 51 41
FAMOTIDINE 77 76 51 51
SPIRONOLACTONE 76 75 53 57
PREDNISONE 76 74 53 31
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 75 70 S2 55 5
TRAMADOL HCL 71 71 56 15
DILTIAZEM ER 68 68 57 86
SANTYL 67 66 58 88
ATENOLOL 67 65 58 88
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67 63 58 88
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63 50 61 92
PROMETHAZINE HCL 62 47 R 62 21
HUMULIN N 60 60 63 94
NYSTATIN 60 59 63 94
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 58 58 65 96
NEXIUM 58 57 65 96
DIOVAN 57 56 67 100
DIGOXIN 57 55 67 70
CEFUROXIME 53 52 69 105
CYMBALTA 52 37 70 28
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52 47 70 107
RESTASIS 51 35 72 108
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 47 72 108
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50 48 74 110
DANTROLENE SODIUM 50 0 74 71
TRANSDERM-SCOP 50 50 74 110
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 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.