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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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53,585Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 1383

$2.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 1383

1,018 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%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

20% of this provider’s 1,018 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 1,018 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 44,429 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 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 3,399 2,759 S3 1 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,844 1,637 2 13
FUROSEMIDE 1,629 1,475 3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,613 1,371 4 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,248 1,115 5 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,191 1,045 6 70
LISINOPRIL 1,185 954 7 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,161 994 8 9
OMEPRAZOLE 1,034 847 9 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,031 885 10 15
GABAPENTIN 1,002 798 11 11
SIMVASTATIN 931 800 12 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 905 794 13 6
LANTUS 717 573 14 50
MIRTAZAPINE 694 644 15 51
NOVOLOG 691 611 16 139
METFORMIN HCL 637 459 17 8
NAMENDA 594 582 18 49
SERTRALINE HCL 559 469 19 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 553 456 20 64
DONEPEZIL HCL 549 525 21 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 463 376 22 17
RISPERIDONE 459 397 23 71
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 454 356 24 124
RANITIDINE HCL 452 353 25 19
TRAZODONE HCL 431 369 26 36
CARVEDILOL 426 380 27 24
DIGOXIN 411 360 28 59
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 402 307 29 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 379 317 S2 30 107
SEROQUEL 377 325 31 130
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 373 275 S2 32 77
ATENOLOL 369 295 33 16
PROMETHAZINE HCL 351 277 R 34 56
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 350 258 35 78
LEVETIRACETAM 338 223 36 134
CLOPIDOGREL 337 311 37 28
FENTANYL 329 268 S2 38 92
TAMSULOSIN HCL 316 274 39 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 305 257 40 32
SPIRIVA 291 241 41 45
EXELON 282 281 42 117
LACTULOSE 279 169 43 128
HYDRALAZINE HCL 266 250 44 86
ALLOPURINOL 263 213 45 33
CYMBALTA 261 175 46 53
KLOR-CON M20 252 218 47 100
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 248 221 48 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 245 192 49 63
PAROXETINE HCL 244 221 50 55
GLIPIZIDE 240 197 51 98
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 240 208 51 75
TRAMADOL HCL 240 223 51 25
PLAVIX 239 203 54 43
GLYBURIDE 239 174 R 54 46
FAMOTIDINE 235 180 56 61
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 235 176 56 200
FLUOXETINE HCL 232 123 58 52
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 232 122 S2 58 81
LEVEMIR 232 191 58 145
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231 212 61 10
BUMETANIDE 230 174 62 122
OLANZAPINE 229 199 63 164
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 225 148 64 174
LOVASTATIN 224 191 65 22
DIOVAN 218 204 66 58
PREDNISONE 211 173 67 40
HYDROXYZINE HCL 209 189 R 68 151
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 205 184 69 18
HALOPERIDOL 201 182 70 195
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 200 182 71 303
CEPHALEXIN 199 171 72 87
CEFTRIAXONE 198 171 73 175
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 193 148 74 94
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 190 159 75 66
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 187 173 76 29
NYSTATIN 180 150 77 132
LAMOTRIGINE 179 98 78 210
OXYCONTIN 168 143 S2 79 150
LYRICA 164 115 80 72
LIDOCAINE HCL 164 140 80 219
NEXIUM 163 107 82 26
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 163 138 82 89
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 156 137 84 39
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 151 124 85 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150 110 86 27
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 147 132 87 95
CLONIDINE HCL 144 139 88 44
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 143 112 89 205
ROPINIROLE HCL 143 127 89 79
PENTOXIFYLLINE 142 108 91 284
FINASTERIDE 142 123 91 121
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 139 127 93 23
VENTOLIN HFA 139 113 93 93
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 133 121 95 112
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 133 98 95 137
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 132 129 97 108
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 130 121 98 99
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 128 120 99 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 128 100 99 67
NOVOLIN 70-30 127 127 101 211
VENLAFAXINE HCL 125 117 102 192
WELCHOL 125 108 102 260
BACLOFEN 123 65 104 118
MELOXICAM 123 107 104 20
MIDODRINE HCL 122 90 106 326
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 121 113 107 216
LEVOFLOXACIN 118 92 108 88
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 117 57 109 127
TRAVATAN Z 114 109 110 266
NITRO-BID 113 104 10 111 370
MORPHINE SULFATE 113 105 S2 111 222
CRESTOR 112 84 113 34
AZITHROMYCIN 106 96 114 41
KLOR-CON M10 105 86 115 179
AMIODARONE HCL 103 80 116 188
LATANOPROST 102 94 117 239
PRADAXA 102 102 117 233
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 102 80 117 102
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 100 94 120 120
KLOR-CON 10 99 82 121 74
PATADAY 99 94 121 385
SANTYL 97 85 123 237
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 94 94 124 177
FENOFIBRATE 94 72 124 65
LIDODERM 93 89 126 228
BUSPIRONE HCL 93 83 126 109
OXYCODONE HCL 92 74 S2 128 62
RISPERDAL CONSTA 89 76 129 280
TOPIRAMATE 88 20 130 208
HUMALOG 88 72 130 176
AGGRENOX 88 86 130 191
TAMIFLU 88 84 130 343
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 85 79 134 232
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 81 52 135 115
SEROQUEL XR 80 80 136 250
PROCRIT 80 59 136 309
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 78 65 138 138
CLONIDINE 78 50 138 255
MEGESTROL ACETATE 77 75 R 140 170
SUCRALFATE 76 61 141 190
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 76 62 141 173
PREMARIN 76 67 R 141 123
NITROSTAT 76 57 141 186
NYSTOP 75 68 145 294
RAMIPRIL 75 54 145 80
DIOVAN HCT 74 74 147 103
PROAIR HFA 73 30 148 42
VERAPAMIL ER 73 61 148 84
ONDANSETRON HCL 72 70 150 212
DILTIAZEM ER 72 58 150 110
TERAZOSIN HCL 70 67 152 111
SINGULAIR 69 49 153 82
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68 40 R 154 69
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 68 31 R 154 197
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 68 61 154 297
ABILIFY 67 53 157 178
RESTASIS 67 67 157 361
NIASPAN 67 50 157 148
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67 52 157 159
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 64 29 161 410
BUPROPION HCL SR 63 35 162 194
HUMULIN 70-30 62 62 163 218
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 61 61 164 286
PATANOL 60 44 165 416
GLIMEPIRIDE 60 57 165 31
TIMOLOL MALEATE 59 59 167 350
VALPROIC ACID 57 0 168 262
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56 53 169 38
OXCARBAZEPINE 56 38 169 357
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 53 49 171 436
GALANTAMINE HBR 52 52 172 270
DILTIAZEM HCL 52 36 172 203
LEXAPRO 52 49 172 241
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52 43 172 161
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52 34 172 162
LITHIUM CARBONATE 51 17 177 344
DOXEPIN HCL 50 38 178 201
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. 4, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.