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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,577Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 1383

$1.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 1383

700 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

12% of this provider’s 700 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 700 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 20,192 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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 1,287 699 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,044 779 2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 870 697 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 756 547 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 727 576 5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 723 586 6 4
LISINOPRIL 555 403 7 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 492 416 8 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 467 386 9 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 424 355 10 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 407 353 11 18
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 401 343 10 12 144
GABAPENTIN 401 234 12 11
TRAZODONE HCL 401 254 12 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 393 292 15 17
LANTUS 364 283 16 50
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 359 280 17 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 358 290 18 27
CARVEDILOL 342 283 19 24
METFORMIN HCL 333 250 20 8
ATENOLOL 330 262 21 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 302 262 22 10
BENAZEPRIL HCL 302 251 22 38
RANITIDINE HCL 288 151 24 19
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 282 201 25 106
CLOPIDOGREL 252 182 26 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 244 227 27 66
PAROXETINE HCL 232 176 28 55
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 228 157 29 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 223 154 30 39
SERTRALINE HCL 221 160 31 21
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 206 116 R 32 57
CYMBALTA 201 87 33 53
ALLOPURINOL 199 135 34 33
NEXIUM 189 56 35 26
PLAVIX 187 134 36 43
LEVOFLOXACIN 186 125 37 88
MIRTAZAPINE 185 125 38 51
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 173 142 39 23
TRAMADOL HCL 169 104 40 25
NOVOLOG 167 130 41 139
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 167 108 41 78
CLONIDINE HCL 165 141 43 44
CRESTOR 165 98 43 34
PROAIR HFA 165 90 43 42
LOVASTATIN 164 136 46 22
RISPERIDONE 157 80 47 71
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 156 111 48 32
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 154 115 49 64
DIGOXIN 148 140 50 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 146 100 51 63
ROPINIROLE HCL 146 68 51 79
GLYBURIDE 146 127 R 51 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 145 125 54 30
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 144 103 55 124
PROMETHAZINE HCL 143 63 R 56 56
CITALOPRAM HBR 136 102 57 15
LIPITOR 136 117 57 158
GLIPIZIDE 135 112 59 98
DIOVAN 131 91 60 58
NAMENDA 131 116 60 49
INSULIN SYRINGE 127 101 62 83
DONEPEZIL HCL 126 126 63 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125 103 64 60
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 124 30 S2 65 81
LYRICA 120 77 66 72
LACTULOSE 115 28 67 128
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 111 95 68 149
SPIRONOLACTONE 110 87 69 67
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 109 86 70 70
FAMOTIDINE 105 72 71 61
KLOR-CON 10 104 70 72 74
FLUOXETINE HCL 102 67 73 52
DIOVAN HCT 101 90 74 103
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 101 101 74 68
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 98 40 S2 76 77
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 96 84 77 95
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 94 46 78 89
ENDOCET 93 45 S2 79 97
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 93 92 79 161
EVISTA 93 93 79 152
KLOR-CON M20 91 69 82 100
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 91 53 82 229
OXYCODONE HCL 88 30 S2 84 62
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88 77 84 99
JANTOVEN 86 86 86 146
HUMALOG 86 67 86 176
ESTRADIOL 82 0 R 88 96
PREDNISONE 82 68 88 40
SPIRIVA 81 63 90 45
FINASTERIDE 81 75 90 121
ACTOS 81 76 90 143
VERAPAMIL ER 77 50 93 84
TIZANIDINE HCL 76 25 94 104
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 75 47 95 94
SINGULAIR 74 44 96 82
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73 48 97 112
EXELON 72 70 98 117
OLANZAPINE 71 52 99 164
FENTANYL 70 22 S2 100 92
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69 48 101 159
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69 60 101 102
CELEBREX 69 34 101 131
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 67 54 R 104 172
QUINAPRIL HCL 66 66 105 142
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65 16 106 137
NASONEX 65 25 106 234
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63 25 108 129
MELOXICAM 63 41 108 20
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 62 57 110 216
CLOZAPINE 60 0 111 291
IBUPROFEN 59 38 112 91
HALOPERIDOL 59 38 112 195
CARISOPRODOL 58 0 R 114 76
KLOR-CON M10 58 49 114 179
SEROQUEL 58 51 114 130
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57 51 117 37
PEN NEEDLE 57 30 117 147
METFORMIN HCL ER 56 39 119 47
LAMOTRIGINE 55 26 120 210
NYSTATIN 55 49 120 132
NITROSTAT 54 39 122 186
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 54 18 122 292
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53 33 R 124 69
OXYCONTIN 52 0 S2 125 150
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 0 S2 126 107
DETROL LA 50 36 126 234
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. 15, 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.