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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,699Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 82 out of 1383

$924K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 74 out of 1383

393 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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 393 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 393 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 14,193 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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 684 489 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 506 409 2 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 446 379 3 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 444 384 4 4
LISINOPRIL 440 353 5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 427 330 6 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 368 338 7 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 354 284 8 12
SIMVASTATIN 343 265 9 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 329 301 10 6
METFORMIN HCL 274 225 11 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 256 238 12 9
MELOXICAM 252 219 13 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 249 221 14 15
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 226 204 15 64
LANTUS 225 199 16 50
RANITIDINE HCL 209 139 17 19
FAMOTIDINE 208 181 18 61
CARVEDILOL 206 184 19 24
NAMENDA 204 204 20 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200 124 21 10
SERTRALINE HCL 180 148 22 21
ATENOLOL 173 156 23 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 166 110 24 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 162 101 25 17
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 154 124 26 138
ADVAIR DISKUS 144 90 27 63
GABAPENTIN 143 130 28 11
ALLOPURINOL 140 122 29 33
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 127 96 30 124
CLOPIDOGREL 124 111 31 28
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 123 93 32 127
TRAZODONE HCL 117 91 33 36
CYMBALTA 117 65 33 53
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 109 108 35 48
PLAVIX 109 103 35 43
LYRICA 109 99 35 72
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 108 83 38 70
OLANZAPINE 106 102 39 164
FENTANYL 103 103 S2 40 92
LEVETIRACETAM 103 56 40 134
SPIRIVA 102 59 42 45
CLONIDINE HCL 102 74 42 44
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 102 85 42 108
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100 70 45 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99 96 46 66
MIRTAZAPINE 95 83 47 51
VESICARE 95 70 47 182
SUCRALFATE 93 86 49 190
NOVOLOG 93 66 49 139
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93 90 49 30
NEXIUM 91 66 52 26
HUMALOG 88 66 53 176
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 88 58 53 68
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87 71 55 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85 80 S2 56 107
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84 84 57 37
GLIMEPIRIDE 83 79 58 31
LOVASTATIN 82 74 59 22
PREMARIN 81 57 R 60 123
SPIRONOLACTONE 76 46 61 67
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 73 73 62 95
ACTOS 73 69 62 143
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 73 66 62 29
TRAMADOL HCL 69 55 65 25
DIOVAN 68 32 66 58
GLYBURIDE 67 55 R 67 46
PREDNISONE 66 50 68 40
LACTULOSE 65 61 69 128
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64 39 70 39
JANUVIA 62 53 71 85
CEPHALEXIN 62 54 71 87
DRONABINOL 61 52 73 324
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61 61 73 38
SINGULAIR 61 35 73 82
DICYCLOMINE HCL 60 34 76 185
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60 60 76 78
SEROQUEL 59 51 78 130
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58 50 79 99
ZETIA 58 58 79 101
DIOVAN HCT 57 26 81 103
LIDODERM 56 55 82 228
METFORMIN HCL ER 56 33 82 47
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55 49 84 86
PROAIR HFA 55 35 84 42
CILOSTAZOL 55 31 84 231
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55 33 84 173
DIGOXIN 53 53 88 59
KLOR-CON M20 52 29 89 100
PAROXETINE HCL 52 51 89 55
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 51 51 91 18
IBUPROFEN 51 37 91 91
SULINDAC 50 29 93 251
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.