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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,182Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 155 out of 1383

$686K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 170 out of 1383

250 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 250 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 250 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 12,852 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

57 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
FUROSEMIDE 681 646 1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 646 615 2 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 425 392 S3 3 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 357 337 4 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 348 305 5 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 342 311 6 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 323 306 7 4
LISINOPRIL 312 286 8 3
SIMVASTATIN 301 276 9 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 300 261 10 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 267 222 11 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 255 251 12 12
RISPERIDONE 230 195 13 71
CEPHALEXIN 223 209 14 87
NEXIUM 217 204 15 26
NOVOLIN 70-30 210 184 16 211
DIGOXIN 178 173 17 59
NAMENDA 178 178 17 49
CARVEDILOL 169 167 19 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161 127 20 10
RANITIDINE HCL 158 144 21 19
SERTRALINE HCL 131 131 22 21
MIRTAZAPINE 126 126 23 51
HYDRALAZINE HCL 124 112 24 86
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 122 110 25 108
SEROQUEL 119 119 26 130
TRAMADOL HCL 119 114 26 25
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 115 111 28 124
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 115 113 28 70
CLOPIDOGREL 113 104 30 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 111 94 31 78
GABAPENTIN 109 88 32 11
HALOPERIDOL 106 93 33 195
NOVOLIN R 101 87 34 167
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 100 100 35 66
CEFTRIAXONE 97 92 36 175
AMIODARONE HCL 91 88 37 188
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 90 90 38 115
LEVEMIR 86 75 39 145
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86 76 39 99
PLAVIX 84 80 41 43
TRAZODONE HCL 84 78 41 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83 71 43 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82 82 44 37
CYMBALTA 82 82 44 53
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 77 63 46 94
LEXAPRO 75 68 47 241
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75 75 S2 47 107
PROMETHAZINE HCL 74 72 R 49 56
PREDNISONE 74 72 49 40
ATENOLOL 71 70 51 16
FENTANYL 71 63 S2 51 92
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67 67 53 32
BUSPIRONE HCL 67 62 53 109
NYSTATIN 66 61 55 132
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 66 62 55 174
ALLOPURINOL 64 59 57 33
LANTUS 63 39 58 50
NITROFURANTOIN 63 61 58 187
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60 45 60 17
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59 42 61 89
SPIRIVA 58 52 62 45
MELOXICAM 58 58 62 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 56 45 64 52
CLONIDINE HCL 56 55 64 44
ABILIFY 55 43 66 178
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 54 54 R 67 269
METHOCARBAMOL 53 37 R 68 141
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 53 42 S2 68 77
HUMULIN R 50 41 70 215
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50 47 R 70 170
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 Jan. 29, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.