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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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50,038Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 21

$2.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 21

1,683 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

14% of this provider’s 1,683 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 1,683 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 45,458 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $45 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 27.


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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,826 1,763 1 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,780 1,442 S3 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,755 1,654 3 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,596 1,449 4 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,431 1,380 5 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,421 1,299 6 8
OMEPRAZOLE 1,267 1,156 7 7
LISINOPRIL 1,197 1,060 8 5
SIMVASTATIN 994 850 9 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 974 886 10 14
MIRTAZAPINE 911 854 11 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 907 859 12 11
CYMBALTA 870 818 13 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 780 778 14 13
RISPERIDONE 646 573 15 21
GABAPENTIN 632 582 16 10
FAMOTIDINE 614 557 17 43
CARVEDILOL 591 521 18 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 571 542 19 15
HYDRALAZINE HCL 567 515 20 47
NAMENDA 553 553 21 18
TRAZODONE HCL 534 495 22 19
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 528 471 23 60
GLIPIZIDE 520 488 24 41
NEXIUM 483 444 25 29
RANITIDINE HCL 479 410 26 32
LACTULOSE 465 315 27 33
NOVOLIN R 456 412 28 57
METFORMIN HCL 437 383 29 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 406 375 30 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 389 348 31 24
CLONIDINE HCL 373 336 32 49
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 367 343 33 67
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 364 328 34 38
CLOPIDOGREL 363 336 35 23
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 356 345 S2 36 40
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 353 308 37 34
LEVETIRACETAM 350 315 38 37
SANTYL 349 307 39 84
LANTUS 349 322 39 26
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 329 317 41 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 310 310 42 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 309 304 43 35
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 303 283 44 91
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 302 251 45 56
BENAZEPRIL HCL 297 268 46 55
SERTRALINE HCL 296 289 47 22
ATENOLOL 289 281 48 25
PLAVIX 287 265 49 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 286 250 50 30
DIGOXIN 235 204 51 53
TRAMADOL HCL 233 226 52 31
FENTANYL 225 193 S2 53 76
VALPROIC ACID 222 154 54 109
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 219 207 55 71
FINASTERIDE 214 202 56 93
ALLOPURINOL 209 203 57 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 194 188 58 52
BACLOFEN 192 113 59 87
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 189 186 60 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 187 180 61 36
BUSPIRONE HCL 186 186 62 103
SEROQUEL 186 180 62 80
LEVEMIR 176 161 64 107
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 173 139 65 108
MORPHINE SULFATE 172 155 S2 66 133
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 169 164 67 44
RAMIPRIL 167 161 68 69
ADVAIR DISKUS 161 135 69 68
DILTIAZEM ER 156 140 70 143
PROMETHAZINE HCL 155 117 R 71 65
TERAZOSIN HCL 152 113 72 85
NYSTATIN 151 131 73 112
DIOVAN 149 149 74 45
PREDNISONE 140 134 75 50
KLOR-CON M20 138 137 76 120
SPIRONOLACTONE 136 118 77 60
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 135 88 78 70
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 134 129 79 64
HUMULIN R 132 106 80 127
EXELON 132 132 80 77
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128 119 82 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 123 123 83 58
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 120 120 84 155
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 119 103 85 134
SINGULAIR 119 119 85 98
VESICARE 115 102 87 136
SPIRIVA 114 106 88 51
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 114 111 88 123
PAROXETINE HCL 114 105 88 81
NOVOLIN 70-30 111 111 91 161
TRAVATAN Z 111 102 91 161
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 107 88 93 74
OLANZAPINE 107 67 93 99
KLOR-CON M10 104 104 95 166
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 104 84 95 166
KLOR-CON 10 101 101 97 72
TIMOLOL MALEATE 100 100 98 169
ABILIFY 100 86 98 169
SODIUM CHLORIDE 99 32 100 171
GLIPIZIDE ER 96 71 101 172
CELEBREX 95 95 102 173
NITROFURANTOIN 95 94 102 113
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 93 83 104 54
VENLAFAXINE HCL 90 75 105 140
AMIODARONE HCL 89 89 106 106
LATANOPROST 87 81 107 175
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 87 68 107 117
MEGESTROL ACETATE 87 81 R 107 146
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 85 79 110 138
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 84 75 111 147
HUMULIN 70-30 82 82 112 177
NOVOLOG 81 64 113 142
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 80 74 114 92
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 78 71 S2 115 131
IBUPROFEN 78 75 115 114
OXYCODONE HCL 78 69 S2 115 82
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 77 77 118 179
NIFEDIPINE ER 77 77 118 131
MIDODRINE HCL 76 66 120 151
MELOXICAM 75 75 121 89
FLUOXETINE HCL 75 75 121 83
GLUCAGON EMERGENCY KIT 75 63 121 181
HALOPERIDOL 74 41 124 105
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 72 69 125 78
LEVOFLOXACIN 71 66 126 86
LABETALOL HCL 71 71 126 183
CEFTRIAXONE 71 69 126 183
CRESTOR 71 55 126 79
FLUCONAZOLE 70 57 130 187
AZITHROMYCIN 70 68 130 73
AMOXICILLIN 69 67 132 102
VERAPAMIL ER 68 68 133 120
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 68 62 S2 133 154
GLUCAGEN 68 58 133 188
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 67 63 136 189
LIDOCAINE HCL 67 65 136 189
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63 63 138 129
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 62 60 139 194
DICYCLOMINE HCL 62 62 139 194
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61 44 141 125
LEXAPRO 61 55 141 111
ENABLEX 61 61 141 199
LIPITOR 60 60 144 150
ALPHAGAN P 59 54 145 200
CALCITRIOL 58 57 146 202
DIOVAN HCT 58 58 146 202
KIONEX 57 57 148 204
INSULIN SYRINGE 57 49 148 96
BUPROPION XL 57 47 148 204
SOTALOL 56 56 151 207
DILTIAZEM HCL 56 55 151 207
LYRICA 55 46 153 99
ACTOS 55 47 153 211
GLYBURIDE 55 53 R 153 75
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 26 R 156 116
METOLAZONE 54 53 156 216
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 53 53 158 218
PROPYLTHIOURACIL 53 45 158 218
VENTOLIN HFA 53 52 158 164
PROAIR HFA 52 52 161 62
NYSTOP 52 51 161 222
LOVASTATIN 52 52 161 88
MECLIZINE HCL 52 51 161 222
TIZANIDINE HCL 51 48 165 225
DILANTIN 50 48 166 229
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 50 166 159
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 Nov. 8, 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.