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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,706Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 1383

$815K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 105 out of 1383

493 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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 493 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 493 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 13,775 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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 1,356 830 S3 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 764 557 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 636 496 3 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 582 480 4 9
LISINOPRIL 554 360 5 3
METFORMIN HCL 491 317 6 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 470 389 7 4
OMEPRAZOLE 467 249 8 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 383 321 9 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 373 318 10 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 350 327 11 10
GABAPENTIN 333 190 12 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 326 250 13 15
RANITIDINE HCL 305 247 14 19
ENDOCET 262 42 S2 15 97
WARFARIN SODIUM 236 175 16 13
CLOPIDOGREL 221 159 17 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 200 119 18 17
ATENOLOL 197 103 19 16
GLYBURIDE 196 124 R 20 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 176 123 21 32
MIRTAZAPINE 175 154 22 51
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 172 119 23 64
AZITHROMYCIN 172 115 23 41
LOVASTATIN 169 101 25 22
NEXIUM 167 83 26 26
SERTRALINE HCL 165 133 27 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 163 163 28 35
PROAIR HFA 162 83 29 42
ALLOPURINOL 159 125 30 33
TRAZODONE HCL 156 56 31 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 155 47 32 52
FAMOTIDINE 154 102 33 61
PLAVIX 143 103 34 43
MELOXICAM 140 108 35 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139 81 36 27
PROMETHAZINE HCL 139 39 R 36 56
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 136 102 R 38 57
PREDNISONE 133 58 39 40
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 130 90 40 54
NAPROXEN 129 79 41 105
CARISOPRODOL 129 17 R 41 76
AMOXICILLIN 125 84 43 119
SPIRIVA 123 85 44 45
ESTRADIOL 123 55 R 44 96
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 119 88 46 78
RISPERIDONE 115 73 47 71
IBUPROFEN 112 58 48 91
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109 53 49 30
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 108 48 50 137
CYMBALTA 106 40 51 53
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 106 66 51 18
DIGOXIN 106 106 51 59
VENTOLIN HFA 106 55 51 93
OLANZAPINE 104 85 55 164
CARVEDILOL 103 73 56 24
TRAMADOL HCL 102 83 57 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 102 59 57 68
DIOVAN 102 102 57 58
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 100 72 60 66
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 96 72 S3 61 163
SPIRONOLACTONE 92 53 62 67
BACLOFEN 92 16 62 118
MECLIZINE HCL 90 86 64 113
NAMENDA 89 89 65 49
LEVOFLOXACIN 89 52 65 88
DIOVAN HCT 88 57 67 103
RAMIPRIL 87 51 68 80
LYRICA 86 55 69 72
COMBIVENT 85 48 70 116
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 82 64 71 14
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79 0 R 72 69
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71 54 73 115
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68 60 74 70
ACTOS 68 42 74 143
KLOR-CON 10 68 58 74 74
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 68 60 74 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67 42 78 99
GLIMEPIRIDE 66 55 79 31
SEROQUEL 65 58 80 130
CRESTOR 64 33 81 34
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 27 S2 81 81
INDOMETHACIN 63 34 R 83 265
NIFEDIPINE ER 61 54 84 126
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 60 0 S2 85 77
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 59 48 86 23
DEXILANT 57 27 87 140
LANTUS 57 24 87 50
INSULIN SYRINGE 56 23 89 83
FLUCONAZOLE 55 18 90 136
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 55 38 90 292
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54 31 92 129
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 54 25 R 92 197
CEPHALEXIN 54 23 92 87
DETROL LA 53 41 95 234
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52 38 96 39
PAROXETINE HCL 51 38 97 55
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 50 98 60
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50 42 R 98 170
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 July 30, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.