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Prescriber Checkup

DEREK COOZE MD

420 W MORRIS BLVD HEALTH STAR PHYSICIANS STE 400B

Morristown | Tennessee | 37813

(423) 586-2410

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,583Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 1383

$1.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 1383

1,134 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 1,134 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 1,134 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 25,562 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,841 1,254 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,687 1,216 2 4
METFORMIN HCL 1,235 889 3 8
OMEPRAZOLE 959 729 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 873 659 5 2
LISINOPRIL 850 588 6 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 800 672 7 9
FUROSEMIDE 747 588 8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 732 610 9 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 624 475 10 15
TRAMADOL HCL 542 390 11 25
GABAPENTIN 520 309 12 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 504 366 13 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 503 387 14 32
MELOXICAM 446 350 15 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 415 388 16 13
SERTRALINE HCL 411 267 17 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 406 277 18 17
NEXIUM 403 243 19 26
ATENOLOL 365 284 20 16
RANITIDINE HCL 334 238 21 19
LOVASTATIN 330 315 22 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 319 250 23 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 310 255 24 30
DIOVAN 285 272 25 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 275 200 26 10
CLOPIDOGREL 264 208 27 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 261 200 28 23
SPIRIVA 259 147 29 45
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 252 206 30 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 246 162 31 12
PLAVIX 224 196 32 43
MIRTAZAPINE 206 161 33 51
PREDNISONE 205 151 34 40
SINGULAIR 203 131 35 82
CEFUROXIME 198 129 36 164
GLIMEPIRIDE 196 170 37 31
DIOVAN HCT 191 107 38 103
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 185 112 39 99
ADVAIR DISKUS 171 120 40 63
PAROXETINE HCL 169 119 41 55
CRESTOR 168 116 42 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 168 93 42 39
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 168 73 S2 42 77
BENAZEPRIL HCL 166 132 45 38
CYMBALTA 160 83 46 53
ALLOPURINOL 159 125 47 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 157 148 48 35
AZITHROMYCIN 153 112 49 41
ESTRADIOL 153 86 R 49 96
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152 132 51 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151 119 52 29
RAMIPRIL 148 91 53 80
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 146 64 54 102
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 144 121 55 37
FINASTERIDE 143 127 56 121
PROAIR HFA 141 89 57 42
VENLAFAXINE HCL 135 54 58 192
PROMETHAZINE HCL 133 79 R 59 56
MEGESTROL ACETATE 132 121 R 60 170
ROPINIROLE HCL 131 71 61 79
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 131 94 61 54
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 127 80 63 162
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 127 114 63 48
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 126 126 65 108
LEVOFLOXACIN 124 88 66 88
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122 87 67 155
NABUMETONE 122 97 67 156
FENTANYL 121 91 S2 69 92
TRAZODONE HCL 119 76 70 36
CARVEDILOL 117 93 71 24
COMBIVENT 117 41 71 116
DIGOXIN 117 111 71 59
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 116 88 74 120
FLUOXETINE HCL 115 84 75 52
BUMETANIDE 114 77 76 122
LANSOPRAZOLE 113 53 77 169
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 111 33 S2 78 81
BENICAR 111 80 78 247
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 108 89 80 95
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 105 97 81 75
HYDROXYZINE HCL 105 77 R 81 151
OXYCONTIN 100 68 S2 83 150
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 83 83 27
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 100 66 83 89
OXYCODONE HCL 98 40 S2 86 62
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 98 70 86 159
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 97 49 88 137
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 95 53 89 70
ACTONEL 94 86 90 227
LAMOTRIGINE 93 35 91 210
PEN NEEDLE 93 72 91 147
SPIRONOLACTONE 91 64 93 67
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91 67 93 64
CLONIDINE HCL 89 44 95 44
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 88 64 96 161
BUSPIRONE HCL 88 48 96 109
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 87 30 98 160
VENTOLIN HFA 87 66 98 93
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 86 67 100 199
NAMENDA 85 73 101 49
NIFEDIPINE ER 84 75 102 126
VERAPAMIL ER 84 50 102 84
GEMFIBROZIL 83 62 104 90
FLOVENT HFA 82 38 105 259
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 82 62 105 94
JANUVIA 81 70 107 85
FLUCONAZOLE 81 40 107 136
ACTOS 79 54 109 143
EXELON 79 73 109 117
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79 22 R 109 69
NITROSTAT 79 41 109 186
RISPERIDONE 78 69 113 71
METFORMIN HCL ER 77 45 114 47
PREMARIN 76 46 R 115 123
LYRICA 76 47 115 72
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 74 42 117 114
METHOCARBAMOL 72 36 R 118 141
CIMETIDINE 71 63 119 268
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71 54 119 115
TERAZOSIN HCL 70 59 121 111
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 26 S2 121 107
SEROQUEL 69 48 123 130
VYTORIN 68 28 124 184
LANTUS 68 67 124 50
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67 34 126 78
IBUPROFEN 67 39 126 91
LEVEMIR 67 43 126 145
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65 43 129 112
CEPHALEXIN 65 52 129 87
AZOR 63 53 131 368
MECLIZINE HCL 63 33 131 113
FAMOTIDINE 63 41 131 61
DILTIAZEM ER 62 50 134 110
PRIMIDONE 60 37 135 207
TOPIRAMATE 60 0 135 208
LIPITOR 59 56 137 158
NYSTATIN 59 36 137 132
PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM 59 48 137 313
LUNESTA 58 42 140 281
LEXAPRO 58 39 140 241
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58 41 140 129
NAPROXEN 57 36 143 105
NASONEX 57 44 143 234
CILOSTAZOL 57 57 143 231
DILTIAZEM HCL 57 57 143 203
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 56 36 147 236
BACLOFEN 56 0 147 118
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55 29 149 127
ABILIFY 54 0 150 178
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 54 47 150 177
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53 53 152 173
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 52 41 S3 153 163
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52 49 R 153 57
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 51 20 155 196
EXFORGE 51 41 155 238
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 June 25, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.