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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,263Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 1383

$1.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 1383

556 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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

18% of this provider’s 556 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 556 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 18,216 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$62 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 980 665 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 702 572 2 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 579 477 3 15
SIMVASTATIN 554 413 4 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 512 450 5 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 485 385 6 9
GABAPENTIN 458 386 7 11
LISINOPRIL 448 371 8 3
METFORMIN HCL 445 332 9 8
FUROSEMIDE 431 392 10 7
NAMENDA 425 425 11 49
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 422 391 12 70
WARFARIN SODIUM 407 352 13 13
OXYCODONE HCL 404 188 S2 14 62
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 378 349 15 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 348 331 16 35
OMEPRAZOLE 315 231 17 5
TRAMADOL HCL 304 270 18 25
SERTRALINE HCL 292 241 19 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 253 173 20 17
ATENOLOL 243 180 21 16
ADVAIR DISKUS 240 170 22 63
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235 161 23 10
CLOPIDOGREL 235 218 23 28
PROAIR HFA 224 105 25 42
CARVEDILOL 219 212 26 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 215 193 27 99
MIRTAZAPINE 214 213 28 51
SPIRIVA 208 146 29 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 200 149 30 64
PLAVIX 198 165 31 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 193 143 32 29
NEXIUM 189 189 33 26
RANITIDINE HCL 177 116 34 19
SEROQUEL 176 157 35 130
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 172 114 36 160
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 166 118 37 112
BACLOFEN 166 89 37 118
GLIMEPIRIDE 165 160 39 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 165 144 39 23
PAROXETINE HCL 164 149 41 55
TRAZODONE HCL 162 107 42 36
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 152 128 43 78
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 150 53 S2 44 77
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 138 97 45 75
FLUOXETINE HCL 134 79 46 52
BENAZEPRIL HCL 133 114 47 38
MUPIROCIN 133 111 47 189
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127 103 49 14
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 123 102 50 108
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122 82 51 39
CYMBALTA 121 41 52 53
LYRICA 121 57 52 72
BUMETANIDE 121 120 52 122
FAMOTIDINE 118 118 55 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 116 114 56 30
MORPHINE SULFATE 110 31 S2 57 222
LANTUS 110 84 57 50
CRESTOR 109 104 59 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 77 59 27
LOVASTATIN 108 80 61 22
ALLOPURINOL 106 103 62 33
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 105 69 S2 63 81
ESTRADIOL 102 56 R 64 96
PREDNISONE 94 83 65 40
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 88 82 66 138
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 86 67 67 18
HYDRALAZINE HCL 86 85 67 86
BYSTOLIC 83 79 69 181
EXELON 82 82 70 117
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 80 78 71 161
RISPERIDONE 77 73 72 71
RAMIPRIL 75 60 73 80
GLYBURIDE 75 58 R 73 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75 67 73 32
AVODART 74 66 76 249
DIGOXIN 73 71 77 59
SYMBICORT 70 46 78 166
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 70 70 78 177
NYSTATIN 68 57 80 132
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 67 39 81 229
DEXILANT 67 42 81 140
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 63 63 83 48
OXYCONTIN 63 12 S2 83 150
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 62 54 85 199
ACTOS 62 46 85 143
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62 36 R 85 69
JANTOVEN 61 57 88 146
FENTANYL 58 16 S2 89 92
DIOVAN 57 57 90 58
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56 35 91 102
AGGRENOX 56 44 91 191
ENDOCET 56 25 S2 91 97
ROPINIROLE HCL 55 29 94 79
HUMALOG 55 54 94 176
BUPROPION XL 55 38 94 230
SINGULAIR 55 41 94 82
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 55 38 94 375
CLONIDINE HCL 53 45 99 44
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53 23 R 99 57
TRICOR 52 37 101 125
MELOXICAM 51 35 102 20
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 48 102 67
LEXAPRO 51 47 102 241
DILTIAZEM ER 50 50 105 110
DOXEPIN HCL 50 49 105 201
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.