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Prescriber Checkup

LINDA COX MSN APRN BC

4850 ANDREW JOHNSON HIGHWAY GVDC

Greeneville | Tennessee | 37745

(423) 787-6605

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,142Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 417

$377K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 417

77 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
27%Patients 65 Years and Older
100% 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
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this specialty
in Tennessee
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 77 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 4,029 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

36% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

132 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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
RANITIDINE HCL 833 404 1 15
PREVACID 697 240 10 2 100
OMEPRAZOLE 604 124 3 3
SYNTHROID 598 203 4 75
SINGULAIR 593 262 5 60
LAMOTRIGINE 474 160 6 57
LEVETIRACETAM 461 104 7 84
FUROSEMIDE 349 218 8 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 296 242 9 37
METFORMIN HCL 261 73 10 9
CARBAMAZEPINE 232 0 11 146
PLAVIX 212 197 12 69
LISINOPRIL 210 153 13 2
CARBATROL 173 46 10 14 193
BANZEL 163 0 10 15 197
METHOCARBAMOL 154 0 R 16 66
DILANTIN 154 152 16 164
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 153 78 18 176
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 150 55 19 58
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 139 139 20 8
OXCARBAZEPINE 122 0 21 127
SIMVASTATIN 107 55 22 4
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 105 0 23 177
LYRICA 104 53 24 41
TRICOR 104 0 24 124
NIZATIDINE 102 52 26 236
ATENOLOL 101 101 27 26
PRIMIDONE 95 0 28 205
TOPIRAMATE 79 0 29 106
LANSOPRAZOLE 77 26 30 189
VIMPAT 68 0 31 161
DONEPEZIL HCL 67 51 32 92
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60 0 33 184
MELOXICAM 58 51 34 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58 0 34 35
GABAPENTIN 56 51 36 5
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55 55 37 166
LACTULOSE 53 0 38 148
CELEBREX 52 0 39 135
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 52 52 39 12
MINOCYCLINE HCL 52 0 39 216
TIZANIDINE HCL 51 51 42 21
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 51 51 42 285
BUDESONIDE 51 15 42 285
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51 0 42 85
AVODART 51 51 42 211
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51 0 42 178
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 50 0 48 17
CRESTOR 50 50 48 43
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.