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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,761Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 164 out of 1383

$642K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 208 out of 1383

587 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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

5% of this provider’s 587 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 587 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 9,263 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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
LISINOPRIL 585 382 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 529 369 2 4
LOVASTATIN 458 309 3 22
METFORMIN HCL 418 321 4 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 412 341 5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 341 206 6 5
FUROSEMIDE 325 207 7 7
MELOXICAM 320 213 8 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 305 243 9 10
SIMVASTATIN 300 237 10 2
TRAZODONE HCL 267 160 11 36
GABAPENTIN 255 141 12 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 252 164 13 15
ATENOLOL 245 185 14 16
AZITHROMYCIN 239 168 15 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 201 136 16 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 168 144 17 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163 116 18 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 163 117 18 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 157 127 20 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 156 118 21 9
BUSPIRONE HCL 135 92 22 109
WARFARIN SODIUM 129 107 23 13
CLONIDINE HCL 127 96 24 44
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 123 82 S3 25 1
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 117 65 26 114
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108 85 27 29
PROAIR HFA 108 55 27 42
SPIRIVA 108 75 27 45
BENAZEPRIL HCL 107 99 30 38
RANITIDINE HCL 99 79 31 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 63 31 27
PREDNISONE 93 58 33 40
SERTRALINE HCL 88 32 34 21
ADVAIR DISKUS 85 45 35 63
DOXEPIN HCL 81 41 36 201
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 80 63 37 48
LANTUS 78 47 38 50
LYRICA 78 45 38 72
CRESTOR 75 61 40 34
NAPROXEN 73 33 41 105
COMBIVENT 73 39 41 116
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72 58 43 129
ALLOPURINOL 72 65 43 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 70 58 45 18
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 56 46 54
TRICOR 67 35 47 125
CLOPIDOGREL 65 58 48 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 65 29 48 52
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65 41 48 102
TIZANIDINE HCL 65 26 48 104
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 52 52 60
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63 51 53 14
MIRTAZAPINE 62 49 54 51
DIOVAN 62 58 54 58
NABUMETONE 62 42 54 156
GLYBURIDE 61 42 R 57 46
ESTRADIOL 61 22 R 57 96
CEPHALEXIN 60 39 59 87
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60 32 R 59 57
SINGULAIR 59 51 61 82
ZETIA 59 42 61 101
DIGOXIN 58 58 63 59
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58 13 R 63 69
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58 39 63 39
KLOR-CON 10 56 42 66 74
NEXIUM 54 39 67 26
PROMETHAZINE HCL 54 14 R 67 56
IBUPROFEN 53 21 69 91
CARVEDILOL 51 51 70 24
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 May 21, 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.