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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,798Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 235 out of 1383

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 1383

410 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

29% of this provider’s 410 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

36% of this provider’s 410 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 7,036 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$92 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 478 262 S3 1 1
OXYCODONE HCL 337 113 S2 2 62
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 305 208 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 302 201 4 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 229 195 5 9
LISINOPRIL 223 135 6 3
GABAPENTIN 199 80 7 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 198 142 8 15
FUROSEMIDE 188 114 9 7
RANITIDINE HCL 182 76 10 19
IBUPROFEN 178 34 11 91
OMEPRAZOLE 167 76 12 5
NAMENDA 158 148 13 49
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 156 141 14 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 155 113 15 70
CRESTOR 146 106 16 34
NEXIUM 145 87 17 26
PREDNISONE 145 72 17 40
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 138 74 S2 19 107
METFORMIN HCL 131 87 20 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 121 81 21 78
TAMSULOSIN HCL 120 92 22 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113 61 23 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109 76 24 37
CYMBALTA 98 61 25 53
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 98 46 25 267
AZITHROMYCIN 96 53 27 41
RISPERIDONE 94 80 28 71
LYRICA 86 18 29 72
LEVOFLOXACIN 86 47 29 88
SPIRONOLACTONE 85 58 31 67
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 85 46 31 89
PROAIR HFA 85 31 31 42
SERTRALINE HCL 84 47 34 21
COMBIVENT 84 20 34 116
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83 48 36 54
ABILIFY 79 20 37 178
SINGULAIR 79 47 37 82
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78 74 39 14
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 78 50 S2 39 81
WARFARIN SODIUM 74 25 41 13
TRAZODONE HCL 73 24 42 36
CLOPIDOGREL 72 60 43 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71 58 44 23
EXFORGE 70 40 45 238
JANUMET 70 62 45 226
FENTANYL 69 24 S2 47 92
DONEPEZIL HCL 69 69 47 35
SYMBICORT 68 0 49 166
ALLOPURINOL 66 47 50 33
ENDOCET 66 27 S2 50 97
DIOVAN 65 57 52 58
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 63 52 32
PROMETHAZINE HCL 65 11 R 52 56
LANTUS 64 43 55 50
EXELON 64 62 55 117
AVODART 63 46 57 249
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62 15 58 17
CARVEDILOL 59 51 59 24
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 19 60 63
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57 38 61 95
ATELVIA 56 39 62 377
NOVOLOG 54 45 63 139
LEVETIRACETAM 53 15 64 134
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 53 22 S3 64 330
SEROQUEL 51 37 66 130
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 Sept. 25, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.