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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,170Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 96 out of 1383

$830K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 100 out of 1383

498 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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

11% of this provider’s 498 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 498 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 10,135 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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 579 314 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 555 372 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 505 335 3 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 440 276 4 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 439 249 S3 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 423 239 6 5
METFORMIN HCL 406 254 7 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 358 249 8 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 320 216 9 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 283 157 10 14
CEPHALEXIN 278 177 11 87
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 227 179 12 66
GABAPENTIN 227 142 12 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 222 185 14 29
CLOPIDOGREL 216 171 15 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 212 134 16 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 194 73 17 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 193 147 18 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 182 128 19 23
PLAVIX 176 140 20 43
DIOVAN 170 107 21 58
GLYBURIDE 170 132 R 21 46
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 160 83 23 94
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160 110 23 10
PROMETHAZINE HCL 159 67 R 25 56
RANITIDINE HCL 150 55 26 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 148 93 27 32
NEXIUM 141 67 28 26
FAMOTIDINE 138 72 29 61
CYMBALTA 137 41 30 53
CEFACLOR 137 54 10 30 325
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 134 85 R 32 57
DIGOXIN 133 112 33 59
CLONIDINE HCL 120 68 34 44
BACLOFEN 118 36 35 118
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 114 93 36 18
PAROXETINE HCL 114 66 36 55
TRAMADOL HCL 111 67 38 25
PROPRANOLOL HCL 108 75 39 129
SERTRALINE HCL 107 77 40 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 42 41 27
FLUCONAZOLE 103 23 42 136
AZITHROMYCIN 99 43 43 41
CITALOPRAM HBR 98 64 44 15
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 98 65 44 89
CELEBREX 98 60 44 131
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 98 57 44 108
CARVEDILOL 95 71 48 24
MECLIZINE HCL 90 51 49 113
HYDRALAZINE HCL 89 58 50 86
ZETIA 89 43 50 101
CHLORTHALIDONE 88 52 52 180
WARFARIN SODIUM 88 63 52 13
ALLOPURINOL 87 76 54 33
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 86 51 55 133
MELOXICAM 84 39 56 20
BENAZEPRIL HCL 80 46 57 38
DICYCLOMINE HCL 79 33 58 185
TRAZODONE HCL 78 18 59 36
SINGULAIR 78 35 59 82
SPIRIVA 75 28 61 45
ATENOLOL 73 62 62 16
VENTOLIN HFA 73 15 62 93
ACTOS 71 23 64 143
DEXILANT 71 22 64 140
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71 22 64 102
RAMIPRIL 70 50 67 80
INDAPAMIDE 70 50 67 153
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 59 69 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 68 21 70 52
NIFEDIPINE ER 68 45 70 126
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 56 70 54
MIRTAZAPINE 66 56 73 51
GLIPIZIDE 65 53 74 98
LANTUS 64 36 75 50
LYRICA 64 33 75 72
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63 21 R 77 69
SPIRONOLACTONE 60 55 78 67
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59 31 79 39
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 43 79 79
TIZANIDINE HCL 58 17 81 104
LOVASTATIN 58 31 81 22
ADVAIR DISKUS 57 40 83 63
ESTRADIOL 57 32 R 83 96
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56 43 85 64
JANUVIA 56 38 85 85
DONEPEZIL HCL 55 43 87 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 54 43 88 30
ABILIFY 53 11 89 178
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53 30 89 99
PRIMIDONE 52 13 91 207
PROAIR HFA 51 12 92 42
TERAZOSIN HCL 51 27 92 111
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 3, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.