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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,469Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 209 out of 1383

$764K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 128 out of 1383

401 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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

10% of this provider’s 401 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 401 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 10,042 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 506 336 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 444 388 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 387 330 3 7
SIMVASTATIN 324 276 4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 296 240 5 5
LISINOPRIL 295 238 6 3
NAMENDA 266 260 7 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 250 243 8 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 249 226 9 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 195 172 10 12
GABAPENTIN 180 153 11 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 179 151 12 70
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175 157 13 10
SERTRALINE HCL 168 154 14 21
CARVEDILOL 158 121 15 24
TRAZODONE HCL 150 122 16 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 141 106 17 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 140 117 18 64
DONEPEZIL HCL 134 131 19 35
NEXIUM 108 67 20 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 106 75 21 30
MIRTAZAPINE 106 97 21 51
PREDNISONE 106 96 21 40
TRAMADOL HCL 104 100 24 25
BUSPIRONE HCL 104 92 24 109
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 98 98 26 9
CLOPIDOGREL 95 68 27 28
RANITIDINE HCL 95 82 27 19
METFORMIN HCL 93 73 29 8
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 91 80 30 89
PROMETHAZINE HCL 91 36 R 30 56
KLOR-CON M20 85 64 32 100
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84 62 33 17
LEVETIRACETAM 82 47 34 134
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 82 69 34 78
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82 64 34 99
MELOXICAM 81 79 37 20
ATENOLOL 81 68 37 16
SEROQUEL 80 71 39 130
CYMBALTA 80 55 39 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77 67 41 37
AZITHROMYCIN 76 64 42 41
FAMOTIDINE 76 73 42 61
DIGOXIN 73 66 44 59
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 71 66 45 48
INSULIN SYRINGE 70 70 46 83
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 58 46 27
PLAVIX 69 39 48 43
EXELON 68 68 49 117
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68 58 49 108
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 49 49 54
CLONIDINE HCL 67 64 52 44
ALLOPURINOL 67 57 52 33
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 66 27 S2 54 77
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66 51 54 32
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 56 56 67
ABILIFY 65 52 56 178
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 64 52 58 18
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64 33 58 115
SPIRIVA 63 33 60 45
DIOVAN 63 54 60 58
TORSEMIDE 63 53 60 183
PAROXETINE HCL 62 48 63 55
KLOR-CON 10 61 49 64 74
CRESTOR 58 50 65 34
BUMETANIDE 58 55 65 122
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 57 49 67 193
SINGULAIR 56 32 68 82
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56 48 68 38
BACLOFEN 56 13 68 118
OXYCONTIN 54 31 S2 71 150
PEN NEEDLE 54 42 71 147
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 Jan. 23, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.