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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,535Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 53

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 53

392 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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

15% of this provider’s 392 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 392 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 24%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 18,484 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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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
FUROSEMIDE 755 702 1 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 681 581 S3 2 1
NAMENDA 552 508 3 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 539 500 4 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 533 517 5 13
JANTOVEN 485 485 6 92
OMEPRAZOLE 485 438 6 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 423 405 8 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 354 336 9 14
MIRTAZAPINE 339 312 10 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 328 309 11 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 318 318 12 65
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 317 282 13 9
FAMOTIDINE 309 282 14 54
KLOR-CON M20 302 291 15 73
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 295 263 16 7
GABAPENTIN 281 269 17 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 269 247 18 25
LISINOPRIL 268 236 19 2
CARVEDILOL 267 249 20 20
DIGOXIN 248 244 21 58
TRAMADOL HCL 244 244 22 18
LEVOXYL 243 236 23 137
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 240 215 24 139
TRAZODONE HCL 232 191 25 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 230 200 26 88
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 221 203 27 17
LANTUS 212 194 28 32
RANITIDINE HCL 208 186 29 15
CLOPIDOGREL 206 198 30 27
SIMVASTATIN 206 172 30 3
LYRICA 202 150 32 60
FENTANYL 196 169 S2 33 91
NOVOLIN R 190 171 34 158
NOVOLIN N 171 123 35 163
CEFUROXIME 168 152 36 104
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 167 126 S2 37 115
ALLOPURINOL 162 146 38 24
SERTRALINE HCL 160 129 39 31
LEVETIRACETAM 152 117 40 121
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 150 144 41 117
CLONIDINE HCL 148 148 42 33
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 147 103 S2 43 56
RISPERIDONE 144 134 44 66
KLOR-CON M10 141 141 45 156
PLAVIX 141 135 45 43
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 138 117 47 80
NOVOLOG 133 131 48 110
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 124 113 49 71
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 123 105 50 60
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 120 119 51 40
METFORMIN HCL 112 87 52 8
EXELON 111 111 53 142
LEVEMIR 109 109 54 135
AMOXICILLIN 108 98 55 105
SPIRIVA 108 83 55 50
LEVOFLOXACIN 107 95 57 123
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 103 102 58 196
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 79 59 11
SEROQUEL 92 92 60 127
PREDNISONE 91 91 61 45
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 89 77 62 75
HYDRALAZINE HCL 87 84 63 112
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 87 76 63 35
CYMBALTA 84 70 65 62
PAROXETINE HCL 83 83 66 81
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 83 81 66 200
CARAFATE 81 39 68 203
BACLOFEN 80 57 69 79
ATENOLOL 79 70 70 16
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 79 57 70 102
ADVAIR HFA 75 53 72 207
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 74 73 S2 73 38
ROPINIROLE HCL 72 44 74 70
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 72 66 74 47
NEXIUM 66 66 76 21
MEGESTROL ACETATE 65 65 R 77 145
FLUOXETINE HCL 64 61 78 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64 50 78 48
PROMETHAZINE HCL 64 55 R 78 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63 63 81 39
OLANZAPINE 59 21 82 184
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58 43 R 83 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58 55 83 129
TAMSULOSIN HCL 56 55 85 34
CEFTRIAXONE 54 49 86 195
HUMULIN N 54 53 86 191
CRESTOR 53 42 88 49
HUMALOG 50 50 89 124
GLIPIZIDE 50 50 89 114
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 Feb. 19, 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.