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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,587Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 1383

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 1383

830 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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 830 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 830 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 14,177 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 1,204 751 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 885 531 2 5
LISINOPRIL 840 525 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 731 459 4 4
FUROSEMIDE 636 458 5 7
RANITIDINE HCL 592 301 6 19
SIMVASTATIN 567 333 7 2
METFORMIN HCL 546 267 8 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 421 334 9 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 380 250 10 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 370 293 11 6
LOVASTATIN 320 212 12 22
SERTRALINE HCL 288 194 13 21
NEXIUM 285 113 14 26
CARVEDILOL 276 203 15 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 274 189 16 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 264 107 17 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 263 216 18 13
PROAIR HFA 260 122 19 42
GABAPENTIN 258 194 20 11
ATENOLOL 255 186 21 16
JANUVIA 227 119 22 85
SPIRIVA 226 99 23 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 218 131 24 17
PREDNISONE 209 129 25 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 200 132 26 18
SINGULAIR 195 101 27 82
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188 110 28 27
TRAZODONE HCL 187 115 29 36
MELOXICAM 181 109 30 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 181 98 30 15
TRAMADOL HCL 180 89 32 25
IBUPROFEN 178 100 33 91
METHOCARBAMOL 176 81 R 34 141
TAMSULOSIN HCL 175 127 35 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171 120 36 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 164 38 37 64
TIZANIDINE HCL 155 71 38 104
KLOR-CON 10 149 131 39 74
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 149 112 39 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 141 110 41 14
GLYBURIDE 135 69 R 42 46
SPIRONOLACTONE 131 114 43 67
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 131 44 R 43 69
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 123 36 45 127
LACTULOSE 123 80 45 128
GLIMEPIRIDE 121 71 47 31
ADVAIR DISKUS 116 39 48 63
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 112 51 49 32
SYNTHROID 112 62 49 73
GEMFIBROZIL 108 45 51 90
TRICOR 105 62 52 125
PREMARIN 105 63 R 52 123
PLAVIX 102 66 54 43
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 102 69 54 160
FLUOXETINE HCL 100 42 56 52
SYMBICORT 99 60 57 166
CYMBALTA 97 42 58 53
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 96 39 59 162
CLOPIDOGREL 95 58 60 28
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 94 83 61 48
MECLIZINE HCL 94 45 61 113
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 93 46 63 159
CELEBREX 93 43 63 131
BUSPIRONE HCL 92 44 65 109
INSULIN SYRINGE 92 39 65 83
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 92 55 65 68
MIRTAZAPINE 91 73 68 51
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90 45 R 69 57
CRESTOR 90 55 69 34
PAROXETINE HCL 89 35 71 55
PROMETHAZINE HCL 89 35 R 71 56
AZITHROMYCIN 87 58 73 41
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 63 74 60
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 81 43 75 78
DIOVAN 79 59 76 58
ALLOPURINOL 78 31 77 33
RISPERIDONE 78 65 77 71
METFORMIN HCL ER 78 57 77 47
TERAZOSIN HCL 78 68 77 111
AGGRENOX 77 75 81 191
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77 63 81 66
DONEPEZIL HCL 76 76 83 35
COLCRYS 76 45 83 214
ROPINIROLE HCL 75 39 85 79
COMBIVENT 75 31 85 116
LANTUS 75 60 85 50
FAMOTIDINE 74 52 88 61
NOVOLOG 73 44 89 139
NYSTATIN 71 47 90 132
CLONIDINE HCL 70 58 91 44
BACLOFEN 70 22 91 118
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69 37 93 102
QVAR 63 25 94 305
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63 32 94 112
LEVEMIR 63 26 94 145
DIGOXIN 63 40 94 59
VESICARE 62 34 98 182
LYRICA 59 29 99 72
NAPROXEN 59 21 99 105
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 57 19 101 200
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56 38 102 54
CARBAMAZEPINE 55 21 103 224
NITROSTAT 55 29 103 186
NASONEX 55 16 103 234
PEN NEEDLE 55 24 103 147
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 54 30 107 29
CEPHALEXIN 53 34 108 87
AVODART 51 43 109 249
FENOFIBRATE 50 38 110 65
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50 21 110 38
VENTOLIN HFA 50 19 110 93
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 17, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.