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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,834Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 284 out of 1383

$672K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 178 out of 1383

302 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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 302 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

39% of this provider’s 302 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 5,969 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 575 277 S3 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 462 283 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 286 192 3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 285 211 4 6
LISINOPRIL 270 151 5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 237 174 6 5
CARVEDILOL 213 167 7 24
NEXIUM 170 73 8 26
METFORMIN HCL 143 83 9 8
LYRICA 142 51 10 72
DIOVAN HCT 136 85 11 103
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 128 43 12 4
AZITHROMYCIN 125 57 13 41
ALLOPURINOL 121 76 14 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 120 92 15 18
DIOVAN 117 67 16 58
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 41 16 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 79 18 10
PROAIR HFA 115 23 18 42
DEXILANT 110 17 20 140
FAMOTIDINE 110 33 20 61
CYMBALTA 110 40 20 53
JANUVIA 108 78 23 85
CLONIDINE HCL 102 63 24 44
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 70 24 60
CARISOPRODOL 100 23 R 26 76
GABAPENTIN 99 40 27 11
SINGULAIR 98 61 28 82
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97 59 29 23
CRESTOR 97 54 29 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 97 53 29 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91 39 32 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 88 46 33 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 88 36 33 67
HYDRALAZINE HCL 80 69 35 86
PREDNISONE 80 65 35 40
BYSTOLIC 79 67 37 181
KLOR-CON 10 78 66 38 74
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 35 39 63
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72 23 S2 40 107
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 72 30 40 48
CLOPIDOGREL 72 41 40 28
NIFEDICAL XL 71 58 43 261
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 71 32 43 9
TRAMADOL HCL 70 29 45 25
SYMBICORT 68 22 46 166
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 68 44 46 133
ATENOLOL 65 42 48 16
PLAVIX 63 45 49 43
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61 33 R 50 57
KLOR-CON M20 61 51 50 100
SPIRIVA 61 40 50 45
VENTOLIN HFA 60 22 53 93
VESICARE 59 21 54 182
COLCRYS 58 34 55 214
MELOXICAM 57 29 56 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56 32 57 32
TRILIPIX 56 16 57 220
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56 43 57 14
PREMARIN 55 43 R 60 123
CELEBREX 53 48 61 131
COMBIVENT 53 23 61 116
NIFEDIPINE ER 53 33 61 126
PRISTIQ ER 53 39 61 376
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53 27 61 162
VALACYCLOVIR 52 0 66 441
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. 11, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.