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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,677Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 296

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 296

558 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
25%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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

34% of this provider’s 558 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

54% of this provider’s 558 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 25%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 3,949 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 16%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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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 2,226 521 S3 1 1
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 764 79 S2 2 9
SIMVASTATIN 576 151 3 3
LISINOPRIL 532 136 4 2
CARISOPRODOL 487 48 R 5 14
PROMETHAZINE HCL 477 46 R 6 34
GABAPENTIN 431 79 7 4
OMEPRAZOLE 422 102 8 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 405 159 9 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 358 56 10 15
FUROSEMIDE 329 106 11 10
MORPHINE SULFATE 307 12 S2 12 69
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 288 13 R 13 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 285 59 14 20
METFORMIN HCL 285 36 14 8
NEXIUM 284 14 16 30
RANITIDINE HCL 267 54 17 21
PROAIR HFA 255 27 18 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 239 77 19 57
ENDOCET 202 27 S2 20 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 195 101 21 28
CLONIDINE HCL 186 28 22 81
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 181 61 23 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174 63 24 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 171 58 25 12
VENTOLIN HFA 168 25 26 72
ATENOLOL 148 56 27 27
MELOXICAM 147 57 28 16
OXYCODONE HCL 144 0 S2 29 7
CLOPIDOGREL 140 61 30 42
IBUPROFEN 132 0 31 92
CEPHALEXIN 130 18 32 84
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129 55 33 36
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 122 0 34 80
ADVAIR DISKUS 120 0 35 52
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 119 0 S2 36 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 117 15 37 31
OXYCONTIN 117 12 S2 37 24
CYMBALTA 110 26 39 51
METHOCARBAMOL 104 0 R 40 48
ROPINIROLE HCL 101 0 41 71
LYRICA 99 16 42 37
GEMFIBROZIL 99 0 42 79
SERTRALINE HCL 88 33 44 45
COMBIVENT 83 31 45 88
FLUOXETINE HCL 82 19 46 76
TRAZODONE HCL 80 14 47 56
SPIRIVA 79 0 48 43
WARFARIN SODIUM 79 28 48 23
PAROXETINE HCL 78 17 50 73
DEXILANT 78 18 50 105
TIZANIDINE HCL 77 0 52 18
HYDROXYZINE HCL 77 0 R 52 99
CARVEDILOL 74 18 54 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74 0 54 77
PLAVIX 73 29 56 64
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 71 34 57 132
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 71 31 57 103
GLYBURIDE 67 13 R 59 67
ZETIA 67 0 59 90
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 0 61 98
TRICOR 64 20 61 93
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61 13 63 125
FLUCONAZOLE 60 0 64 141
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 59 41 65 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59 11 65 62
LANTUS 58 11 67 118
CEFACLOR 57 0 68 188
DIOVAN 56 15 69 83
INSULIN SYRINGE 55 13 70 152
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54 14 R 71 55
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 53 0 72 194
ALLOPURINOL 52 11 73 65
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52 0 73 58
CELEBREX 51 0 75 121
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 0 75 113
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51 13 75 149
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 50 21 78 141
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 May 20, 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.