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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,501Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 1383

$985K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 61 out of 1383

526 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

3% of this provider’s 526 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 526 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 14,930 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
SIMVASTATIN 724 516 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 644 533 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 588 460 3 5
LISINOPRIL 566 416 4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 484 423 5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 450 354 6 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 366 293 7 9
MELOXICAM 348 264 8 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 288 265 9 13
TRAMADOL HCL 278 224 10 25
CLOPIDOGREL 275 214 11 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 274 205 12 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 259 174 S3 13 1
METFORMIN HCL 252 196 14 8
GABAPENTIN 247 162 15 11
RANITIDINE HCL 239 159 16 19
NEXIUM 239 173 16 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 230 172 18 15
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 226 177 19 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 217 176 20 18
DIGOXIN 217 205 20 59
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213 205 22 10
PLAVIX 211 162 23 43
GLIMEPIRIDE 185 140 24 31
AZITHROMYCIN 177 114 25 41
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 165 165 26 124
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 160 125 27 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 155 100 28 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 154 106 29 68
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 152 128 30 29
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 148 127 R 31 57
CRESTOR 142 83 32 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 139 110 33 66
PROAIR HFA 138 95 34 42
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 138 74 34 64
BENAZEPRIL HCL 137 108 36 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 136 135 37 35
ATENOLOL 133 114 38 16
FENOFIBRATE 127 113 39 65
NAPROXEN 121 63 40 105
NABUMETONE 121 88 40 156
LOVASTATIN 121 115 40 22
CARVEDILOL 119 95 43 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 119 63 43 102
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115 111 45 23
ALLOPURINOL 114 89 46 33
AMOXICILLIN 110 81 47 119
NAMENDA 110 106 47 49
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 107 71 49 133
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 107 93 49 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 107 88 49 67
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 91 52 27
SERTRALINE HCL 101 75 53 21
ZETIA 99 36 54 101
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97 55 55 37
MECLIZINE HCL 94 83 56 113
PAROXETINE HCL 94 61 56 55
SPIRIVA 93 67 58 45
KLOR-CON 10 92 85 59 74
LEVOFLOXACIN 92 76 59 88
DIOVAN HCT 89 77 61 103
VERAPAMIL ER 87 87 62 84
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 87 57 62 196
CYMBALTA 87 45 62 53
CLONIDINE HCL 86 81 65 44
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85 77 66 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 85 78 66 30
LYRICA 84 60 68 72
VESICARE 81 68 69 182
PREMARIN 81 51 R 69 123
TRAZODONE HCL 80 63 71 36
ROPINIROLE HCL 79 77 72 79
METHOCARBAMOL 76 52 R 73 141
SINGULAIR 76 42 73 82
PRENATAL PLUS 75 62 75 279
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73 52 76 39
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 73 57 R 76 172
BUSPIRONE HCL 68 34 78 109
SEROQUEL XR 66 47 79 250
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66 29 79 70
IBUPROFEN 65 37 81 91
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65 56 81 94
FLUOXETINE HCL 65 40 81 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65 56 81 14
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 32 85 63
DEXILANT 62 40 85 140
MEGESTROL ACETATE 62 60 R 85 170
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60 38 R 88 69
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 60 58 88 205
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 59 42 90 127
GLYBURIDE 59 49 R 90 46
LANTUS 58 47 92 50
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58 40 92 159
LOPERAMIDE 57 54 94 420
FAMOTIDINE 57 35 94 61
VENTOLIN HFA 57 23 94 93
KLOR-CON M20 57 39 94 100
PEN NEEDLE 55 43 98 147
RISPERIDONE 55 54 98 71
LANSOPRAZOLE 54 40 100 169
BACLOFEN 52 12 101 118
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 41 101 99
MIRTAZAPINE 51 51 103 51
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. 14, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.