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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,697Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 1383

$1.65M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 1383

745 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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

8% of this provider’s 745 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 745 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 21,426 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 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 1,731 713 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,267 956 2 7
GABAPENTIN 998 472 3 11
LISINOPRIL 915 651 4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 911 630 5 4
SIMVASTATIN 849 539 6 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 820 581 7 9
METFORMIN HCL 763 431 8 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 697 588 9 13
OMEPRAZOLE 695 441 10 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 683 516 11 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 566 362 12 12
SERTRALINE HCL 514 422 13 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 460 325 14 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 437 227 15 17
TRAMADOL HCL 437 193 15 25
ATENOLOL 425 263 17 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 417 227 18 14
RANITIDINE HCL 379 164 19 19
LANTUS 367 311 20 50
MELOXICAM 358 192 21 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 335 199 22 10
PROAIR HFA 300 90 23 42
PROMETHAZINE HCL 297 82 R 24 56
KLOR-CON 10 287 159 25 74
GLIMEPIRIDE 284 177 26 31
RISPERIDONE 278 260 27 71
ALLOPURINOL 262 168 28 33
NEXIUM 258 151 29 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 255 105 30 27
MIRTAZAPINE 249 181 31 51
NAMENDA 249 222 31 49
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 243 206 33 70
TAMSULOSIN HCL 233 209 34 30
CARVEDILOL 231 206 35 24
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 230 191 36 112
DONEPEZIL HCL 223 190 37 35
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 219 75 R 38 69
AZITHROMYCIN 217 110 39 41
CYMBALTA 201 85 40 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 196 107 41 39
SPIRIVA 192 112 42 45
SINGULAIR 188 103 43 82
LOVASTATIN 184 107 44 22
CRESTOR 182 146 45 34
TRICOR 180 102 46 125
TRAZODONE HCL 169 105 47 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 164 113 48 63
DIGOXIN 163 152 49 59
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 163 148 49 78
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 162 58 51 154
CLOPIDOGREL 158 118 52 28
MECLIZINE HCL 157 125 53 113
FLUOXETINE HCL 153 43 54 52
CLONIDINE HCL 153 108 54 44
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 150 88 56 64
TIZANIDINE HCL 149 30 57 104
SPIRONOLACTONE 147 90 58 67
NAPROXEN 145 58 59 105
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 143 98 60 102
PAROXETINE HCL 139 112 61 55
BENAZEPRIL HCL 138 71 62 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 135 76 63 68
INSULIN SYRINGE 134 94 64 83
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 133 66 65 149
PREMARIN 130 35 R 66 123
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 128 65 67 94
BUSPIRONE HCL 126 86 68 109
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 123 67 R 69 57
GEMFIBROZIL 120 60 70 90
PROPRANOLOL HCL 120 80 70 129
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 120 41 70 106
IBUPROFEN 119 21 73 91
PREDNISONE 119 71 73 40
PLAVIX 116 80 75 43
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 114 41 76 48
NOVOLOG 113 68 77 139
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 112 73 78 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 112 74 78 32
ROPINIROLE HCL 110 50 80 79
DILTIAZEM ER 109 87 81 110
FENTANYL 107 40 S2 82 92
HYDROXYZINE HCL 107 40 R 82 151
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 105 49 84 137
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 103 56 85 162
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 101 95 86 95
FAMOTIDINE 101 71 86 61
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 101 67 86 108
ESTRADIOL 98 42 R 89 96
GLYBURIDE 98 78 R 89 46
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 97 74 R 91 172
METHOCARBAMOL 97 12 R 91 141
CEPHALEXIN 96 68 93 87
DOXEPIN HCL 96 22 93 201
HUMALOG 95 69 95 176
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 95 66 95 200
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 95 61 95 160
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 94 44 98 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94 75 98 37
LEVETIRACETAM 93 28 100 134
NYSTATIN 91 55 101 132
FLUCONAZOLE 90 34 102 136
LACTULOSE 90 56 102 128
SEROQUEL 89 85 104 130
RAMIPRIL 88 66 105 80
FLOVENT HFA 87 61 106 259
VENLAFAXINE HCL 84 50 107 192
PEN NEEDLE 83 35 108 147
TERAZOSIN HCL 83 55 108 111
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 82 16 110 196
LYRICA 81 68 111 72
NASONEX 80 43 112 234
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 79 49 113 75
COMBIVENT 78 17 114 116
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 78 54 114 159
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 77 59 116 89
LEVOFLOXACIN 77 55 116 88
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 75 44 118 29
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 75 73 118 138
KLOR-CON M20 74 49 120 100
VENTOLIN HFA 73 24 121 93
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72 38 122 127
PRENATAL PLUS 70 47 123 279
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68 63 124 115
EXELON 65 50 125 117
COLCRYS 64 42 126 214
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 64 55 126 232
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62 45 128 120
NITROSTAT 62 46 128 186
DIOVAN 61 43 130 58
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60 35 131 99
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 34 S2 131 81
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 60 48 131 177
BACLOFEN 60 36 131 118
CARBAMAZEPINE 59 33 135 224
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58 52 136 66
AGGRENOX 56 46 137 191
CELEBREX 56 47 137 131
PRIMIDONE 55 55 139 207
ZETIA 54 21 140 101
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 54 0 140 292
DICYCLOMINE HCL 53 21 142 185
ACTOS 52 32 143 143
METOLAZONE 52 42 143 221
DILTIAZEM HCL 51 42 145 203
AMOXICILLIN 51 15 145 119
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 50 14 147 361
PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM 50 17 147 313
LIDODERM 50 45 147 228
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 March 18, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.