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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,592Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 60 out of 1383

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 1383

518 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
48%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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

13% of this provider’s 518 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 518 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 11,468 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 665 343 1 18
FUROSEMIDE 613 494 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 599 387 3 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 584 419 S3 4 1
LISINOPRIL 553 249 5 3
SIMVASTATIN 487 270 6 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 442 278 7 6
METFORMIN HCL 364 98 8 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 350 253 9 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 350 220 9 13
GABAPENTIN 336 163 11 11
CARVEDILOL 332 223 12 24
OMEPRAZOLE 286 131 13 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 267 172 14 68
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 264 184 15 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233 97 16 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 233 228 16 35
RANITIDINE HCL 213 129 18 19
ATENOLOL 207 128 19 16
CYMBALTA 204 121 20 53
NEXIUM 203 135 21 26
PROAIR HFA 189 62 22 42
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 182 69 23 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 180 146 24 15
PROMETHAZINE HCL 172 28 R 25 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 171 92 26 32
SPIRIVA 171 70 26 45
NIASPAN 171 51 26 148
ADVAIR DISKUS 162 80 29 63
MIRTAZAPINE 155 127 30 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 153 125 31 66
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 147 110 S2 32 107
NAMENDA 145 140 33 49
AZITHROMYCIN 142 62 34 41
FENOFIBRATE 139 62 35 65
CLOPIDOGREL 138 94 36 28
DEXILANT 133 52 37 140
SYMBICORT 133 55 37 166
PLAVIX 132 84 39 43
SERTRALINE HCL 131 43 40 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 128 107 41 70
VENTOLIN HFA 125 62 42 93
CRESTOR 118 58 43 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 117 96 44 30
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 117 63 44 64
TRAMADOL HCL 115 88 46 25
LIPITOR 115 56 46 158
LANTUS 113 69 48 50
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 112 30 R 49 69
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110 78 50 14
DIGOXIN 104 83 51 59
FLUOXETINE HCL 104 15 51 52
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 103 40 53 133
FAMOTIDINE 103 89 53 61
PAROXETINE HCL 103 57 53 55
TRILIPIX 102 51 56 220
BENAZEPRIL HCL 102 59 56 38
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 100 46 58 54
TRAZODONE HCL 98 39 59 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 95 82 60 31
PEN NEEDLE 91 43 61 147
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90 70 62 17
LOVAZA 88 79 63 225
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88 57 63 37
CLONIDINE HCL 87 66 65 44
LOVASTATIN 84 45 66 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 81 54 67 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81 63 67 99
TOPIRAMATE 81 18 67 208
CARISOPRODOL 80 31 R 70 76
LYRICA 80 39 70 72
TRICOR 80 46 70 125
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 79 21 73 229
FINASTERIDE 76 56 74 121
SEROQUEL 73 51 75 130
DIOVAN 72 40 76 58
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69 14 R 77 57
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68 29 78 112
FENTANYL 67 52 S2 79 92
RISPERIDONE 66 25 80 71
GLYBURIDE 65 54 R 81 46
ROPINIROLE HCL 65 32 81 79
VESICARE 62 58 83 182
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 61 42 84 78
SINGULAIR 60 33 85 82
PROPRANOLOL HCL 59 15 86 129
ALLOPURINOL 57 36 87 33
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57 31 87 89
KLOR-CON 10 57 41 87 74
ACTONEL 56 45 90 227
JANUMET 53 26 91 226
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 53 33 91 232
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52 52 93 86
AMITIZA 51 12 94 281
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 July 8, 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.