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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,337Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 51 out of 1383

$983K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 62 out of 1383

582 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

5% of this provider’s 582 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 582 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 17,206 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

35 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
FUROSEMIDE 865 760 1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 859 747 2 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 728 690 3 12
SIMVASTATIN 638 521 4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 588 492 5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 520 496 6 6
LISINOPRIL 512 448 7 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 456 368 S3 8 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 410 353 9 13
METFORMIN HCL 397 258 10 8
GABAPENTIN 383 280 11 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 366 342 12 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 365 316 13 10
CLONIDINE HCL 296 267 14 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 277 240 15 23
CEPHALEXIN 267 221 16 87
DONEPEZIL HCL 250 237 17 35
RANITIDINE HCL 237 181 18 19
CLOPIDOGREL 217 198 19 28
ALLOPURINOL 215 192 20 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 213 189 21 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 208 174 22 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 205 149 23 15
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 199 167 24 64
CARVEDILOL 197 165 25 24
DIOVAN 187 167 26 58
NAMENDA 186 169 27 49
ATENOLOL 183 179 28 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 177 159 29 66
MELOXICAM 176 151 30 20
DIGOXIN 169 159 31 59
SERTRALINE HCL 167 140 32 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 158 151 33 52
PAROXETINE HCL 147 139 34 55
PLAVIX 145 123 35 43
NEXIUM 141 128 36 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 139 127 37 14
RISPERIDONE 135 112 38 71
TRAZODONE HCL 134 115 39 36
INSULIN SYRINGE 123 89 40 83
SPIRIVA 113 90 41 45
GLYBURIDE 110 92 R 42 46
PREDNISONE 106 84 43 40
JANUVIA 102 79 44 85
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 99 86 45 18
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 99 79 45 115
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 98 71 47 127
CRESTOR 97 59 48 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 97 80 48 30
DILTIAZEM ER 96 75 50 110
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 96 84 50 159
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96 95 50 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 93 71 53 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 92 81 54 63
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89 61 R 55 57
DICYCLOMINE HCL 84 78 56 185
AZITHROMYCIN 82 63 57 41
MIRTAZAPINE 82 71 57 51
METHOCARBAMOL 80 61 R 59 141
BUSPIRONE HCL 79 73 60 109
ACTOS 78 55 61 143
MECLIZINE HCL 78 73 61 113
SINGULAIR 76 65 63 82
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 73 71 64 29
VERAPAMIL ER 73 60 64 84
LANTUS 70 47 66 50
LYRICA 70 49 66 72
TRAMADOL HCL 69 65 68 25
PROAIR HFA 68 57 69 42
ZETIA 68 49 69 101
DIOVAN HCT 66 60 71 103
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 65 50 72 196
FLUCONAZOLE 65 44 72 136
LANSOPRAZOLE 64 62 74 169
LOVASTATIN 63 52 75 22
BUMETANIDE 63 62 75 122
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 44 77 39
NIASPAN 58 54 78 148
VENTOLIN HFA 57 51 79 93
NIFEDIPINE ER 57 57 79 126
CYMBALTA 57 43 79 53
QUINAPRIL HCL 55 55 82 142
NITROSTAT 55 53 82 186
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55 40 82 17
HALOPERIDOL 53 39 85 195
NAPROXEN 53 39 85 105
AMIODARONE HCL 52 52 87 188
COLCRYS 52 52 87 214
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 40 89 99
SUCRALFATE 51 40 89 190
OLANZAPINE 51 51 89 164
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50 50 92 38
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. 20, 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.