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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,374Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 74 out of 1383

$799K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 112 out of 1383

581 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

10% of this provider’s 581 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 581 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 13,140 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 1,369 910 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 837 650 2 7
LISINOPRIL 447 317 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 431 368 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 418 296 5 4
SIMVASTATIN 409 282 6 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 397 323 7 15
GABAPENTIN 372 216 8 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 359 238 9 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 339 289 10 6
RANITIDINE HCL 332 218 11 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 318 257 12 9
TRAZODONE HCL 284 209 13 36
NAMENDA 227 227 14 49
WARFARIN SODIUM 219 142 15 13
SERTRALINE HCL 215 160 16 21
GLYBURIDE 174 154 R 17 46
ATENOLOL 162 100 18 16
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 162 92 R 18 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 161 159 20 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 158 109 21 66
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 158 109 21 17
RISPERIDONE 146 91 23 71
ALLOPURINOL 145 140 24 33
TRAMADOL HCL 141 113 25 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 137 130 26 70
METFORMIN HCL 137 92 26 8
KLOR-CON 10 137 120 26 74
FLUOXETINE HCL 136 110 29 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133 67 30 10
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 128 89 31 115
CLOPIDOGREL 124 96 32 28
HALOPERIDOL 119 91 33 195
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117 96 34 32
CARVEDILOL 116 104 35 24
KLOR-CON M20 116 104 35 100
NEXIUM 116 86 35 26
PLAVIX 112 90 38 43
CEPHALEXIN 112 93 38 87
PREDNISONE 109 79 40 40
FAMOTIDINE 108 78 41 61
SPIRONOLACTONE 108 75 41 67
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105 82 43 30
LANTUS 104 70 44 50
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 101 89 45 64
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 100 43 46 137
DIGOXIN 100 66 46 59
EXELON 99 89 48 117
ESTRADIOL 96 46 R 49 96
GLIPIZIDE 95 87 50 98
LOVASTATIN 95 49 50 22
PROMETHAZINE HCL 92 61 R 52 56
MIRTAZAPINE 89 74 53 51
GLIMEPIRIDE 87 58 54 31
PAROXETINE HCL 84 28 55 55
BUSPIRONE HCL 82 69 56 109
DILTIAZEM ER 77 42 57 110
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75 53 58 54
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74 66 59 23
CLONIDINE HCL 73 57 60 44
SPIRIVA 73 52 60 45
BACLOFEN 72 25 62 118
DIOVAN 72 53 62 58
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 69 27 S2 64 81
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 69 23 64 78
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 68 21 R 66 197
SEROQUEL 66 53 67 130
INSULIN SYRINGE 65 24 68 83
CARISOPRODOL 63 34 R 69 76
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63 45 69 37
HYDROXYZINE HCL 63 30 R 69 151
GALANTAMINE HBR 62 62 72 270
SINGULAIR 60 59 73 82
CYMBALTA 60 45 73 53
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 14 75 155
LYRICA 58 35 76 72
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 58 46 76 106
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57 57 78 129
GEMFIBROZIL 57 26 78 90
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55 36 R 80 69
FLUCONAZOLE 53 34 81 136
CRESTOR 52 36 82 34
VERAPAMIL HCL 52 38 82 308
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 52 23 82 196
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 52 46 82 124
MECLIZINE HCL 52 46 82 113
HUMULIN 70-30 51 12 87 218
VENLAFAXINE HCL 51 49 87 192
VERAPAMIL ER 50 30 89 84
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50 28 89 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 June 2, 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.