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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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59,865Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1383

$3.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 1383

1,349 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%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

11% of this provider’s 1,349 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 1,349 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 43,613 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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 1,958 1,211 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,861 1,348 2 5
LISINOPRIL 1,838 1,477 3 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,598 1,242 4 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,542 1,322 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 1,487 1,151 6 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,412 1,058 7 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,319 1,044 8 6
SIMVASTATIN 1,257 957 9 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,078 782 10 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 974 677 11 9
LANTUS 941 679 12 50
GABAPENTIN 903 630 13 11
NAMENDA 896 851 14 49
METFORMIN HCL 884 636 15 8
EXELON 860 800 16 117
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 786 529 10 17 138
MIRTAZAPINE 716 607 18 51
DONEPEZIL HCL 709 679 19 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 694 492 20 78
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 689 547 21 64
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 675 511 22 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 654 481 23 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 533 297 24 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 528 437 25 70
CYMBALTA 480 340 26 53
TRAMADOL HCL 474 297 27 25
RANITIDINE HCL 473 279 28 19
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 462 301 29 124
FAMOTIDINE 456 384 30 61
CARVEDILOL 455 355 31 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 430 355 32 99
NOVOLOG 430 328 32 139
PREDNISONE 393 297 34 40
CRESTOR 390 275 35 34
BACLOFEN 387 140 36 118
LEVETIRACETAM 380 195 37 134
TRAZODONE HCL 378 254 38 36
CLOPIDOGREL 366 282 39 28
SERTRALINE HCL 365 314 40 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 362 226 41 17
PROMETHAZINE HCL 361 169 R 42 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 349 256 43 30
RISPERIDONE 348 275 44 71
LYRICA 339 220 45 72
GLIMEPIRIDE 334 179 46 31
MELOXICAM 330 265 47 20
DIGOXIN 324 271 48 59
PLAVIX 305 240 49 43
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 301 188 S2 50 107
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 279 227 51 18
SEROQUEL 274 210 52 130
BUSPIRONE HCL 273 165 53 109
LACTULOSE 269 191 54 128
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 263 236 55 32
ROPINIROLE HCL 253 183 56 79
NEXIUM 249 177 57 26
AZITHROMYCIN 248 194 58 41
HUMALOG 242 174 59 176
HYDRALAZINE HCL 240 141 60 86
SPIRIVA 235 160 61 45
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 226 192 62 108
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 222 181 63 89
ATENOLOL 220 186 64 16
FENTANYL 217 134 S2 65 92
CLONIDINE HCL 217 163 65 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 213 160 67 39
NUEDEXTA 209 135 68 288
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 207 176 69 54
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 205 98 R 70 69
ALLOPURINOL 204 128 71 33
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 200 98 72 127
CLONIDINE 195 155 10 73 255
LEVOFLOXACIN 192 149 74 88
OLANZAPINE 188 134 75 164
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 187 163 76 193
KLOR-CON M20 185 132 77 100
ADVAIR DISKUS 184 123 78 63
SPIRONOLACTONE 180 121 79 67
LEXAPRO 176 149 80 241
DIOVAN 173 130 81 58
OXYCODONE HCL 171 76 S2 82 62
METFORMIN HCL ER 169 136 83 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 168 160 84 66
BUDESONIDE 168 103 10 84 340
OXYCONTIN 166 105 S2 86 150
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 161 71 S2 87 77
FLUOXETINE HCL 161 107 87 52
GEMFIBROZIL 161 79 87 90
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160 103 90 27
LATANOPROST 160 126 90 239
SANTYL 159 131 92 237
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 158 129 93 94
DILTIAZEM HCL 158 138 93 203
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 112 95 155
BENAZEPRIL HCL 155 109 96 38
SINGULAIR 150 104 97 82
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145 128 98 29
PHENYTOIN 145 52 98 254
CEPHALEXIN 142 117 100 87
PAROXETINE HCL 140 106 101 55
LIDOCAINE HCL 140 113 101 219
GLYBURIDE 138 134 R 103 46
VENTOLIN HFA 138 62 103 93
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 137 60 S2 105 81
GLIPIZIDE 136 98 106 98
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 131 53 107 137
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 128 103 108 23
CEFTRIAXONE 123 106 109 175
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 123 68 109 115
HEPARIN SODIUM 123 57 109 361
JANUVIA 120 100 112 85
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 118 80 113 48
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 117 112 114 95
AMOXICILLIN 112 68 115 119
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 111 55 R 116 57
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 108 77 117 174
NYSTATIN 106 85 118 132
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 104 87 119 120
CALCIUM ACETATE 103 36 120 382
MEGESTROL ACETATE 100 88 R 121 170
SPS 100 81 121 302
ABILIFY 99 63 123 178
FINASTERIDE 98 87 124 121
LEVEMIR 97 52 125 145
BUMETANIDE 97 77 125 122
FENOFIBRATE 95 88 127 65
FLUCONAZOLE 95 65 127 136
LOVASTATIN 94 81 129 22
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 92 69 130 177
LIPITOR 92 74 130 158
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 89 62 132 75
TRAVATAN Z 87 68 133 266
TORSEMIDE 87 40 133 183
PROAIR HFA 85 43 135 42
SODIUM CHLORIDE 85 54 135 263
RAMIPRIL 82 66 137 80
VIMPAT 82 19 137 356
KLOR-CON M10 81 75 139 179
COMBIVENT 81 36 139 116
ZYPREXA 80 62 141 398
LIDODERM 79 67 142 228
VENLAFAXINE HCL 79 45 142 192
LANSOPRAZOLE 78 43 144 169
IBUPROFEN 78 25 144 91
CALCITONIN-SALMON 76 76 146 346
CARBAMAZEPINE 75 32 147 224
ONGLYZA 75 40 147 244
RIVASTIGMINE 74 62 149 239
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 73 24 R 150 197
MUPIROCIN 73 59 150 189
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 71 51 152 200
MECLIZINE HCL 70 67 153 113
DIOVAN HCT 70 52 153 103
METOLAZONE 70 53 153 221
PRADAXA 70 70 153 233
MORPHINE SULFATE 70 21 S2 153 222
TRANSDERM-SCOP 69 0 158 326
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69 34 158 102
PREVACID 68 38 160 293
TRICOR 67 41 161 125
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66 66 162 173
JANTOVEN 65 65 163 146
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64 48 164 162
TERAZOSIN HCL 64 46 164 111
LAMOTRIGINE 63 17 166 210
PREMARIN 63 51 R 166 123
METHOCARBAMOL 61 22 R 168 141
CHOLESTYRAMINE 61 50 168 412
ESTRADIOL 60 30 R 170 96
BUPROPION XL 60 37 170 230
TOPIRAMATE 60 27 170 208
SUCRALFATE 60 35 170 190
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 60 51 170 286
PRIMIDONE 58 46 175 207
NASONEX 58 18 175 234
INSULIN SYRINGE 57 34 177 83
ACTOS 56 48 178 143
AGGRENOX 56 44 178 191
TIZANIDINE HCL 55 38 180 104
NAPROXEN 55 48 180 105
KLOR-CON 10 54 45 182 74
ALPHAGAN P 53 48 183 436
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 53 53 183 204
RENVELA 53 29 183 368
LOVAZA 53 32 183 225
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 52 31 187 205
NITROFURANTOIN 52 49 187 187
NITROSTAT 52 41 187 186
CELEBREX 52 24 187 131
CALCITRIOL 51 38 191 295
HYDROXYZINE HCL 51 39 R 191 151
ENABLEX 50 43 193 253
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 Oct. 16, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.