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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,037Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 184 out of 1383

$633K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 215 out of 1383

616 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

6% of this provider’s 616 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 616 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 9,456 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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 772 509 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 495 358 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 431 330 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 401 322 4 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 373 301 5 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 346 274 6 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 330 256 7 4
GABAPENTIN 316 231 8 11
SIMVASTATIN 306 241 9 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 246 189 10 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 226 145 11 12
METFORMIN HCL 208 151 12 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206 158 13 10
CLONIDINE HCL 167 119 14 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 156 96 15 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 155 146 16 30
ATENOLOL 136 96 17 16
LANTUS 130 56 18 50
MELOXICAM 125 105 19 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122 111 20 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121 81 21 27
CEPHALEXIN 121 86 21 87
DONEPEZIL HCL 120 116 23 35
SERTRALINE HCL 119 82 24 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118 98 25 29
ALLOPURINOL 108 82 26 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 104 80 27 18
CLOPIDOGREL 100 74 28 28
PROAIR HFA 95 76 29 42
PLAVIX 94 71 30 43
TRAMADOL HCL 88 74 31 25
CARVEDILOL 86 68 32 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83 43 33 32
DIOVAN 77 67 34 58
CYMBALTA 75 34 35 53
CARISOPRODOL 70 0 R 36 76
GLYBURIDE 69 55 R 37 46
NAMENDA 69 69 37 49
PREDNISONE 68 53 39 40
VERAPAMIL ER 68 51 39 84
SPIRIVA 67 59 41 45
RANITIDINE HCL 65 43 42 19
NEXIUM 65 50 42 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 42 44 63
LYRICA 62 28 45 72
DIGOXIN 62 49 45 59
CITALOPRAM HBR 61 57 47 15
GLIPIZIDE 59 59 48 98
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59 42 48 89
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 30 S2 50 81
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58 50 50 99
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58 58 50 86
MECLIZINE HCL 56 44 53 113
FLUOXETINE HCL 56 25 53 52
FAMOTIDINE 55 41 55 61
LOVASTATIN 55 42 55 22
KLOR-CON M20 55 40 55 100
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 53 39 58 106
LEVOFLOXACIN 52 40 59 88
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52 21 R 59 56
COUMADIN 51 48 61 202
ENDOCET 51 16 S2 61 97
GLIMEPIRIDE 51 49 61 31
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. 4, 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.