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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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58,360Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 1383

$3.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 1383

942 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
46%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

20% of this provider’s 942 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

42% of this provider’s 942 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 28,859 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% 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

62 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 4,124 1,442 S3 1 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,724 1,121 2 12
FUROSEMIDE 1,592 1,030 3 7
GABAPENTIN 1,503 470 4 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,396 785 5 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,285 666 6 9
ENDOCET 1,195 367 S2 10 7 97
LISINOPRIL 1,180 528 8 3
NEXIUM 1,024 493 9 26
PROMETHAZINE HCL 826 306 R 10 10 56
OMEPRAZOLE 822 476 11 5
SIMVASTATIN 768 477 12 2
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 767 320 R 10 13 57
METFORMIN HCL 685 414 14 8
CARVEDILOL 664 425 15 24
CLONIDINE HCL 633 307 16 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 631 282 17 10
RANITIDINE HCL 609 324 18 19
SPIRIVA 598 254 19 45
CRESTOR 591 291 20 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 564 278 21 18
OXYCODONE HCL 562 158 S2 22 62
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 538 142 R 23 69
FLUOXETINE HCL 515 207 24 52
PREDNISONE 513 219 25 40
SERTRALINE HCL 513 177 25 21
ALLOPURINOL 505 300 27 33
NAPROXEN 505 110 27 105
WARFARIN SODIUM 503 340 29 13
CLOPIDOGREL 486 358 30 28
PROAIR HFA 455 186 31 42
ADVAIR DISKUS 439 190 32 63
INSULIN SYRINGE 410 149 33 83
LEVEMIR 406 172 10 34 145
TRAZODONE HCL 402 203 35 36
ATENOLOL 401 162 36 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 391 274 37 37
COMBIVENT 390 194 38 116
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 377 178 39 39
IBUPROFEN 375 93 40 91
MIRTAZAPINE 374 227 41 51
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 361 274 42 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 359 197 43 30
PLAVIX 351 261 44 43
ROPINIROLE HCL 313 167 45 79
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 311 158 46 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 311 122 46 78
DONEPEZIL HCL 309 277 48 35
NITROSTAT 298 169 49 186
MELOXICAM 294 195 50 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 289 160 51 15
DOXEPIN HCL 283 100 52 201
COLCRYS 276 169 53 214
TRAMADOL HCL 275 123 54 25
SUBOXONE 266 0 55 135
SPIRONOLACTONE 265 188 56 67
LOVASTATIN 264 180 57 22
FAMOTIDINE 246 125 58 61
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 243 160 59 14
LYRICA 241 116 60 72
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 240 141 61 127
CARBINOXAMINE MALEATE 235 119 R 10 62 312
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 231 136 63 32
BUMETANIDE 230 158 64 122
COUMADIN 229 163 65 202
JANUVIA 228 160 66 85
AMOXICILLIN 227 94 67 119
NAMENDA 225 218 68 49
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 223 167 S3 69 163
SYMBICORT 223 86 69 166
PAROXETINE HCL 221 80 71 55
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 218 60 S2 72 77
HYDRALAZINE HCL 215 119 73 86
SINGULAIR 215 73 73 82
AZITHROMYCIN 211 103 75 41
CYMBALTA 206 101 76 53
DIOVAN 205 118 77 58
DEXILANT 205 85 77 140
METHOCARBAMOL 199 60 R 79 141
NIFEDIPINE ER 199 125 79 126
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 199 68 S2 79 81
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 194 84 82 70
GLIMEPIRIDE 194 114 82 31
HYDROXYZINE HCL 194 82 R 82 151
LEVOFLOXACIN 191 117 85 88
GEMFIBROZIL 190 91 86 90
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 188 42 87 137
NOVOLIN R 170 50 88 167
CELEBREX 169 96 89 131
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 169 135 S2 89 107
VENTOLIN HFA 168 81 91 93
ZETIA 166 92 92 101
CARISOPRODOL 162 30 R 93 76
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 161 72 94 106
RANEXA 158 106 95 321
MECLIZINE HCL 157 110 96 113
LANTUS 152 81 97 50
DIOVAN HCT 150 57 98 103
NOVOLOG 149 53 99 139
AZELASTINE HCL 145 59 100 307
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 143 65 101 54
LIPITOR 140 73 102 158
METHOTREXATE 137 58 103 256
FLUCONAZOLE 136 63 104 136
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 133 42 105 162
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 132 103 106 95
VERAPAMIL ER 131 36 107 84
GLYBURIDE 126 61 R 108 46
TRICOR 124 48 109 125
LACTULOSE 123 87 110 128
ESTRADIOL 122 44 R 111 96
DIGOXIN 121 87 112 59
CILOSTAZOL 119 72 113 231
MAXALT 119 0 10 113 366
RAMIPRIL 119 58 113 80
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118 73 116 29
PENTOXIFYLLINE 116 71 117 284
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 116 66 117 94
RISPERIDONE 115 80 119 71
BUSPIRONE HCL 113 40 120 109
AVODART 112 85 121 249
PREMARIN 111 100 R 122 123
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 111 86 122 75
HALOPERIDOL 110 70 124 195
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 110 66 124 108
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 108 70 126 177
HYDROCORTISONE VALERATE 103 52 127 382
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 101 31 128 160
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100 49 129 99
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 98 43 130 89
SEROQUEL 96 50 131 130
NYSTATIN 94 68 132 132
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 92 55 133 48
GLIPIZIDE 92 77 133 98
BENAZEPRIL HCL 92 33 133 38
DALIRESP 92 38 133 387
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91 85 137 64
FENTANYL 91 50 S2 137 92
NABUMETONE 91 46 137 156
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 90 51 140 390
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 89 35 141 159
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 47 142 27
KLOR-CON M20 87 44 143 100
NITROFURANTOIN 85 70 144 187
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 84 21 145 276
MEGESTROL ACETATE 82 65 R 146 170
EVISTA 82 37 146 152
MUPIROCIN 81 35 148 189
LANSOPRAZOLE 78 43 149 169
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 78 35 149 199
ACTOS 78 58 149 143
TIZANIDINE HCL 76 0 152 104
PROPRANOLOL HCL 76 40 152 129
DILTIAZEM HCL 74 55 154 203
OLANZAPINE 74 34 154 164
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74 66 154 23
VESICARE 73 58 157 182
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73 70 157 66
CEPHALEXIN 71 20 159 87
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 47 159 60
ABILIFY 70 0 161 178
AMIODARONE HCL 70 53 161 188
VENLAFAXINE HCL 69 54 163 192
FENOFIBRATE 69 47 163 65
RIVASTIGMINE 69 66 163 239
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68 38 166 161
LUNESTA 68 19 166 281
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 68 32 166 359
DICYCLOMINE HCL 65 17 169 185
BUPROPION HCL SR 64 0 170 194
BUPROPION XL 63 20 171 230
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61 38 172 102
BONIVA 60 29 173 416
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 60 51 173 68
NASONEX 60 30 173 234
NATEGLINIDE 59 22 176 243
ONDANSETRON HCL 59 53 176 212
PEN NEEDLE 56 19 178 147
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 56 26 178 422
LIDODERM 55 29 180 228
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 55 20 180 267
CIMETIDINE 54 36 182 268
NIZATIDINE 54 44 182 332
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 53 0 184 264
HUMULIN R 52 35 185 215
EPIPEN 2-PAK 51 13 186 448
METFORMIN HCL ER 51 20 186 47
QUINAPRIL HCL 51 39 186 142
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 28 186 115
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 50 14 190 292
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 50 30 190 300
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 Jan. 29, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.