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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,720Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 1383

$1.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 1383

1,163 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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 1,163 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 1,163 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 27,261 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 2,298 1,253 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,362 1,066 2 7
LISINOPRIL 1,321 932 3 3
METFORMIN HCL 1,124 758 4 8
OMEPRAZOLE 1,040 758 5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 919 754 6 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 865 664 7 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 821 590 8 4
RANITIDINE HCL 778 455 9 19
SIMVASTATIN 722 541 10 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 610 520 11 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 541 407 12 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 536 429 13 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 513 305 14 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 503 336 15 52
MELOXICAM 436 351 16 20
PREDNISONE 399 265 17 40
NEXIUM 394 240 18 26
CLOPIDOGREL 390 294 19 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 382 380 20 35
ALLOPURINOL 381 300 21 33
CARVEDILOL 367 262 22 24
CLONIDINE HCL 363 250 23 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 359 282 24 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 356 285 25 13
GABAPENTIN 350 255 26 11
PAROXETINE HCL 318 227 27 55
LOVASTATIN 313 236 28 22
CEPHALEXIN 304 222 29 87
TRAMADOL HCL 300 215 30 25
ROPINIROLE HCL 292 255 31 79
PROMETHAZINE HCL 282 128 R 32 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 280 177 33 31
DIGOXIN 275 212 34 59
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 271 137 R 35 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 260 217 36 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 258 178 37 68
PLAVIX 235 188 38 43
CARISOPRODOL 233 35 R 39 76
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 231 142 40 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 230 177 41 66
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 224 101 R 42 69
NAMENDA 223 216 43 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 220 182 44 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 216 163 45 18
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 212 127 46 114
BENAZEPRIL HCL 210 178 47 38
SERTRALINE HCL 198 135 48 21
SPIRONOLACTONE 194 86 49 67
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 185 120 50 127
DIOVAN 183 150 51 58
VERAPAMIL ER 183 150 51 84
DICYCLOMINE HCL 183 88 51 185
GLYBURIDE 182 106 R 54 46
ATENOLOL 170 148 55 16
TRAZODONE HCL 168 65 56 36
PROAIR HFA 167 62 57 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165 151 58 29
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 165 164 58 108
CYMBALTA 164 112 60 53
CRESTOR 164 61 60 34
DILTIAZEM ER 155 127 62 110
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 154 87 S2 63 77
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152 124 64 60
NAPROXEN 149 73 65 105
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 149 106 65 89
IBUPROFEN 144 65 67 91
LANTUS 142 101 68 50
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 142 112 68 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 135 76 70 63
MIRTAZAPINE 131 82 71 51
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 95 71 27
RAMIPRIL 131 73 71 80
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 130 90 74 196
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 130 56 74 102
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 129 96 76 48
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 128 91 R 77 209
RISPERIDONE 128 76 77 71
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 126 89 79 64
FENOFIBRATE 123 64 80 65
BACLOFEN 117 74 81 118
BUSPIRONE HCL 117 87 81 109
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 116 89 83 115
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 109 83 84 137
INSULIN SYRINGE 108 66 85 83
VESICARE 106 95 86 182
NIFEDIPINE ER 105 91 87 126
KLOR-CON 10 102 79 88 74
PRIMIDONE 102 72 88 207
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 102 85 88 54
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 100 70 91 159
ACTOS 95 50 92 143
LABETALOL HCL 95 74 92 217
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94 81 94 39
SPIRIVA 93 54 95 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93 65 95 99
METHOCARBAMOL 91 22 R 97 141
VENTOLIN HFA 91 33 97 93
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 89 68 99 78
SEROQUEL 89 82 99 130
SYNTHROID 87 72 101 73
FAMOTIDINE 87 62 101 61
MEGESTROL ACETATE 87 80 R 101 170
NYSTATIN 86 61 104 132
LEVOFLOXACIN 84 69 105 88
AMIODARONE HCL 84 69 105 188
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 83 71 107 94
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 83 80 107 154
MECLIZINE HCL 83 72 107 113
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 82 55 110 95
DIOVAN HCT 81 55 111 103
TRICOR 80 40 112 125
COMBIVENT 79 41 113 116
DEXILANT 77 43 114 140
LYRICA 76 25 115 72
INDOMETHACIN 76 38 R 115 265
GEMFIBROZIL 73 67 117 90
VENLAFAXINE HCL 70 59 118 192
CARBAMAZEPINE 69 0 119 224
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68 61 120 37
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 68 50 120 120
DETROL LA 67 55 122 234
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 67 56 122 236
LIPITOR 66 56 124 158
DOXEPIN HCL 66 37 124 201
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65 43 126 112
TERAZOSIN HCL 65 65 126 111
ESTRADIOL 65 48 R 126 96
BUPROPION HCL SR 64 15 129 194
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 63 55 130 124
HYDROXYZINE HCL 63 40 R 130 151
METFORMIN HCL ER 62 54 132 47
FLUCONAZOLE 60 44 133 136
METOLAZONE 60 50 133 221
FENTANYL 59 55 S2 135 92
AZITHROMYCIN 59 45 135 41
PREMARIN 58 36 R 137 123
PEN NEEDLE 58 42 137 147
ACYCLOVIR 58 43 137 335
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57 36 140 129
LEVETIRACETAM 56 48 141 134
KLOR-CON M20 56 26 141 100
THEO-24 55 42 143 425
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 54 37 144 133
BYSTOLIC 53 36 145 181
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 53 31 145 292
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 52 50 R 147 269
ZETIA 52 46 147 101
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 52 52 147 138
KLOR-CON M10 51 51 150 179
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50 38 151 86
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.