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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,158Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 1383

$1.75M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 1383

1,111 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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

3% of this provider’s 1,111 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 1,111 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 23,143 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

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 921 874 1 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 821 810 2 13
FUROSEMIDE 759 724 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 619 564 4 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 572 509 5 18
LISINOPRIL 560 500 6 3
SIMVASTATIN 548 494 7 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 492 439 8 6
METFORMIN HCL 477 405 9 8
NAMENDA 476 467 10 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 462 460 11 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 460 378 12 78
CITALOPRAM HBR 413 372 13 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 407 349 14 9
GABAPENTIN 376 314 15 11
FAMOTIDINE 358 322 16 61
KLOR-CON M20 336 308 17 100
TRAZODONE HCL 313 272 18 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 313 234 18 70
CARVEDILOL 313 265 18 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 304 290 21 12
MIRTAZAPINE 288 273 22 51
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 285 255 23 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 275 246 24 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 268 218 S3 25 1
LANTUS 264 216 26 50
CLOPIDOGREL 245 229 27 28
ATENOLOL 244 224 28 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233 202 29 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 228 190 30 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 224 169 31 17
RANITIDINE HCL 211 168 32 19
SERTRALINE HCL 208 173 33 21
PLAVIX 188 180 34 43
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 185 174 35 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 184 136 36 39
LEVOFLOXACIN 182 154 37 88
NEXIUM 177 145 38 26
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 170 158 39 64
GLIMEPIRIDE 169 151 40 31
NOVOLOG 165 131 41 139
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 160 160 42 108
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 157 132 43 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 153 142 44 99
METFORMIN HCL ER 147 134 45 47
TRAMADOL HCL 145 135 46 25
PROMETHAZINE HCL 142 135 R 47 56
ALLOPURINOL 138 113 48 33
RISPERIDONE 133 112 49 71
SPIRIVA 132 105 50 45
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 131 125 51 124
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 129 118 52 94
INDAPAMIDE 125 125 53 153
EXELON 124 114 54 117
BACLOFEN 124 82 54 118
CYMBALTA 124 95 54 53
DIOVAN 121 103 57 58
CRESTOR 120 109 58 34
CLONIDINE HCL 119 116 59 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 118 118 60 30
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 117 117 61 95
DIGOXIN 116 106 62 59
PREDNISONE 113 107 63 40
PROPRANOLOL HCL 111 80 64 129
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108 87 65 29
JANUVIA 107 105 66 85
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 103 88 67 173
PAROXETINE HCL 102 72 68 55
MELOXICAM 101 95 69 20
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 100 88 70 89
GLYBURIDE 94 89 R 71 46
LEVETIRACETAM 92 62 72 134
ACTOS 92 83 72 143
SEROQUEL 89 78 74 130
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 89 86 74 232
ROPINIROLE HCL 88 84 76 79
LIPITOR 81 80 77 158
CEFTRIAXONE 80 74 78 175
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79 79 79 66
LACTULOSE 79 73 79 128
SYNTHROID 75 68 81 73
LOVASTATIN 73 67 82 22
BUSPIRONE HCL 72 70 83 109
LYRICA 72 60 83 72
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71 63 85 162
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 66 85 27
NYSTATIN 70 66 87 132
LIDOCAINE HCL 68 64 88 219
HUMALOG 67 63 89 176
LATANOPROST 67 67 89 239
DIOVAN HCT 66 65 91 103
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 49 92 63
BENAZEPRIL HCL 65 50 92 38
RIVASTIGMINE 65 65 92 239
AZITHROMYCIN 64 52 95 41
CELEBREX 63 61 96 131
NIASPAN 61 41 97 148
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59 55 98 37
BUMETANIDE 58 33 99 122
WELCHOL 58 33 99 260
BYETTA 58 43 99 314
AMIODARONE HCL 57 57 102 188
LOVAZA 57 52 102 225
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56 36 104 86
KLOR-CON M10 54 51 105 179
ABILIFY 53 40 106 178
ZETIA 52 50 107 101
PRADAXA 51 51 108 233
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50 40 R 109 151
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 Sept. 13, 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.