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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,517Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 1383

$1.68M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 1383

1,133 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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 1,133 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 1,133 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 29,127 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

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 2,276 1,795 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,402 1,267 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,206 979 3 4
RANITIDINE HCL 1,082 834 4 19
OMEPRAZOLE 1,035 737 5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 917 804 6 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 913 832 7 12
METFORMIN HCL 798 624 8 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 793 642 9 9
LISINOPRIL 752 560 10 3
SIMVASTATIN 719 565 11 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 686 492 12 15
ATENOLOL 617 448 13 16
GABAPENTIN 594 442 14 11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 580 490 15 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 540 417 16 10
NEXIUM 431 308 17 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 389 263 18 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 385 277 19 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 376 355 20 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 370 327 21 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 308 252 22 14
PLAVIX 302 263 23 43
LANTUS 299 251 24 50
SERTRALINE HCL 297 235 25 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 270 205 26 29
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 270 242 26 177
PROAIR HFA 269 183 28 42
PREDNISONE 262 191 29 40
SPIRIVA 238 188 30 45
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 237 236 31 95
FENOFIBRATE 228 156 32 65
RAMIPRIL 224 181 33 80
ALLOPURINOL 223 176 34 33
SYMBICORT 221 184 35 166
FENTANYL 216 193 S2 36 92
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 215 178 37 64
JANUVIA 210 157 38 85
GLYBURIDE 210 177 R 38 46
CARVEDILOL 201 198 40 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 198 196 41 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 197 153 42 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 196 175 43 63
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 196 146 43 54
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 194 149 45 106
CLOPIDOGREL 194 156 45 28
CRESTOR 189 143 47 34
COUMADIN 185 185 48 202
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 179 147 49 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 173 89 50 52
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 169 140 51 17
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 166 146 52 196
MELOXICAM 165 113 53 20
FAMOTIDINE 154 129 54 61
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 154 100 S2 54 81
DIOVAN 150 134 56 58
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 150 118 56 89
RISPERIDONE 149 139 58 71
MIRTAZAPINE 148 119 59 51
NAMENDA 147 143 60 49
MEGESTROL ACETATE 140 133 R 61 170
AMOXICILLIN 139 97 62 119
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 139 128 S2 62 107
SPIRONOLACTONE 136 128 64 67
CLONIDINE HCL 133 132 65 44
CYMBALTA 132 101 66 53
TRAZODONE HCL 132 96 66 36
HYDRALAZINE HCL 132 130 66 86
SEROQUEL 128 114 69 130
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 125 109 70 37
LACTULOSE 121 105 71 128
TRAMADOL HCL 118 105 72 25
DIGOXIN 118 101 72 59
LEVOFLOXACIN 115 96 74 88
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 115 95 74 78
TERAZOSIN HCL 114 114 76 111
KLOR-CON M20 113 89 77 100
IBUPROFEN 110 83 78 91
VENTOLIN HFA 105 91 79 93
INSULIN SYRINGE 104 78 80 83
GEODON 103 96 81 301
LIPITOR 102 58 82 158
COMBIVENT 101 72 83 116
LOVASTATIN 100 88 84 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99 76 85 66
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 99 81 85 70
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 64 85 27
ONDANSETRON HCL 97 86 88 212
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 70 88 144
AZITHROMYCIN 97 82 88 41
NITROFURANTOIN 95 84 91 187
PAROXETINE HCL 94 77 92 55
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 93 81 R 93 57
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 92 81 94 161
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 92 81 94 273
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 91 58 S3 96 163
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 90 78 97 160
BUMETANIDE 88 76 98 122
NOVOLOG 86 76 99 139
NYSTATIN 80 60 100 132
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 79 68 101 108
VYTORIN 79 64 101 184
DILTIAZEM ER 78 69 103 110
ENULOSE 77 61 104 319
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77 38 104 112
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 75 55 106 137
SYNTHROID 72 39 107 73
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 72 68 107 275
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70 42 109 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70 58 109 99
SINGULAIR 68 38 111 82
TRICOR 68 45 111 125
FEXOFENADINE HCL 65 43 113 349
PEN NEEDLE 65 35 113 147
NOVOLIN R 65 54 113 167
DIOVAN HCT 64 47 116 103
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63 32 117 154
ACYCLOVIR 62 35 118 335
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62 46 118 115
LANOXIN 61 61 120 412
BUPROPION HCL SR 61 28 120 194
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 60 45 122 267
HYDROXYZINE HCL 58 45 R 123 151
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58 37 123 102
SEROQUEL XR 57 52 125 250
ZETIA 57 50 125 101
CEFTRIAXONE 56 51 127 175
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56 46 127 159
NITROSTAT 56 38 127 186
NOVOLIN 70-30 56 53 127 211
LUNESTA 55 19 131 281
VESICARE 55 55 131 182
KLOR-CON 8 55 46 131 242
METRONIDAZOLE 53 33 134 330
KLOR-CON 10 53 48 134 74
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 53 22 S2 134 77
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 53 47 R 134 197
NASONEX 52 31 138 234
METFORMIN HCL ER 51 38 139 47
ENDOCET 51 39 S2 139 97
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 Nov. 2, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.