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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,909Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 67 out of 1383

$856K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 92 out of 1383

543 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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

4% of this provider’s 543 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 543 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 14,422 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
OMEPRAZOLE 880 706 1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 662 567 2 6
FUROSEMIDE 629 506 3 7
MELOXICAM 585 457 4 20
SIMVASTATIN 551 482 5 2
LISINOPRIL 497 356 6 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 459 312 7 4
GABAPENTIN 433 309 8 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 413 282 S3 9 1
METFORMIN HCL 411 315 10 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 394 332 11 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 337 282 12 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 322 270 13 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 303 155 14 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 267 221 15 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 255 187 16 29
TRAMADOL HCL 243 117 17 25
CYMBALTA 242 162 18 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 233 203 19 12
CARVEDILOL 230 165 20 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 225 200 21 68
CLONIDINE HCL 220 168 22 44
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214 192 23 60
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 193 134 24 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193 167 24 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 191 138 26 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 176 175 27 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 174 122 28 9
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 172 123 29 102
CRESTOR 169 104 30 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 168 110 31 31
CLOPIDOGREL 167 125 32 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 162 136 33 13
NEXIUM 161 155 34 26
ALLOPURINOL 148 103 35 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 146 146 36 35
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 135 95 37 94
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130 116 38 32
NAMENDA 128 128 39 49
BENAZEPRIL HCL 119 99 40 38
PLAVIX 112 89 41 43
DIGOXIN 111 101 42 59
LYRICA 104 63 43 72
LEVOFLOXACIN 102 82 44 88
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 101 79 45 39
PAROXETINE HCL 99 50 46 55
SERTRALINE HCL 98 51 47 21
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 96 57 R 48 69
LANSOPRAZOLE 95 57 49 169
RANITIDINE HCL 88 69 50 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 82 52 51 52
TRAZODONE HCL 80 63 52 36
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79 67 53 86
EXELON 74 74 54 117
LOVASTATIN 74 55 54 22
FAMOTIDINE 74 60 54 61
GLYBURIDE 71 52 R 57 46
ATENOLOL 68 61 58 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68 55 58 30
INSULIN SYRINGE 67 59 60 83
SYNTHROID 66 64 61 73
VERAPAMIL ER 66 60 61 84
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64 49 63 112
FENTANYL 63 60 S2 64 92
SPIRIVA 63 57 64 45
KLOR-CON 10 62 52 66 74
LANTUS 62 47 66 50
PREDNISONE 61 45 68 40
DILTIAZEM ER 60 50 69 110
DICYCLOMINE HCL 59 46 70 185
ZETIA 58 30 71 101
BUMETANIDE 57 44 72 122
PRISTIQ ER 56 21 73 376
FLUCONAZOLE 56 35 73 136
VENTOLIN HFA 55 41 75 93
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 55 13 75 160
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 17 77 67
PEN NEEDLE 53 38 78 147
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53 48 78 89
BUPROPION XL 53 29 78 230
MIRTAZAPINE 53 43 78 51
CELEBREX 52 51 82 131
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52 36 R 82 57
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52 36 S2 82 77
NITROFURANTOIN 51 51 85 187
ADVAIR DISKUS 51 48 85 63
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50 50 87 115
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. 29, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.