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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,694Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 1383

$809K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 107 out of 1383

682 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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

2% of this provider’s 682 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 682 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 21,336 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

$34 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
LISINOPRIL 1,013 896 1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 861 789 2 5
FUROSEMIDE 845 808 3 7
SIMVASTATIN 792 748 4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 721 628 5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 660 632 6 6
METFORMIN HCL 613 523 7 8
TRAMADOL HCL 495 431 8 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 485 376 S3 9 1
MELOXICAM 474 446 10 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 443 418 11 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 435 417 12 9
RANITIDINE HCL 363 303 13 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 327 322 14 13
BUMETANIDE 312 286 15 122
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 295 271 16 23
GABAPENTIN 294 267 17 11
ATENOLOL 263 234 18 16
DIGOXIN 253 213 19 59
GLIMEPIRIDE 243 207 20 31
ALLOPURINOL 235 175 21 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 223 194 22 15
LOVASTATIN 223 195 22 22
NAPROXEN 218 209 24 105
DONEPEZIL HCL 217 217 25 35
CLOPIDOGREL 212 184 26 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 210 172 27 29
CLONIDINE HCL 201 182 28 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 191 170 29 99
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 180 173 30 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 174 144 31 17
NAMENDA 172 172 32 49
PAROXETINE HCL 171 159 33 55
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171 157 33 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 167 165 35 30
CARVEDILOL 166 164 36 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 162 147 37 18
PLAVIX 159 140 38 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 158 153 39 37
PREDNISONE 147 141 40 40
SERTRALINE HCL 131 131 41 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130 127 42 14
NEXIUM 129 88 43 26
GLYBURIDE 127 127 R 44 46
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 124 124 45 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 124 112 45 39
AZITHROMYCIN 122 108 47 41
CRESTOR 121 104 48 34
FAMOTIDINE 121 113 48 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 119 119 50 32
GLIPIZIDE 119 107 50 98
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 113 93 52 114
MIRTAZAPINE 111 107 53 51
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 109 104 54 94
RISPERIDONE 108 97 55 71
DILTIAZEM ER 105 105 56 110
INDAPAMIDE 103 103 57 153
CEFUROXIME 103 83 57 164
BUSPIRONE HCL 100 80 59 109
LANTUS 98 67 60 50
RAMIPRIL 96 77 61 80
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 84 62 60
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 91 79 63 68
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 86 86 64 115
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 85 75 R 65 57
BENAZEPRIL HCL 85 85 65 38
CYMBALTA 83 73 67 53
LYRICA 82 64 68 72
NIFEDIPINE ER 80 80 69 126
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80 75 69 54
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 78 68 71 64
BYSTOLIC 77 58 72 181
PROAIR HFA 76 41 73 42
FLUCONAZOLE 76 69 73 136
TRAZODONE HCL 76 73 73 36
CILOSTAZOL 74 74 76 231
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 73 70 77 159
HYDRALAZINE HCL 73 73 77 86
FLUOXETINE HCL 71 71 79 52
CELEBREX 71 71 79 131
VENTOLIN HFA 70 63 81 93
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 70 68 81 75
MUPIROCIN 69 66 83 189
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68 44 84 102
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68 40 R 84 69
DIOVAN 66 53 86 58
HYDROXYZINE HCL 65 46 R 87 151
SPIRONOLACTONE 64 64 88 67
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 64 57 88 137
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62 51 90 95
VERAPAMIL ER 62 53 90 84
HUMULIN N 60 60 92 305
DETROL LA 60 45 92 234
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59 59 94 70
ZETIA 57 57 95 101
NYAMYC 56 51 96 318
INSULIN SYRINGE 56 43 96 83
DICYCLOMINE HCL 55 55 98 185
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 49 98 63
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54 54 100 127
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53 53 101 120
AMIODARONE HCL 53 53 101 188
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53 48 101 89
CARBAMAZEPINE 53 27 101 224
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52 48 105 173
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 51 106 27
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51 51 106 108
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. 5, 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.