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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,428Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 23

$938K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 23

702 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

11% of this provider’s 702 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

34% of this provider’s 702 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 14,210 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 778 470 S3 1 5
LISINOPRIL 711 525 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 656 489 3 2
METFORMIN HCL 534 379 4 8
FUROSEMIDE 532 385 5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 484 355 6 4
JANTOVEN 465 437 7 46
GABAPENTIN 401 263 8 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 364 262 9 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 321 214 10 14
CRESTOR 296 161 11 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 289 252 12 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 289 272 12 37
NAMENDA 284 275 14 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 281 229 15 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 279 183 16 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 275 213 17 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 266 212 18 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 227 214 19 82
NEXIUM 222 133 20 18
LEVOXYL 199 199 21 89
SINGULAIR 196 116 22 49
CARVEDILOL 191 154 23 29
MIRTAZAPINE 176 162 24 47
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 175 149 25 97
PREDNISONE 175 91 25 45
KLOR-CON M10 166 159 27 101
RISPERIDONE 164 154 28 61
LANTUS 164 124 28 74
TRAZODONE HCL 159 118 30 40
CLOPIDOGREL 158 125 31 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147 115 32 9
SERTRALINE HCL 146 109 33 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 144 110 34 85
DIGOXIN 143 135 35 56
LOVASTATIN 139 99 36 26
LYRICA 138 113 37 62
ROPINIROLE HCL 128 92 38 90
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 127 100 39 72
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 125 78 40 119
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123 89 41 34
FENOFIBRATE 123 69 41 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 117 112 43 28
PLAVIX 116 86 44 52
CEFUROXIME 115 69 45 122
EXELON 114 102 46 94
MELOXICAM 113 68 47 20
FAMOTIDINE 113 86 47 65
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 111 69 S2 49 106
ATENOLOL 108 97 50 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 80 50 24
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 105 55 52 57
KLOR-CON M20 102 75 53 93
FLUOXETINE HCL 101 63 54 58
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101 98 54 55
SPIRONOLACTONE 100 49 56 79
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 93 92 57 75
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92 77 58 17
ENDOCET 91 60 S2 59 133
CLONIDINE HCL 88 64 60 48
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 87 65 61 88
TRICOR 86 64 62 97
PROAIR HFA 86 37 62 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82 65 64 99
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82 65 64 63
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 82 61 64 110
ALLOPURINOL 81 74 67 35
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 77 49 68 138
ADVAIR DISKUS 77 64 68 64
INSULIN SYRINGE 75 51 70 95
CYMBALTA 75 47 70 44
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75 37 70 117
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 72 60 73 141
RANITIDINE HCL 71 28 74 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 71 53 74 59
SODIUM CHLORIDE 70 52 76 142
ZETIA 70 64 76 72
PAROXETINE HCL 70 42 76 52
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 66 62 79 115
SEROQUEL 65 49 80 112
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65 29 R 80 70
BUSPIRONE HCL 63 53 82 149
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 62 55 83 22
IBUPROFEN 62 38 83 92
ESTRADIOL 60 40 R 85 81
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 57 27 86 38
DIOVAN 54 51 87 42
HUMALOG 54 47 87 158
BUMETANIDE 53 34 89 159
NOVOLOG 53 20 89 124
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53 46 89 108
JANUVIA 52 29 92 60
LEVETIRACETAM 52 33 92 161
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 51 35 94 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 50 41 95 36
SPIRIVA 50 23 95 30
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. 18, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.