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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,781Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 1383

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 1383

901 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 901 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 901 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 22,579 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 1,084 788 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,074 829 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,045 663 S3 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 984 800 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 879 674 5 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 743 683 6 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 726 616 7 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 685 618 8 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 638 560 9 6
METFORMIN HCL 555 361 10 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 453 377 11 10
LOVASTATIN 432 296 12 22
GABAPENTIN 391 259 13 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 372 287 14 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 368 209 15 17
ATENOLOL 324 261 16 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 322 274 17 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 296 225 18 13
RANITIDINE HCL 290 183 19 19
MIRTAZAPINE 284 254 20 51
TRAMADOL HCL 281 222 21 25
NEXIUM 272 141 22 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 262 181 23 32
CARVEDILOL 251 207 24 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 237 193 25 30
PAROXETINE HCL 236 191 26 55
ALLOPURINOL 225 203 27 33
TRAZODONE HCL 224 163 28 36
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 223 189 29 18
CLOPIDOGREL 218 161 30 28
DIGOXIN 218 197 30 59
SERTRALINE HCL 216 191 32 21
ROPINIROLE HCL 205 178 33 79
PLAVIX 204 167 34 43
LANTUS 200 182 35 50
NAMENDA 199 191 36 49
LYRICA 199 137 36 72
SEROQUEL 198 178 38 130
FAMOTIDINE 181 156 39 61
CYMBALTA 180 87 40 53
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 180 140 40 54
PROMETHAZINE HCL 176 82 R 42 56
CRESTOR 175 123 43 34
PREDNISONE 169 126 44 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166 110 45 27
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 162 110 R 46 69
FLUOXETINE HCL 156 87 47 52
NAPROXEN 155 119 48 105
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 142 100 49 64
MELOXICAM 141 120 50 20
CLONIDINE HCL 139 99 51 44
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 135 83 S2 52 81
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 131 130 53 138
AMOXICILLIN 131 84 53 119
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 131 115 53 14
AZITHROMYCIN 129 105 56 41
SPIRONOLACTONE 124 85 57 67
GLYBURIDE 123 98 R 58 46
CARISOPRODOL 123 43 R 58 76
PREMARIN 122 65 R 60 123
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 121 108 61 66
LANSOPRAZOLE 120 101 62 169
DONEPEZIL HCL 120 109 62 35
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 118 89 64 70
GLIPIZIDE 114 89 65 98
DIOVAN 109 90 66 58
DILTIAZEM HCL 105 77 67 203
GLIMEPIRIDE 104 97 68 31
JANTOVEN 102 87 69 146
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 102 46 69 124
VERAPAMIL ER 101 77 71 84
PROPRANOLOL HCL 100 60 72 129
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 97 77 73 89
VENTOLIN HFA 97 69 73 93
SODIUM CHLORIDE 96 95 75 263
NYSTATIN 96 82 75 132
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 95 87 77 48
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 92 83 78 115
TRICOR 91 66 79 125
PROAIR HFA 90 45 80 42
IBUPROFEN 89 50 81 91
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 89 68 81 78
DILTIAZEM ER 88 73 83 110
KLOR-CON M20 87 87 84 100
SUCRALFATE 87 60 84 190
ESTRADIOL 87 51 R 84 96
FENOFIBRATE 85 63 87 65
NITROFURANTOIN 85 75 87 187
COMBIVENT 83 56 89 116
VESICARE 81 68 90 182
METOLAZONE 81 28 90 221
LEVETIRACETAM 80 56 92 134
HYDROXYZINE HCL 80 57 R 92 151
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 79 42 94 174
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 77 69 95 23
SPIRIVA 76 38 96 45
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76 38 R 96 57
BENAZEPRIL HCL 75 57 98 38
ONDANSETRON HCL 74 66 99 212
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 73 73 100 108
ZETIA 71 64 101 101
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 69 45 102 137
FENTANYL 68 51 S2 103 92
FINASTERIDE 66 50 104 121
JANUVIA 66 50 104 85
AMIODARONE HCL 66 52 104 188
HYDRALAZINE HCL 64 57 107 86
CEFTRIAXONE 64 60 107 175
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 40 109 63
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61 48 110 120
PRIMIDONE 61 48 110 207
NOVOLIN R 60 59 112 167
ACTONEL 60 60 112 227
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 59 54 114 29
NIFEDIPINE ER 59 57 114 126
SINGULAIR 59 29 114 82
DICYCLOMINE HCL 57 40 117 185
TOPIRAMATE 57 0 117 208
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57 40 117 159
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56 52 120 68
TRILIPIX 56 21 120 220
MECLIZINE HCL 56 51 120 113
RISPERIDONE 55 24 123 71
BACLOFEN 55 16 123 118
LAMOTRIGINE 55 14 123 210
BUPROPION HCL SR 54 18 126 194
HUMULIN 70-30 54 38 126 218
AGGRENOX 53 53 128 191
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52 39 129 39
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51 39 130 154
FLUCONAZOLE 51 42 130 136
QUINAPRIL HCL 51 51 130 142
HUMALOG 50 48 133 176
NYAMYC 50 35 133 318
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 Feb. 2, 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.