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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,477Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 1383

$803K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 110 out of 1383

828 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
39% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 828 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 21,502 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

$33 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,245 1,134 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 1,182 993 2 2
LISINOPRIL 1,169 1,016 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,029 923 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 900 807 5 5
METFORMIN HCL 762 623 6 8
GLYBURIDE 761 626 R 10 7 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 689 636 8 10
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 615 545 9 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 608 564 10 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 567 498 11 9
FUROSEMIDE 522 498 12 7
GABAPENTIN 475 422 13 11
LOVASTATIN 469 409 14 22
ATENOLOL 421 366 15 16
RANITIDINE HCL 400 300 16 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 314 288 17 13
KLOR-CON 10 308 274 18 74
SERTRALINE HCL 264 245 19 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 258 218 20 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247 216 21 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 228 221 22 37
CLOPIDOGREL 226 204 23 28
ALLOPURINOL 225 217 24 33
PREDNISONE 213 177 25 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200 161 26 23
AZITHROMYCIN 199 178 27 41
PLAVIX 196 181 28 43
PAROXETINE HCL 195 154 29 55
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 187 170 30 106
MELOXICAM 184 149 31 20
TRAMADOL HCL 182 168 32 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 181 164 33 30
DIGOXIN 177 167 34 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 165 163 35 54
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 159 150 S3 36 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150 138 37 14
AMOXICILLIN 148 135 38 119
NEXIUM 141 124 39 26
DIOVAN 136 134 40 58
CITALOPRAM HBR 129 115 41 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121 120 42 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 120 109 43 66
HUMULIN 70-30 114 76 44 218
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 114 104 44 95
INSULIN SYRINGE 113 84 46 83
SPIRIVA 113 62 46 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 113 103 46 52
GEMFIBROZIL 113 98 46 90
BUSPIRONE HCL 109 92 50 109
DONEPEZIL HCL 108 108 51 35
CLONIDINE HCL 106 80 52 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 104 88 53 63
FAMOTIDINE 104 100 53 61
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 103 88 55 64
FELODIPINE ER 100 99 56 252
LIPITOR 97 92 57 158
MECLIZINE HCL 96 94 58 113
CEPHALEXIN 89 84 59 87
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 89 75 59 94
NABUMETONE 87 63 61 156
SINGULAIR 83 75 62 82
CRESTOR 83 67 62 34
CARVEDILOL 81 81 64 24
GLIPIZIDE 80 79 65 98
TRAZODONE HCL 78 72 66 36
PROAIR HFA 77 56 67 42
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76 66 R 68 57
ONGLYZA 76 75 68 244
VERAPAMIL ER 75 64 70 84
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 75 52 70 137
HUMULIN N 74 57 72 305
BENAZEPRIL HCL 74 65 72 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74 66 72 39
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73 40 75 75
FLUCONAZOLE 73 64 75 136
SPIRONOLACTONE 71 71 77 67
LEVOFLOXACIN 68 67 78 88
LANTUS 67 56 79 50
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 67 67 79 68
NAPROXEN 65 65 81 105
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 65 54 81 154
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64 59 83 159
KLOR-CON M20 64 64 83 100
COLCRYS 61 60 85 214
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60 53 86 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 60 55 86 29
FINASTERIDE 58 53 88 121
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 58 53 S3 88 163
MIRTAZAPINE 58 48 88 51
NYSTATIN 56 51 91 132
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 54 40 R 92 172
RAMIPRIL 52 36 93 80
DILTIAZEM ER 52 42 93 110
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50 45 95 162
TERAZOSIN HCL 50 50 95 111
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.