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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,224Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 46 out of 1383

$976K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 64 out of 1383

441 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

22% of this provider’s 441 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 441 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 14,527 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

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 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 845 531 1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 706 472 2 5
LOVASTATIN 701 500 3 22
FUROSEMIDE 565 490 4 7
SIMVASTATIN 551 336 5 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 549 314 S3 6 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 543 343 7 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 528 325 8 9
METFORMIN HCL 513 309 9 8
CARVEDILOL 449 340 10 24
GABAPENTIN 422 254 11 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 406 368 12 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 318 186 13 64
RANITIDINE HCL 313 223 14 19
GLYBURIDE 313 192 R 14 46
CLOPIDOGREL 295 219 16 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 283 178 17 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 281 202 18 15
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 272 179 S2 19 107
ALLOPURINOL 256 218 20 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 244 221 21 6
MELOXICAM 215 127 22 20
CRESTOR 215 108 22 34
NEXIUM 215 112 22 26
FENOFIBRATE 208 144 25 65
PREDNISONE 207 135 26 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 205 147 27 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203 145 28 10
PLAVIX 202 139 29 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 198 164 30 35
PROAIR HFA 198 113 30 42
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 190 134 32 94
SPIRIVA 181 113 33 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 180 120 34 17
SERTRALINE HCL 174 124 35 21
CEPHALEXIN 167 101 36 87
ATENOLOL 164 106 37 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 162 126 38 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 158 114 39 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 145 102 40 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 143 95 41 32
DIOVAN 126 78 42 58
CLONIDINE HCL 121 90 43 44
CYMBALTA 114 95 44 53
PROPRANOLOL HCL 114 79 44 129
TRAMADOL HCL 111 102 46 25
TRAZODONE HCL 109 87 47 36
MIRTAZAPINE 108 89 48 51
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 107 51 R 49 57
GLIMEPIRIDE 100 82 50 31
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 98 26 S2 51 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98 77 51 54
LEVOFLOXACIN 97 81 53 88
TRICOR 97 45 53 125
PAROXETINE HCL 97 62 53 55
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 95 77 56 70
CIMETIDINE 90 43 57 268
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 86 71 58 267
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 84 63 59 78
METOLAZONE 81 55 60 221
SUCRALFATE 80 63 61 190
NATEGLINIDE 79 59 62 243
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78 67 63 30
VENTOLIN HFA 76 48 64 93
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73 37 R 65 69
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 46 65 67
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73 51 65 89
OPANA ER 72 27 S2 68 213
HYDROXYZINE HCL 72 33 R 68 151
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 72 51 68 177
DOXEPIN HCL 67 59 71 201
DIGOXIN 67 54 71 59
LANTUS 67 56 71 50
NAMENDA 66 61 74 49
SINGULAIR 66 47 74 82
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65 56 76 37
IBUPROFEN 64 0 77 91
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 64 27 77 48
BUMETANIDE 63 51 79 122
NAPROXEN 62 23 80 105
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 32 81 112
MUPIROCIN 59 54 82 189
FLUOXETINE HCL 59 40 82 52
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58 41 84 86
NITROFURANTOIN 57 44 85 187
EVISTA 56 49 86 152
SYMBICORT 55 25 87 166
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 55 55 87 216
JANUMET 54 33 89 226
PEN NEEDLE 52 23 90 147
RISPERIDONE 52 26 90 71
ENDOCET 51 26 S2 92 97
ZETIA 50 46 93 101
PROMETHAZINE HCL 50 25 R 93 56
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 April 8, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.