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Prescriber Checkup

Top Surgery Prescribers in Tennessee

Top Prescribers

Providers are grouped by the primary specialty they listed when applying for a national health ID number. This doesn’t necessarily mean the person has special training or certification. Specialty is self-reported by providers and may have changed. Patients and claims shown are for Medicare Part D only.

Prescriber Claims Filled Total Cost Medicare Part D Patients Claims for Brand Name Drugs Brand Name Drugs Prescription Price
CHARLES COX M.D.

Surgery

10,208

$472K

450
326 are 65+

17%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 10%

$46
Average prescription price

Avg: $40

KARL JONAS MD

Surgery

7,144

$249K

142
126 are 65+

22%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 10%

$35
Average prescription price

Avg: $40

THOMAS LAYMAN M.D.

Surgery

4,793

$207K

430
312 are 65+

17%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 10%

$43
Average prescription price

Avg: $40

WILLIAM ROWE M.D.

Surgery

3,806

$141K

772
337 are 65+

4%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 10%

$37
Average prescription price

Avg: $40

COUNCILL RUDOLPH MD

Surgery

3,695

$176K

364
102 are 65+

13%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 10%

$48
Average prescription price

Avg: $40

DONATHAN IVEY MD

Surgery

2,233

$87.9K

218
190 are 65+

22%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 10%

$39
Average prescription price

Avg: $40

GEORGE ROBERTSON M.D.

Surgery

1,622

$132K

303
240 are 65+

25%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 10%

$81
Average prescription price

Avg: $40

WILLIAM EASON MD

Surgery

1,570

$52.9K

231
185 are 65+

18%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 10%

$34
Average prescription price

Avg: $40

SCOTT CAUDLE MD

Surgery

1,224

$86.3K

137
46 are 65+

57%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 10%

$70
Average prescription price

Avg: $40

HAROLD HOLLIDAY M.D.

Surgery

1,196

$43.1K

138
112 are 65+

19%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 10%

$36
Average prescription price

Avg: $40

CARROLL ROSE MD

Surgery

1,184

$49.7K

349
223 are 65+

22%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 10%

$42
Average prescription price

Avg: $40

CRAMPTON HELMS MD

Surgery

1,160

$35.6K

76
65 are 65+

26%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 10%

$31
Average prescription price

Avg: $40

ROBERT LLOYD D.O.

Surgery

1,149

$67.3K

377
218 are 65+

26%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 10%

$59
Average prescription price

Avg: $40

GEORGE SCHUCHMANN MD

Surgery

1,119

$36.5K

297
171 are 65+

7%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 10%

$33
Average prescription price

Avg: $40

ROBERT WILMOTH MD

Surgery

1,097

$84.8K

351
210 are 65+

21%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 10%

$77
Average prescription price

Avg: $40

JONATHAN KROSER M.D.

Surgery

1,034

$30.6K

263
178 are 65+

11%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 10%

$30
Average prescription price

Avg: $40

JAMES VANWINKLE M.D.

Surgery

917

$29K

214
115 are 65+

15%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 10%

$32
Average prescription price

Avg: $40

DOUGLAS HAMMOND MD

Surgery

848

$86.8K

148
64 are 65+

20%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 10%

$102
Average prescription price

Avg: $40

ELDRED WISER MD

Surgery

789

$32.7K

238
187 are 65+

18%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 10%

$42
Average prescription price

Avg: $40

WILLIAM DALLAS M.D.

Surgery

759

$23.8K

170
127 are 65+

9%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 10%

$31
Average prescription price

Avg: $40

ALAN WERNER MD

Surgery

758

$22.7K

129
91 are 65+

3%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 10%

$30
Average prescription price

Avg: $40

JAMES RICHARDSON M.D.

Surgery

741

$25.5K

278
234 are 65+

8%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 10%

$34
Average prescription price

Avg: $40

GUSTAVO HUERTA MD

Surgery

700

$49.3K

415
290 are 65+

63%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 10%

$70
Average prescription price

Avg: $40

WILLIAM EDWARDS M.D.

Surgery

672

$24.1K

172
145 are 65+

6%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 10%

$36
Average prescription price

Avg: $40

DEAN CURRIE MD

Surgery

665

$17.7K

210
145 are 65+

7%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 10%

$27
Average prescription price

Avg: $40

Sources

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; National Technical Information Service; First Databank