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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,510Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 254 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$585K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 389 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

618 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

54% of this provider’s 618 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 618 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$545K

2014

$595K

2015

$585K

2016

Number of Claims

12,829

2014

14,127

2015

12,510

2016

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 603

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

132

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 486

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

115

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 443

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

115

patients, 19% of all patients

O 3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
METFORMIN HCL 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

5 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

6 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

7 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

8 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

9 5
AZITHROMYCIN 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

157

patients, 25% of all patients

A 10 53
SIMVASTATIN 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

11 8
ALPRAZOLAM 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

12 11
FUROSEMIDE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

13 7
CEPHALEXIN 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

136

patients, 22% of all patients

A 14 81
GABAPENTIN 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

15 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

16 13
LORAZEPAM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

17 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

18 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

19 22
CLOPIDOGREL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

20 19
SERTRALINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

21 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

22 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

23 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

24 14
ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

25 28
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 26 42
DICYCLOMINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

27 141
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

28 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

28 26
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

A 30 69
PREDNISONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

31 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

32 49
DIAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 54
DONEPEZIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

33 37
IBUPROFEN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

35 85
CLONIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

35 58
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

37 99
TRAMADOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O 38 24
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

39 137
CRESTOR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

39 60
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 32
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

A 42 90
TEMAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 112
NAPROXEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

44 115
AMOXICILLIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A 45 106
PAROXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 57
RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 30
BUSPIRONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

47 64
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

49 29
LOVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 17
MECLIZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

51 114
ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 34
CARVEDILOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 21
ROPINIROLE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 72
FLUCONAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

55 107
DOXEPIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 57 210
MELOXICAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

57 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

59 23
BUMETANIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 125
LEVETIRACETAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 61 80
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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. 6, 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.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.