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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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15,138Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 155 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 93 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

804 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

2% of this provider’s 774 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

35% of this provider’s 804 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 804 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

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$858K

2014

$1.04M

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

12,265

2014

15,500

2015

15,138

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 730

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

131

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 565

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

141

patients, 18% of all patients

2 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

6 4
METFORMIN HCL 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

7 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

O 8 6
GABAPENTIN 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

9 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

10 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

11 37
LORAZEPAM 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

12 27
SYNTHROID 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

13 87
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

14 16
MELOXICAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

15 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

16 23
AZITHROMYCIN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

136

patients, 17% of all patients

A 17 53
VALSARTAN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

18 88
GLIMEPIRIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

19 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

20 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

21 26
ATENOLOL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

22 28
ALPRAZOLAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

23 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

23 103
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

25 12
METFORMIN HCL ER 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

25 39
CLOPIDOGREL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

27 19
FUROSEMIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

28 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

29 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

30 22
CLONAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

31 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

32 45
PREDNISONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

33 40
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

34 52
HYDRALAZINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

34 68
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

36 47
OXYCODONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 37 55
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

38 31
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

39 95
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

A 40 69
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

41 36
ALLOPURINOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

42 34
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 101
BENAZEPRIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

44 48
SERTRALINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

46 17
TRAZODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

46 25
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

48 32
PAROXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 57
BUMETANIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

50 125
CARTIA XT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 181
RANITIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 52 30
TEMAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 53 112
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 78
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

54 96
CRESTOR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

56 60
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 214
MEMANTINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 58 93
DIAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 59 54
MIRTAZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

59 44
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 59 75
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

62 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 63 51
VYTORIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 318
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 65 42
JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 66
BACLOFEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

66 73
TRAMADOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O 68 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

68 43
CARVEDILOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 21
DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 71 38
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P 72 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 73 71
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 73 49
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

A 73 119
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 130
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 Dec. 3, 2008.
  • 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.