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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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23,688Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

792 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

3% of this provider’s 476 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

44% of this provider’s 792 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 792 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$1.08M

2014

$1.21M

2015

$1.34M

2016

Number of Claims

21,244

2014

23,015

2015

23,688

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
METFORMIN HCL 796

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

130

patients, 16% of all patients

1 10
SIMVASTATIN 768

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

2 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 765

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
GABAPENTIN 692

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

137

patients, 17% of all patients

4 9
OMEPRAZOLE 630

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 621

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

6 3
LISINOPRIL 572

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

7 2
FENOFIBRATE* 561

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

8 89
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

9 5
FUROSEMIDE 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

10 7
ATENOLOL 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

11 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

12 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

13 14
ALPRAZOLAM 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

14 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

15 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

16 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

O 17 6
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

147

patients, 19% of all patients

18 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

19 33
RANITIDINE HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

20 30
TIZANIDINE HCL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

21 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

21 16
MELOXICAM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

23 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

24 26
CARVEDILOL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

25 21
PREDNISONE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

166

patients, 21% of all patients

26 40
PROAIR HFA 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

27 46
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

28 13
HYDRALAZINE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

29 68
JANUVIA 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

30 66
SPIRIVA 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

31 74
SERTRALINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

32 18
LOVASTATIN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

33 41
NIFEDIPINE ER 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

33 140
WARFARIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

35 22
TRAZODONE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

36 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 37 42
BENAZEPRIL HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

38 48
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

39 105
AMOXICILLIN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

A 40 106
CLONIDINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

41 58
CLOPIDOGREL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

42 19
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

42 95
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

44 49
ROPINIROLE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

45 72
DIAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

45 54
PROMETHAZINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

47 76
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

48 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

49 36
GEMFIBROZIL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

50 116
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

51 43
SYMBICORT 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

52 94
GLIPIZIDE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 67
AZITHROMYCIN 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

A 53 53
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 55 50
TORSEMIDE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

56 179
ADVAIR DISKUS 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

57 109
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 82
MIRTAZAPINE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 44
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

60 70
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

61 32
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 96
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 75
XARELTO 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

64 92
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 78
DICYCLOMINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

66 141
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

66 45
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 186
PROPRANOLOL HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 156
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

70 139
METFORMIN HCL ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

71 39
CRESTOR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

72 60
DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

73 38
SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 61
PAROXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 57
CEPHALEXIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

A 76 81
QUINAPRIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 77 201
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 47
ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 34
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

80 290
CEFDINIR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A 81 129
FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 81 51
IBUPROFEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

83 85
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 147
TRAMADOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O 84 24
BACLOFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

86 73
SUCRALFATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

86 150
NIFEDICAL XL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 308
LORAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 27
VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

90 86
LEVETIRACETAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 90 80
METHOCARBAMOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

92 331
LABETALOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 92 207
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

94 104
LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

94 79
VERAPAMIL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 96 145
FINASTERIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 96 84
MECLIZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

98 114
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

98 120
MEMANTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 100 93
RAMIPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 100 108
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

100 132
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 103 155
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

103 152
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A 103 90
ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

106 102
FLUCONAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

107 107
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 107 52
NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 109 97
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 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.
  • 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.