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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,728Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 343

$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 343

750 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Tennessee
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$219 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $104 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Tennessee
GABAPENTIN 1,418 861 321 1 4
LAMOTRIGINE 432 225 82 2 72
LEVETIRACETAM 319 188 54 3 51
TOPIRAMATE 303 91 65 4 58
ZONISAMIDE 268 72 52 5 171
SERTRALINE HCL 225 123 41 6 48
CYMBALTA 219 144 39 7 68
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 211 198 30 8 257
NAMENDA 196 196 35 9 47
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 187 148 42 A 10 89
CLONAZEPAM 181 105 48 B 11 53
COPAXONE 177 57 16 12 214
ROPINIROLE HCL 169 117 27 13 85
LYRICA 163 58 31 14 55
TRAZODONE HCL 144 75 33 15 75
DONEPEZIL HCL 136 136 29 16 27
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 100 85 31 17 61
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 98 83 15 18 189
FLUOXETINE HCL 90 55 24 19 121
CITALOPRAM HBR 78 64 16 20 42
BACLOFEN 75 17 20 21 103
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 73 36 61 22 95
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66 <11 27 R 23 83
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 65 65 12 24 333
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 62 15 19 25 138
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61 30 17 26 131
ENTACAPONE 58 <11 <11 27 417
CLOPIDOGREL 55 42 12 28 9
OXCARBAZEPINE 53 <11 <11 29 240
PRIMIDONE 50 <11 <11 30 118
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 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.
  • 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 9, 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.