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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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14,008Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 195 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$625K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 320 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

516 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

45% of this provider’s 516 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 516 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

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$706K

2014

$629K

2015

$625K

2016

Number of Claims

16,169

2014

14,500

2015

14,008

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
OMEPRAZOLE 610

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 545

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
METFORMIN HCL 522

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

3 10
SIMVASTATIN 508

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

4 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
LISINOPRIL 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

6 2
BENAZEPRIL HCL 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

7 48
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

8 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

9 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

10 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

11 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

12 22
AZITHROMYCIN 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

113

patients, 22% of all patients

A 13 53
ALPRAZOLAM 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

14 11
GABAPENTIN 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

15 9
GLIMEPIRIDE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

16 33
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

O 17 6
LOVASTATIN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

17 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

19 13
FUROSEMIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

20 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

21 17
CLONIDINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

22 58
CLOPIDOGREL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 19
PROAIR HFA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

24 46
NEXIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

25 97
RANITIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

26 30
CARVEDILOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

26 21
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 105
JANUVIA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

29 66
CLONAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

30 35
ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 34
MELOXICAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

32 20
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

33 170
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

34 14
HYDRALAZINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

34 68
ATENOLOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 28
SERTRALINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 50
IBUPROFEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

39 85
DONEPEZIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 37
BUMETANIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

41 125
PAROXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 57
TRAZODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 25
SPIRIVA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 74
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 96
RAMIPRIL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 108
CRESTOR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 60
DIAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

49 29
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

49 147
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 51 284
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 49
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

51 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 51 47
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

56 111
MIRTAZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 44
PROMETHAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

57 76
BUSPIRONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 64
LANTUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 79
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

60 16
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

A 62 98
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

A 63 69
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 64 75
TIZANIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

64 56
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

A 66 90
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 66 32
ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 102
FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 69 51
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 61
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 71 186
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. 26, 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.