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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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23,178Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$955K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 113 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

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

30% 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 669 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

36% of this provider’s 756 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 756 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$816K

2014

$841K

2015

$955K

2016

Number of Claims

19,751

2014

21,237

2015

23,178

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 944

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

877

prescriptions.

166

patients, 22% of all patients

1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 901

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

810

prescriptions.

152

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
SIMVASTATIN 813

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

732

prescriptions.

141

patients, 19% of all patients

3 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 777

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

731

prescriptions.

155

patients, 21% of all patients

4 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 698

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

124

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 675

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

6 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 623

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

7 12
OMEPRAZOLE 588

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

8 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 581

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

123

patients, 16% of all patients

O 9 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 580

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

10 14
LISINOPRIL 579

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

11 2
METFORMIN HCL 543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

12 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

13 16
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

14 101
FUROSEMIDE 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

15 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

16 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

17 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

18 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

19 22
CLOPIDOGREL 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

20 19
TRAMADOL HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

O 21 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

22 47
ATENOLOL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

23 28
MELOXICAM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

24 20
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

25 52
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

26 32
SERTRALINE HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

27 18
CARVEDILOL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

28 21
LORAZEPAM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

29 27
PREDNISONE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

30 40
CLONIDINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

30 58
ALLOPURINOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

32 34
DULOXETINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

33 38
GABAPENTIN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

34 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

35 29
VALSARTAN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

36 88
FINASTERIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

37 84
PAROXETINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

38 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

39 45
RANITIDINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

40 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

41 15
TRAZODONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 25
AZITHROMYCIN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

A 43 53
ALPRAZOLAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 11
BUPROPION HCL SR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

45 158
SPIRONOLACTONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

46 61
CITALOPRAM HBR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 23
DIAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

48 54
MINOCYCLINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

A 49 229
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

50 49
LOVASTATIN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

51 41
HYDRALAZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 68
GLIPIZIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

52 67
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 130
AMIODARONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 160
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

54 36
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 82
VERAPAMIL ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

57 145
SUCRALFATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

59 150
FENOFIBRATE* 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 89
VENTOLIN HFA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 86
MECLIZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

62 114
FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 51
PROAIR HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

63 46
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 147
ROPINIROLE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 72
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 67 71
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 178
XARELTO 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 92
CARTIA XT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 181
KLOR-CON M20 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 161
RAMIPRIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 108
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 73 152
SULINDAC 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

73 263
LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 65
CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

75 60
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 77 120
MIRTAZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 77 44
OLANZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P 79 123
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 109
KLOR-CON M10 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

80 277
CEPHALEXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

A 82 81
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 78
ESTRADIOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

82 128
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 85 91
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 Feb. 2, 2012.
  • 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.