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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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41,544Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 52 providers in this state and specialty

$1.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 52 providers in this state and specialty

1,246 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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 997 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Antibiotics

39% of this provider’s 1,246 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 1,246 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$1.6M

2014

$1.63M

2015

$1.66M

2016

Number of Claims

38,116

2014

39,098

2015

41,544

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,546

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,281

prescriptions.

261

patients, 21% of all patients

1 4
LISINOPRIL 1,358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

999

prescriptions.

246

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
GABAPENTIN 1,171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

843

prescriptions.

223

patients, 18% of all patients

3 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,049

prescriptions.

193

patients, 15% of all patients

4 10
SIMVASTATIN 1,165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

951

prescriptions.

204

patients, 16% of all patients

5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 1,127

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

836

prescriptions.

194

patients, 16% of all patients

6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,008

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

824

prescriptions.

158

patients, 13% of all patients

7 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 941

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

152

patients, 12% of all patients

8 3
CLOPIDOGREL 827

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

116

patients, 9% of all patients

9 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 780

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

109

patients, 9% of all patients

10 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 779

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

145

patients, 12% of all patients

11 12
METFORMIN HCL 765

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

135

patients, 11% of all patients

12 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 759

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

149

patients, 12% of all patients

O 13 2
ALPRAZOLAM 743

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

117

patients, 9% of all patients

14 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 687

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

111

patients, 9% of all patients

15 25
MELOXICAM 687

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

148

patients, 12% of all patients

15 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 676

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

130

patients, 10% of all patients

17 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 672

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

115

patients, 9% of all patients

18 17
ATENOLOL 615

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

19 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 593

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

20 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 568

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

21 20
CARVEDILOL 503

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

22 22
LORAZEPAM 459

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

23 34
TRAZODONE HCL 451

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

24 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

25 37
SERTRALINE HCL 393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

26 23
MIRTAZAPINE 375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

27 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

28 51
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

120

patients, 10% of all patients

29 85
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

30 39
RANITIDINE HCL 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

31 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

32 30
TRAMADOL HCL 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

O 33 32
LOVASTATIN 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

34 44
DULOXETINE HCL 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

35 43
ROPINIROLE HCL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

36 55
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

224

patients, 18% of all patients

37 79
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

38 73
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

38 58
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

190

patients, 15% of all patients

A 40 96
VALSARTAN 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

41 107
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

42 38
CLONIDINE HCL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

42 42
ALLOPURINOL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

44 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

45 68
GLIPIZIDE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

46 53
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

47 72
TAMSULOSIN HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

48 33
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

49 40
AZITHROMYCIN 198

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

151

patients, 12% of all patients

A 50 61
NEXIUM 194

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

51 84
TORSEMIDE 188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

52 158
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

53 64
TEMAZEPAM 186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

54 141
DIGOXIN 180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

55 125
FENOFIBRATE* 176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

56 94
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

O 57 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

58 62
BUSPIRONE HCL 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

58 63
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

60 78
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

61 135
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

62 93
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

63 113
GLIMEPIRIDE 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

64 41
PROAIR HFA 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

65 45
LANTUS 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

65 65
CLONAZEPAM 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

67 31
TOPIRAMATE 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

68 98
NAMENDA XR 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 66
PREDNISONE 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

70 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

A 71 70
TIZANIDINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

72 59
MECLIZINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

73 105
PAROXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

74 60
CEPHALEXIN 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

A 75 109
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

76 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

77 47
ELIQUIS 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

77 99
IBUPROFEN 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

79 57
DIAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

80 48
KLOR-CON 10 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

80 183
KLOR-CON M20 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

82 189
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

83 103
MEMANTINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

84 90
FAMOTIDINE* 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

85 49
NIFEDIPINE ER 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

86 110
BACLOFEN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

87 77
OLANZAPINE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11 P 87 56
VENTOLIN HFA 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

89 74
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

A 90 89
CARTIA XT 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

91 173
LYRICA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

92 52
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P 93 36
PROMETHAZINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

93 69
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

93 137
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 96 114
SYMBICORT 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

97 80
SUCRALFATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

97 146
DICYCLOMINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

99 168
NAPROXEN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

100 92
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

101 102
QUINAPRIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

102 216
BENAZEPRIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 103 74
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

104 174
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

104 178
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

104 115
PROPRANOLOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

107 82
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 108 222
RISPERIDONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 P 109 54
MEGESTROL ACETATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

109 224
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

111 161
FENOFIBRATE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 112 103
LEVOFLOXACIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

A 113 83
ACYCLOVIR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

114 234
BENICAR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 115 236
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

116 87
BUPROPION XL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 116 163
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

118 145
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

118 239
VERAPAMIL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

120 101
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 121 76
SYNTHROID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

121 241
FLUCONAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

121 150
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

124 152
VESICARE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

124 187
LEVETIRACETAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 126 88
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

126 155
GEMFIBROZIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

128 95
ESTRADIOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

128 134
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 128 118
BYSTOLIC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 128 191
TRADJENTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 132 194
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 132 180
DILTIAZEM ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 132 250
LANSOPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

135 253
INSULIN SYRINGE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

135 253
NITROSTAT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

135 139
LACTULOSE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

138 126
NOVOLOG 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

138 119
RAMIPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 138 164
IRBESARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 141 262
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 141 86
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 Jan. 21, 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.