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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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13,597Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 206 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$944K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 115 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

694 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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 561 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

24% of this provider’s 694 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 694 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

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$840K

2014

$841K

2015

$944K

2016

Number of Claims

12,834

2014

13,490

2015

13,597

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 656

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

158

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

125

patients, 18% of all patients

2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

143

patients, 21% of all patients

3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

4 3
METFORMIN HCL 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

5 10
MELOXICAM 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

6 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

6 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

O 8 6
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

9 47
ALLOPURINOL 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

10 34
GABAPENTIN 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

10 9
SIMVASTATIN 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

12 8
FUROSEMIDE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

13 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

14 13
LISINOPRIL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

15 2
CLOPIDOGREL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

16 19
SERTRALINE HCL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

17 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

18 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

19 33
ALPRAZOLAM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

20 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

21 51
SPIRONOLACTONE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

22 61
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

23 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

24 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

25 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

26 15
TRAZODONE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

27 25
LOVASTATIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

28 41
CARVEDILOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

29 21
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

30 101
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

31 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 22
TIZANIDINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

33 56
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

34 104
HYDRALAZINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 68
JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 66
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

A 37 190
TRAMADOL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 37 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 26
DULOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

40 38
CLONAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

41 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 45
ROPINIROLE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 72
CITALOPRAM HBR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 23
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

45 82
RANITIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

45 30
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

47 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

47 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

49 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 36
LORAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 27
CRESTOR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 60
FLUCONAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

51 107
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

54 71
DICYCLOMINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 141
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 52
ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 103
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 78
FAMOTIDINE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 62
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 67
VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 88
METFORMIN HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 39
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. 29, 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.