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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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12,936Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 225 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$772K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 194 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

672 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

36% of this provider’s 672 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 672 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$362K

2014

$490K

2015

$772K

2016

Number of Claims

7,592

2014

10,945

2015

12,936

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 735

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

139

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 576

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

148

patients, 22% of all patients

2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 561

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

141

patients, 21% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 496

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
GABAPENTIN 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

6 9
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

7 32
METFORMIN HCL 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

8 10
FUROSEMIDE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

9 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

10 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

11 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

12 14
DULOXETINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

13 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

14 16
CRESTOR 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

15 60
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

16 12
TRAMADOL HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

O 17 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

18 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

18 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

20 49
SERTRALINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

21 18
MELOXICAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

22 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

23 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

24 15
SIMVASTATIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

25 8
TRAZODONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

26 25
CLONAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

27 35
METFORMIN HCL ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

27 39
CARVEDILOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

30 43
GLIMEPIRIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

31 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 37
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

33 165
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

34 31
ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

35 34
LORAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 27
CLOPIDOGREL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

37 19
CLONIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 58
TAMSULOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

39 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 22
RANITIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

41 30
GLIPIZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 67
JANUVIA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 66
AMOXICILLIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

A 44 106
ALPRAZOLAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 44 11
ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 68
PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

48 46
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

48 78
MIRTAZAPINE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

50 44
BUSPIRONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 50 64
NAPROXEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

50 115
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 45
ELIQUIS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 110
SYNTHROID 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 53 87
CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 23
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 101
FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 89
CARTIA XT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 181
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A 60 69
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 130
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

61 99
FAMOTIDINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 62
VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 88
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

65 120
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 84
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

65 139
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 Dec. 1, 2014.
  • 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.