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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,031Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 174 providers in this state and specialty

$621K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 174 providers in this state and specialty

455 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
35% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

18% of this provider’s 455 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

85% of this provider’s 455 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 26%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$661K

2014

$725K

2015

$621K

2016

Number of Claims

11,713

2014

13,135

2015

12,031

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
ALPRAZOLAM 899

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

148

patients, 33% of all patients

1 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 875

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

134

patients, 29% of all patients

O 2 1
GABAPENTIN 734

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

154

patients, 34% of all patients

3 2
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 686

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

137

patients, 30% of all patients

O 4 9
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 669

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

144

patients, 32% of all patients

O 5 20
OXYCODONE HCL 581

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

154

patients, 34% of all patients

O 6 14
MELOXICAM 467

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

119

patients, 26% of all patients

7 16
LISINOPRIL 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

8 3
FUROSEMIDE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

9 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

10 4
OMEPRAZOLE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

11 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

12 17
METFORMIN HCL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

13 10
SIMVASTATIN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

14 8
LYRICA 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

15 36
ATENOLOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

16 21
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

17 48
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

18 13
RANITIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

19 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

20 42
DIAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

21 46
NAPROXEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

22 94
LORAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

23 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

24 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

25 15
CRESTOR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

25 55
FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 51
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 6
METFORMIN HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

29 45
PROMETHAZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

29 73
SERTRALINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 30
IBUPROFEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 58
VENTOLIN HFA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

33 71
SYMBICORT 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 91
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 36 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 37 65
OXYCONTIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O 37 79
CLOPIDOGREL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 4% of all patients

40 52
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 98
PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

42 31
ONDANSETRON HCL* 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

44 191
TRAZODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

44 38
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 46 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 47 22
CARVEDILOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

48 34
ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 49 47
OPANA ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O 50 93
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 Aug. 8, 2011.
  • 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.