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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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13,505Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 208 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$959K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 111 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

960 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

52% of this provider’s 960 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 960 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$394K

2014

$303K

2015

$959K

2016

Number of Claims

5,851

2014

4,343

2015

13,505

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 870

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

205

patients, 21% of all patients

O 1 6
ALPRAZOLAM 700

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

130

patients, 14% of all patients

2 11
GABAPENTIN 575

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

159

patients, 17% of all patients

3 9
OXYCODONE HCL 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

O 4 55
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

5 1
DIAZEPAM 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

6 54
AZITHROMYCIN 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

184

patients, 19% of all patients

A 7 53
TRAMADOL HCL 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

O 8 24
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

O 9 42
LISINOPRIL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

10 2
CEPHALEXIN 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

138

patients, 14% of all patients

A 11 81
SUBOXONE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

12 127
CLONAZEPAM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

13 35
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

A 14 90
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

15 5
METFORMIN HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

16 10
FUROSEMIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

17 7
TRAZODONE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

18 25
PROAIR HFA 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

19 46
PROMETHAZINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

20 76
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

21 45
LYRICA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

22 65
OMEPRAZOLE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

23 4
BACLOFEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

24 73
LORAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

25 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

26 3
TAMSULOSIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

27 26
SIMVASTATIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

28 8
TIZANIDINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

29 56
MELOXICAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

29 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

31 12
PREDNISONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

32 40
DULOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

33 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

34 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

35 23
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O 36 100
SERTRALINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

37 18
IBUPROFEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

38 85
ALLOPURINOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

39 34
BYSTOLIC 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

40 171
RANITIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

41 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

42 29
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

42 137
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

44 13
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

A 44 69
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

46 14
DEXILANT 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

47 148
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

47 32
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

49 252
BUSPIRONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

49 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

51 17
FLUCONAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

52 107
BUNAVAIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 10 53 433
CLOPIDOGREL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

54 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

54 16
CARVEDILOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

54 21
LEVOFLOXACIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A 57 77
LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 41
ATENOLOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

59 28
SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 94
AMOXICILLIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A 60 106
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

60 86
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

63 82
ONDANSETRON ODT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

64 304
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 64 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

66 36
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 March 3, 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.