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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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14,175Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 182 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$969K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 109 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

522 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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 430 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

56% of this provider’s 522 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 522 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$834K

2014

$938K

2015

$969K

2016

Number of Claims

16,094

2014

14,601

2015

14,175

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 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

123

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

133

patients, 25% of all patients

2 3
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

103

patients, 20% of all patients

O 3 144
OMEPRAZOLE 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

119

patients, 23% of all patients

4 4
LISINOPRIL 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

121

patients, 23% of all patients

5 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

6 22
TRAMADOL HCL 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

94

patients, 18% of all patients

O 7 24
GABAPENTIN 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

105

patients, 20% of all patients

8 9
FUROSEMIDE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

105

patients, 20% of all patients

9 7
LORAZEPAM 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

10 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

98

patients, 19% of all patients

11 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

91

patients, 17% of all patients

12 12
CARVEDILOL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

13 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

14 5
RANITIDINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

89

patients, 17% of all patients

15 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

16 14
METFORMIN HCL 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

17 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

18 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

19 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

19 15
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

97

patients, 19% of all patients

A 21 98
ALLOPURINOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

21 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

23 33
TRAZODONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

24 25
FAMOTIDINE* 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

25 62
ATENOLOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

26 28
PROAIR HFA 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

27 46
CLOPIDOGREL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

28 19
ALPRAZOLAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

29 11
TERAZOSIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

30 151
BUSPIRONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

31 64
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

A 32 90
LOVASTATIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

33 41
DIAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

35 23
CEFDINIR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

A 36 129
SIMVASTATIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

37 8
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

A 38 69
SERTRALINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

39 18
PAROXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

40 57
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

41 70
BENAZEPRIL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

42 48
LEVOFLOXACIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

A 43 77
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

44 29
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O 45 6
MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

46 20
VENTOLIN HFA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

47 86
INSULIN SYRINGE* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

48 257
LANTUS 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 79
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 71
LABETALOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 207
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 51 120
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

51 137
MIRTAZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

54 44
AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

A 54 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

56 26
SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 61
ROPINIROLE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

57 72
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

59 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 37
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 51
CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

61 136
PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

61 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

65 45
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. 11, 2009.
  • 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.