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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,367Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 64 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

624 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

11% of this provider’s 491 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

39% of this provider’s 624 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 624 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$646K

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

13,012

2014

19,735

2015

21,367

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 886

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

771

prescriptions.

130

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 832

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

137

patients, 22% of all patients

2 7
LISINOPRIL 604

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

136

patients, 22% of all patients

3 2
ALPRAZOLAM 561

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

4 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 557

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

124

patients, 20% of all patients

5 5
SERTRALINE HCL 542

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

6 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

116

patients, 19% of all patients

7 3
GABAPENTIN 474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

108

patients, 17% of all patients

8 9
OMEPRAZOLE 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

108

patients, 17% of all patients

9 4
LORAZEPAM 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

10 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

11 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

O 12 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

13 13
MIRTAZAPINE 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

14 44
METFORMIN HCL 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

15 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

16 37
TRAZODONE HCL 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

16 25
TRAMADOL HCL 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

O 18 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

19 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

20 22
GLIPIZIDE 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

21 67
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

22 16
FAMOTIDINE* 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

23 62
MELOXICAM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

24 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

25 29
CARVEDILOL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

26 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

27 14
CLOPIDOGREL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

28 19
RANITIDINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

29 30
SIMVASTATIN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

30 8
LANTUS 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

31 79
CITALOPRAM HBR 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

32 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

33 36
CLONAZEPAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

34 35
NAMENDA XR 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

<11 35 59
FLUOXETINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 51
LYRICA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 37 65
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

P 38 50
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

38 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

38 26
PROMETHAZINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

41 76
DULOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

42 38
DIAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

43 54
ALLOPURINOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

44 34
LEVETIRACETAM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 80
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A 46 190
ATENOLOL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

47 28
PREDNISONE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

48 40
LOVASTATIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

49 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

50 63
PROPRANOLOL HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 156
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

52 70
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

54 17
HYDRALAZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

54 68
SPIRONOLACTONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

56 61
XARELTO 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 57 92
TEMAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 112
GLIMEPIRIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 33
LEVEMIR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 142
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 104
RISPERIDONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P 62 83
ARIPIPRAZOLE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P 63 196
OLANZAPINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 64 123
BACLOFEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

64 73
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

66 31
ROPINIROLE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 72
DICYCLOMINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

68 141
ELIQUIS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 68 110
PAROXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 57
CEFDINIR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A 71 129
PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

71 46
VENTOLIN HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

73 86
NOVOLOG 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 175
IBUPROFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

75 85
RISPERDAL CONSTA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P 76 390
BENAZEPRIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

77 48
INDAPAMIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 163
COLCHICINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 78 267
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 43
NEXIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 81 97
CEFTRIAXONE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A 81 164
AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A 83 53
SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 84 87
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 135
LIDOCAINE HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

86 191
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 May 21, 2008.
  • 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.