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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,893Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 45 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

825 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

6% of this provider’s 664 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

35% of this provider’s 825 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 825 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

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$939K

2014

$996K

2015

$1.34M

2016

Number of Claims

23,795

2014

23,788

2015

29,893

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,052

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

890

prescriptions.

143

patients, 17% of all patients

1 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 946

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

837

prescriptions.

141

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 886

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

746

prescriptions.

145

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 824

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

4 1
GABAPENTIN 771

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

134

patients, 16% of all patients

5 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 674

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

132

patients, 16% of all patients

6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 647

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

7 12
OMEPRAZOLE 628

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

8 4
MELOXICAM 625

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

9 20
CLOPIDOGREL 618

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

10 19
METFORMIN HCL 609

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

11 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 604

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

12 13
SIMVASTATIN 602

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

13 8
CARVEDILOL 586

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

14 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

O 15 6
RANITIDINE HCL 509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

16 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 435

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

17 16
ALPRAZOLAM 429

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

18 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

19 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

20 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

21 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

22 36
SERTRALINE HCL 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

23 18
XARELTO 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

24 92
TRAMADOL HCL 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

O 25 24
MIRTAZAPINE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

26 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

27 37
PAROXETINE HCL 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

28 57
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

29 15
DULOXETINE HCL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

30 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

31 22
NAMENDA XR 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

32 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

33 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

34 29
BUSPIRONE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

35 64
SPIRONOLACTONE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

36 61
LORAZEPAM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

37 27
ALLOPURINOL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

38 34
TRAZODONE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

39 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

40 17
PREDNISONE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

41 40
CLONAZEPAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

42 35
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

P 43 50
OXYCODONE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 44 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

44 43
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 111
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 135
ATENOLOL 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

48 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

49 71
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

49 32
LEVETIRACETAM 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 80
LYRICA 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 65
RISPERIDONE 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 52 83
TIZANIDINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

54 56
FLUOXETINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

55 51
LEVEMIR 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 142
JANUVIA 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 66
LOVASTATIN 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 41
CEPHALEXIN 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

A 59 81
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

60 31
MEMANTINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

61 93
FINASTERIDE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 84
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 75
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

63 47
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 65 42
CLONIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

66 58
PRADAXA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 66 218
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

66 82
LEVOFLOXACIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

A 69 77
DICYCLOMINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

70 141
DIAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 54
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

72 104
ONDANSETRON HCL* 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

73 113
HYDRALAZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 68
HYDROXYZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

75 213
PROMETHAZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

76 76
AZITHROMYCIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

A 77 53
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

78 132
ADVAIR DISKUS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

78 109
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 91
BACLOFEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 73
DIGOXIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 118
FAMOTIDINE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 83 62
LAMOTRIGINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 83 159
NAPROXEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

83 115
LANTUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

86 79
NOVOLIN R 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 227
ROPINIROLE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

87 72
FLUCONAZOLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

89 107
MECLIZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

89 114
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 49
AMIODARONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

89 160
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 93 63
RANEXA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 93 247
ELIQUIS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 95 110
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

95 52
TRADJENTA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 97 153
SYMBICORT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

97 94
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

97 95
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

100 139
RENVELA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 101 226
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

101 149
WELCHOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 103 279
MYRBETRIQ 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 104 234
BUPROPION HCL SR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

104 158
GEMFIBROZIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

104 116
PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

107 46
TERAZOSIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 108 151
MORPHINE SULFATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 108 255
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 110 152
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

111 166
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

111 120
CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

113 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A 114 69
AMOXICILLIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A 114 106
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 116 183
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

116 74
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

118 67
NEXIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

119 97
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 120 136
TOPIRAMATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 120 157
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 122 298
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 122 89
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 122 78
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 Nov. 19, 2010.
  • 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.