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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,834Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 46 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 74 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

885 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

4% of this provider’s 753 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

23% of this provider’s 885 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 885 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$1.03M

2014

$1.12M

2015

$1.12M

2016

Number of Claims

20,782

2014

22,525

2015

22,834

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
OMEPRAZOLE 760

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

147

patients, 17% of all patients

1 4
LISINOPRIL 717

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

159

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 700

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

156

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 681

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

146

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
FUROSEMIDE 601

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

5 7
GABAPENTIN 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

6 9
ALPRAZOLAM 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

7 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

8 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

9 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

10 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

11 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

12 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

13 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

14 13
CLOPIDOGREL 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

15 19
METFORMIN HCL 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

16 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

O 17 6
RANITIDINE HCL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

18 30
ALLOPURINOL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

19 34
TRAMADOL HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

O 20 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

21 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

22 14
LORAZEPAM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

23 27
SIMVASTATIN 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

23 8
BUSPIRONE HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

25 64
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

26 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

27 36
ATENOLOL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

28 28
LOVASTATIN 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

29 41
MIRTAZAPINE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

30 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

31 23
CLONAZEPAM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

32 35
SERTRALINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

33 18
TRAZODONE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

33 25
CLONIDINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

35 58
DULOXETINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

36 38
ONDANSETRON HCL* 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

36 113
MELOXICAM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

38 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

39 16
CARVEDILOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

40 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

41 29
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

42 95
LYRICA 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

43 65
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

44 52
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 43
GEMFIBROZIL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

46 116
DIGOXIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 118
NAMENDA XR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

<11 47 59
METFORMIN HCL ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

49 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

49 47
PROMETHAZINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

51 76
GLIPIZIDE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

52 67
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 53 50
SYNTHROID 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

54 87
GLIMEPIRIDE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

55 33
PAROXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

56 57
VESICARE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 57 154
VERAPAMIL ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

57 145
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

59 63
KLOR-CON M20 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

60 161
PREDNISONE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

61 40
FAMOTIDINE* 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

62 62
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

63 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

63 49
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O 65 42
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

66 70
PROAIR HFA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

67 46
FLUOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

68 51
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 68
BENAZEPRIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 48
LINZESS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 69 168
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

69 82
SPIRIVA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

73 74
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

74 32
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

75 137
SYMBICORT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 94
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

77 120
DIAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 54
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

79 149
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 79 126
RISPERIDONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 P 79 83
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 82 98
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

82 104
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

A 84 90
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 84 219
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 84 260
MEMANTINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 87 93
SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

87 61
ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

87 109
CEPHALEXIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 90 81
METOLAZONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 90 193
TEMAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 92 112
SENSIPAR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 93 288
LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

93 79
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 95 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

95 71
LEVOFLOXACIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

A 97 77
VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

98 88
BUPROPION HCL SR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

99 158
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

100 103
NYSTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

101 117
TERAZOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

101 151
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

103 91
TIZANIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

104 56
RAMIPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

105 108
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 8, 2016.
  • 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.