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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,013Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 110 out of 1383

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 1383

899 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Tennessee
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 899 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 899 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Tennessee
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 807 724 170 1 1
LISINOPRIL 523 438 130 2 3
METFORMIN HCL 460 343 90 3 8
FUROSEMIDE 454 419 112 4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 437 404 85 5 6
SIMVASTATIN 420 336 111 6 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 411 318 115 S3 7 2
OMEPRAZOLE 390 329 101 8 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 342 299 67 9 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 322 248 83 10 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 299 249 67 11 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 281 249 78 12 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 280 258 65 13 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 269 253 46 14 16
GABAPENTIN 264 194 55 15 10
ATENOLOL 255 223 62 16 19
NAMENDA 248 248 33 17 41
CLOPIDOGREL 244 226 52 18 17
ALPRAZOLAM 240 186 64 B 19 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 221 206 54 20 26
LOVASTATIN 210 186 55 21 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 207 136 45 22 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 195 195 35 23 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 187 157 50 24 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 185 166 40 25 32
SERTRALINE HCL 184 136 33 26 22
NEXIUM 174 149 45 27 29
EXELON 160 160 20 28 109
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 159 159 41 29 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 158 122 40 30 27
LYRICA 154 107 23 31 73
TRAMADOL HCL 149 108 47 32 28
LORAZEPAM 148 143* 59 B 33 25
ALLOPURINOL 146 141* 26 34 36
CARVEDILOL 136 111 31 35 24
MELOXICAM 128 100 38 36 21
JANUVIA 125 102 18 37 80
MIRTAZAPINE 124 112 23 38 49
RANITIDINE HCL 122 101 37 39 23
CYMBALTA 121 103 17 40 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 92 30 41 30
SPIRIVA 110 88 22 42 51
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98 83 17 43 57
BENAZEPRIL HCL 97 82 26 44 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 91 86* 18 A 45 55
CLONIDINE HCL 90 54 28 46 50
AMOXICILLIN 87 61 67 47 116
PROAIR HFA 87 64 36 47 35
GLIMEPIRIDE 87 65 23 47 33
LANTUS 83 78* 12 50 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82 77* 66 51 59
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82 77* 23 51 34
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 81 76* 11 53 92
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80 75* 16 54 69
ABILIFY 80 <11 <11 A 54 143
CEFDINIR 76 65 64 56 164
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75 64 32 57 38
TRAZODONE HCL 71 47 15 58 37
ROPINIROLE HCL 71 48 19 58 81
GEMFIBROZIL 69 33 17 60 94
FLUOXETINE HCL 68 63* 12 61 54
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68 63* 19 61 48
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 64 64 17 63 128
GLYBURIDE 63 41 16 R 64 84
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 63 58* 11 64 74
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62 40 14 66 130
CRESTOR 61 45 17 67 40
SPIRONOLACTONE 61 46 13 67 68
NYSTATIN 60 47 39 69 123
PREDNISONE 60 55* 22 69 44
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 52* 17 71 56
SOTALOL 57 <11 <11 71 245
CLONAZEPAM 56 33 17 B 73 42
FENOFIBRATE* 55 42 13 74 63
LEVOFLOXACIN 54 49* 43 75 76
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54 38 18 75 83
LUNESTA 52 <11 <11 77 310
NAMENDA XR 52 <11 <11 77 271
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51 <11 <11 79 85
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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 April 14, 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.