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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,212Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

1,097 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

5% of this provider’s 976 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

32% of this provider’s 1,097 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 1,097 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$1.1M

2014

$1.2M

2015

$1.44M

2016

Number of Claims

17,614

2014

19,176

2015

33,212

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 1,742

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,656

prescriptions.

236

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,252

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,138

prescriptions.

125

patients, 11% of all patients

2 13
LISINOPRIL 1,131

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,024

prescriptions.

175

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,110

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,096

prescriptions.

113

patients, 10% of all patients

4 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,079

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,023

prescriptions.

160

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
FUROSEMIDE 1,058

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

982

prescriptions.

139

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
OMEPRAZOLE 823

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

709

prescriptions.

134

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 818

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

784

prescriptions.

156

patients, 14% of all patients

8 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 665

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

122

patients, 11% of all patients

9 16
CLOPIDOGREL 628

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

10 19
GABAPENTIN 620

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

11 9
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 617

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

12 32
SERTRALINE HCL 616

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

13 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 571

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

123

patients, 11% of all patients

O 14 6
METFORMIN HCL 509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

15 10
SIMVASTATIN 486

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

16 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 444

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

17 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

18 14
RANITIDINE HCL 393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

19 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

20 23
MEMANTINE HCL 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

21 93
TAMSULOSIN HCL 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

22 26
CARVEDILOL 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

23 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

24 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

25 63
ALLOPURINOL 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

26 34
ALPRAZOLAM 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

27 11
DULOXETINE HCL 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

28 38
MIRTAZAPINE 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

29 44
ATENOLOL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

30 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

31 43
FAMOTIDINE* 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

32 62
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

33 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

34 75
HYDRALAZINE HCL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

35 68
JANUVIA 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

36 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

37 71
LORAZEPAM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

38 27
TRAZODONE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

39 25
MELOXICAM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

40 20
LEVOFLOXACIN 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

127

patients, 12% of all patients

A 41 77
SPIRONOLACTONE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

42 61
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

P 43 50
WARFARIN SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

44 22
BUSPIRONE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

45 64
LOVASTATIN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

46 41
PAROXETINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

47 57
BENAZEPRIL HCL 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

48 48
FLUOXETINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

49 51
BUMETANIDE 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

50 125
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

51 121
PREDNISONE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

52 40
AMIODARONE HCL 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

53 160
NAMENDA XR 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

54 59
CLONIDINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

55 58
ROPINIROLE HCL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

55 72
GLIMEPIRIDE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

57 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

58 29
LYRICA 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 65
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

<11 60 111
SPIRIVA 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

60 74
BACLOFEN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

62 73
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

63 49
ELIQUIS 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

63 110
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

65 45
TRAMADOL HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

O 65 24
LANTUS 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

67 79
RIVASTIGMINE* 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 68 197
NAPROXEN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 69 115
NYSTATIN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

69 117
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O 71 42
LEVETIRACETAM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 80
SUCRALFATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

73 150
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

74 47
SOTALOL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

74 239
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

A 74 69
PROAIR HFA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

77 46
CRESTOR 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

78 60
ONDANSETRON HCL* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

79 113
DILTIAZEM HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

80 187
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

A 81 190
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

82 31
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 83 105
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

84 36
PRIMIDONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 84 198
TIZANIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

84 56
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

87 120
AMOXICILLIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

A 88 106
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

89 165
OXYCODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O 90 55
ARIPIPRAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 P 90 196
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

92 147
AZITHROMYCIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

A 93 53
XARELTO 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

94 92
CLONAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

95 35
HUMALOG 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

96 172
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

A 97 90
FINASTERIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

97 84
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

99 294
LEVEMIR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

99 142
CARBAMAZEPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 99 205
TRADJENTA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 102 153
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

102 96
NEXIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

104 97
VESICARE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 104 154
VENTOLIN HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

106 86
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

106 82
GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 106 67
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

106 52
EXELON 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 110 203
FLUCONAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

111 107
VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

111 88
CREON 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 113 307
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

114 135
GEMFIBROZIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

115 116
NOVOLOG 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

115 175
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 19, 2015.
  • 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.