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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,045Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 368 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$546K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 432 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

431 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

17% of this provider’s 431 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 431 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$555K

2014

$584K

2015

$546K

2016

Number of Claims

10,348

2014

10,577

2015

10,045

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 587

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

116

patients, 27% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

2 5
CARVEDILOL 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

3 21
SIMVASTATIN 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

4 8
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

74

patients, 17% of all patients

4 126
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

6 17
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

7 250
FUROSEMIDE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

8 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

9 12
METFORMIN HCL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

10 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

11 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

12 26
CLOPIDOGREL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

13 19
IRBESARTAN 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

14 134
OMEPRAZOLE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

15 4
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

76

patients, 18% of all patients

16 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

17 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

17 13
LOVASTATIN 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

17 41
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

20 278
GABAPENTIN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

21 9
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

22 52
CLONIDINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

23 58
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

24 1
ALLOPURINOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

24 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

26 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

27 23
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN-HCTZ 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

28 362
HYDRALAZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

28 68
RANITIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

30 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

31 14
ATENOLOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

32 28
VALSARTAN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 88
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 34 103
LISINOPRIL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

35 2
METFORMIN HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

35 39
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

37 137
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

38 104
MEMANTINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 93
MELOXICAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 20
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 61
TRAMADOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O 42 24
SYMBICORT 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

43 94
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

43 49
MIRTAZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

43 44
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 43 32
GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 47 67
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 48 356
NAPROXEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

49 115
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

49 177
LANSOPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 51 206
JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 51 66
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 16
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 53 48
CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 53 35
PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

56 40
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 Sept. 25, 2012.
  • 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.