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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,625Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 90 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

608 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% 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

11% of this provider’s 539 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

47% of this provider’s 608 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 608 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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

$1.02M

2014

$1M

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

25,824

2014

23,176

2015

24,625

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 961

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

908

prescriptions.

132

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 946

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

914

prescriptions.

142

patients, 23% of all patients

O 2 6
FUROSEMIDE 942

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

921

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

3 7
JANTOVEN 875

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

875

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

4 195
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 654

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

5 43
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 601

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

6 3
SERTRALINE HCL 537

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

7 18
LORAZEPAM 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

102

patients, 17% of all patients

8 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

9 70
GABAPENTIN 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

10 9
CLOPIDOGREL 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

11 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

12 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

P 13 50
CARVEDILOL 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

14 21
MIRTAZAPINE 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

15 44
OMEPRAZOLE 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

16 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

17 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

17 16
OXYCODONE HCL 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 19 55
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

20 13
FAMOTIDINE* 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

21 62
SPIRONOLACTONE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

22 61
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

23 5
LISINOPRIL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

24 2
NAMENDA XR 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

24 59
ALPRAZOLAM 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

26 11
SIMVASTATIN 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

27 8
METFORMIN HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

28 10
FENTANYL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 29 124
TAMSULOSIN HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

30 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

31 33
CLONAZEPAM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

33 14
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 75
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O 35 42
MEMANTINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 93
HYDRALAZINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

37 68
LEVEMIR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

38 142
HUMULIN R 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

39 239
VESICARE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

<11 40 154
LYRICA 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 65
TRAZODONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

41 25
DULOXETINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 38
PAROXETINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

45 17
MELOXICAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

46 20
PREDNISONE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

47 40
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 111
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

48 214
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

50 166
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 63
LACTULOSE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 143
RANITIDINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

53 30
METFORMIN HCL ER 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

54 39
ALLOPURINOL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

55 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

55 31
CLONIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

57 58
ADVAIR DISKUS 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

58 109
LEVETIRACETAM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

59 80
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

60 29
ATENOLOL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

61 28
CEFDINIR 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

A 62 129
CITALOPRAM HBR 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

63 23
DIAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 63 54
NEXIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 97
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 71
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 O 67 100
MUPIROCIN* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

67 169
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

A 67 98
SPIRIVA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

70 74
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

70 45
LOVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 41
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 73 217
CRESTOR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 74 60
TRAMADOL HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O 74 24
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 76 147
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A 76 243
DIGOX 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 78 209
BUMETANIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 125
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

A 80 69
NYSTATIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

80 117
LAMOTRIGINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 82 159
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

83 137
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

84 15
JANUVIA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 85 66
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

86 223
ONDANSETRON HCL* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

86 113
SANTYL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

88 236
XARELTO 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 92
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

90 121
CEPHALEXIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A 90 81
RIVASTIGMINE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 92 197
PRIMIDONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 92 198
LATANOPROST 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

94 211
FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

95 51
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 96 32
LIDOCAINE HCL* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

97 191
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

97 152
ELIQUIS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 99 110
TRANSDERM-SCOP 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 100 321
ENDOCET 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 O 101 301
TERAZOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 102 151
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

102 96
PHENYTOIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 102 246
CHLORTHALIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 102 138
CEFTRIAXONE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A 106 164
RANEXA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 107 247
NAMENDA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 107 470
RISPERIDONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 109 83
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. 18, 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.