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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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18,318Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 99 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$688K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 257 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

735 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

2% of this provider’s 629 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

40% of this provider’s 735 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 735 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$724K

2014

$696K

2015

$688K

2016

Number of Claims

18,729

2014

19,554

2015

18,318

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 758

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

682

prescriptions.

141

patients, 19% of all patients

1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 747

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

154

patients, 21% of all patients

2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 741

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

146

patients, 20% of all patients

O 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 611

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
ALPRAZOLAM 585

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

5 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

6 31
LISINOPRIL 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

7 2
SIMVASTATIN 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

9 5
PREDNISONE 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

175

patients, 24% of all patients

10 40
SERTRALINE HCL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

11 18
RANITIDINE HCL 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

12 30
LORAZEPAM 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

13 27
MELOXICAM 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

14 20
FUROSEMIDE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

15 7
CLOPIDOGREL 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

16 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

17 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

18 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

18 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

20 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

20 26
DULOXETINE HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

22 38
METFORMIN HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

23 10
GABAPENTIN 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

24 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

25 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

26 22
TERAZOSIN HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

26 151
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

28 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

28 36
CARVEDILOL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

30 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

31 45
CLONAZEPAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

32 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

33 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

34 43
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

34 47
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O 36 42
ALLOPURINOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

36 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

38 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

39 71
LEVOFLOXACIN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

A 40 77
TRAMADOL HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O 41 24
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

42 101
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

43 17
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

44 177
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

45 95
AZITHROMYCIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

A 46 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 23
DIAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

48 54
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

49 82
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 50 100
TRAZODONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

51 25
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

A 52 69
BUPROPION XL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 133
TIZANIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

54 56
ATENOLOL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 28
VALSARTAN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 88
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

57 135
DONEPEZIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 37
LOVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

59 41
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 P 60 50
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

61 137
PROMETHAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 76
NAPROXEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

63 115
BACLOFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 73
CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 60
ESTRADIOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 66 128
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 52
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 68
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 69 32
CEFUROXIME 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A 69 189
GEMFIBROZIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 116
BYSTOLIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 72 171
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. 29, 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.