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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,807Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

1,018 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% 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

8% of this provider’s 880 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

36% of this provider’s 1,018 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 1,018 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$49 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

$1.3M

2014

$1.39M

2015

$1.51M

2016

Number of Claims

31,289

2014

30,331

2015

30,807

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,192

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,147

prescriptions.

162

patients, 16% of all patients

1 7
SERTRALINE HCL 1,041

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

990

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

2 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 792

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

759

prescriptions.

170

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 789

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

725

prescriptions.

159

patients, 16% of all patients

4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 711

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

147

patients, 14% of all patients

5 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 698

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

168

patients, 17% of all patients

6 5
SIMVASTATIN 678

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

161

patients, 16% of all patients

7 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 677

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

150

patients, 15% of all patients

O 8 6
OMEPRAZOLE 622

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

143

patients, 14% of all patients

9 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 575

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

10 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 567

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

139

patients, 14% of all patients

11 14
METFORMIN HCL 535

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

127

patients, 12% of all patients

12 10
NAMENDA XR 480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

13 59
GABAPENTIN 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

14 9
LINZESS 446

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

15 168
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 436

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

16 70
LORAZEPAM 427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

17 27
ALPRAZOLAM 407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

18 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

19 37
TRAZODONE HCL 385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

20 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

21 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

22 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

23 16
ATENOLOL 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

24 28
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

25 120
CLOPIDOGREL 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

26 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

27 13
ALLOPURINOL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

28 34
JANTOVEN 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

29 195
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 50
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

31 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

32 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

33 33
MELOXICAM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

34 20
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

35 166
NYSTATIN 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

36 117
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

37 17
MIRTAZAPINE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

38 44
CARVEDILOL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

39 21
DIAZEPAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

40 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

41 63
DULOXETINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

42 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

43 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

44 51
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

A 45 190
LACTULOSE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

46 143
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 184
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

48 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

49 75
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

50 121
OLANZAPINE 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P 51 123
LEVOFLOXACIN 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

A 51 77
COLESTIPOL HCL 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

51 375
PAROXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

54 57
RANITIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

55 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

56 36
PROAIR HFA 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

56 46
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

58 47
SUCRALFATE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 150
ROPINIROLE HCL 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

60 72
JANUVIA 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 66
RISPERIDONE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 P 62 83
XARELTO 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

63 92
AZITHROMYCIN 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

A 63 53
GLIPIZIDE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

63 67
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

66 137
WARFARIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

67 22
LOVASTATIN 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

68 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

69 71
TRAMADOL HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

O 70 24
LANTUS 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

71 79
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

72 78
NIFEDIPINE ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

72 140
KLOR-CON M10 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

74 277
NUEDEXTA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11 74 122
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 76 316
KLOR-CON M20 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

77 161
RIVASTIGMINE* 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11 78 197
FAMOTIDINE* 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

79 62
ARIPIPRAZOLE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 80 196
LEVEMIR 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 142
CEPHALEXIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

A 82 81
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

82 177
ONDANSETRON HCL* 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

82 113
SPIRIVA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

85 74
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

A 86 69
CLONAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

86 35
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

88 32
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 88 183
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

88 219
NITROFURANTOIN* 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 A 91 192
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

92 49
LEVETIRACETAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 80
BUSPIRONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

94 64
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

95 380
LAMOTRIGINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 96 159
HYDRALAZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 68
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

97 111
SPIRONOLACTONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

97 61
SYMBICORT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

100 94
BUMETANIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

100 125
BACLOFEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

102 73
FENOFIBRATE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 103 131
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

A 104 98
PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

105 40
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

106 126
METFORMIN HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

107 39
METOLAZONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 107 193
AMIODARONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 107 160
MUPIROCIN* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

107 169
CEFTRIAXONE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

A 111 164
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

A 111 90
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

113 103
IBUPROFEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

113 85
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 115 252
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

116 152
ELIQUIS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

117 110
MEGESTROL ACETATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 118 259
PHENYTOIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 119 246
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

119 58
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

119 176
LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

122 65
ENTACAPONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 122 332
RIVASTIGMINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 124 202
IRBESARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 125 134
LATANOPROST 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 125 211
INVANZ 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

A 125 315
ZAFIRLUKAST 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 125 470
CEFDINIR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

A 125 129
EXELON 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 130 203
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 Aug. 10, 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.
  • 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.