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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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14,541Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 169 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$661K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 288 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

1,201 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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 797 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

19% of this provider’s 1,201 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 1,201 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

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$495K

2014

$675K

2015

$661K

2016

Number of Claims

12,660

2014

14,859

2015

14,541

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 626

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

234

patients, 19% of all patients

O 1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 509

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

152

patients, 13% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

152

patients, 13% of all patients

3 2
GABAPENTIN 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

152

patients, 13% of all patients

4 9
ALPRAZOLAM 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

145

patients, 12% of all patients

5 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

121

patients, 10% of all patients

6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

129

patients, 11% of all patients

7 3
SIMVASTATIN 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

122

patients, 10% of all patients

8 8
METFORMIN HCL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

109

patients, 9% of all patients

9 10
FUROSEMIDE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

109

patients, 9% of all patients

10 7
RANITIDINE HCL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

11 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

12 5
CLOPIDOGREL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

13 19
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

O 14 42
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

15 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

16 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

17 15
MELOXICAM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

18 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

19 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

20 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

21 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

22 36
CARVEDILOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

23 21
ATENOLOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

24 28
CLONIDINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

25 58
GLIMEPIRIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

26 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

27 23
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

28 82
PREDNISONE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

29 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

30 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

31 71
SERTRALINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

32 18
CLONAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

33 35
BUPROPION HCL SR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

34 158
FINASTERIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

35 84
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

36 32
PROAIR HFA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

36 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

38 17
TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

39 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

40 29
TIZANIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

41 56
ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

42 34
LOVASTATIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

43 41
LANTUS 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

44 79
LORAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

45 27
LEVOFLOXACIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

A 46 77
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

47 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

47 51
TRAMADOL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

O 49 24
JANUVIA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

50 66
PROMETHAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 2% of all patients

51 76
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

52 52
CELECOXIB 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

52 136
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

54 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

54 26
FLUCONAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

54 107
DONEPEZIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

57 37
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

57 111
GLIPIZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

59 67
DIAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

60 54
DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

61 38
METHADONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 O 61 249
CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

61 60
SYMBICORT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

64 94
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

64 95
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

64 105
BUSPIRONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

64 64
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

A 68 53
SYNTHROID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

69 87
GEMFIBROZIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

70 116
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 April 22, 2013.
  • 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.