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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,698Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

671 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

10% of this provider’s 524 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

35% of this provider’s 671 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 671 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$1.24M

2014

$1.3M

2015

$1.35M

2016

Number of Claims

21,898

2014

21,920

2015

22,698

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 816

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

115

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 759

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

150

patients, 22% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 740

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

120

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
GABAPENTIN 573

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

4 9
FUROSEMIDE 522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

5 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

6 16
ALPRAZOLAM 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

7 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

8 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

9 5
SERTRALINE HCL 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

10 18
SIMVASTATIN 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

11 8
METFORMIN HCL ER 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

12 39
CLONAZEPAM 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

13 35
TRAMADOL HCL 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

O 14 24
RANITIDINE HCL 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

15 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

16 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

17 36
CLOPIDOGREL 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

18 19
MIRTAZAPINE 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

19 44
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

20 13
CARVEDILOL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

21 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

22 45
MELOXICAM 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

23 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

24 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

24 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

26 23
LOVASTATIN 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

27 41
TRAZODONE HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

28 25
LORAZEPAM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

29 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

O 30 6
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

31 29
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 78
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

33 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

34 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

P 35 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

36 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

37 70
METFORMIN HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

38 10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

38 47
BACLOFEN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

40 73
DONEPEZIL HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

42 17
DULOXETINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 38
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O 44 144
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

46 31
PROAIR HFA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

46 46
FLUOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

48 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

49 75
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

50 149
ALLOPURINOL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 34
PROPRANOLOL HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 156
RISPERIDONE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 53 83
SPIRIVA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

54 74
VENTOLIN HFA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

55 86
NAPROXEN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

55 115
FAMOTIDINE* 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

55 62
JANUVIA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 66
DIAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

59 54
BENAZEPRIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 48
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

61 91
ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

62 28
NAMENDA XR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 62 59
CRESTOR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 60
NABUMETONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 200
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

66 135
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

A 67 119
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 219
INVOKANA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 69 184
PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

70 40
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 71 63
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

72 96
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

73 139
ELIQUIS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 110
TEMAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 112
DIGOXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 76 118
BUMETANIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 125
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

78 109
SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 79 61
ANORO ELLIPTA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 79 317
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 120
PROMETHAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

82 76
WARFARIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

83 22
WELCHOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 84 279
FLUCONAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

84 107
SYMBICORT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 94
IBUPROFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 85
DEXILANT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 87 148
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

89 137
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 89 111
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 91 170
TRADJENTA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 91 153
NEXIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

91 97
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

94 58
BUSPIRONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

94 64
AZITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A 94 53
ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 94 367
VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

98 88
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

A 98 69
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 98 260
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.