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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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21,464Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 63 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

510 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

7% of this provider’s 343 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

33% of this provider’s 510 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

42% of this provider’s 510 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$1.36M

2014

$1.37M

2015

$1.28M

2016

Number of Claims

23,916

2014

21,156

2015

21,464

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
LISINOPRIL 815

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

110

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 747

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

106

patients, 21% of all patients

2 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 658

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

O 3 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 657

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

92

patients, 18% of all patients

4 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 651

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

5 1
GABAPENTIN 648

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

6 9
METFORMIN HCL 597

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

7 10
OMEPRAZOLE 574

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

8 4
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 530

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

O 9 42
ALPRAZOLAM 485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

10 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

11 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

12 5
SIMVASTATIN 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

13 8
CLOPIDOGREL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

14 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

15 15
CLONAZEPAM 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

16 35
OXYCODONE HCL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O 17 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

18 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

19 22
DIAZEPAM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

20 54
TRAZODONE HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

21 25
DULOXETINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

22 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

23 23
RANITIDINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

24 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

25 16
IBUPROFEN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

26 85
LYRICA 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

27 65
SERTRALINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 18
MELOXICAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

29 20
FENTANYL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 30 124
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

31 75
TRAMADOL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

O 32 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

33 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

34 26
ENDOCET 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 35 301
MIRTAZAPINE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

36 44
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 36 100
CARVEDILOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

38 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

39 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

40 45
PAROXETINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

41 57
ATENOLOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

42 28
NEXIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

43 97
LORAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

44 27
PROMETHAZINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

45 76
NAMENDA XR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

<11 45 59
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 105
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 63
ALLOPURINOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 34
ROPINIROLE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 72
INVOKANA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 184
PROAIR HFA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

52 46
LOVASTATIN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 41
LANTUS 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

54 79
CLONIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

55 58
FAMOTIDINE* 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

56 62
OLANZAPINE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 56 123
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

58 32
DEXILANT 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 148
PREDNISONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

58 40
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

A 58 90
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

62 31
ELIQUIS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 63 110
VENTOLIN HFA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

64 86
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

A 65 69
BACLOFEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 4% of all patients

66 73
CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 60
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

68 70
CEPHALEXIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

A 68 81
MECLIZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

70 114
EXELON 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 71 203
METFORMIN HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 72 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 73 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 71
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 74 316
LACTULOSE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 76 143
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

77 82
FINASTERIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 77 84
RAMIPRIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 77 108
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

A 80 98
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

81 29
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 82 186
LAMOTRIGINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 82 159
DONEPEZIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 37
LEVETIRACETAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 84 80
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 84 50
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 84 147
FLUCONAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

88 107
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 88 96
CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

88 136
SYNTHROID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 91 87
JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 92 66
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 9, 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.