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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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22,844Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 45 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$836K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 157 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

581 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

11% of this provider’s 407 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 581 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 581 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$808K

2014

$786K

2015

$836K

2016

Number of Claims

23,176

2014

22,818

2015

22,844

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 846

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

741

prescriptions.

119

patients, 20% of all patients

1 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 832

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

138

patients, 24% of all patients

O 2 6
GABAPENTIN 745

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

100

patients, 17% of all patients

3 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 681

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 612

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 602

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

6 1
SIMVASTATIN 570

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
METFORMIN HCL 568

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

8 10
LISINOPRIL 546

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

9 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

10 13
OMEPRAZOLE 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

11 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

12 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

13 22
CLOPIDOGREL 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

14 19
TRAZODONE HCL 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

15 25
RANITIDINE HCL 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

16 30
ALPRAZOLAM 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

17 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

18 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

18 23
MIRTAZAPINE 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

20 44
CARVEDILOL 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

21 21
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

O 22 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

23 37
LORAZEPAM 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

24 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

25 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

26 14
TRAMADOL HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

O 27 24
PROAIR HFA 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

28 46
SERTRALINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

28 18
NAMENDA XR 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

30 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

31 71
TAMSULOSIN HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

32 26
DULOXETINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 38
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

34 70
DIAZEPAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

35 54
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

P 36 50
RISPERIDONE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 37 83
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

38 31
HYDRALAZINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

39 68
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

40 43
FAMOTIDINE* 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 62
DIGOXIN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 118
ATENOLOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 28
PREDNISONE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

44 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

45 17
ALLOPURINOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 34
GLIPIZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

47 67
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

49 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 61
TIZANIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

51 56
AZITHROMYCIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

A 52 53
MELOXICAM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

52 20
HUMALOG 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 172
FINASTERIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 84
NOVOLOG 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 175
VENTOLIN HFA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

57 86
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 104
CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 35
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 60 155
NYSTATIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

61 117
PAROXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 62 57
LANTUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

62 79
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 64 49
GLIPIZIDE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 146
SPIRIVA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

64 74
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

67 137
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 52
XARELTO 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 69 92
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 36
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 71 111
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 96
OXYCODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 73 55
LOVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 41
FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 89
SYNTHROID 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 75 87
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

A 77 69
CLONIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 77 58
BACLOFEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 77 73
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 45
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 80 275
ROPINIROLE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 80 72
LEVETIRACETAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 83 80
FENTANYL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 O 84 124
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 149
LEVOFLOXACIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A 85 77
FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 85 51
ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 109
BUMETANIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

88 125
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

88 78
OLANZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P 91 123
ONDANSETRON ODT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

92 304
CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 92 60
VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 92 88
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

95 139
VERAPAMIL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 95 145
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

95 76
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 Jan. 28, 2014.
  • 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.