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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,448Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

1,365 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

3% of this provider’s 1,202 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 1,365 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 1,365 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

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$1.26M

2014

$1.52M

2015

$1.49M

2016

Number of Claims

30,239

2014

33,502

2015

31,448

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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,051

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,005

prescriptions.

145

patients, 11% of all patients

1 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,022

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

926

prescriptions.

260

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,001

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

975

prescriptions.

200

patients, 15% of all patients

3 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 872

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

178

patients, 13% of all patients

O 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 833

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

174

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
SIMVASTATIN 806

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

740

prescriptions.

246

patients, 18% of all patients

6 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 628

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

116

patients, 8% of all patients

7 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 603

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

169

patients, 12% of all patients

8 3
LISINOPRIL 599

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

168

patients, 12% of all patients

9 2
ALPRAZOLAM 592

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

103

patients, 8% of all patients

10 11
GABAPENTIN 574

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

141

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

146

patients, 11% of all patients

12 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 471

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

121

patients, 9% of all patients

13 12
ALLOPURINOL 452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

104

patients, 8% of all patients

14 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

123

patients, 9% of all patients

15 17
DULOXETINE HCL 421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

16 38
LORAZEPAM 411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

81

patients, 6% of all patients

17 27
NAMENDA XR 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

18 59
TRAMADOL HCL 382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

130

patients, 10% of all patients

O 19 24
TRAZODONE HCL 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

20 25
MELOXICAM 362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

146

patients, 11% of all patients

21 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

22 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

110

patients, 8% of all patients

23 16
ATENOLOL 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

24 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

100

patients, 7% of all patients

25 14
CLOPIDOGREL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

26 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

27 26
METFORMIN HCL ER 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

105

patients, 8% of all patients

28 39
FAMOTIDINE* 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

29 62
MIRTAZAPINE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

30 44
METFORMIN HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

82

patients, 6% of all patients

31 10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

86

patients, 6% of all patients

31 47
CARVEDILOL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

33 21
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

34 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

35 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

36 23
LOVASTATIN 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

37 41
DIGOXIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

38 118
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

39 63
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

40 32
GLIPIZIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

41 67
GLIMEPIRIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

42 33
TEMAZEPAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

43 112
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

44 95
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

45 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

46 70
SERTRALINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

47 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

47 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

49 51
CLONAZEPAM 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

50 35
VERAPAMIL ER 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

51 145
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

120

patients, 9% of all patients

A 51 69
CEPHALEXIN 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

100

patients, 7% of all patients

A 53 81
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

54 43
LYRICA 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

55 65
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

55 31
INDAPAMIDE 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

57 163
HYDRALAZINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

58 68
MEMANTINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

59 93
AZITHROMYCIN 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

113

patients, 8% of all patients

A 59 53
PREDNISONE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

61 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

62 29
NEXIUM 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

63 97
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

P 64 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

65 71
ELIQUIS 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

65 110
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

67 135
LEVETIRACETAM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

68 80
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

69 49
MECLIZINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

70 114
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

71 178
CEFUROXIME 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

97

patients, 7% of all patients

A 72 189
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

72 111
DIAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

72 54
ONDANSETRON HCL* 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

75 113
LEVOFLOXACIN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

A 75 77
LINZESS 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

77 168
PAROXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

78 57
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

79 126
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

80 130
BENAZEPRIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

80 48
TIZANIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

82 56
DICYCLOMINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

82 141
SYNTHROID 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

82 87
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

A 85 90
ADVAIR DISKUS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

85 109
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

87 149
NIFEDIPINE ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

88 140
AMOXICILLIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

A 89 106
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

O 90 42
RANITIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

91 30
FINASTERIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

91 84
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

93 228
PROMETHAZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

94 76
RENVELA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 94 226
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 96 170
ROPINIROLE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

97 72
NOVOLOG 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

97 175
NYSTATIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

97 117
SPIRONOLACTONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

100 61
BUSPIRONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

100 64
FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 102 131
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

102 103
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

104 91
LANTUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

105 79
ETODOLAC 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

105 291
MEGESTROL ACETATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

107 259
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

A 107 98
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

107 101
CARTIA XT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

110 181
FLUCONAZOLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

111 107
METOLAZONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

112 193
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

113 147
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

113 177
TERAZOSIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

115 151
SUCRALFATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

116 150
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

116 105
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

A 118 338
BUMETANIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

118 125
OXYCODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 118 55
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

118 121
SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

122 94
RIVASTIGMINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 122 202
AMIODARONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

124 160
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

124 186
RAMIPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

126 108
VOLTAREN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

126 224
GLIPIZIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

126 146
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 June 2, 2010.
  • 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.