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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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11,997Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 275 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$681K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 265 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

335 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

65% of this provider’s 335 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

40% of this provider’s 335 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

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$559K

2014

$633K

2015

$681K

2016

Number of Claims

12,029

2014

11,980

2015

11,997

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
SIMVASTATIN 650

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

105

patients, 31% of all patients

1 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 500

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

89

patients, 27% of all patients

O 2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 495

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

86

patients, 26% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
AZITHROMYCIN 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

132

patients, 39% of all patients

A 5 53
PREDNISONE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

94

patients, 28% of all patients

6 40
RANITIDINE HCL 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

7 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

8 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

9 14
METFORMIN HCL 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

10 10
GABAPENTIN 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

11 9
LISINOPRIL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

12 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

13 1
FUROSEMIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

14 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

15 15
ALLOPURINOL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

16 34
LEVOFLOXACIN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

63

patients, 19% of all patients

A 17 77
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

18 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

19 12
VENTOLIN HFA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

20 86
CARVEDILOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

21 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

22 70
CLONIDINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

22 58
CLOPIDOGREL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

24 19
FINASTERIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

25 84
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

25 29
ALPRAZOLAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

27 11
JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

28 66
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

29 5
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

29 36
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

31 32
FLUCONAZOLE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

32 107
PROAIR HFA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

33 46
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

34 105
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

A 34 190
TRAMADOL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

O 36 24
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

O 37 42
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

38 132
NEXIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

39 97
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

40 294
LOVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 40 41
MELOXICAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

42 20
NAPROXEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

43 115
LINZESS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 44 168
DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 45 37
LYRICA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

46 65
LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

46 27
PROMETHAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 7% of all patients

48 76
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

48 16
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

48 137
ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 51 28
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 52 290
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 52 47
FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

52 131
GLIMEPIRIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

52 33
METRONIDAZOLE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

A 56 300
ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

57 102
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

57 51
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 57 82
LACTULOSE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 60 143
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 Aug. 25, 2016.
  • 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.