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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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8,402Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 501 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$333K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 740 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

412 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% 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

9% of this provider’s 368 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

28% of this provider’s 412 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 412 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$571K

2014

$512K

2015

$333K

2016

Number of Claims

13,919

2014

14,316

2015

8,402

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 869

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

840

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 809

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

804

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

2 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 349

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

3 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

76

patients, 18% of all patients

O 4 6
SERTRALINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

5 18
GABAPENTIN 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

6 9
NAMENDA XR 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

<11 7 59
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

8 3
LORAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

9 27
ALPRAZOLAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

9 11
CLOPIDOGREL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

9 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

9 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

13 43
TRADJENTA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11 14 153
DONEPEZIL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

15 37
MIRTAZAPINE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

15 44
CARVEDILOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

17 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

18 31
LISINOPRIL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

19 2
TRAZODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

20 25
OXYCODONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

O 21 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

22 26
METFORMIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

23 10
DIGOX 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 24 209
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

25 63
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

25 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

27 23
XARELTO 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 27 92
SIMVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 27 8
LITHIUM CARBONATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 30 314
ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

31 34
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 31 96
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 50
PRADAXA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 34 218
LACTULOSE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 34 143
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

34 16
ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 34 110
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 38 233
MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

39 93
RANITIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 39 30
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

A 41 190
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 Sept. 28, 2012.
  • 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.