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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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10,513Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 341 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$582K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 392 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

628 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

35% of this provider’s 628 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 628 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$586K

2014

$598K

2015

$582K

2016

Number of Claims

11,791

2014

10,908

2015

10,513

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 432

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

113

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

2 10
OMEPRAZOLE 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
LISINOPRIL 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

5 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

6 12
GABAPENTIN 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

7 9
RANITIDINE HCL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

8 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

9 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

10 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

11 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

12 15
FUROSEMIDE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

13 7
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

14 105
SIMVASTATIN 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

15 8
PROAIR HFA 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

16 46
GLIMEPIRIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

17 33
MELOXICAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

18 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O 19 6
TRAMADOL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O 19 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

21 26
BENAZEPRIL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

22 48
CLOPIDOGREL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

23 19
ATENOLOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

24 28
ALLOPURINOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

24 34
CARVEDILOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

26 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

27 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

28 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 13
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

29 99
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

31 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

32 70
AZITHROMYCIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

A 33 53
PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

34 40
ALPRAZOLAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

35 11
LORAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

36 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 22
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

38 104
VENTOLIN HFA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

38 86
SERTRALINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

38 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

41 29
CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 42 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 47
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

A 44 90
SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 61
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

45 31
TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 48 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

48 51
BUMETANIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 125
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

A 51 119
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 82
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

53 74
LOVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 43
TIZANIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 56
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 68
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 58 89
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 Nov. 17, 2017.
  • 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.