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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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12,710Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 245 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$626K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 319 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

568 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

7% of this provider’s 450 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

47% of this provider’s 568 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 568 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$697K

2014

$620K

2015

$626K

2016

Number of Claims

17,779

2014

13,590

2015

12,710

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 525

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

101

patients, 18% of all patients

1 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 495

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

O 2 6
LISINOPRIL 419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

110

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
SERTRALINE HCL 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

4 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

118

patients, 21% of all patients

5 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

6 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

7 1
ALPRAZOLAM 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

8 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

9 3
LORAZEPAM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

10 27
TRAZODONE HCL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

11 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

12 31
GABAPENTIN 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

13 9
FENTANYL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 14 124
OMEPRAZOLE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

15 4
RANITIDINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

16 30
CARVEDILOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

17 21
MIRTAZAPINE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

18 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

19 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

20 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

21 12
CLONAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

22 35
SIMVASTATIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

23 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

24 17
OLANZAPINE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 123
FAMOTIDINE* 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 62
METFORMIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

26 10
TRAMADOL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O 28 24
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 29 42
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

A 30 90
DONEPEZIL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

32 63
CLOPIDOGREL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

32 19
LACTULOSE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

34 143
ONDANSETRON HCL* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

35 113
ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

36 28
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 O 36 100
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 38 144
CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 60
MELOXICAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

40 20
DIAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

42 23
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A 43 119
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

43 26
ELIQUIS 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 110
LANTUS 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 79
BACLOFEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 73
DULOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

48 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

49 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

49 49
NYSTATIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

51 117
ARIPIPRAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 52 196
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 14
AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A 54 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

54 61
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

56 48
AMOXICILLIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 56 106
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A 58 69
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

59 57
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 March 19, 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.