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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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20,193Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 77 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$819K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 170 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

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

73% 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 474 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

44% of this provider’s 617 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 617 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$614K

2014

$705K

2015

$819K

2016

Number of Claims

13,406

2014

14,494

2015

20,193

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 1,038

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

945

prescriptions.

133

patients, 22% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 741

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 600

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
SERTRALINE HCL 589

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

4 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 538

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

5 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

6 13
MELOXICAM 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

7 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

8 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

9 37
METFORMIN HCL 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

10 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

11 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

12 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

13 12
SIMVASTATIN 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

14 8
GABAPENTIN 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

15 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

16 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

17 5
SPIRONOLACTONE 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

18 61
OMEPRAZOLE 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

19 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

20 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

O 21 6
FAMOTIDINE* 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

22 62
ALPRAZOLAM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

23 11
CLOPIDOGREL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

24 19
ATENOLOL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

25 28
TRAZODONE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

26 25
LORAZEPAM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

27 27
ALLOPURINOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

28 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

29 26
MIRTAZAPINE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

30 44
AZITHROMYCIN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

A 31 53
RANITIDINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

32 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 50
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

34 78
PREDNISONE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

35 40
OLANZAPINE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

<11 P 36 123
LEVETIRACETAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

<11 37 80
CARVEDILOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

38 21
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 104
ROPINIROLE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 72
PROMETHAZINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

40 76
LYRICA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 65
CELECOXIB 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 43 136
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 17
DULOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 38
GEMFIBROZIL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 46 116
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 47 120
ONDANSETRON HCL* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

48 113
CLONIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

49 58
DIAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

49 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 49 63
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

A 52 69
NAMENDA XR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 52 59
LEVOFLOXACIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

A 54 77
FLUCONAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

55 107
LACTULOSE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 56 143
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 31
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O 58 42
RISPERIDONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 P 59 83
XARELTO 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 59 92
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

59 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

62 47
SUCRALFATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 150
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

A 64 190
PROAIR HFA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

64 46
FLUOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 64 51
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

67 70
TRAMADOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O 68 24
BUSPIRONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

69 64
DICYCLOMINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

70 141
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

A 71 90
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 71 91
LOVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 41
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 73 96
MEMANTINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 93
SPIRIVA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

76 74
ESTRADIOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 76 128
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

78 152
VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 79 88
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 80 111
NEXIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 80 97
PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 82 57
CEPHALEXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A 83 81
PRIMIDONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 83 198
HUMALOG 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

85 172
VESICARE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 86 154
ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

87 109
CLONIDINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 271
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. 1, 2011.
  • 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.