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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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7,006Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 613 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$522K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 459 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

490 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

3% of this provider’s 414 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

32% of this provider’s 490 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 490 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$508K

2014

$537K

2015

$522K

2016

Number of Claims

7,052

2014

6,947

2015

7,006

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 308

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

1 5
LISINOPRIL 253

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

4 3
SIMVASTATIN 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

5 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

O 6 6
OMEPRAZOLE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

7 4
CARVEDILOL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

8 21
GABAPENTIN 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

9 9
FUROSEMIDE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

10 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

11 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

12 13
METFORMIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

13 10
SERTRALINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

14 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

15 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

16 26
MELOXICAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

16 20
ALPRAZOLAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

18 11
CLONAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

19 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

20 45
TRAMADOL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 21 24
METFORMIN HCL ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

21 39
DULOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

23 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

24 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

24 36
LOVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

24 41
SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

27 61
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

28 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

28 17
TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

30 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

31 47
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

32 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 33 42
CEFDINIR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

A 33 129
RANITIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 30
KLOR-CON 10 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 242
FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 51
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 May 2, 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.