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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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7,875Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 542 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$510K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 474 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

406 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

30% of this provider’s 406 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 406 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$458K

2014

$488K

2015

$510K

2016

Number of Claims

8,421

2014

8,170

2015

7,875

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 492

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

96

patients, 24% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 362

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

80

patients, 20% of all patients

2 5
LISINOPRIL 343

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
SIMVASTATIN 309

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

5 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 287

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

6 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

7 13
OMEPRAZOLE 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

8 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

9 14
METFORMIN HCL 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
SERTRALINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

11 18
GABAPENTIN 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

12 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

13 17
ATENOLOL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

14 28
LOVASTATIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

15 41
RANITIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

16 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

17 12
METFORMIN HCL ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

18 39
ALLOPURINOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

19 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

20 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

21 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

22 36
PAROXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

23 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

23 26
CRESTOR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

25 60
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

26 47
CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

28 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 23
ELIQUIS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 30 110
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 30 66
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 32 16
GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 67
SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 94
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 35 135
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 1, 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.