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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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10,254Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 351 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$599K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 364 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

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

38% 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

26% of this provider’s 595 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 595 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$58 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

2014

$71.6K

2015

$599K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

1,300

2015

10,254

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 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
GABAPENTIN 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

3 9
LISINOPRIL 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

6 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

7 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

8 3
SIMVASTATIN 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
METFORMIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

10 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

O 11 6
METFORMIN HCL ER 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

12 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

13 12
FUROSEMIDE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

14 7
RANITIDINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

15 30
TRAZODONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

16 25
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

17 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

18 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

19 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

20 45
CLONAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

21 35
MELOXICAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

22 20
SERTRALINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

23 18
PAROXETINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

24 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

25 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

26 17
TRAMADOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O 27 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

28 23
ALLOPURINOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

29 34
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

30 130
TIZANIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

31 56
LOVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

32 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

33 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

33 33
CARVEDILOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 32
MIRTAZAPINE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 44
ALPRAZOLAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

38 31
PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

40 46
CLOPIDOGREL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

41 19
LORAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 27
DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

44 82
PREDNISONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

45 40
GLIPIZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 67
ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

47 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

48 70
CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

49 60
BUSPIRONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 64
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 156
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A 52 90
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.