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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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18,229Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 100 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$570K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 410 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

694 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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 597 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

43% of this provider’s 694 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 694 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$31 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$573K

2014

$568K

2015

$570K

2016

Number of Claims

18,396

2014

18,638

2015

18,229

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
LISINOPRIL 986

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

876

prescriptions.

170

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 673

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 632

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
FUROSEMIDE 598

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

4 7
LOVASTATIN 520

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

5 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 502

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

6 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
METFORMIN HCL 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

8 10
SERTRALINE HCL 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

9 18
ATENOLOL 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

10 28
ALPRAZOLAM 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

11 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

12 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

O 12 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

14 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

15 12
LORAZEPAM 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

16 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

17 16
GABAPENTIN 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

18 9
SIMVASTATIN 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

19 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

20 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

21 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

22 37
GLIMEPIRIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

23 33
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

24 95
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

25 49
TRAZODONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

26 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

27 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

28 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

29 22
CLOPIDOGREL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

30 19
CARVEDILOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

31 21
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 91
MELOXICAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

33 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

34 15
PREDNISONE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

35 40
CEFDINIR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

A 36 129
DULOXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 38
XARELTO 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

37 92
MIRTAZAPINE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

39 44
LEVOFLOXACIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

A 40 77
RANITIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

41 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 75
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O 43 42
NAPROXEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

44 115
IBUPROFEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

44 85
ALLOPURINOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

44 34
METFORMIN HCL ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

47 39
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 147
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 177
PROAIR HFA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

50 46
TRAMADOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 51 24
SULINDAC 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

51 263
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 36
OLANZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 P 54 123
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

54 29
MECLIZINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

56 114
DIAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 54
CLONIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 58
QUINAPRIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 201
CARTIA XT 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 181
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

A 61 90
SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

62 61
CEPHALEXIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

A 62 81
ONDANSETRON HCL* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

64 113
FINASTERIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 84
METOLAZONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 193
LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 79
JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 68 66
GEMFIBROZIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 69 116
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

69 275
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 180
CHLORTHALIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 138
SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 73 74
AMIODARONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 74 160
CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 74 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A 76 69
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.