Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

26,935Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 174 providers in this state and specialty

$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 174 providers in this state and specialty

800 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

4% of this provider’s 485 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

More resources »

Antibiotics

53% of this provider’s 800 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

More resources »

Opioids

41% of this provider’s 800 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 26%.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$1.34M

2014

$1.61M

2015

$1.52M

2016

Number of Claims

25,323

2014

27,650

2015

26,935

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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 878

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

127

patients, 16% of all patients

1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 866

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

147

patients, 18% of all patients

2 5
LISINOPRIL 846

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

144

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
SIMVASTATIN 761

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

124

patients, 16% of all patients

4 8
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 706

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

129

patients, 16% of all patients

5 29
FUROSEMIDE 649

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

6 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 647

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

O 7 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 601

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

8 6
METFORMIN HCL 600

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

9 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

10 13
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 562

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

O 11 9
GABAPENTIN 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

12 2
ATENOLOL 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

13 21
ALPRAZOLAM 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

14 11
BACLOFEN 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

15 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

16 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

17 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

18 49
PROAIR HFA 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

19 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

20 43
AZITHROMYCIN 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

205

patients, 26% of all patients

A 21 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

22 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

23 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

24 15
NEXIUM 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

24 81
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

26 48
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

27 24
ALLOPURINOL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

28 47
SPIRIVA 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

29 59
LOVASTATIN 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

30 41
RANITIDINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

31 33
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

32 95
TAMSULOSIN HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

33 44
CLOPIDOGREL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

34 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

35 22
LORAZEPAM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

36 40
DEXILANT 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

37 92
FLUOXETINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

38 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

39 42
ADVAIR DISKUS 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

40 106
SERTRALINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

41 30
MECLIZINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

42 117
METFORMIN HCL ER 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

42 45
OXYCODONE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

O 44 14
MELOXICAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

45 16
TRAZODONE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

46 38
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

47 82
PAROXETINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

48 89
MIRTAZAPINE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

49 109
TIZANIDINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

50 27
JANUVIA 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

51 84
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

52 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

53 66
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

54 37
CARVEDILOL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

55 34
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

56 144
LANTUS 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

57 100
SYMBICORT 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

58 91
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 125
CLONIDINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

60 75
AMOXICILLIN 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

A 61 76
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

62 77
VENTOLIN HFA 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

63 71
LYRICA 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

64 36
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 116
DIAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

66 46
BENAZEPRIL HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 63
IBUPROFEN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

68 58
CEPHALEXIN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

A 68 83
OLANZAPINE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 70 159
DULOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 50
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

A 71 72
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 73 65
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 161
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 53
ZETIA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 122
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

O 77 105
CILOSTAZOL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 163
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

79 54
BUSPIRONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

79 88
CRESTOR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

81 55
TRAMADOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O 82 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

82 80
PROPRANOLOL HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 114
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

85 124
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

86 107
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

A 86 57
TOPIRAMATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

88 87
INSULIN SYRINGE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

89 172
TERAZOSIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 90 146
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 91 70
DICYCLOMINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

92 123
DONEPEZIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 92 86
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

92 176
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 95 133
GEMFIBROZIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

96 137
FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 97 149
NITROSTAT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

98 153
CLONAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

99 35
DIGOXIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 100 192
VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 101 132
LEVOFLOXACIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A 101 56
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A 101 104
BYSTOLIC 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 104 131
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 104 20
GLYBURIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

106 198
SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 107 67
LINZESS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

107 199
BENICAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 109 203
COLCRYS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

109 203
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 109 128
RAMIPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 112 156
LAMOTRIGINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 112 97
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

114 130
EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

114 209
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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.