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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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12,373Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 258 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$901K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 129 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

658 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

2% of this provider’s 593 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

29% of this provider’s 658 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 658 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$73 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

$955K

2014

$925K

2015

$901K

2016

Number of Claims

11,464

2014

12,058

2015

12,373

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 489

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

116

patients, 18% of all patients

1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 469

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
CARVEDILOL 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

4 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

O 5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

6 3
METFORMIN HCL 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

7 10
ALPRAZOLAM 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

8 11
SIMVASTATIN 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

10 15
DULOXETINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

11 38
IRBESARTAN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

12 134
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

13 43
LISINOPRIL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

14 2
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

15 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

16 33
MELOXICAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

17 20
TRAMADOL HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

O 18 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

19 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

20 16
GABAPENTIN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

21 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

22 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

23 36
CLOPIDOGREL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

23 19
CLONAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

23 35
TRAZODONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

26 25
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

27 250
FUROSEMIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

28 7
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

29 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 31
BYSTOLIC 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

30 171
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 91
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

33 126
CRESTOR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

34 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

34 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

37 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

38 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

39 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

39 51
FINASTERIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 84
PREDNISONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

42 40
LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 27
XARELTO 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 92
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 75
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

A 45 69
METFORMIN HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 39
LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 47 65
AZITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A 49 53
BENAZEPRIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 48
ATENOLOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 28
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

52 95
DONEPEZIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 12
CELECOXIB 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

55 136
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A 55 98
ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 34
PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 58 57
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 59 42
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 103
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 82
NEXIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 61 97
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 Feb. 11, 2013.
  • 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.