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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,680Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 61 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

887 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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 635 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

37% of this provider’s 887 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

44% of this provider’s 887 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

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$1.1M

2014

$1.2M

2015

$1.2M

2016

Number of Claims

27,852

2014

30,077

2015

30,680

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,984

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,249

prescriptions.

296

patients, 33% of all patients

O 1 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,269

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,041

prescriptions.

219

patients, 25% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,010

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

789

prescriptions.

180

patients, 20% of all patients

3 8
FUROSEMIDE 917

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

725

prescriptions.

150

patients, 17% of all patients

4 7
GABAPENTIN 908

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

166

patients, 19% of all patients

5 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 844

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

147

patients, 17% of all patients

6 13
OMEPRAZOLE 820

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

149

patients, 17% of all patients

7 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 806

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

8 1
LISINOPRIL 735

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

9 2
ALPRAZOLAM 731

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

10 11
METFORMIN HCL 699

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

130

patients, 15% of all patients

11 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 631

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

12 12
CLOPIDOGREL 508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

13 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

14 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 458

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

15 5
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

O 16 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

17 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

18 37
RANITIDINE HCL 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

19 30
TRAZODONE HCL 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

20 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

21 43
GLIMEPIRIDE 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

22 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

23 22
MELOXICAM 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

24 20
CLONIDINE HCL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

25 58
LORAZEPAM 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

26 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

27 17
ALLOPURINOL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

28 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

29 26
CLONAZEPAM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

29 35
PROAIR HFA 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

31 46
SERTRALINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

32 18
CARVEDILOL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

33 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

34 15
FAMOTIDINE* 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

35 62
CITALOPRAM HBR 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

36 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

37 32
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

38 52
HYDRALAZINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

39 68
NAPROXEN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

40 115
AZITHROMYCIN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

A 41 53
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

42 71
LOVASTATIN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

43 41
SPIRONOLACTONE 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

44 61
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

45 31
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

46 104
TRAMADOL HCL 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

O 47 24
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

A 48 69
DIAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

49 54
DULOXETINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

50 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

51 29
ATENOLOL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

52 28
MEMANTINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 93
BENAZEPRIL HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

54 48
GEMFIBROZIL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

55 116
ZETIA 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 102
LANTUS 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

57 79
PAROXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

57 57
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

57 95
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

60 45
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 103
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

62 132
CEPHALEXIN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

A 63 81
LABETALOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

64 207
FENOFIBRATE* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 89
IBUPROFEN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

66 85
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

A 66 98
VENTOLIN HFA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

68 86
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 36
ROPINIROLE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

70 72
DICYCLOMINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

71 141
PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

71 40
JANUVIA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

73 66
SPIRIVA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

74 74
BUSPIRONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 64
DIGOXIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 118
LYRICA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 65
PROMETHAZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

78 76
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

79 70
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 80 105
MECLIZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

80 114
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

82 47
CELECOXIB 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

82 136
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 84 121
OXYCODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 O 85 55
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

86 78
SYMBICORT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

86 94
VERAPAMIL ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 88 145
MIRTAZAPINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

89 44
CEFUROXIME 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

A 89 189
ELIQUIS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

91 110
TERAZOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

91 151
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

93 217
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

94 91
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 95 82
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 96 63
LEVOFLOXACIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A 97 77
TIZANIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 97 56
NYSTATIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

97 117
LEVEMIR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 142
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

101 149
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 P 102 50
RANEXA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 103 247
GLIPIZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

104 67
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 105 155
QUINAPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

105 201
LEVETIRACETAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 107 80
LACTULOSE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 108 143
HUMULIN 70-30 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 109 293
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

109 137
FENTANYL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 O 111 124
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 Sept. 26, 2014.
  • 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.