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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,485Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 1383

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 48 out of 1383

796 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Tennessee
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 796 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

37% of this provider’s 796 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Tennessee
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,742 1,129 290 S3 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,521 1,350 191 2 6
SIMVASTATIN 1,230 990 187 3 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,167 918 190 4 13
FUROSEMIDE 923 784 155 5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 918 744 135 6 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 819 671 90 7 1
LISINOPRIL 679 519 107 8 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 653 568 103 9 9
METFORMIN HCL 559 381 94 10 8
ALPRAZOLAM 554 404 80 B 11 12
GABAPENTIN 520 388 95 12 10
RANITIDINE HCL 491 334 75 13 23
CLOPIDOGREL 477 375 72 14 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 429 344 48 15 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 416 404 53 16 39
LORAZEPAM 406 358 82 B 17 25
TRAZODONE HCL 394 275 65 18 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 345 258 58 19 20
FAMOTIDINE* 334 265 59 20 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 315 279 44 21 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 278 252 38 22 69
CLONIDINE HCL 269 186 49 23 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 259 191 40 24 18
PROAIR HFA 257 152 71 25 35
ALLOPURINOL 252 153 43 26 36
NAMENDA 251 251 19 27 41
MELOXICAM 248 206 45 28 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 247 190 39 29 33
AZITHROMYCIN 240 188 171 30 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 239 167 47 31 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234 202 42 32 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 216 187 60 33 67
SERTRALINE HCL 215 176 26 34 22
LANTUS 199 151 27 35 60
ATENOLOL 199 162 28 35 19
NAPROXEN 194 155 45 37 108
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 194 177 29 37 57
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 186 130 26 39 79
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 181 140 31 40 53
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 165 70 39 R 41 82
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 158 92 38 42 27
TRAMADOL HCL 157 93 37 43 28
CARVEDILOL 150 111 24 44 24
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 144 123 25 45 115
LOVASTATIN 142 94 19 46 31
CEFUROXIME 140 117 106 47 149
PROMETHAZINE HCL 138 90 43 R 48 71
MIRTAZAPINE 135 112 18 49 49
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 134 84 28 50 11
CLONAZEPAM 134 98 26 B 50 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132 108 31 52 26
GEMFIBROZIL 124 88 24 53 94
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 123 66 19 54 43
DIOVAN 123 105 15 54 64
DIAZEPAM 122 107 15 B 56 62
RISPERIDONE 121 110 15 A 57 75
BENAZEPRIL HCL 119 93 18 58 45
FENTANYL 119 107 12 S2 58 102
PREDNISONE 117 94 31 60 44
HYDRALAZINE HCL 116 99 21 61 83
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 115 83 83 62 59
INSULIN SYRINGE* 113 91 22 63 194
DIGOX 106 87 13 64 119
NIFEDIPINE ER 101 96* 14 65 112
METFORMIN HCL ER 99 84 21 66 47
LYRICA 97 <11 <11 67 73
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 97 55 25 67 120
QUINAPRIL HCL 96 66 12 69 159
MECLIZINE HCL 96 81 31 69 111
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96 75 44 69 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 95 60 13 R 72 70
SPIRONOLACTONE 95 55 16 72 68
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94 89* 20 74 34
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 93 66 14 75 125
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 86 <11 <11 76 128
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 86 81* 12 76 74
NOVOLIN R 86 75 15 76 198
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 84 55 67 79 104
ROPINIROLE HCL 83 46 14 80 81
NABUMETONE 82 64 14 81 167
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 81 67 16 A 82 55
CYMBALTA 78 48 11 83 46
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 76 55 11 84 132
GLYBURIDE 75 27 12 R 85 84
HUMULIN R 74 57 12 86 211
SPIRIVA 74 69* 13 86 51
CEPHALEXIN 73 62 46 88 91
TERAZOSIN HCL 72 58 11 89 131
KLOR-CON M20 71 66* 15 90 103
ZETIA 69 36 12 91 95
METOLAZONE 68 <11 <11 92 195
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 68 12 92 30
ABILIFY 67 <11 <11 A 94 143
GLIPIZIDE 67 <11 <11 94 77
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 67 <11 <11 R 94 107
RAMIPRIL 67 <11 <11 94 87
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 61* 11 98 56
LACTULOSE 64 42 14 99 139
FLUOXETINE HCL 62 <11 <11 100 54
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 62 46 44 100 298
NEXIUM 62 49 12 100 29
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 61 37 41 103 243
JANUVIA 61 <11 <11 103 80
PAROXETINE HCL 58 35 13 105 58
CRESTOR 58 <11 <11 105 40
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56 51* 11 107 136
FENOFIBRATE* 55 <11 <11 108 63
SULINDAC 55 50* 13 108 257
AMIODARONE HCL 54 <11 <11 110 191
LABETALOL HCL 54 34 11 110 221
MUPIROCIN* 54 49* 44 110 175
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 24 18 S2 110 105
DIGOXIN 52 <11 <11 114 138
VERAPAMIL ER 52 <11 <11 114 96
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52 <11 <11 114 48
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 51 <11 <11 117 203
PREMARIN 51 <11 <11 R 117 141
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 50 <11 <11 119 189
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 50 50 14 119 142
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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.