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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,338Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 69 out of 1128

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 91 out of 1128

1,009 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older
11% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 1,009 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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
SIMVASTATIN 935 903 200 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 795 768 169 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 675 670* 135 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 560 528 134 4 5
ATENOLOL 522 517* 116 5 19
FUROSEMIDE 520 487 128 6 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 376 362 83 7 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 376 371* 101 7 14
MELOXICAM 374 355 91 9 23
LISINOPRIL 366 353 90 10 4
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 361 338 95 11 41
METFORMIN HCL 353 327 81 12 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 348 312 75 13 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 322 290 61 S3 14 6
ALPRAZOLAM 315 282 56 B 15 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 301 275 56 16 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 288 277 66 17 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 273 248 53 18 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 270 251 62 19 15
GABAPENTIN 269 230 60 20 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251 229 46 21 45
SERTRALINE HCL 250 228 47 22 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 246 241* 56 23 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 236 211 53 24 20
CLOPIDOGREL 230 217 47 25 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 223 195 85 26 33
BENAZEPRIL HCL 223 202 46 26 46
ALLOPURINOL 221 216* 51 28 31
CYMBALTA 216 187 40 29 47
WARFARIN SODIUM 213 208* 45 30 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 208 208 47 31 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 207 202* 44 32 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 206 206 46 33 24
TRAZODONE HCL 195 169 47 34 39
TRAMADOL HCL 193 161 42 35 29
NEXIUM 181 176* 44 36 28
AZITHROMYCIN 175 162 133 37 54
CLONAZEPAM 173 147 31 B 38 51
LORAZEPAM 167 154 38 B 39 27
CARVEDILOL 159 148 41 40 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 153 148* 32 41 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 148 128 25 42 58
DONEPEZIL HCL 143 143 28 43 35
HYDRALAZINE HCL 139 134* 30 44 62
SYNTHROID 134 134 28 45 57
CRESTOR 119 114* 31 46 34
KLOR-CON 10 117 104 25 47 82
JANUMET 117 112* 21 47 175
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 112 98 31 49 25
ZETIA 111 111 17 50 77
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108 108 25 51 50
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 107 102* 26 52 43
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 104 99* 91 53 90
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 101 96* 80 54 63
PAROXETINE HCL 96 91* 27 55 61
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 94 89* 75 56 140
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 91 86* 25 57 119
CLONIDINE HCL 87 82* 24 58 42
BYSTOLIC 83 78* 17 59 113
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 77* 17 60 87
CHLORZOXAZONE 79 74* 35 R 61 350
JANUVIA 77 72* 13 62 76
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 77 72* 18 62 168
FELODIPINE ER 75 <11 <11 64 177
LANSOPRAZOLE 74 69* 18 65 159
NAMENDA 73 73 13 66 44
GLYBURIDE 71 66* 14 R 67 84
CELEBREX 69 64* 19 68 102
DIAZEPAM 65 60* 15 B 69 72
RAMIPRIL 62 57* 14 70 78
BUSPIRONE HCL 61 56* 14 71 107
FLUOXETINE HCL 60 <11 <11 72 59
TERAZOSIN HCL 60 60 12 72 132
AMOXICILLIN 57 52* 50 74 136
BENICAR 55 <11 <11 75 149
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54 49* 17 76 123
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 49* 25 76 207
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53 53 13 78 114
DIGOX 52 52 14 79 96
VERAPAMIL ER 50 50 11 80 99
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 Nov. 30, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.