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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,500Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

853 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

5% of this provider’s 662 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

58% of this provider’s 853 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

39% of this provider’s 853 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$1.25M

2014

$1.35M

2015

$1.4M

2016

Number of Claims

33,473

2014

31,719

2015

31,500

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,341

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,178

prescriptions.

202

patients, 24% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,227

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,018

prescriptions.

173

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 931

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

828

prescriptions.

154

patients, 18% of all patients

3 13
LORAZEPAM 801

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

4 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 799

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

732

prescriptions.

154

patients, 18% of all patients

5 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 794

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

663

prescriptions.

148

patients, 17% of all patients

6 12
OMEPRAZOLE 792

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

153

patients, 18% of all patients

7 4
LISINOPRIL 786

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

177

patients, 21% of all patients

8 2
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 655

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

132

patients, 15% of all patients

9 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 652

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

176

patients, 21% of all patients

O 10 6
SIMVASTATIN 646

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

11 8
GABAPENTIN 634

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

151

patients, 18% of all patients

12 9
CLOPIDOGREL 599

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

13 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

124

patients, 15% of all patients

14 5
ALPRAZOLAM 541

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

15 11
TRAMADOL HCL 524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

164

patients, 19% of all patients

O 16 24
MELOXICAM 497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

17 20
METFORMIN HCL 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

18 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

19 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 446

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

20 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 416

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

21 14
CLONAZEPAM 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

22 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

23 22
SERTRALINE HCL 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

24 18
AZITHROMYCIN 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

155

patients, 18% of all patients

A 25 53
ROPINIROLE HCL 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

26 72
RANITIDINE HCL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

27 30
BACLOFEN 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

28 73
DONEPEZIL HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

29 37
CARVEDILOL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

30 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

31 15
TEMAZEPAM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

32 112
ALLOPURINOL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

33 34
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

157

patients, 18% of all patients

A 34 98
NAMENDA XR 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

<11 35 59
FENOFIBRATE* 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

36 89
CITALOPRAM HBR 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

37 23
PREDNISONE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

38 40
DULOXETINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

39 38
DEXILANT 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

40 148
LYRICA 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

41 65
NAPROXEN 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

42 115
BUSPIRONE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

43 64
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

A 44 90
TRAZODONE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

45 25
LEVOFLOXACIN 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

115

patients, 13% of all patients

A 46 77
CLONIDINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

47 58
FENOFIBRATE* 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

48 162
ATENOLOL 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

49 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

50 31
GLIPIZIDE 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

51 67
FINASTERIDE 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

52 84
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

53 71
CRESTOR 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

54 60
NEXIUM 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 97
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

A 56 69
FLUOXETINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

57 51
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

58 95
JANUVIA 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 66
LOVASTATIN 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

60 41
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

61 49
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

62 137
PROAIR HFA 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

63 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

64 36
FLUCONAZOLE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

65 107
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

66 99
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

67 52
MECLIZINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

68 114
PAROXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 57
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 63
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 69 50
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

72 130
HYDRALAZINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

72 68
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

74 45
RISPERIDONE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 74 83
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

74 32
SUCRALFATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

77 150
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

78 43
LANTUS 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 79
ZETIA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

79 102
GEMFIBROZIL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

81 116
GLIMEPIRIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

82 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

83 70
DICYCLOMINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

83 141
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O 83 42
FAMOTIDINE* 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

86 62
VERAPAMIL ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

87 145
NATEGLINIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

88 268
MUPIROCIN* 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

89 169
ADVAIR DISKUS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

90 109
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

A 90 119
IBUPROFEN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

92 85
ELIQUIS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 93 110
NYSTATIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

94 117
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

95 294
TIZANIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

95 56
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

95 152
MEMANTINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 98 93
VENTOLIN HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

99 86
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

100 47
JANUMET 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 101 208
VERAPAMIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 101 337
LEVETIRACETAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

103 80
HYDROXYZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

104 213
KLOR-CON M20 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

104 161
SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

106 61
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

107 298
XARELTO 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 108 92
RAMIPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

109 108
METHOTREXATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

110 216
TERAZOSIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 111 151
ONDANSETRON HCL* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

112 113
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

113 78
NITROFURANTOIN* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

A 114 192
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

115 147
PHENOBARBITAL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 115 251
ESTRADIOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

117 128
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

117 139
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

117 75
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

117 105
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

117 132
VESICARE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 122 154
NITROSTAT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

123 232
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

123 165
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 Oct. 12, 2010.
  • 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.