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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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22,165Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 55 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 96 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

921 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

1% of this provider’s 809 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

23% of this provider’s 921 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 921 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$1M

2014

$1.06M

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

21,105

2014

22,323

2015

22,165

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
LISINOPRIL 847

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

798

prescriptions.

155

patients, 17% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 825

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

136

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 822

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

786

prescriptions.

148

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 736

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

145

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
SIMVASTATIN 701

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

131

patients, 14% of all patients

5 8
FUROSEMIDE 580

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
MELOXICAM 547

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

129

patients, 14% of all patients

7 20
GABAPENTIN 525

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
ALPRAZOLAM 516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

9 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

9 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

11 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

12 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

13 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

O 14 6
CLOPIDOGREL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

15 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

16 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

17 15
METFORMIN HCL ER 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

18 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

19 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

20 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

21 23
METFORMIN HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

22 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

23 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

24 43
IRBESARTAN 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

25 134
SERTRALINE HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

26 18
TRAMADOL HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

O 27 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

28 22
LORAZEPAM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

29 27
BENAZEPRIL HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

30 48
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

31 47
CLONAZEPAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

32 35
CARVEDILOL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

33 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

34 17
ALLOPURINOL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

35 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

36 45
RANITIDINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

36 30
CLONIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

38 58
ATENOLOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

38 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

40 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

41 32
FENOFIBRATE* 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

42 89
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

43 52
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

44 71
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

45 328
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 103
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

45 82
LOVASTATIN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 41
GEMFIBROZIL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

49 116
TIZANIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

50 56
TERAZOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 151
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 101
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 P 53 50
PAROXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 57
TRAZODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

55 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

55 37
CRESTOR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

57 60
SPIRONOLACTONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

58 61
DIGOXIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 118
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 70
DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

60 38
TRADJENTA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

62 153
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O 62 42
RISPERIDONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 P 64 83
AZITHROMYCIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

A 65 53
DEXILANT 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 66 148
BUPROPION XL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

66 133
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 68 183
PREDNISONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

69 40
CARTIA XT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 181
VERAPAMIL ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

71 145
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 36
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 78
VALSARTAN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 74 88
XARELTO 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 75 92
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A 75 69
BACLOFEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

77 73
RAMIPRIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

77 108
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

77 49
AMOXICILLIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A 80 106
JANUMET 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 80 208
NAPROXEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

82 115
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 120
JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 66
GLIPIZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

85 67
ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

86 72
BYSTOLIC 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 87 171
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

87 95
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 89 104
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 89 250
NABUMETONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 91 200
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

91 96
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 91 63
LANSOPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

91 206
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

91 156
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 Nov. 29, 2012.
  • 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.