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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,307Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$837K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 156 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

644 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

6% of this provider’s 553 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

41% of this provider’s 644 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 644 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$33 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$858K

2014

$783K

2015

$837K

2016

Number of Claims

22,278

2014

19,665

2015

25,307

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 1,482

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,397

prescriptions.

146

patients, 23% of all patients

1 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,242

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,126

prescriptions.

116

patients, 18% of all patients

2 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,178

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,105

prescriptions.

116

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 844

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

760

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 730

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

120

patients, 19% of all patients

5 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 696

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

6 37
OMEPRAZOLE 587

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

8 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

9 22
SERTRALINE HCL 485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

10 18
GABAPENTIN 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
MIRTAZAPINE 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

12 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

13 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

14 16
TRAZODONE HCL 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

15 25
CLOPIDOGREL 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

16 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

17 23
CARVEDILOL 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

18 21
SIMVASTATIN 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

19 8
METFORMIN HCL 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

20 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

21 14
LEVETIRACETAM 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

22 80
NAMENDA XR 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

23 59
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

O 24 6
DULOXETINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

25 38
BACLOFEN 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

26 73
TAMSULOSIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

27 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

28 31
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

29 104
ALLOPURINOL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

30 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

31 43
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

32 63
FAMOTIDINE* 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 62
HYDRALAZINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 68
SPIRONOLACTONE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

35 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

36 29
RANITIDINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 30
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 170
MELOXICAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

38 20
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 111
DIGOXIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

<11 41 118
NIFEDIPINE ER 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

41 140
GLIPIZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 67
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

44 70
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 17
LORAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

46 27
ROPINIROLE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 72
ATENOLOL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

48 28
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 152
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 50 50
AZITHROMYCIN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

A 51 53
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

A 52 69
TRAMADOL HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

O 53 24
CLONAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 35
PAROXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 57
CLONIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

56 58
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 56 82
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 32
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

A 59 90
BUMETANIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 60 125
ELIQUIS 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 110
ALPRAZOLAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

61 11
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 63 217
CEFUROXIME 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A 63 189
AMIODARONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

65 160
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

66 52
MEMANTINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 67 93
NEXIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 68 97
METOLAZONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 193
PREDNISONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

70 40
LEVOFLOXACIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

A 70 77
VOLTAREN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 72 224
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

73 121
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

A 73 98
GLIMEPIRIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

75 33
SUCRALFATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 76 150
CRESTOR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 60
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 78 155
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 344
VENLAFAXINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 80 204
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 78
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 81 75
RIVASTIGMINE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 83 202
MECLIZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

83 114
SOTALOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 85 239
TEMAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

86 112
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

87 36
XARELTO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 87 92
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 87 359
FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

90 51
NUEDEXTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 91 122
PROAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

91 46
HYDROXYZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

91 213
LOVASTATIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

91 41
VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 95 88
VERAPAMIL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 95 145
TRADJENTA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 95 153
DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

95 54
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 95 71
PROMETHAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

100 76
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

A 101 190
CARBAMAZEPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 101 205
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 101 147
RISPERIDONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 P 101 83
MINOXIDIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 105 470
TIZANIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

105 56
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

105 85
JANUVIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 108 66
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 108 84
OLANZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P 108 123
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. 9, 2016.
  • 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.