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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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6,179Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 688 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$184K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 986 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

157 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

48% of this provider’s 157 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 157 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$30 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

$172K

2014

$182K

2015

$184K

2016

Number of Claims

6,190

2014

6,411

2015

6,179

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

29

patients, 18% of all patients

1 22
FUROSEMIDE 267

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

35

patients, 22% of all patients

2 7
LISINOPRIL 242

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

38

patients, 24% of all patients

3 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 237

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

22

patients, 14% of all patients

4 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 226

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

32

patients, 20% of all patients

5 13
OMEPRAZOLE 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

26

patients, 17% of all patients

6 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

20

patients, 13% of all patients

7 1
METFORMIN HCL 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

27

patients, 17% of all patients

8 10
GABAPENTIN 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 18% of all patients

9 9
SIMVASTATIN 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 20% of all patients

10 8
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

46

patients, 29% of all patients

11 126
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 15% of all patients

12 52
GLIPIZIDE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% of all patients

13 67
MELOXICAM 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 13% of all patients

14 20
ALLOPURINOL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 10% of all patients

15 34
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 13% of all patients

O 16 6
TRAMADOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

33

patients, 21% of all patients

O 17 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

18 23
AZITHROMYCIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

44

patients, 28% of all patients

A 19 53
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

20 5
CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

21 19
ATENOLOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 22 28
FENOFIBRATE* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

23 89
DONEPEZIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 24 37
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

25 130
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 26 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

26 3
LOVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 28 41
PENTOXIFYLLINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

29 322
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 30 16
LORAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 31 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

32 70
MECLIZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

33 114
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 33 155
DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 35 118
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 Jan. 18, 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.