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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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22,327Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$728K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 230 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

597 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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 494 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

24% of this provider’s 597 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 597 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

$33 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

$879K

2014

$885K

2015

$728K

2016

Number of Claims

27,651

2014

27,993

2015

22,327

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 1,088

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,065

prescriptions.

100

patients, 17% of all patients

1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 792

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

743

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 779

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

723

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 751

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

746

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 749

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
SERTRALINE HCL 729

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

6 18
GABAPENTIN 620

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

7 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 566

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

8 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

9 13
MIRTAZAPINE 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

10 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

11 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

12 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

13 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

14 5
SIMVASTATIN 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

15 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

16 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

17 15
CARVEDILOL 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

18 21
METFORMIN HCL 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

19 10
SPIRONOLACTONE 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

20 61
WARFARIN SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

21 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

O 22 6
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

23 70
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

24 14
CLOPIDOGREL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

24 19
ATENOLOL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 28
NAMENDA XR 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

27 59
ALPRAZOLAM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

28 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

29 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 50
LORAZEPAM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

31 27
HUMALOG 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 172
ELIQUIS 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 110
RANITIDINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

34 30
PREDNISONE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

34 40
GLIMEPIRIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

36 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

37 75
RAMIPRIL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

<11 38 108
VIIBRYD 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

<11 39 374
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

40 32
FAMOTIDINE* 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 62
JANUVIA 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

<11 42 66
TRAZODONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

<11 44 63
ROPINIROLE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

<11 45 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

46 29
DILTIAZEM HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

<11 47 187
TRAMADOL HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

O 48 24
GLIPIZIDE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 67
ZETIA 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 50 102
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 50 71
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 52 297
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 43
ALLOPURINOL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 34
VESICARE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11 55 154
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 56 111
DIGOX 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 57 209
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 58 149
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 59 104
RISPERIDONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 P 60 83
LANTUS 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

60 79
MELOXICAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

62 20
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 96
HYDRALAZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 63 68
DILTIAZEM ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 65 231
DILT-XR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 65 272
AMITIZA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 67 174
FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 67 131
FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 51
BENAZEPRIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 48
DICYCLOMINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 71 141
RANEXA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 72 247
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 31
SOTALOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 74 239
CEFTRIAXONE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A 75 164
PRADAXA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 75 218
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 77 156
VERAPAMIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 77 337
ESTRADIOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 128
AMIODARONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 80 160
PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

81 57
ULORIC 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 82 256
NUEDEXTA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 82 122
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 84 183
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 85 188
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 45
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 April 17, 2018.
  • 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.