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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,033Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

502 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% 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

8% of this provider’s 309 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

56% of this provider’s 502 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

55% of this provider’s 502 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% 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

60 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

$317K

2014

$786K

2015

$1.38M

2016

Number of Claims

7,741

2014

19,035

2015

30,033

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,907

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,146

prescriptions.

214

patients, 43% of all patients

O 1 6
FUROSEMIDE 1,049

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

132

patients, 26% of all patients

2 7
SIMVASTATIN 981

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

129

patients, 26% of all patients

3 8
LISINOPRIL 938

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

134

patients, 27% of all patients

4 2
ALPRAZOLAM 916

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

97

patients, 19% of all patients

5 11
GABAPENTIN 843

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

110

patients, 22% of all patients

6 9
OMEPRAZOLE 809

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

107

patients, 21% of all patients

7 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 787

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

98

patients, 20% of all patients

8 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 756

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

9 13
METFORMIN HCL 623

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

91

patients, 18% of all patients

10 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 570

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

11 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 530

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

12 12
SERTRALINE HCL 445

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

13 18
TRAZODONE HCL 389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

14 25
CLOPIDOGREL 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

15 19
CLONAZEPAM 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

16 35
LORAZEPAM 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

17 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

17 37
MELOXICAM 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

19 20
PROAIR HFA 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

19 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

21 14
ALLOPURINOL 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

22 34
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

O 23 42
RANITIDINE HCL 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

24 30
ROPINIROLE HCL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

25 72
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

26 5
GLIMEPIRIDE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

27 33
DIAZEPAM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

28 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

29 29
LYRICA 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

30 65
TAMSULOSIN HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

31 26
ESTRADIOL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

32 128
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

33 16
BACLOFEN 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

33 73
CITALOPRAM HBR 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

35 23
FAMOTIDINE* 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

36 62
TIZANIDINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

37 56
WARFARIN SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

38 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

39 15
CARVEDILOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

40 21
DULOXETINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

41 38
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

42 32
PROMETHAZINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

43 76
CLONIDINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

44 58
LEVOFLOXACIN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

106

patients, 21% of all patients

A 45 77
PAROXETINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

46 57
LANTUS 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

47 79
FLUOXETINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

48 51
LOVASTATIN 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

49 41
ATENOLOL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 28
AZITHROMYCIN 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

A 51 53
PREDNISONE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

52 40
CEFDINIR 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

A 53 129
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

54 31
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

55 52
IBUPROFEN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

56 85
ADVAIR DISKUS 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

57 109
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

57 70
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 71
NYSTATIN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

59 117
NAMENDA XR 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 61 59
MIRTAZAPINE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

62 44
OLANZAPINE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 P 63 123
BUPROPION XL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

64 133
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

64 95
LEVEMIR 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 66 142
DEXAMETHASONE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

67 274
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 75
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

69 49
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 70 50
RAMIPRIL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 108
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

72 36
NAPROXEN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

73 115
SPIRONOLACTONE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

73 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

A 75 69
ONDANSETRON HCL* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

76 113
AMOXICILLIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

A 77 106
TRAMADOL HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

O 78 24
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 79 252
JANUVIA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

80 66
SPIRIVA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

80 74
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 82 17
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

82 96
FLUCONAZOLE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

84 107
VALSARTAN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 85 88
LINZESS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

86 168
CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

87 60
VENTOLIN HFA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

88 86
NEXIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

89 97
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 90 63
CEPHALEXIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

A 91 81
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

91 132
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 45
MECLIZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

94 114
OXYCODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 94 55
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 96 180
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 97 111
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 98 162
MUPIROCIN* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

99 169
RIVASTIGMINE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 100 197
AMITIZA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 100 174
FENTANYL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 O 100 124
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

103 137
NABUMETONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 103 200
SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 105 94
LACTULOSE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

106 143
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 106 147
NITROSTAT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

108 232
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 March 22, 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.