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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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43,738Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 1128

$1.83M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 1128

747 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Tennessee
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 747 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 747 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

59 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Tennessee
FUROSEMIDE 2,723 2,477 205 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,985 1,810 157 2 1
MIRTAZAPINE 1,298 1,224 205 3 55
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,011 838 77 4 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 983 903 141 5 3
NAMENDA 981 916 71 6 44
CYMBALTA 905 733 52 7 47
SERTRALINE HCL 864 786 90 8 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 778 707 114 9 10
OMEPRAZOLE 772 708 138 10 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 719 628 91 A 11 60
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 689 602 102 S3 12 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 668 633 95 13 35
TRAZODONE HCL 666 600 94 14 39
GABAPENTIN 625 515 95 15 11
LISINOPRIL 622 538 94 16 4
CLOPIDOGREL 549 484 65 17 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 534 455 112 18 81
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 505 433 41 19 53
JANTOVEN 490 449 23 20 145
CITALOPRAM HBR 487 451 84 21 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 485 419 67 22 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 447 340 79 23 88
BENAZEPRIL HCL 444 416 60 24 46
CARVEDILOL 432 363 64 25 21
CLONIDINE HCL 426 399 70 26 42
SIMVASTATIN 381 302 74 27 2
LANTUS 369 326 57 28 64
MUPIROCIN* 369 316 148 28 221
EXELON 365 336 61 30 121
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 359 326 142 31 143
ALPRAZOLAM 345 340* 43 B 32 12
HUMALOG 333 290 79 33 135
RISPERIDONE 319 259 32 A 34 86
DILTIAZEM ER 312 298 31 10 35 115
METFORMIN HCL 307 270 40 36 9
HYDRALAZINE HCL 300 277 48 37 62
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 287 237 66 38 210
PREDNISONE 282 240 59 39 48
RANITIDINE HCL 280 234 37 40 37
ALLOPURINOL 279 223 34 41 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 265 240 41 42 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 257 198 47 43 25
BUSPIRONE HCL 256 233 39 44 107
BACLOFEN 247 114 36 45 120
LEVOFLOXACIN 244 227 153 46 68
KLOR-CON M20 241 226 49 47 89
LEVEMIR 240 181 30 48 137
LEVOXYL 240 225 34 48 244
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 239 211 72 50 166
LORAZEPAM 232 197 58 B 51 27
CRESTOR 232 203 22 51 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 232 208 36 51 15
FENOFIBRATE* 211 179 26 54 71
PAROXETINE HCL 201 187 24 55 61
MELOXICAM 196 175 33 56 23
ABILIFY 192 150 13 A 57 174
ATENOLOL 189 184* 27 58 19
NITROFURANTOIN* 184 145 34 59 203
SPIRIVA 183 163 42 60 56
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 181 176* 21 61 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 176 123 42 62 8
TRAMADOL HCL 174 169* 33 63 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 173 168* 25 64 16
FAMOTIDINE* 172 149 33 65 66
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 171 145 28 66 13
KLOR-CON 10 169 153 17 67 82
LACTULOSE 165 160* 29 68 138
VESICARE 164 159* 13 69 133
RIVASTIGMINE 164 113 23 69 227
ONDANSETRON HCL* 162 137 42 71 171
DIOVAN 160 160 12 72 52
NYAMYC 158 138 78 10 73 273
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 153 118 21 74 93
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 148 128 40 75 33
PROMETHAZINE HCL 141 98 53 R 76 79
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 141 117 20 76 235
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 137 96 41 78 106
LIDODERM 135 130* 21 79 259
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 133 120 15 80 144
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 132 132 19 81 65
SANTYL 131 119 52 82 274
ADVAIR DISKUS 129 124* 35 83 67
LYRICA 128 90 14 84 80
NYSTATIN 125 112 68 85 154
FLUOXETINE HCL 124 80 16 86 59
LIDOCAINE HCL* 115 110* 78 87 253
SPIRONOLACTONE 114 92 17 88 58
LEVETIRACETAM 114 109* 15 88 111
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 89 19 90 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 111 82 15 90 83
MEGESTROL ACETATE 111 106* 61 R 90 196
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 111 106* 17 90 125
CEFTRIAXONE* 104 99* 74 94 225
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 103 <11 <11 A 95 245
RENVELA 101 <11 <11 96 223
RANEXA 100 <11 <11 97 247
LAMOTRIGINE 100 95* 17 97 178
CLONIDINE 100 95* 19 97 272
CALCITONIN-SALMON 99 88 20 100 322
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 97 92* 30 101 131
NEXIUM 94 89* 14 102 28
AMIODARONE HCL 93 80 18 103 169
KLOR-CON M10 92 92 14 104 206
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 90 71 31 105 251
LOVASTATIN 88 83* 16 106 36
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 88 70 13 106 200
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 87 75 17 108 219
GALANTAMINE HBR 87 <11 <11 108 231
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86 72 14 110 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 85 53 14 111 119
CELEBREX 85 <11 <11 111 102
CLONAZEPAM 85 80* 18 B 111 51
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 83 71 55 114 101
OXCARBAZEPINE 82 <11 <11 115 362
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 81 41 12 R 116 212
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81 76* 64 116 63
OLANZAPINE ODT 80 <11 <11 A 118 382
METHADONE HCL 77 <11 <11 S2 119 213
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 76 <11 <11 120 168
NOVOLOG 75 49 22 121 151
LATANOPROST 75 70* 13 121 284
IBUPROFEN 71 66* 22 123 117
CARBAMAZEPINE 70 <11 <11 124 217
NIASPAN 69 <11 <11 125 182
DILTIAZEM HCL 67 55 14 126 248
DIGOXIN 67 <11 <11 126 153
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 62* 14 S2 126 110
METOLAZONE 66 61* 18 129 234
GLYBURIDE 63 58* 11 R 130 84
JANUVIA 63 <11 <11 130 76
HUMULIN N 62 <11 <11 132 309
FENTANYL 62 <11 <11 S2 132 112
FLUCONAZOLE 62 42 35 132 142
OXYCODONE HCL 60 41 13 S2 135 73
AGGRENOX 59 <11 <11 136 187
TRAVATAN Z 58 <11 <11 137 365
ROPINIROLE HCL 57 45 12 138 85
BYSTOLIC 57 <11 <11 138 113
WELCHOL 56 <11 <11 140 195
LIDOCAINE 56 31 11 140 394
DETROL LA 55 <11 <11 142 202
VENLAFAXINE HCL 54 <11 <11 143 216
HYDROXYZINE HCL 54 49* 14 R 143 179
HALOPERIDOL 54 <11 <11 A 143 239
SUCRALFATE 53 48* 11 146 173
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 53 42 29 146 275
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53 <11 <11 146 24
SOTALOL 52 <11 <11 149 211
NUEDEXTA 51 <11 <11 150 287
GLIPIZIDE 51 <11 <11 150 75
SEROQUEL XR 50 <11 <11 A 152 229
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50 <11 <11 152 104
XARELTO 50 <11 <11 152 186
BUMETANIDE 50 45* 13 152 148
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 50 39 35 152 326
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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 May 9, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.