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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,650Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$766K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 200 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

643 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

7% of this provider’s 590 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

32% of this provider’s 643 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

41% of this provider’s 643 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$783K

2014

$792K

2015

$766K

2016

Number of Claims

25,104

2014

24,471

2015

22,650

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,519

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,412

prescriptions.

172

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 781

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

735

prescriptions.

144

patients, 22% of all patients

2 7
SERTRALINE HCL 751

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

3 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 645

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

124

patients, 19% of all patients

O 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 529

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

125

patients, 19% of all patients

5 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 519

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

6 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

7 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

8 12
LISINOPRIL 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

9 2
ALPRAZOLAM 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

10 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

11 14
CLOPIDOGREL 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

12 19
METFORMIN HCL 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

13 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

14 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

15 22
GABAPENTIN 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

16 9
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

O 17 42
TRAMADOL HCL 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

O 18 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

19 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

20 37
ATENOLOL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

21 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

22 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

P 23 50
GLIMEPIRIDE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

24 33
MIRTAZAPINE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

25 44
RANITIDINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

26 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

27 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

28 26
SIMVASTATIN 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

29 8
LORAZEPAM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

30 27
MEMANTINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 93
CITALOPRAM HBR 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

32 23
FAMOTIDINE* 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

33 62
CARVEDILOL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

34 21
DIAZEPAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

35 54
SUCRALFATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 150
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

37 71
ALLOPURINOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

38 34
DULOXETINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

40 17
PREDNISONE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

41 40
TRAZODONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

42 25
HYDRALAZINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 68
LOVASTATIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

44 41
OXYCODONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O 44 55
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 78
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 104
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 63
TIZANIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

49 56
BUSPIRONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

50 64
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

50 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

52 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

52 70
CLONAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 35
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 105
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

56 237
MELOXICAM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

57 20
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 58 111
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 75
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

59 49
XARELTO 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 92
PAROXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

62 57
BENAZEPRIL HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

62 48
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A 64 69
CLONIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 65 58
FLUOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 66 51
NAMENDA XR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 67 59
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

68 45
GEMFIBROZIL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 116
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

70 137
DOXEPIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 210
SPIRONOLACTONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

72 61
LEVOFLOXACIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A 72 77
DILT-XR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 74 272
ONDANSETRON HCL* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

74 113
PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

76 46
DICYCLOMINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 77 141
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 147
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 79 188
HUMALOG 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 172
LANTUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

81 79
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 170
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

A 81 90
FLURBIPROFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

84 437
SPIRIVA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 85 74
CEFUROXIME 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A 86 189
PROMETHAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

87 76
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 87 384
FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 84
FENTANYL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 O 89 124
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A 91 53
DILTIAZEM ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

91 231
GALANTAMINE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 91 258
SELEGILINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 91 454
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

95 156
LEVETIRACETAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 95 80
CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

A 95 81
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

95 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

99 109
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 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.