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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,279Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 116 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$692K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 252 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

604 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% 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

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

50% of this provider’s 604 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 604 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$779K

2014

$784K

2015

$692K

2016

Number of Claims

18,703

2014

18,730

2015

17,279

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
OMEPRAZOLE 627

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 596

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

2 1
SIMVASTATIN 586

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

3 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

O 4 6
FUROSEMIDE 484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

5 7
METFORMIN HCL 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

6 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

7 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

8 13
LISINOPRIL 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

9 2
GABAPENTIN 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

10 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

11 12
ALPRAZOLAM 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

12 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

13 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

14 5
RANITIDINE HCL 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

15 30
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

16 126
TRAZODONE HCL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

17 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

18 22
PREDNISONE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

158

patients, 26% of all patients

19 40
TORSEMIDE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

20 179
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

21 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

22 51
FENOFIBRATE* 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

23 89
CLOPIDOGREL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

24 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

25 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

26 14
ALLOPURINOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

27 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

28 17
MELOXICAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

29 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

30 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 16
LORAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 26
LOVASTATIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 41
CARVEDILOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

34 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

36 36
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 43
DIGOXIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 118
BENAZEPRIL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 37
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 91
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 71
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 43 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 61
AZITHROMYCIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

A 45 53
CLONAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 47 35
SERTRALINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

49 29
DIAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 54
MECLIZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

51 114
OXYCODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 51 55
TRAMADOL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 53 24
ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

54 28
GLIPIZIDE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 146
TEMAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 112
CLONIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

57 58
BYSTOLIC 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 57 171
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

57 137
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 60 82
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 60 105
PROPRANOLOL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 62 156
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 45
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

A 62 98
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 49
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 135
GLIMEPIRIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 33
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 101
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A 69 190
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 52
NAPROXEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 115
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 72 262
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

72 95
NEXIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 74 97
DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 74 38
MIRTAZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 76 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 109
TIZANIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

78 56
GEMFIBROZIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 79 116
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

A 80 90
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 Feb. 11, 2011.
  • 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.