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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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14,222Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 179 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$2.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

568 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

3% of this provider’s 427 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

36% of this provider’s 568 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 568 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$145 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$1.48M

2014

$1.82M

2015

$2.06M

2016

Number of Claims

12,264

2014

13,331

2015

14,222

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
GABAPENTIN 413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

1 9
LISINOPRIL 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

100

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

114

patients, 20% of all patients

3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

98

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
ALPRAZOLAM 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

5 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

100

patients, 18% of all patients

6 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

7 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

O 8 6
FUROSEMIDE 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

9 7
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

O 10 42
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

11 32
METFORMIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

12 10
SPIRONOLACTONE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

13 61
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

14 3
OXYCODONE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O 14 55
LORAZEPAM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

16 27
SIMVASTATIN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

17 8
ALLOPURINOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

18 34
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

19 78
LANTUS 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

20 79
GLIMEPIRIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

21 33
SERTRALINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

22 18
DULOXETINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

23 38
METFORMIN HCL ER 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

24 39
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

25 139
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

26 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

27 16
ATENOLOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

28 28
AZITHROMYCIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

A 28 53
PREDNISONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

28 40
CARVEDILOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

31 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

31 13
CLOPIDOGREL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

33 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

34 45
FENTANYL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 34 124
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

36 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

36 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

38 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

38 29
TRAMADOL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 40 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 22
TIZANIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

42 56
LOVASTATIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

42 41
HUMALOG 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

44 172
MELOXICAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

45 20
LYRICA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 43
JANUVIA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

47 66
GLIPIZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

49 67
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

49 15
HYDRALAZINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

51 68
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 52 100
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

53 176
CITALOPRAM HBR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

54 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

55 51
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

56 99
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

57 105
VICTOZA 3-PAK 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 265
CLONAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 35
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A 60 98
PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

60 46
INSULIN SYRINGE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

62 257
RANITIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

62 30
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

64 219
DIAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 65 54
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

66 335
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

A 67 90
NIFEDIPINE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

68 140
FLUCONAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

69 107
NOVOLOG 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

70 175
FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 71 62
GLIPIZIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

72 146
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 48
HUMULIN R U-500 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 479
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 15, 2013.
  • 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.