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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,983Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 451 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$477K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 517 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

188 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

51% of this provider’s 188 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 188 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 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

$590K

2014

$579K

2015

$477K

2016

Number of Claims

11,119

2014

10,793

2015

8,983

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 558

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

68

patients, 36% of all patients

1 1
ALPRAZOLAM 367

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

41

patients, 22% of all patients

2 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 333

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

42

patients, 22% of all patients

3 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

30

patients, 16% of all patients

O 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

58

patients, 31% of all patients

5 4
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 19% of all patients

O 5 42
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

51

patients, 27% of all patients

7 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

26

patients, 14% of all patients

8 12
FUROSEMIDE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

31

patients, 16% of all patients

8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

45

patients, 24% of all patients

10 3
LISINOPRIL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 20% of all patients

11 2
SERTRALINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

12 18
GABAPENTIN 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 18% of all patients

13 9
CLOPIDOGREL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 16% of all patients

14 19
CARVEDILOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

15 21
LORAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 13% of all patients

16 27
RANITIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

17 30
TRAMADOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

O 18 24
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

19 223
TAMSULOSIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

20 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

21 43
LEVOFLOXACIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

57

patients, 30% of all patients

A 22 77
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

23 5
PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

34

patients, 18% of all patients

24 40
ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 12% of all patients

25 28
SIMVASTATIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

25 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

27 16
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

A 28 190
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

28 45
ELIQUIS 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 30 110
DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 31 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

32 109
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

32 70
CLONAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

32 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 35 63
PROAIR HFA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

36 46
HYDRALAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

37 68
METFORMIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

38 10
XARELTO 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 39 92
PROMETHAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

24

patients, 13% of all patients

39 76
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

41 29
DIAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 41 54
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 43 48
TORSEMIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

44 179
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 P 45 50
LEVEMIR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 46 142
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 Nov. 21, 2007.
  • 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.