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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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17,018Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 120 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$956K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 112 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

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

90% 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

25% of this provider’s 224 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

67% of this provider’s 243 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 243 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

70 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

$911K

2014

$1.05M

2015

$956K

2016

Number of Claims

18,358

2014

18,816

2015

17,018

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
LORAZEPAM 876

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

812

prescriptions.

85

patients, 35% of all patients

1 27
FUROSEMIDE 632

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

102

patients, 42% of all patients

2 7
ALPRAZOLAM 618

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

3 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 610

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

55

patients, 23% of all patients

O 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 557

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

74

patients, 30% of all patients

5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

50

patients, 21% of all patients

6 3
LISINOPRIL 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

41

patients, 17% of all patients

7 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

50

patients, 21% of all patients

7 13
RANITIDINE HCL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

9 30
SERTRALINE HCL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

10 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

39

patients, 16% of all patients

11 1
NEXIUM 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

12 97
CITALOPRAM HBR 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

13 23
LEVEMIR 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

14 142
WARFARIN SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

15 22
GABAPENTIN 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

34

patients, 14% of all patients

16 9
RISPERIDONE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

P 17 83
NAMENDA XR 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

17 59
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

45

patients, 19% of all patients

19 12
SIMVASTATIN 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

20 8
CEPHALEXIN 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

87

patients, 36% of all patients

A 21 81
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

22 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

23 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

24 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

25 16
MIRTAZAPINE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

26 44
CLOPIDOGREL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

27 19
CARVEDILOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

28 21
METFORMIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

29 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

P 30 50
LANTUS 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

31 79
HALOPERIDOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

P 32 194
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

33 43
HYDRALAZINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

34 68
NOVOLIN 70-30 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

<11 35 287
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 O 36 42
RIVASTIGMINE* 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

37 202
NOVOLIN R 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

38 227
TRAMADOL HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

O 39 24
NUEDEXTA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 40 122
TRAZODONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

41 25
LYRICA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11 42 65
DIAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 43 54
LEVETIRACETAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

43 80
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

45 111
DEXILANT 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 46 148
JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 46 66
NITROFURANTOIN* 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

37

patients, 15% of all patients

A 48 192
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

49 14
EXELON 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

49 203
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

51 15
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

52 166
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 53 183
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

50

patients, 21% of all patients

A 53 243
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

55 17
ALLOPURINOL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

55 34
CRESTOR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 57 60
DULOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 58 38
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

59 104
FENTANYL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 O 60 124
MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

61 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

62 71
CLONAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 62 35
MUPIROCIN* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

64 169
NYSTATIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

38

patients, 16% of all patients

64 117
RESTASIS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 66 422
FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

67 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

68 26
METHOCARBAMOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

68 331
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

70 29
DICYCLOMINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 71 141
SPIRIVA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 72 74
KLOR-CON 10 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 72 242
LATUDA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 P 72 439
DIGOXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

75 118
HYDROXYZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 75 213
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

A 77 90
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

78 298
BUSPIRONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 79 64
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

80 109
CEFTRIAXONE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 14% of all patients

A 81 164
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 Jan. 29, 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.