Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

23,779Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 85 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

760 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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

2% of this provider’s 565 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

More resources »

Antibiotics

48% of this provider’s 760 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

More resources »

Opioids

27% of this provider’s 760 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$756K

2014

$908K

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

21,476

2014

21,985

2015

23,779

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,285

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,072

prescriptions.

222

patients, 29% of all patients

1 8
METFORMIN HCL 798

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

135

patients, 18% of all patients

2 10
LISINOPRIL 794

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

134

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 717

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

121

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
FUROSEMIDE 639

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 632

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 605

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

7 3
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 572

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

8 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

9 13
CLOPIDOGREL 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

10 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

11 12
MELOXICAM 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

142

patients, 19% of all patients

12 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

13 23
RANITIDINE HCL 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

14 30
TRAMADOL HCL 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

O 15 24
ALPRAZOLAM 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

16 11
GABAPENTIN 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

17 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

O 18 6
CARVEDILOL 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

19 21
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

20 52
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

21 5
ALLOPURINOL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

22 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

23 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

24 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

25 15
VERAPAMIL ER 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

26 145
ATENOLOL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

27 28
CLONIDINE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

28 58
NIFEDIPINE ER 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

29 140
DONEPEZIL HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

30 37
AZITHROMYCIN 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

158

patients, 21% of all patients

A 31 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

32 43
BACLOFEN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

33 73
GLIPIZIDE ER 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

34 146
HYDRALAZINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

34 68
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

36 16
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

37 95
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

A 38 69
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

39 31
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

40 47
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

41 96
TAMSULOSIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

42 26
PREDNISONE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

43 40
GLIPIZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

44 67
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O 45 144
DICYCLOMINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

45 141
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

47 29
NAPROXEN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

48 385
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

49 70
JANUVIA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

50 66
FENOFIBRATE* 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 89
LORAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

53 71
LEVEMIR 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 142
LANTUS 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 79
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 17
LOVASTATIN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 41
CRESTOR 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

58 60
PROAIR HFA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

59 46
SERTRALINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 18
LYRICA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 65
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 32
DIGOXIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 118
MINOCYCLINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

A 64 229
AMOXICILLIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

A 65 106
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 104
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 67 78
JANUMET 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 208
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 120
FLUOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 51
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 49
SYMBICORT 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 94
SPIRONOLACTONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

73 61
VESICARE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 74 154
DEXILANT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 75 148
INSULIN SYRINGE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 389
LABETALOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 77 207
FLUCONAZOLE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

77 107
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

77 137
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 152
NYSTATIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

80 117
BUSPIRONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 80 64
MECLIZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

83 114
BUPROPION HCL SR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 158
INSULIN SYRINGE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

85 257
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

85 126
NOVOLOG 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

87 175
DILT-XR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

88 272
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A 88 90
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

88 139
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 45
MEGESTROL ACETATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

92 259
LEVETIRACETAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 93 80
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 94 147
XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 94 92
CILOSTAZOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 96 280
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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. 17, 2009.
  • 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.