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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,672Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 1128

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 83 out of 1128

630 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Tennessee
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 630 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

44% of this provider’s 630 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Tennessee
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,228 1,141 274 S3 1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 1,054 945 200 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 987 890 174 3 1
LISINOPRIL 922 788 151 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 865 815 143 5 2
SERTRALINE HCL 760 739 143 6 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 645 576 135 7 10
FUROSEMIDE 638 585 128 8 7
LORAZEPAM 552 495 127 B 9 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 522 485 50 10 17
ALLOPURINOL 489 441 85 11 31
METFORMIN HCL 475 364 81 12 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 442 428 82 13 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 436 382 104 14 25
CLOPIDOGREL 405 371 78 15 18
GABAPENTIN 404 375 80 16 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 401 363 71 17 50
NAMENDA 377 342 48 18 44
ALPRAZOLAM 373 326 86 B 19 12
MELOXICAM 364 324 76 20 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 335 319 53 21 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 299 279 62 22 13
CLONIDINE HCL 277 260 157 23 42
ATENOLOL 267 262* 48 24 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 231 214 41 25 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 220 188 29 26 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 219 188 71 27 24
CEPHALEXIN 197 185 122 28 116
TRAZODONE HCL 196 191* 40 29 39
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 195 164 53 30 8
MIRTAZAPINE 194 159 45 31 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 175 155 46 32 3
TAMSULOSIN HCL 173 168* 38 33 30
HYDROXYZINE HCL 161 145 36 R 34 179
NOVOLIN R 153 148* 30 35 196
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 152 147* 25 36 125
CLONAZEPAM 152 132 20 B 36 51
JANUVIA 151 122 15 38 76
AZITHROMYCIN 147 129 105 39 54
LOVASTATIN 145 117 17 40 36
GLIPIZIDE 145 107 29 40 75
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 120 27 42 14
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 129 124* 20 43 168
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 128 123* 43 44 15
XARELTO 126 121* 24 45 186
RANITIDINE HCL 122 103 25 46 37
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 121 116* 63 47 143
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 119 106 23 48 88
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 118 113* 18 49 53
CARVEDILOL 118 113* 32 49 21
DIGOX 117 117 18 51 96
NABUMETONE 116 92 29 52 146
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 115 101 48 53 81
HUMULIN R 114 92 21 54 260
EXELON 114 109* 25 54 121
FENTANYL 112 82 14 S2 56 112
LANTUS 112 107* 18 56 64
NEXIUM 103 71 23 58 28
MEGESTROL ACETATE 103 103 51 R 58 196
HYDRALAZINE HCL 102 97* 27 60 62
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 101 101 15 A 61 60
KLOR-CON M20 99 88 32 62 89
ADVAIR DISKUS 94 89* 30 63 67
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94 89* 69 63 63
GEMFIBROZIL 93 63 16 65 95
GLIMEPIRIDE 93 68 20 65 32
GLYBURIDE 93 82 13 R 65 84
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90 85* 33 68 33
SPIRIVA 90 85* 29 68 56
FENOFIBRATE* 84 79* 15 70 71
LEVETIRACETAM 82 43 11 71 111
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 82 71 57 71 106
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80 64 13 73 93
ROPINIROLE HCL 80 56 14 73 85
BENAZEPRIL HCL 80 80 17 73 46
NIFEDIPINE ER 76 71* 17 76 92
DIOVAN 75 75 15 77 52
CYMBALTA 72 <11 <11 78 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68 55 25 79 16
PHENOBARBITAL 68 <11 <11 R 79 264
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 67 62* 52 81 101
TIZANIDINE HCL 66 53 26 82 103
WELCHOL 65 <11 <11 83 195
IBUPROFEN 65 60* 46 83 117
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 65 60* 13 83 263
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 <11 <11 86 38
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63 58* 47 87 140
DICYCLOMINE HCL 63 <11 <11 87 199
BACLOFEN 61 48 11 89 120
PREDNISONE 60 55* 31 90 48
FINASTERIDE 59 <11 <11 91 109
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 59 43 13 91 200
LACTULOSE 59 28 14 91 138
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 56 <11 <11 A 94 245
CRESTOR 55 43 11 95 34
FENOFIBRATE* 55 50* 11 95 71
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 42 12 S2 95 110
PROAIR HFA 55 50* 23 95 40
BUMETANIDE 54 49* 15 99 148
LEVEMIR 52 47* 14 100 137
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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 May 27, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.