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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,269Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

1,119 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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 929 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

32% of this provider’s 1,119 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 1,119 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$981K

2014

$1.13M

2015

$1.26M

2016

Number of Claims

22,564

2014

24,712

2015

26,269

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 898

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

782

prescriptions.

159

patients, 14% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 854

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

153

patients, 14% of all patients

2 4
SIMVASTATIN 708

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

156

patients, 14% of all patients

3 8
LISINOPRIL 692

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

160

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 627

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

123

patients, 11% of all patients

5 5
FUROSEMIDE 613

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

128

patients, 11% of all patients

6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 608

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

7 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 566

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

8 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 511

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

9 14
GABAPENTIN 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

10 9
CLOPIDOGREL 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

11 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

115

patients, 10% of all patients

O 12 6
ATENOLOL 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

13 28
METFORMIN HCL 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

14 10
ALPRAZOLAM 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

15 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

16 13
MELOXICAM 389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

17 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

18 16
SERTRALINE HCL 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

19 18
LOVASTATIN 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

20 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

21 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

22 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

23 33
DIAZEPAM 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

24 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

25 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

26 15
LORAZEPAM 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

27 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

28 22
METFORMIN HCL ER 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

29 39
ALLOPURINOL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

30 34
TRAZODONE HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

31 25
TRAMADOL HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

O 32 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

33 45
CARVEDILOL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

34 21
FAMOTIDINE* 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

35 62
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

O 36 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

37 31
CLONAZEPAM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

38 35
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

39 52
DULOXETINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

40 38
IRBESARTAN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

41 134
PROAIR HFA 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

42 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

43 37
CEFUROXIME 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

A 44 189
GLIPIZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

45 67
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

46 47
LEVOFLOXACIN 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

A 47 77
FLUOXETINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

48 51
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

49 36
PAROXETINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

50 57
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

51 78
PREDNISONE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

51 40
RANITIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

53 30
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

53 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 55 50
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 75
NIFEDIPINE ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

57 140
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

58 49
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

59 126
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

60 165
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

A 61 69
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

62 29
RAMIPRIL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

63 108
BUSPIRONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

64 64
CLONIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

65 58
JANUVIA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

66 66
VALSARTAN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

66 88
TERAZOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

68 151
TEMAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 112
NATEGLINIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

70 268
CRESTOR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

71 60
TIZANIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

71 56
KLOR-CON M20 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

73 161
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

74 104
NAPROXEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

74 115
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

74 101
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

74 147
SPIRONOLACTONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

78 61
GEMFIBROZIL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

78 116
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

80 96
SUCRALFATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

81 150
VERAPAMIL ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

81 145
TORSEMIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

81 179
PROMETHAZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

81 76
AMIODARONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

85 160
BENAZEPRIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

85 48
BENICAR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

87 222
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

87 130
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

89 82
SPIRIVA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

90 74
MECLIZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

91 114
LANTUS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

92 79
AZITHROMYCIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

A 92 53
QUINAPRIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

94 201
ETODOLAC 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

95 291
ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

96 109
IBUPROFEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

96 85
MUPIROCIN* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

96 169
ROPINIROLE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

96 72
MIRTAZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

100 44
MEMANTINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 100 93
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

100 139
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

103 103
VESICARE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

104 154
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

O 105 144
BREO ELLIPTA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

105 395
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

107 91
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

108 120
OXYCODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 108 55
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

108 105
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 111 43
DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

112 118
ESTRADIOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

112 128
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

112 84
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 115 68
KETOCONAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

116 283
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 116 252
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

118 95
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 July 10, 2014.
  • 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.