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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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14,264Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 177 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$869K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 143 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

245 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

29% of this provider’s 212 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

57% of this provider’s 245 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 245 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

21% 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

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

58 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

$864K

2014

$893K

2015

$869K

2016

Number of Claims

14,192

2014

14,349

2015

14,264

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
NAMENDA XR 507

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

1 59
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

77

patients, 31% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

59

patients, 24% of all patients

3 3
MIRTAZAPINE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

54

patients, 22% of all patients

4 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

34

patients, 14% of all patients

5 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

42

patients, 17% of all patients

6 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

43

patients, 18% of all patients

7 37
GABAPENTIN 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

48

patients, 20% of all patients

8 9
FUROSEMIDE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

68

patients, 28% of all patients

9 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

57

patients, 23% of all patients

O 10 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

P 11 50
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

47

patients, 19% of all patients

12 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

42

patients, 17% of all patients

13 63
METFORMIN HCL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

14 10
CLOPIDOGREL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

15 19
DULOXETINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

16 38
LISINOPRIL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

17 2
TRAZODONE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

18 25
LORAZEPAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

63

patients, 26% of all patients

19 27
NUEDEXTA 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

20 122
SERTRALINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

21 18
OLANZAPINE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

P 22 123
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

23 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

24 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

25 188
TAMSULOSIN HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

26 26
SIMVASTATIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

27 8
LEVETIRACETAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

28 80
RISPERIDONE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

P 29 83
CARVEDILOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

30 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

31 23
LEVOFLOXACIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

68

patients, 28% of all patients

A 32 77
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

32 120
JANTOVEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 34 195
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

35 105
BACLOFEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

35 73
RANITIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

37 30
FINASTERIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

38 84
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

39 31
BUSPIRONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

40 64
BENAZEPRIL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

41 48
PAROXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

42 57
ELIQUIS 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

43 110
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

44 71
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

44 121
JANUVIA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 46 66
RIVASTIGMINE* 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

47 197
OMEPRAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

48 4
BUMETANIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

49 125
LAMOTRIGINE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 49 159
FAMOTIDINE* 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

51 62
ATENOLOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 52 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

52 109
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

45

patients, 18% of all patients

A 54 190
METFORMIN HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 55 39
HYDRALAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

55 68
BUPROPION XL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 57 133
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

58 14
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

59 104
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 60 15
LEVEMIR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

61 142
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 61 32
LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 63 79
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 63 111
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

63 183
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

63 29
LACTULOSE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 67 143
PRIMIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 68 198
CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

68 35
AMOXICILLIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

39

patients, 16% of all patients

A 70 106
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

70 16
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

O 72 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 73 17
SUCRALFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 74 150
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 Feb. 13, 2017.
  • 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.