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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,571Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 52 providers in this state and specialty

$364K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 52 providers in this state and specialty

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

76% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

71% of this provider’s 266 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

55% of this provider’s 266 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$269K

2014

$296K

2015

$364K

2016

Number of Claims

8,967

2014

9,405

2015

9,571

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
FUROSEMIDE 363

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

57

patients, 21% of all patients

1 4
MELOXICAM 345

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

87

patients, 33% of all patients

2 14
SIMVASTATIN 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

60

patients, 23% of all patients

3 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

45

patients, 17% of all patients

3 10
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

58

patients, 22% of all patients

O 5 121
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

72

patients, 27% of all patients

O 6 2
LISINOPRIL 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

7 1
METFORMIN HCL 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

45

patients, 17% of all patients

8 11
TRAMADOL HCL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

66

patients, 25% of all patients

O 9 32
CEPHALEXIN 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

102

patients, 38% of all patients

A 10 109
RANITIDINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

11 26
OMEPRAZOLE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

12 6
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

13 58
NIFEDIPINE ER 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

14 110
ALPRAZOLAM 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

15 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

16 7
AZITHROMYCIN 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

86

patients, 32% of all patients

A 17 61
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

18 9
DIAZEPAM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

39

patients, 15% of all patients

19 48
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

20 3
CLOPIDOGREL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

20 15
GABAPENTIN 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

22 5
ALLOPURINOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

23 29
PENTOXIFYLLINE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

24 165
PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

52

patients, 20% of all patients

A 25 195
LORAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

26 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

27 64
CARVEDILOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

28 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

28 17
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

30 115
SERTRALINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 31 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

32 33
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 33 103
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

34 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 35 20
XARELTO 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 36 67
PROMETHAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 8% of all patients

37 69
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

38 62
GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

38 53
OLANZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 P 40 56
THEOPHYLLINE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

41 242
MECLIZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

42 105
TRADJENTA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 43 194
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 44 39
DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 44 125
CITALOPRAM HBR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 46 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

46 35
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 48 42
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

A 49 96
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 Oct. 25, 2007.
  • 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.