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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,368Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 73 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

473 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

16% of this provider’s 390 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

34% of this provider’s 473 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 473 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$32 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

75 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

$213K

2014

$433K

2015

$1.12M

2016

Number of Claims

3,436

2014

10,703

2015

35,368

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 1,817

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,754

prescriptions.

98

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,416

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,071

prescriptions.

108

patients, 23% of all patients

2 7
SERTRALINE HCL 1,294

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,013

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

3 18
GABAPENTIN 1,205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

877

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

4 9
MIRTAZAPINE 1,193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,143

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

5 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

999

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

6 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,104

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,028

prescriptions.

84

patients, 18% of all patients

7 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 1,079

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

995

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

8 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,067

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

876

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

9 3
LISINOPRIL 1,066

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

875

prescriptions.

80

patients, 17% of all patients

10 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 944

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

791

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

11 13
TRAZODONE HCL 715

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

12 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 604

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

13 22
NAMENDA XR 540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

14 59
CARVEDILOL 535

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

15 21
NUEDEXTA 534

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

16 122
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 506

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

P 17 50
OMEPRAZOLE 502

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

18 4
FAMOTIDINE* 404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

19 62
DULOXETINE HCL 403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

20 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

21 63
XARELTO 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

22 92
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

23 14
CLOPIDOGREL 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

24 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

25 23
PAROXETINE HCL 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

26 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

27 17
BACLOFEN 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

28 73
TAMSULOSIN HCL 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

29 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

31 37
CLONIDINE HCL 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 58
LEVETIRACETAM 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 80
BUSPIRONE HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 64
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

35 43
ROPINIROLE HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

<11 36 72
RISPERIDONE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 37 83
HYDRALAZINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

38 68
ARIPIPRAZOLE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 196
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

40 32
METFORMIN HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

41 10
RIVASTIGMINE* 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 197
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

43 70
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

44 71
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

44 104
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

46 121
ALLOPURINOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 34
ATENOLOL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

O 49 6
ELIQUIS 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

<11 50 110
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 111
CARBAMAZEPINE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 51 205
SIMVASTATIN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

51 8
PREDNISONE 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

54 40
LANTUS 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

54 79
LEVOFLOXACIN 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

A 56 77
MELOXICAM 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

57 20
LORAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

57 27
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 59 155
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 60 75
NOVOLOG 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

61 175
ALPRAZOLAM 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

62 11
AMITIZA 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 63 174
LACTULOSE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

64 143
DILT-XR 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

<11 65 272
TERAZOSIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

<11 65 151
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 P 65 184
HUMALOG 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

68 172
SUCRALFATE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 150
DILTIAZEM HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 70 187
CEFTRIAXONE* 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

A 70 164
OLANZAPINE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11 P 70 123
FLUOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 51
BUPROPION HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 73 273
LEVEMIR 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

75 142
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11 75 135
FENOFIBRATE* 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 77 131
VENLAFAXINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 78 204
MEMANTINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 79 93
DIGOX 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 79 209
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

A 81 119
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

81 29
LIDOCAINE HCL* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

83 191
MIDODRINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 83 247
ESTRADIOL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 85 128
PROMETHAZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

85 76
PROPRANOLOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 87 156
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

88 31
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 89 384
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 90 316
TIZANIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 91 56
ONDANSETRON HCL* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

92 113
PRIMIDONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 93 198
RANEXA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 94 247
LOPERAMIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 94 434
NABUMETONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 94 200
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

A 97 90
NAMZARIC 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 97 260
DICYCLOMINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 99 141
AMANTADINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 99 370
LEVALBUTEROL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 101 306
GLYCOPYRROLATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 102 397
SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

103 61
RAMIPRIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 103 108
NAPROXEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 105 115
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

105 264
IVERMECTIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

107 449
RANITIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 107 30
DILTIAZEM ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 109 231
IRBESARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 110 134
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

A 111 98
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 111 228
OXYCODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 111 55
MEROPENEM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 A 114 334
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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.