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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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13,043Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 219 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$621K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 325 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

452 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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

4% of this provider’s 367 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

33% of this provider’s 452 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 452 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% 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

29 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

$708K

2014

$699K

2015

$621K

2016

Number of Claims

15,801

2014

14,519

2015

13,043

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 483

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
ALPRAZOLAM 460

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

2 11
FUROSEMIDE 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

3 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

O 4 6
LISINOPRIL 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
SIMVASTATIN 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

6 8
OMEPRAZOLE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

7 4
MELOXICAM 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

8 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

9 3
GABAPENTIN 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

10 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

10 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

12 22
METFORMIN HCL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

13 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

14 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

15 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

16 16
SERTRALINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

17 18
RANITIDINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

18 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

19 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

20 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

21 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

22 36
TRAZODONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

23 25
CARVEDILOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

24 21
FAMOTIDINE* 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

25 62
TRAMADOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O 26 24
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O 27 42
AMIODARONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

28 160
MIRTAZAPINE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

29 44
ATENOLOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

30 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

31 31
DIAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

33 26
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

34 95
LORAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 27
PAROXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 57
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 14
CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

37 60
DONEPEZIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 37
CLONAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 35
LOVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 41
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 177
LANTUS 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 43 79
CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 19
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 45 101
TEMAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 112
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

47 29
FENOFIBRATE* 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 131
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 50 220
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

A 50 98
VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 52 88
METFORMIN HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 39
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 132
SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 61
LEVOFLOXACIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

A 56 77
SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 74
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 57 50
GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 59 67
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

59 45
FENTANYL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 O 59 124
LEVETIRACETAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 62 80
ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

62 34
BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 62 73
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 62 49
MECLIZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

66 114
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 67 82
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 Jan. 31, 2011.
  • 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.