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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,977Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

757 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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 573 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

48% of this provider’s 757 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 757 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

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$1.5M

2014

$1.55M

2015

$1.64M

2016

Number of Claims

29,927

2014

25,077

2015

22,977

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 902

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

718

prescriptions.

173

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 721

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

134

patients, 18% of all patients

2 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 614

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

155

patients, 20% of all patients

3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 588

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

136

patients, 18% of all patients

4 3
GABAPENTIN 503

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

5 9
PREDNISONE 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

181

patients, 24% of all patients

6 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

7 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

8 16
OMEPRAZOLE 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

9 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

10 13
CLOPIDOGREL 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

11 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

12 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

13 17
SIMVASTATIN 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

14 8
LISINOPRIL 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

15 2
METFORMIN HCL 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

16 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

O 17 6
TRAMADOL HCL 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

O 18 24
TRAZODONE HCL 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

19 25
ATENOLOL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

20 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

21 32
ALPRAZOLAM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

22 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

23 14
BUSPIRONE HCL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

24 64
TAMSULOSIN HCL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

25 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

26 23
CARVEDILOL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

27 21
LORAZEPAM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
MIRTAZAPINE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

29 44
ROPINIROLE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

30 72
AMOXICILLIN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

A 30 106
GLIMEPIRIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

32 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

33 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

34 37
SERTRALINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

34 18
CLONAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 35
ALLOPURINOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

37 34
RANITIDINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

38 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

39 43
METFORMIN HCL ER 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

40 39
BENAZEPRIL HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

41 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

42 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

43 29
LANTUS 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

44 79
PROAIR HFA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

45 46
FAMOTIDINE* 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

45 62
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

45 70
CEFDINIR 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

A 48 129
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

49 52
SPIRONOLACTONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

50 61
AZITHROMYCIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

A 50 53
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

A 52 90
MELOXICAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

53 20
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

54 78
CRESTOR 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

54 60
PROMETHAZINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

56 76
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

57 96
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

58 47
LYRICA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 65
NYSTATIN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

60 117
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A 61 98
JANUVIA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 66
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A 62 69
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

62 101
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 45
DEXILANT 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 148
NEXIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

67 97
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 68 82
TIZANIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 56
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

70 264
CEFTRIAXONE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A 71 164
ADVAIR DISKUS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 109
MEGESTROL ACETATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 259
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

74 36
LINZESS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

75 168
ONDANSETRON HCL* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

76 113
LEVOFLOXACIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A 77 77
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

A 77 190
NUEDEXTA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

77 122
CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

80 58
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 75
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

80 139
WEBCOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 10 83 430
DIGOXIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

83 118
BACLOFEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

83 73
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

86 294
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

86 120
FLUCONAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

86 107
BUMETANIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 125
HYDROXYZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 213
XARELTO 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

89 92
SYMBICORT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

92 94
NAMENDA XR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 93 59
SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 93 74
BUPROPION HCL SR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

95 158
DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

95 38
CEFUROXIME 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

A 97 189
IBUPROFEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

98 85
LOVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

99 41
DIAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

100 54
RISPERIDONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 P 101 83
ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 102 102
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

102 176
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 104 223
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

104 71
CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

A 104 81
VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 104 88
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 104 105
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 104 144
ESTRADIOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 110 128
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

110 165
AMIODARONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 110 160
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 18, 2013.
  • 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.