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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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11,092Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 311 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$446K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 569 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

684 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

48% of this provider’s 684 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 684 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$368K

2014

$377K

2015

$446K

2016

Number of Claims

9,172

2014

10,252

2015

11,092

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
METFORMIN HCL 595

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

117

patients, 17% of all patients

1 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 496

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 456

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 413

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

4 3
GABAPENTIN 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

5 9
LOVASTATIN 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

6 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

7 5
AZITHROMYCIN 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

157

patients, 23% of all patients

A 8 53
SERTRALINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

9 18
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

O 9 144
GLIMEPIRIDE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

11 33
OMEPRAZOLE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

12 4
TRAZODONE HCL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

13 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

14 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

15 51
SIMVASTATIN 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

16 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

17 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

18 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

19 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

20 43
CLOPIDOGREL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

21 19
BUMETANIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

22 125
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

23 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

24 14
MELOXICAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

25 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

26 15
FUROSEMIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

27 7
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

28 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

28 22
PREDNISONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

30 40
CRESTOR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

31 60
BACLOFEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

32 73
LEVOFLOXACIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

A 33 77
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 16
ATENOLOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

35 28
BENAZEPRIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

36 48
SPIRONOLACTONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

37 61
MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

38 44
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

39 32
CARVEDILOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 21
ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 34
LAMOTRIGINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 159
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 177
CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

44 45
CEPHALEXIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A 46 81
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 71
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 49
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 49 180
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

50 137
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

A 50 119
BUPROPION HCL SR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 158
ALPRAZOLAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

52 11
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

54 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 17
TRAMADOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O 56 24
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

57 165
LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

58 27
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A 58 90
RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 58 30
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 April 9, 2008.
  • 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.