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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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11,603Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 290 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$672K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 270 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

593 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

44% of this provider’s 593 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 593 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$723K

2014

$751K

2015

$672K

2016

Number of Claims

11,906

2014

12,496

2015

11,603

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
LISINOPRIL 448

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

98

patients, 17% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 427

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

116

patients, 20% of all patients

2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 416

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

95

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

5 1
METFORMIN HCL ER 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

6 39
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

O 7 6
GABAPENTIN 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

8 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

9 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

10 13
METFORMIN HCL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

11 10
SIMVASTATIN 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

12 8
PREDNISONE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

125

patients, 21% of all patients

13 40
FUROSEMIDE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

14 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

15 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

16 23
CLOPIDOGREL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

17 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

18 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

19 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

20 12
LORAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

21 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

22 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

23 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

24 15
TRAMADOL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

O 25 24
OXYCODONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 25 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

27 29
MELOXICAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

28 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 43
ATENOLOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

30 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

31 47
LOVASTATIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

31 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

33 26
TRAZODONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

34 25
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

35 228
CLONAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 35
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 37 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

A 37 69
ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 34
AZITHROMYCIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

A 40 53
RANITIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

41 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

42 61
GLIMEPIRIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

43 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 22
BENAZEPRIL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 48
DULOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

46 38
ALPRAZOLAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 11
CLONIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

48 58
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 178
PROAIR HFA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

50 46
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 32
VENTOLIN HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

52 86
SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

53 18
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

54 99
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 May 1, 2017.
  • 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.