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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,279Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

1,005 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

8% of this provider’s 762 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

56% of this provider’s 1,005 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 1,005 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

$47 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

$1.28M

2014

$1.29M

2015

$1.41M

2016

Number of Claims

29,513

2014

28,148

2015

30,279

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 1,098

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

942

prescriptions.

175

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,054

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

847

prescriptions.

172

patients, 17% of all patients

2 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 920

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

767

prescriptions.

151

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 807

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

138

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 795

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

128

patients, 13% of all patients

5 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 767

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

136

patients, 14% of all patients

6 13
METFORMIN HCL 674

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

120

patients, 12% of all patients

7 10
OMEPRAZOLE 656

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

8 4
GABAPENTIN 653

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

124

patients, 12% of all patients

9 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 598

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

123

patients, 12% of all patients

10 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 579

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

11 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 503

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

O 12 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

13 22
ATENOLOL 489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

14 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

15 15
CLOPIDOGREL 443

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

16 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

17 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

18 26
PREDNISONE 382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

186

patients, 19% of all patients

19 40
SERTRALINE HCL 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

20 18
SIMVASTATIN 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

21 8
MELOXICAM 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

22 20
RANITIDINE HCL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

23 30
LORAZEPAM 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

24 27
TRAZODONE HCL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

25 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

26 23
ALLOPURINOL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

27 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

27 61
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

29 14
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

150

patients, 15% of all patients

A 30 90
ALPRAZOLAM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

31 11
IBUPROFEN 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

31 85
GLIPIZIDE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

31 67
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

148

patients, 15% of all patients

A 34 69
CLONAZEPAM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

35 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

36 31
TRAMADOL HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

O 37 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

P 38 50
MIRTAZAPINE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

39 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

40 37
LEVOFLOXACIN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

A 41 77
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

42 137
MECLIZINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

43 114
FLUOXETINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

43 51
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

45 52
AZITHROMYCIN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

A 46 53
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

47 32
CEPHALEXIN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

A 48 81
CARVEDILOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

48 21
DIAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

50 54
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

O 51 42
NAPROXEN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

52 115
ELIQUIS 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

53 110
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

54 121
RAMIPRIL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

55 108
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

56 82
ROPINIROLE HCL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

57 72
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

58 78
TIZANIDINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

59 56
NEXIUM 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

60 97
AMOXICILLIN 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

A 60 106
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

62 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

63 71
LEVETIRACETAM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

64 80
NAMENDA XR 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

65 59
FINASTERIDE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

66 84
PROAIR HFA 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

67 46
GEMFIBROZIL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 116
PROMETHAZINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

69 76
FLUCONAZOLE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

70 107
DULOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

71 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

72 29
ESTRADIOL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

73 128
GLIMEPIRIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

74 33
NITROSTAT 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

75 232
HYDRALAZINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

76 68
BUSPIRONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

77 64
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

77 186
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

79 105
BACLOFEN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

80 73
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

A 81 119
VERAPAMIL ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

82 145
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

82 47
OLANZAPINE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

P 84 123
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

85 95
NYSTATIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

86 117
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

86 104
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

88 70
NITROFURANTOIN* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

A 89 192
CRESTOR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

89 60
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

89 36
DICYCLOMINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

92 141
DIGOXIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

93 118
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

93 43
XARELTO 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 93 92
MEGESTROL ACETATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

96 259
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 130
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

96 176
FAMOTIDINE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 62
CLONIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

100 58
LOVASTATIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 41
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

102 96
GLYBURIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

103 357
RISPERIDONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 103 83
SYMBICORT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

105 94
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 105 144
MUPIROCIN* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

107 169
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

108 45
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

A 109 98
VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

109 86
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 111 155
PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

111 57
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

111 223
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

114 111
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 115 101
DEXILANT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 116 148
LACTULOSE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

117 143
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

118 75
VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 119 88
ACYCLOVIR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

119 289
LANTUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

121 79
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 121 188
METFORMIN HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 123 39
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

123 132
SOTALOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 125 239
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 9, 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.