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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,107Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 1383

$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 1383

895 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Tennessee
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 895 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 895 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Tennessee
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,152 867 156 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,100 894 173 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 1,020 765 163 3 5
LISINOPRIL 880 609 130 4 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 847 673 130 5 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 827 650 123 6 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 811 506 166 S3 7 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 747 611 112 8 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 741 579 105 9 15
METFORMIN HCL 672 514 106 10 8
ATENOLOL 651 502 97 11 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 634 523 73 12 16
SERTRALINE HCL 598 498 67 13 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 464 327 85 14 14
GABAPENTIN 451 224 100 15 10
CLOPIDOGREL 425 365 65 16 17
PREDNISONE 393 314 168 17 44
NEXIUM 366 176 57 18 29
LORAZEPAM 350 302 65 B 19 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 322 286 53 20 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 301 242 54 21 11
RANITIDINE HCL 291 249 44 22 23
SIMVASTATIN 280 196 51 23 4
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 278 233 180 24 59
SPIRONOLACTONE 266 206 43 25 68
ALLOPURINOL 258 200 43 26 36
IBUPROFEN 250 210 70 27 93
TRAZODONE HCL 242 185 50 28 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 241 175 27 29 18
VERAPAMIL ER 232 180 31 30 96
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 228 148 46 31 26
GLYBURIDE 225 199 39 R 32 84
CLONAZEPAM 218 101 38 B 33 42
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 216 157 27 34 53
MIRTAZAPINE 208 180 43 35 49
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 206 170 30 R 36 70
TRAMADOL HCL 206 127 65 36 28
CEPHALEXIN 203 164 136 38 91
RISPERIDONE 198 156 32 A 39 75
NAPROXEN 196 136 37 40 108
PROMETHAZINE HCL 194 82 46 R 41 71
ALPRAZOLAM 192 133 31 B 42 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 192 151 38 42 48
PROAIR HFA 180 82 46 44 35
MELOXICAM 180 123 47 44 21
NAMENDA 177 166 22 46 41
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 176 103 29 47 43
RAMIPRIL 176 156 24 47 87
AZITHROMYCIN 176 117 113 47 52
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 175 143 23 50 97
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 174 150 20 A 51 55
CLONIDINE HCL 165 140 31 52 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162 125 28 53 20
LEVOFLOXACIN 159 130 101 54 76
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 159 82 40 54 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 158 139 25 56 69
DIAZEPAM 155 101 32 B 57 62
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 150 130 24 58 34
FINASTERIDE 149 131 21 59 117
FLUOXETINE HCL 148 75 30 60 54
DONEPEZIL HCL 147 147 27 61 39
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 146 141* 27 62 128
MECLIZINE HCL 146 119 50 62 111
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 145 103 62 64 150
LANTUS 139 86 29 65 60
CARVEDILOL 134 110 24 66 24
GEMFIBROZIL 132 84 21 67 94
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 131 83 83 68 89
PREMARIN 129 98 18 R 69 141
DIGOX 120 106 26 70 119
ROPINIROLE HCL 118 59 21 71 81
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 117 77 18 72 85
AMOXICILLIN 116 77 90 73 116
CRESTOR 110 81 22 74 40
FLUCONAZOLE 110 67 61 74 134
DIOVAN 105 93 13 76 64
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 102 87 16 77 206
SPIRIVA 99 63 21 78 51
PAROXETINE HCL 97 49 17 79 58
HYDROXYZINE HCL 92 65 20 R 80 154
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 90 52 21 S3 81 173
CYMBALTA 90 33 17 81 46
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 88 59 14 83 114
FAMOTIDINE* 87 63 15 84 61
FENTANYL 87 40 11 S2 84 102
NYSTATIN 87 56 41 84 123
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 86 43 19 R 87 82
EXELON 85 63 16 88 109
ADVAIR DISKUS 83 44 16 89 72
NITROSTAT 83 56 34 89 201
TIZANIDINE HCL 82 18 18 91 90
CELEBREX 81 66 13 92 118
HYDRALAZINE HCL 78 56 15 93 83
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 78 <11 <11 93 142
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 76 52 11 95 132
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 76 47 25 95 232
PERMETHRIN 73 68* 40 97 374
QUINAPRIL HCL 72 <11 <11 98 159
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 <11 <11 98 56
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 72 48 15 98 115
BACLOFEN 71 <11 <11 101 99
NOVOLOG 71 18 12 101 152
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69 54 21 103 27
METHOCARBAMOL 69 37 21 R 103 155
DILTIAZEM ER 69 64* 11 103 127
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 68 <11 <11 106 202
LOVASTATIN 68 45 11 106 31
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 66 32 15 R 108 267
BUMETANIDE 65 <11 <11 109 133
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 65 50 12 109 120
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64 59* 22 111 67
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 <11 <11 112 106
NITROFURANTOIN* 63 58* 39 112 183
TEMAZEPAM 62 47 11 B 114 110
GLIPIZIDE 61 61 13 115 77
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60 <11 <11 116 122
COMBIVENT 60 37 21 116 328
MUPIROCIN* 60 48 45 116 175
GLIMEPIRIDE 56 <11 <11 119 33
KLOR-CON M10 54 <11 <11 120 197
LEVETIRACETAM 54 <11 <11 120 113
ZETIA 53 <11 <11 122 95
VENTOLIN HFA 53 <11 <11 122 229
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 53 <11 <11 122 203
MEGESTROL ACETATE 52 47* 12 R 125 185
LANSOPRAZOLE 52 <11 <11 125 179
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52 28 11 125 125
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 51 <11 <11 128 189
DEXILANT 50 28 12 129 121
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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 Oct. 30, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.