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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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15,404Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 151 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$829K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 164 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

588 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

2% of this provider’s 463 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

46% of this provider’s 588 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 588 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$734K

2014

$802K

2015

$829K

2016

Number of Claims

14,284

2014

14,697

2015

15,404

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 677

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 469

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

3 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
GABAPENTIN 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

6 9
OMEPRAZOLE 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

7 4
METFORMIN HCL 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

7 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

9 16
MELOXICAM 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

10 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

11 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

O 12 6
FUROSEMIDE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

13 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

14 23
TRAZODONE HCL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

15 25
AZITHROMYCIN 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

159

patients, 27% of all patients

A 16 53
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

17 95
ALPRAZOLAM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

18 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

19 13
LOVASTATIN 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

20 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

21 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

22 33
SIMVASTATIN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

23 8
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

24 126
WARFARIN SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

25 22
ATENOLOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

26 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

27 12
TIZANIDINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

28 56
BUSPIRONE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

29 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

30 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

31 29
PREDNISONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

32 40
SERTRALINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

33 18
CLOPIDOGREL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

35 36
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 52
CLONIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

37 58
ESTRADIOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 128
ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 34
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

38 32
LYRICA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 65
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

42 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 43
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 82
DOXEPIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 210
BENAZEPRIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

46 48
BUMETANIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

47 125
LORAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 27
CLONAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 35
SPIRIVA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 74
SPIRONOLACTONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 61
DONEPEZIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 37
CARVEDILOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 21
PROMETHAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

54 76
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

55 233
FLUOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 51
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

57 132
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 57 42
FLUCONAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

59 107
GEMFIBROZIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 116
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 61 186
ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 109
LEVOFLOXACIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A 62 77
IBUPROFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 85
ROPINIROLE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 72
BUPROPION HCL SR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 158
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

67 96
RANITIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 68 30
NABUMETONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

69 200
NAPROXEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

70 115
TRAMADOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 71 24
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 78
MECLIZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 114
CARTIA XT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 73 181
PROAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

73 46
PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 76 57
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 47
ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 76 102
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 135
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 21, 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.