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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,869Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

573 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% 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

19% of this provider’s 499 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

44% of this provider’s 573 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 573 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$907K

2014

$926K

2015

$1.22M

2016

Number of Claims

15,902

2014

17,274

2015

23,869

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 986

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

879

prescriptions.

128

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 780

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

705

prescriptions.

128

patients, 22% of all patients

2 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 719

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

98

patients, 17% of all patients

3 13
LISINOPRIL 588

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

4 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 572

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

5 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 562

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

P 6 50
OMEPRAZOLE 551

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

7 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 537

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

8 3
GABAPENTIN 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

9 9
TRAZODONE HCL 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

10 25
SERTRALINE HCL 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

11 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

12 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

13 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

14 22
SIMVASTATIN 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

15 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

16 16
CARVEDILOL 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

17 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

18 15
NAMENDA XR 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

19 59
CITALOPRAM HBR 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

20 23
METFORMIN HCL 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

21 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

22 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

23 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

24 17
BUSPIRONE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

25 64
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

O 25 6
FAMOTIDINE* 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

25 62
DULOXETINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

28 38
CLOPIDOGREL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

29 19
ALPRAZOLAM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

30 11
LORAZEPAM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

30 27
MEMANTINE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

32 93
MELOXICAM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

33 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

34 26
RANITIDINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

35 30
TRAMADOL HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

O 36 24
MIRTAZAPINE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

37 44
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

38 63
GLIMEPIRIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

40 70
RISPERIDONE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 41 83
SPIRONOLACTONE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

42 61
PREDNISONE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

43 40
VALSARTAN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 88
PROAIR HFA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

45 46
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 111
TORSEMIDE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

47 179
LEVETIRACETAM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

48 80
ALLOPURINOL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

48 34
CLONAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

50 35
NYSTATIN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

50 117
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 49
ATENOLOL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 31
CRESTOR 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

55 60
XARELTO 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 92
ROPINIROLE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 72
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

58 32
JANUVIA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 58 66
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

60 139
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 130
PAROXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

63 29
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

A 64 190
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

A 65 90
BACLOFEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

65 73
LYRICA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 65 65
ELIQUIS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 110
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 68 104
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 152
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 71 71
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 36
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 96
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A 72 69
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

72 120
HYDRALAZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 68
NEXIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 97
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 149
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 79 52
EXELON 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

79 203
BENAZEPRIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

81 48
SPIRIVA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

82 74
CLONIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 82 58
OLANZAPINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 P 82 123
SUCRALFATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 85 150
MUPIROCIN* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

86 169
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 87 299
MECLIZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

88 114
VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

88 86
BUPROPION HCL SR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 88 158
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

91 109
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 92 100
GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 93 67
CELECOXIB 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 94 136
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 95 170
AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A 95 53
BUMETANIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

95 125
PROMETHAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

98 76
NAPROXEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

98 115
LABETALOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 100 207
TEMAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 100 112
FLUCONAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

102 107
CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

A 102 81
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

104 51
RAMIPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 105 108
VENLAFAXINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 105 204
SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 105 87
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 6, 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.