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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,612Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 109 out of 1128

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 92 out of 1128

525 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

15% of this provider’s 525 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 525 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 917 555 152 S3 1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 573 420 97 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 523 383 94 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 506 408 75 4 1
LISINOPRIL 458 320 73 5 4
METFORMIN HCL 358 163 62 6 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 346 278 84 7 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 326 243 70 8 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 307 276 53 9 3
LOVASTATIN 292 181 49 10 36
FUROSEMIDE 269 179 61 11 7
PREDNISONE 259 197 133 12 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 259 161 51 12 24
ALPRAZOLAM 257 135 47 B 14 12
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 257 148 53 S2 14 70
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 252 172 44 16 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 246 185 40 17 10
GABAPENTIN 245 146 46 18 11
TRAZODONE HCL 233 142 39 19 39
CLOPIDOGREL 202 142 31 20 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 183 158 31 21 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 181 154 33 22 17
NEXIUM 170 101 29 23 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 165 101 35 24 20
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 157 109 105 25 63
CARVEDILOL 155 50 31 26 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155 105 34 26 14
KLOR-CON M20 150 99 37 28 89
GLIMEPIRIDE 143 105 26 29 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 141 136* 22 30 35
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 137 99 31 31 43
MELOXICAM 136 50 34 32 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132 72 27 33 25
LORAZEPAM 125 83 30 B 34 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 124 100 37 35 16
ATENOLOL 123 68 20 36 19
SERTRALINE HCL 119 63 25 37 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 76 21 38 38
PROAIR HFA 113 65 29 39 40
CRESTOR 113 92 23 39 34
CLONAZEPAM 109 97 22 B 41 51
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 105 63 77 42 101
RANITIDINE HCL 101 70 15 43 37
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 78 18 44 45
CYMBALTA 98 47 19 45 47
GLYBURIDE 98 47 17 R 45 84
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 95 57 15 A 47 60
LYRICA 94 50 21 48 80
DIAZEPAM 93 66 16 B 49 72
METFORMIN HCL ER 91 73 18 50 49
OXYCODONE HCL 88 53 16 S2 51 73
AZITHROMYCIN 86 66 56 52 54
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 86 42 29 52 123
DEXAMETHASONE 84 58 51 54 236
FENOFIBRATE* 83 55 17 55 71
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83 50 32 55 33
FINASTERIDE 83 78* 17 55 109
TRAMADOL HCL 82 54 19 58 29
KLOR-CON 10 79 65 21 59 82
JANUVIA 79 51 12 59 76
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76 53 13 61 62
SPIRIVA 76 53 15 61 56
TERAZOSIN HCL 70 57 14 63 132
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 68 37 36 64 233
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 22 14 65 67
CARISOPRODOL 65 <11 <11 R 66 97
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64 <11 <11 67 53
ESTRADIOL 64 <11 <11 R 67 105
FLUOXETINE HCL 64 37 12 67 59
ZETIA 62 <11 <11 70 77
LANTUS 61 35 11 71 64
GLYCOPYRROLATE 61 25 16 71 460
TORSEMIDE 59 54* 13 73 160
PAROXETINE HCL 59 <11 <11 73 61
ALLOPURINOL 57 34 12 75 31
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57 34 12 R 75 94
CLONIDINE HCL 55 35 12 77 42
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 54 36 17 78 183
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 <11 <11 79 58
NAMENDA 51 <11 <11 80 44
SYNTHROID 51 39 11 80 57
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 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.