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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,069Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 227 out of 1383

$876K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 105 out of 1383

368 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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

12% of this provider’s 368 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

34% of this provider’s 368 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$67 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
SIMVASTATIN 536 397 79 1 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 518 292 120 S3 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 375 324 58 3 6
FUROSEMIDE 315 230 55 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 295 226 45 5 5
LISINOPRIL 280 179 56 6 3
METFORMIN HCL 231 119 44 7 8
CARVEDILOL 224 171 36 8 24
NEXIUM 201 108 37 9 29
CRESTOR 188 113 42 10 40
ALPRAZOLAM 186 99 51 B 11 12
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184 150 31 12 106
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 183 146 29 13 43
DEXILANT 176 76 37 14 121
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 175 88 25 15 1
AZITHROMYCIN 168 102 105 16 52
CLOPIDOGREL 166 118 28 17 17
PROAIR HFA 160 69 49 18 35
DIOVAN 160 105 27 18 64
GABAPENTIN 152 51 28 20 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 101 22 21 14
CLONIDINE HCL 135 65 19 22 50
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 134 98 23 23 11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 133 114 20 24 83
JANUVIA 133 92 20 24 80
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 70 20 26 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128 81 17 27 56
SPIRONOLACTONE 124 79 17 28 68
CYMBALTA 120 51 21 29 46
ALLOPURINOL 119 91 21 30 36
LYRICA 118 65 24 31 73
BYSTOLIC 114 92 20 32 165
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102 49 42 33 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 99 65 15 R 34 70
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96 65 16 35 20
CARISOPRODOL 95 19 17 R 36 101
WARFARIN SODIUM 94 64 18 37 16
PREDNISONE 89 78 14 38 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 88 63 19 39 9
NIFEDICAL XL 88 <11 <11 39 311
FAMOTIDINE* 87 38 15 41 61
SYMBICORT 83 36 26 42 140
SPIRIVA 83 58 13 42 51
CELEBREX 80 75* 17 44 118
ADVAIR DISKUS 80 44 21 44 72
DIAZEPAM 79 41 21 B 46 62
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 73 56 20 47 13
MELOXICAM 71 32 12 48 21
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 71 50 56 48 129
NAPROXEN 69 27 15 50 108
VALACYCLOVIR 67 30 17 51 430
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 40 17 S2 51 105
COLCRYS 66 49 21 53 199
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 65 41 50 54 104
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64 27 19 55 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61 32 13 56 26
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 23 14 S2 56 66
VESICARE 61 43 11 56 124
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60 <11 <11 A 59 55
KLOR-CON M20 60 <11 <11 59 103
BENICAR HCT 58 53* 12 61 285
ONGLYZA 57 <11 <11 62 262
EXFORGE 56 <11 <11 63 240
ATENOLOL 56 <11 <11 63 19
KLOR-CON 10 55 50* 11 65 86
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 54 <11 <11 R 66 244
JANUMET 52 <11 <11 67 218
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 51 28 37 68 243
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 Sept. 11, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.