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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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10,247Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 354 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$581K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 394 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

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

53% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

35% of this provider’s 471 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 471 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$367K

2014

$520K

2015

$581K

2016

Number of Claims

7,156

2014

9,234

2015

10,247

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 363

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

2 5
FUROSEMIDE 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

5 1
LISINOPRIL 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

6 2
SIMVASTATIN 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

7 8
METFORMIN HCL 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

8 10
MELOXICAM 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

9 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

10 16
ALPRAZOLAM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

11 11
GABAPENTIN 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

12 9
ALLOPURINOL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

13 34
CLOPIDOGREL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

14 19
TRAMADOL HCL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

O 15 24
RANITIDINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

16 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

17 13
CARVEDILOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

18 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

19 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

20 36
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

O 21 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

22 12
DULOXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

23 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

24 26
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 91
LYRICA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

26 65
METFORMIN HCL ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

27 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

28 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

29 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

30 15
SERTRALINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 18
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

32 95
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 47
CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 58
LOVASTATIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 35 41
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 17
BYSTOLIC 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 38 171
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

A 39 119
WARFARIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 22
TRADJENTA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 41 153
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 42 68
JANUMET 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 42 208
CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 44 35
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 Aug. 26, 2011.
  • 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.