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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,661Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 96 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 62 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

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

64% 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

5% of this provider’s 480 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

56% of this provider’s 610 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 610 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$1.18M

2014

$1.22M

2015

$1.2M

2016

Number of Claims

22,079

2014

20,797

2015

18,661

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
FUROSEMIDE 656

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

110

patients, 18% of all patients

1 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 543

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

133

patients, 22% of all patients

2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 526

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

126

patients, 21% of all patients

3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
LISINOPRIL 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

6 2
SIMVASTATIN 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

7 8
TRAMADOL HCL 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

O 8 24
MELOXICAM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

9 20
GABAPENTIN 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

10 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

11 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

12 12
CLOPIDOGREL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

13 19
METFORMIN HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

14 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

15 16
ALPRAZOLAM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

16 11
AZITHROMYCIN 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

161

patients, 26% of all patients

A 17 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

18 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

O 18 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

20 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

21 22
TRAZODONE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

22 25
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

23 52
DEXILANT 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

<11 24 148
GLIMEPIRIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

25 33
LORAZEPAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

26 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

27 31
BENAZEPRIL HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

28 48
CLONAZEPAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 35
DULOXETINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

30 38
NEXIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 97
ALLOPURINOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

32 34
SERTRALINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

33 18
RANITIDINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

34 30
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 176
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

36 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

36 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

38 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

39 14
BACLOFEN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

40 73
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

<11 41 166
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

A 42 69
CARVEDILOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

43 21
JANUVIA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 66
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

44 70
BUPROPION XL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

46 133
AMOXICILLIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

A 47 106
FAMOTIDINE* 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

47 62
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

49 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

50 47
LOVASTATIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 41
LYRICA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 65
DONEPEZIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

53 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

54 36
VESICARE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 154
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 75
SYMBICORT 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

57 94
PAROXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

57 57
PROAIR HFA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

59 46
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

59 99
NAPROXEN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

61 115
BUSPIRONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

61 64
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 78
NAMENDA XR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 59
MUPIROCIN* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

65 169
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

66 137
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

67 96
IBUPROFEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

68 85
ROPINIROLE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 72
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 49
FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 51
LEVOFLOXACIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

A 72 77
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 103
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 82
FLUCONAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

75 107
CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

75 58
TOPIRAMATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

75 157
ONDANSETRON HCL* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

75 113
SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

79 61
RISPERIDONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 79 83
DIAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 54
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 82 50
CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

82 60
BYSTOLIC 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 84 171
ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

84 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

84 17
MECLIZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

87 114
DIGOXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 118
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

89 111
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A 89 243
PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

89 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

89 43
VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

89 86
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 71
NYSTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

95 117
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

95 89
FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 97 162
NABUMETONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

98 200
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 98 88
NUEDEXTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 98 122
LANSOPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

101 206
KLOR-CON M20 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 102 161
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

103 74
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

103 126
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 Jan. 14, 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.