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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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22,739Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

595 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% 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

4% of this provider’s 489 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

36% of this provider’s 595 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 595 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

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$1.13M

2014

$1.23M

2015

$1.37M

2016

Number of Claims

22,300

2014

22,352

2015

22,739

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 926

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

810

prescriptions.

126

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 870

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

160

patients, 27% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 855

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

718

prescriptions.

141

patients, 24% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 672

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

116

patients, 19% of all patients

4 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 611

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

114

patients, 19% of all patients

5 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 556

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

116

patients, 19% of all patients

6 5
FUROSEMIDE 538

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

7 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 514

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

8 13
GABAPENTIN 512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

9 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

O 10 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

11 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

12 12
METFORMIN HCL 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

13 10
SIMVASTATIN 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

14 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

15 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

16 14
SERTRALINE HCL 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

17 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

O 18 42
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

19 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

20 15
CARVEDILOL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

21 21
XARELTO 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

22 92
MIRTAZAPINE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

23 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

24 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

25 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

26 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

27 36
ATENOLOL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

28 28
TRAZODONE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

28 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

30 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

31 33
PROAIR HFA 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

32 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

33 49
CLOPIDOGREL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

34 19
LORAZEPAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

35 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

36 29
SPIRIVA 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

37 74
TRAMADOL HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

O 38 24
BUSPIRONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

39 64
SYMBICORT 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

40 94
ALPRAZOLAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 11
PREDNISONE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

42 40
RANITIDINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

43 30
VESICARE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

44 154
CLONAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 35
BUPROPION XL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

46 133
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

47 215
HYDRALAZINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

48 68
METFORMIN HCL ER 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

48 39
MELOXICAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

50 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 188
ONDANSETRON HCL* 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

52 113
PAROXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 57
LYRICA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

54 65
ALLOPURINOL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

55 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

56 47
FINASTERIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

57 84
LOVASTATIN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

57 41
ZETIA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

59 102
FLUOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

60 51
LANTUS 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

60 79
LEVOFLOXACIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

A 62 77
CEFDINIR 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

A 63 129
DULOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 38
OLANZAPINE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 65 123
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

66 135
FAMOTIDINE* 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 62
NABUMETONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

67 200
NAMENDA XR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 69 59
DIAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 54
JANUVIA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 66
SPIRONOLACTONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 61
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 73 71
CLONIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 58
NEXIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 97
FENTANYL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 O 75 124
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

75 70
METHOTREXATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 216
BENAZEPRIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

79 48
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

80 75
INVOKANA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 184
MEMANTINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 82 93
FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

83 131
NYSTATIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

84 117
VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 84 88
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 O 86 100
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 87 101
AMIODARONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 88 160
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

89 137
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 90 155
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 91 52
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

92 86
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 93 78
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 93 69
LANSOPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 95 206
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 July 8, 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.
  • 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.