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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,022Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 58 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 67 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

688 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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 509 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

49% of this provider’s 688 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 688 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$728K

2014

$823K

2015

$1.18M

2016

Number of Claims

14,320

2014

16,038

2015

22,022

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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,225

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

916

prescriptions.

167

patients, 24% of all patients

1 13
FUROSEMIDE 1,071

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

845

prescriptions.

136

patients, 20% of all patients

2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 858

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

741

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 780

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

148

patients, 22% of all patients

O 4 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 623

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

5 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 617

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

6 16
GABAPENTIN 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

7 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

8 3
OMEPRAZOLE 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

9 4
LISINOPRIL 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

10 2
METFORMIN HCL 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

11 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

12 22
LORAZEPAM 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

13 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

14 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

15 5
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

16 32
DULOXETINE HCL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

17 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

18 17
RANITIDINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

19 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

20 26
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

O 21 42
CLOPIDOGREL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

22 19
SIMVASTATIN 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

23 8
TRAMADOL HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

O 24 24
ALPRAZOLAM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

25 11
ALLOPURINOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

27 23
MEMANTINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

<11 28 93
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

29 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

30 15
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

31 70
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

115

patients, 17% of all patients

A 32 98
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

33 99
OXYCODONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 34 55
INVOKANA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

34 184
CLONAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

36 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

37 36
CARVEDILOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

38 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

39 29
BUSPIRONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 64
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 41 50
TRADJENTA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 153
MELOXICAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

42 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

44 37
ROPINIROLE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 72
PREDNISONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

46 40
LOVASTATIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

46 41
LEVOFLOXACIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

A 48 77
GLIPIZIDE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

49 67
LYRICA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

50 65
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 51 63
ATENOLOL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

51 28
LEVEMIR 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 53 142
TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

54 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 45
HYDRALAZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

56 68
AZITHROMYCIN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

A 56 53
JANUVIA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 56 66
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

59 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

60 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 71
SERTRALINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 18
ELIQUIS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 110
CRESTOR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

64 60
FENOFIBRATE* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 89
METOLAZONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 66 193
FLUCONAZOLE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

67 107
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

A 67 69
FENOFIBRATE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 69 131
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 31
PROAIR HFA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

70 46
FAMOTIDINE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 62
LINZESS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 168
FENOFIBRATE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 162
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 130
TIZANIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 56
TERAZOSIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 151
CHLORTHALIDONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

77 138
PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 57
SYMBICORT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

79 94
MECLIZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

79 114
DIGOX 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 79 209
SUCRALFATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

83 150
ONDANSETRON HCL* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

83 113
DIAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 54
PROMETHAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

85 76
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 87 120
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

87 105
CEPHALEXIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A 89 81
FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 84
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 91 75
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

91 132
BUPROPION XL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

91 133
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

91 82
BACLOFEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

91 73
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

96 137
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 97 252
DIGOXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 97 118
RISPERIDONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 P 97 83
POTASSIUM CITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 100 454
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

100 149
NITROFURANTOIN* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

A 100 192
LITHIUM CARBONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 103 314
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

103 126
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 105 180
CREON 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 106 307
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 23, 2010.
  • 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.