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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,769Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

581 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

48% of this provider’s 581 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

39% of this provider’s 581 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 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

$1.5M

2014

$1.49M

2015

$1.56M

2016

Number of Claims

31,056

2014

29,497

2015

27,769

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,623

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

786

prescriptions.

174

patients, 30% of all patients

O 1 6
GABAPENTIN 919

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

142

patients, 24% of all patients

2 9
ALPRAZOLAM 892

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

95

patients, 16% of all patients

3 11
LISINOPRIL 783

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

112

patients, 19% of all patients

4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 752

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

142

patients, 24% of all patients

5 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 702

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

6 1
FUROSEMIDE 637

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

124

patients, 21% of all patients

7 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 587

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

8 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

9 12
METFORMIN HCL 516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

10 10
PROMETHAZINE HCL 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

11 76
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

12 13
SIMVASTATIN 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

12 8
TIZANIDINE HCL 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

14 56
LORAZEPAM 388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

15 27
MELOXICAM 387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

16 20
SERTRALINE HCL 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

17 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

18 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

19 5
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

95

patients, 16% of all patients

20 29
PROAIR HFA 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

21 46
RANITIDINE HCL 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

22 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

23 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

24 22
MIRTAZAPINE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

25 44
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

100

patients, 17% of all patients

A 26 119
AZITHROMYCIN 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

111

patients, 19% of all patients

A 27 53
TRAMADOL HCL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

O 28 24
ALLOPURINOL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

28 34
ATENOLOL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

30 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

31 32
CARVEDILOL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

32 21
TRAZODONE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

33 25
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

34 52
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

34 45
DIAZEPAM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 54
DONEPEZIL HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

37 37
DULOXETINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

38 38
FLUCONAZOLE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

39 107
CLONAZEPAM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

39 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

41 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

41 26
IBUPROFEN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

43 85
FLUOXETINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

44 51
CLOPIDOGREL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

45 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

46 23
LOVASTATIN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

47 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

48 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

49 31
VENTOLIN HFA 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

50 86
LYRICA 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

51 65
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

52 96
ROPINIROLE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 72
PREDNISONE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

54 40
MECLIZINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

55 114
SPIRIVA 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

55 74
LEVETIRACETAM 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 57 80
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

58 177
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

59 36
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

60 132
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 61 42
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

62 137
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A 63 90
LANTUS 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

64 79
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

65 78
NAPROXEN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

66 115
ESTRADIOL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

66 128
NEXIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

66 97
PROPRANOLOL HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 156
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 69 50
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 260
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

72 275
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

73 139
KLOR-CON M20 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 161
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

75 70
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 75 82
ONDANSETRON HCL* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

77 113
SPIRONOLACTONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

78 61
DOXEPIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

78 210
AMOXICILLIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

A 78 106
NITROSTAT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

81 232
ADVAIR DISKUS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

81 109
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 83 166
LEVOFLOXACIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

A 84 77
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 75
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 186
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 87 220
BUSPIRONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

88 64
DICYCLOMINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

88 141
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

88 254
LAMOTRIGINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 91 159
LIDOCAINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 92 285
TOPIRAMATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

92 157
NYSTATIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

94 117
FAMOTIDINE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

95 62
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

96 325
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

96 49
CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

98 60
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

99 101
RAMIPRIL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 99 108
CLONIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

99 58
HUMALOG 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 99 172
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 103 103
METHOCARBAMOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

104 331
BACLOFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 104 73
XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 106 92
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 107 14
BUPROPION HCL SR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

107 158
FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 109 131
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

A 109 69
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 109 111
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 109 170
TERAZOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 113 151
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 114 402
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 114 48
FLOVENT HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 116 336
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

116 219
SUCRALFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 116 150
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 June 16, 2015.
  • 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.