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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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18,648Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 97 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$952K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 114 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

411 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

22% of this provider’s 363 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

37% of this provider’s 411 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

42% of this provider’s 411 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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

$848K

2014

$863K

2015

$952K

2016

Number of Claims

20,828

2014

19,521

2015

18,648

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
TRAZODONE HCL 1,139

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,031

prescriptions.

151

patients, 37% of all patients

1 25
SERTRALINE HCL 921

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

845

prescriptions.

126

patients, 31% of all patients

2 18
FUROSEMIDE 883

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

844

prescriptions.

113

patients, 27% of all patients

3 7
MIRTAZAPINE 840

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

799

prescriptions.

141

patients, 34% of all patients

4 44
NAMENDA XR 632

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

5 59
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 538

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

89

patients, 22% of all patients

6 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

7 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

81

patients, 20% of all patients

O 8 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

9 12
LORAZEPAM 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

10 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

11 13
LISINOPRIL 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

12 2
FENTANYL 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

O 13 124
RANITIDINE HCL 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

14 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

15 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

15 5
PREDNISONE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

17 40
RISPERIDONE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

P 18 83
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

19 29
OMEPRAZOLE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

20 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

21 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

22 3
ELIQUIS 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

23 110
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

24 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

25 14
METFORMIN HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

26 10
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

27 121
LEVETIRACETAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

28 80
MINOCYCLINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

77

patients, 19% of all patients

A 29 229
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

30 71
ALPRAZOLAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

31 11
CLOPIDOGREL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

32 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 43
TRAMADOL HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

O 34 24
LACTULOSE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

35 143
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

35 17
GABAPENTIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

37 9
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

38 78
BACLOFEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

39 73
SPIRIVA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

40 74
KETOCONAZOLE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

41 283
RIVASTIGMINE* 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

42 202
LANTUS 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

43 79
ONDANSETRON HCL* 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

44 113
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

45 63
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

46 137
DOXEPIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 210
DIGOXIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

48 118
VESICARE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 49 154
SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

49 61
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 51 233
NYSTATIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

51 117
CARVEDILOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

53 21
FINASTERIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

54 84
MELOXICAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

55 20
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

56 111
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O 57 42
CLONAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

58 35
NOVOLOG 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

59 175
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 59 387
XARELTO 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 59 92
OXYCODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O 62 55
CEFTRIAXONE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

A 63 164
ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

63 34
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

P 65 50
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 66 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 67 51
DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

68 38
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 69 184
MORPHINE SULFATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

O 70 255
AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

A 71 53
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

72 166
ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 72 72
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 20, 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.