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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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14,551Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 168 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$731K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 226 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

516 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

6% of this provider’s 446 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

39% of this provider’s 516 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 516 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$833K

2014

$871K

2015

$731K

2016

Number of Claims

15,817

2014

16,055

2015

14,551

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 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

O 1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 494

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

122

patients, 24% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
SIMVASTATIN 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

4 8
LORAZEPAM 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

5 27
LISINOPRIL 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

6 2
ALPRAZOLAM 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

7 11
FUROSEMIDE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

98

patients, 19% of all patients

8 7
GABAPENTIN 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

9 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

10 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

11 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

12 13
CARVEDILOL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

13 21
TRAMADOL HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

O 14 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

15 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

16 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

17 14
TRAZODONE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

18 25
METFORMIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

18 10
MELOXICAM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

20 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O 21 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

22 31
BENAZEPRIL HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

22 48
AZITHROMYCIN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

115

patients, 22% of all patients

A 24 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

25 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

26 12
PREDNISONE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

27 40
OXYCODONE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 27 55
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

P 29 50
TEMAZEPAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

30 112
ALLOPURINOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

30 34
SERTRALINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

32 18
ATENOLOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

35 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

36 26
CLOPIDOGREL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

36 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

38 37
FENOFIBRATE* 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

39 89
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

A 40 69
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

41 49
BUSPIRONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

42 64
LOVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

43 41
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 44 100
WARFARIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 22
FLUCONAZOLE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

45 107
CLONAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 35
GLIMEPIRIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 33
RANITIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

49 30
CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

50 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 51
ONDANSETRON HCL* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

52 113
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

53 16
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

54 82
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 36
DULOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

56 45
VENTOLIN HFA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

56 86
VERAPAMIL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

56 145
PROMETHAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

60 76
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

60 178
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

62 68
CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

63 58
NYSTATIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

64 117
PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

65 57
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 104
DIAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 54
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

68 91
TIZANIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 68 56
PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

70 46
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 May 1, 2017.
  • 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.