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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,629Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

711 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

11% of this provider’s 494 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

40% of this provider’s 711 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

45% of this provider’s 711 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

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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

$990K

2014

$1.17M

2015

$1.3M

2016

Number of Claims

24,082

2014

28,142

2015

31,629

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 1,480

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

839

prescriptions.

205

patients, 29% of all patients

O 1 6
FUROSEMIDE 1,206

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

975

prescriptions.

167

patients, 23% of all patients

2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 956

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

131

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
GABAPENTIN 946

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

139

patients, 20% of all patients

4 9
ALPRAZOLAM 898

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

128

patients, 18% of all patients

5 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 809

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

128

patients, 18% of all patients

6 13
LISINOPRIL 756

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

120

patients, 17% of all patients

7 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 676

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

8 23
SIMVASTATIN 640

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

9 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 595

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

10 3
OMEPRAZOLE 572

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

11 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

12 12
TRAZODONE HCL 530

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

13 25
RANITIDINE HCL 463

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

14 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 451

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

15 33
CLOPIDOGREL 415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

16 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

17 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

17 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

19 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

20 5
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

21 43
LORAZEPAM 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

22 27
OXYCODONE HCL 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

O 23 55
SERTRALINE HCL 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

24 18
RISPERIDONE 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

P 25 83
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

26 15
METFORMIN HCL 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

27 10
CLONIDINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

28 58
NAMENDA XR 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 59
CARVEDILOL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

30 21
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

31 104
MIRTAZAPINE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

32 44
MELOXICAM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

32 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

34 26
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O 35 144
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O 36 42
DIAZEPAM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

36 54
TIZANIDINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

38 56
CLONAZEPAM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

39 35
TRAMADOL HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

O 40 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

41 63
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

42 14
ATENOLOL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

43 28
PREDNISONE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

44 40
HYDRALAZINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 68
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P 46 50
FAMOTIDINE* 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

47 62
DULOXETINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 38
HALOPERIDOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 49 194
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

50 31
BACLOFEN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

50 73
BUSPIRONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 64
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

53 32
IBUPROFEN 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

54 85
PROMETHAZINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

55 76
PAROXETINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

56 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

57 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

58 71
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 252
FLUOXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 51
LEVETIRACETAM 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 80
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

62 82
SPIRONOLACTONE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

63 61
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

63 17
MEMANTINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

63 93
PROAIR HFA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

66 46
GLIPIZIDE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 67
BENAZEPRIL HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 48
ALLOPURINOL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

69 34
LYRICA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

70 65
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 178
DIGOXIN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 118
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 111
ESTRADIOL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

74 128
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

75 47
AMIODARONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 160
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 147
NEXIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 97
FLUCONAZOLE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

79 107
SPIRIVA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

80 74
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 80 100
CEPHALEXIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

A 82 81
ADVAIR DISKUS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

83 109
PROPRANOLOL HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 84 156
LOVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 41
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

A 86 69
NYSTATIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

87 117
LANTUS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

88 79
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

88 132
LEVOFLOXACIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A 90 77
LEVEMIR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

91 142
AZITHROMYCIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

A 92 53
TOPIRAMATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 93 157
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 94 155
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 95 75
GEMFIBROZIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

96 116
XARELTO 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 97 92
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

97 36
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 99 52
KLOR-CON M20 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

100 161
GALANTAMINE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 101 258
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

101 183
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

103 49
VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

103 86
CEFTRIAXONE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A 103 164
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

106 135
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 107 260
TEMAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

108 112
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

109 95
NOVOLIN 70-30 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 110 287
PRADAXA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 111 218
JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 111 66
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 111 359
LAMOTRIGINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

114 159
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

114 149
DOXEPIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 114 210
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

117 29
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

118 96
DICYCLOMINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 119 141
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 2, 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.