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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,482Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

1,310 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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 1,036 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

28% of this provider’s 1,310 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 1,310 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$1.34M

2014

$1.41M

2015

$1.5M

2016

Number of Claims

26,510

2014

26,913

2015

31,482

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,211

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,047

prescriptions.

210

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
SERTRALINE HCL 872

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

833

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

2 18
OMEPRAZOLE 836

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

725

prescriptions.

159

patients, 12% of all patients

3 4
FUROSEMIDE 807

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

114

patients, 9% of all patients

4 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 780

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

775

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

5 37
LISINOPRIL 769

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

157

patients, 12% of all patients

6 2
SIMVASTATIN 755

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

142

patients, 11% of all patients

7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 697

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

122

patients, 9% of all patients

8 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 692

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

146

patients, 11% of all patients

O 9 6
GABAPENTIN 678

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

121

patients, 9% of all patients

10 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 664

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

137

patients, 10% of all patients

11 5
TRAZODONE HCL 566

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

81

patients, 6% of all patients

12 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 553

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

85

patients, 6% of all patients

13 13
METFORMIN HCL 536

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

120

patients, 9% of all patients

14 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 510

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

95

patients, 7% of all patients

15 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

16 12
ALPRAZOLAM 502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

17 11
MELOXICAM 399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

98

patients, 7% of all patients

18 20
CARVEDILOL 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

19 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

20 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

20 15
DULOXETINE HCL 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

22 38
MIRTAZAPINE 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

23 44
CLOPIDOGREL 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

24 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

25 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

26 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

P 27 50
WARFARIN SODIUM 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

28 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

29 31
LORAZEPAM 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

30 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

31 26
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

O 32 42
FAMOTIDINE* 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

33 62
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

34 14
NAMENDA XR 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

35 59
ATENOLOL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

36 28
BACLOFEN 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

37 73
FENOFIBRATE* 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

38 131
MEMANTINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

39 93
ALLOPURINOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

39 34
CLONIDINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

41 58
LOVASTATIN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

42 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

43 29
BUSPIRONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

43 64
SPIRONOLACTONE 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

45 61
DIAZEPAM 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

46 54
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

47 43
GLIMEPIRIDE 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

48 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

49 49
HYDRALAZINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

50 68
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

51 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

52 75
ELIQUIS 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

53 110
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

A 54 90
OLANZAPINE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 55 123
LEVETIRACETAM 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

56 80
JANUVIA 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

56 66
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

58 47
KLOR-CON 10 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

59 242
CLONAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

60 35
TRAMADOL HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

O 61 24
TIZANIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

62 56
RANITIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

62 30
OXYCODONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O 64 55
LANTUS 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

65 79
ROPINIROLE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

65 72
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

67 45
CRESTOR 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

68 60
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

69 149
INVOKANA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

70 184
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

71 63
VERAPAMIL ER 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

72 145
HUMALOG 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

73 172
PROMETHAZINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

74 76
RIVASTIGMINE* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 74 197
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

A 76 69
ZETIA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

76 102
METFORMIN HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

78 39
PROAIR HFA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

79 46
AZITHROMYCIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

A 79 53
PROPRANOLOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

79 156
PREDNISONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

82 40
KLOR-CON M20 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

82 161
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

84 52
XARELTO 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

84 92
CELECOXIB 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

86 136
BENAZEPRIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

86 48
PRIMIDONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 88 198
PAROXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

88 57
FENOFIBRATE* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 90 162
ADVAIR DISKUS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

90 109
LYRICA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

90 65
BUPROPION XL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

90 133
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 94 104
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

94 132
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

96 71
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

97 152
ONDANSETRON HCL* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

98 113
TOPIRAMATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

99 157
AMIODARONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 100 160
CEFDINIR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

A 101 129
FINASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

102 84
LEVOFLOXACIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

A 103 77
FENOFIBRATE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

103 89
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 103
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

106 99
GLIPIZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

106 67
FLUOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

106 51
SYMBICORT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

106 94
ARIPIPRAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 110 196
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

111 105
FLUCONAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

111 107
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

111 101
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 114 155
MECLIZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

115 114
VESICARE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 115 154
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 117 111
BUPROPION HCL SR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 118 158
LEVEMIR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 119 142
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

A 119 98
SUCRALFATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

119 150
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

119 95
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

119 78
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

124 91
LAMOTRIGINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 124 159
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

124 96
IBUPROFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

124 85
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

124 74
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

129 137
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 129 275
VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 131 88
ESTRADIOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

131 128
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 133 281
LANSOPRAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

133 206
NIFEDIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 133 140
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.