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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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7,441Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 584 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$465K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 536 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

605 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
39% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

35% of this provider’s 605 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

65% of this provider’s 605 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$493K

2014

$571K

2015

$465K

2016

Number of Claims

8,653

2014

10,121

2015

7,441

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
OXYCODONE HCL 855

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

165

patients, 27% of all patients

O 1 55
GABAPENTIN 454

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

117

patients, 19% of all patients

2 9
MELOXICAM 418

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

109

patients, 18% of all patients

3 20
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 418

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

127

patients, 21% of all patients

O 3 100
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 345

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

143

patients, 24% of all patients

O 5 6
ALPRAZOLAM 336

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

132

patients, 22% of all patients

6 11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

110

patients, 18% of all patients

O 7 42
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

O 8 230
OPANA ER 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O 9 237
FUROSEMIDE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

10 7
LYRICA 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

11 65
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

12 13
OMEPRAZOLE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

13 4
LISINOPRIL 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

14 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

15 1
CEPHALEXIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

A 16 81
SIMVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

17 8
AZITHROMYCIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

A 17 53
PROMETHAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

19 76
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

A 20 69
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

20 12
PROAIR HFA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

22 46
METFORMIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

23 10
ATENOLOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

24 28
RANITIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

25 30
CLOPIDOGREL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 19
DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

27 54
LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

28 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 45
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 95
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 Dec. 17, 2012.
  • 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.