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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,194Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

1,050 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

1% of this provider’s 870 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 1,050 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 1,050 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

$53 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

$886K

2014

$1.03M

2015

$1.34M

2016

Number of Claims

18,179

2014

21,714

2015

25,194

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 919

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

780

prescriptions.

179

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 862

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

178

patients, 17% of all patients

2 4
ALPRAZOLAM 808

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

126

patients, 12% of all patients

3 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 766

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

157

patients, 15% of all patients

O 4 6
LISINOPRIL 644

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

144

patients, 14% of all patients

5 2
SIMVASTATIN 577

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

6 8
METFORMIN HCL 524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

7 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

8 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

127

patients, 12% of all patients

9 5
FUROSEMIDE 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

10 7
GABAPENTIN 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
ATENOLOL 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

12 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

13 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

14 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

15 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

16 29
PREDNISONE 347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

222

patients, 21% of all patients

17 40
TRAMADOL HCL 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

O 18 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

19 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

19 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

21 26
LORAZEPAM 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

22 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

23 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

24 16
MELOXICAM 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

25 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

26 33
CLONAZEPAM 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

27 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

28 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

29 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

30 31
CLOPIDOGREL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

31 19
TRAZODONE HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

32 25
RANITIDINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

33 30
TIZANIDINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

34 56
CARVEDILOL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

35 21
SERTRALINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

36 18
GLIPIZIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

37 67
BENAZEPRIL HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

38 48
WARFARIN SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

39 22
ALLOPURINOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

40 34
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

41 177
PROAIR HFA 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

42 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

42 45
MIRTAZAPINE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

44 44
LEVOFLOXACIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

A 45 77
DONEPEZIL HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

46 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

47 49
VENTOLIN HFA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

48 86
CEFDINIR 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

A 49 129
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

50 52
SPIRONOLACTONE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

51 61
METFORMIN HCL ER 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

52 39
SYNTHROID 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

53 87
ESTRADIOL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

54 128
FLUOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

55 51
DIAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

56 54
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

57 36
AZITHROMYCIN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

A 58 53
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

59 70
ONDANSETRON HCL* 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

60 113
LOVASTATIN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 41
LYRICA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 65
CRESTOR 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

63 60
IBUPROFEN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

63 85
DULOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

65 38
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

66 96
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

A 67 69
ROPINIROLE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

68 72
FENOFIBRATE* 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

68 162
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 71
JANUVIA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

72 66
CLONIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

73 58
PAROXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

73 57
CELECOXIB 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 136
HYDRALAZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 68
DICYCLOMINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

77 141
FINASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

78 84
TERAZOSIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 78 151
SPIRIVA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

80 74
FLUCONAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

81 107
MECLIZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

81 114
ZETIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 83 102
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

A 84 90
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

84 137
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

84 186
GEMFIBROZIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

87 116
LANSOPRAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 87 206
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 89 50
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

89 275
CHLORTHALIDONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

91 138
CEPHALEXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

A 92 81
BUPROPION XL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

92 133
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

94 135
NITROSTAT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

95 232
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

95 130
SUCRALFATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

95 150
RAMIPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 95 108
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

99 78
AMIODARONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 100 160
VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 101 88
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 102 62
BUMETANIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 102 125
NYSTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

102 117
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. 20, 2016.
  • 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.