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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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9,398Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 420 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$504K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 480 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

276 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

8% of this provider’s 177 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

48% of this provider’s 276 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 276 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$584K

2014

$454K

2015

$504K

2016

Number of Claims

9,686

2014

8,532

2015

9,398

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 345

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

59

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

60

patients, 22% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

54

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
GABAPENTIN 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

51

patients, 18% of all patients

4 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

52

patients, 19% of all patients

5 12
RANITIDINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

46

patients, 17% of all patients

6 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

7 3
CLONAZEPAM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

8 35
SIMVASTATIN 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

8 8
METFORMIN HCL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

10 10
ATENOLOL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

11 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

12 16
CARVEDILOL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

13 21
CLOPIDOGREL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

14 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

53

patients, 19% of all patients

15 29
PREDNISONE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

80

patients, 29% of all patients

16 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

17 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

60

patients, 22% of all patients

O 18 6
FUROSEMIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

44

patients, 16% of all patients

19 7
DIAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

20 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

21 45
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

O 21 42
TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

O 23 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

24 15
ALPRAZOLAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

25 11
SERTRALINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

26 18
DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

27 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

28 23
TRAZODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

28 25
NIFEDIPINE ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

30 140
LOVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

31 41
ALLOPURINOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

32 34
BACLOFEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

33 73
AZITHROMYCIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

55

patients, 20% of all patients

A 34 53
LYRICA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

35 65
RISPERIDONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 36 83
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

37 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

37 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

39 51
CLONIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

40 58
MELOXICAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

41 20
CRESTOR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

42 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

A 43 69
IBUPROFEN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

44 85
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 44 50
PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

46 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

46 17
PROMETHAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 8% of all patients

46 76
NITROSTAT 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

49 232
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

A 50 90
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 Feb. 24, 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.