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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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15,632Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 147 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$975K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 106 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

498 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

4% of this provider’s 336 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

38% of this provider’s 498 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

46% of this provider’s 498 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% 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

31 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

$948K

2014

$1M

2015

$975K

2016

Number of Claims

17,046

2014

15,973

2015

15,632

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
ALPRAZOLAM 851

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

104

patients, 21% of all patients

1 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 847

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

110

patients, 22% of all patients

O 2 6
LISINOPRIL 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

100

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

O 4 42
GABAPENTIN 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

5 9
OMEPRAZOLE 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

7 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

8 1
OXYCODONE HCL 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

O 9 55
FUROSEMIDE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

10 7
SIMVASTATIN 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

11 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

12 5
MELOXICAM 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

13 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

14 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

15 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

16 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

17 13
METFORMIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

18 10
CLOPIDOGREL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

19 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

20 29
LORAZEPAM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

21 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

22 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

22 32
DULOXETINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

24 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

25 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

25 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

27 14
TRAZODONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

28 25
RANITIDINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

29 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

30 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

31 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

32 26
METFORMIN HCL ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

33 39
TRAMADOL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 34 24
DIAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 54
PROAIR HFA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

36 46
CEFDINIR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

A 37 129
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

38 43
CARVEDILOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

39 21
PROMETHAZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 4% of all patients

40 76
GLIMEPIRIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

41 33
CLONAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 35
TIZANIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

42 56
BENAZEPRIL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 48
OXYCONTIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 O 45 245
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

46 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 51
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O 46 100
CLONIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 58
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 50 75
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

A 51 90
ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

52 34
AZITHROMYCIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

A 52 53
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

54 47
IBUPROFEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

55 85
SERTRALINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

56 18
PAROXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 57
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 91
FLUCONAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

59 107
ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 59 72
TORSEMIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 179
PREDNISONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

62 40
ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 28
FAMOTIDINE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 64 62
MIRTAZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

65 44
ENDOCET 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 O 65 301
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 67 74
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

68 52
LOVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 69 41
LANTUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 69 79
ONDANSETRON HCL* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

69 113
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

72 99
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. 9, 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.