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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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20,003Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 80 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

919 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

6% of this provider’s 815 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

26% of this provider’s 919 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 919 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$1.45M

2014

$1.42M

2015

$1.37M

2016

Number of Claims

22,593

2014

20,742

2015

20,003

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 862

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

249

patients, 27% of all patients

1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 731

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

182

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 669

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

129

patients, 14% of all patients

3 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 588

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

4 22
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 543

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

218

patients, 24% of all patients

5 32
LISINOPRIL 527

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

133

patients, 14% of all patients

6 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

7 3
METFORMIN HCL 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

8 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

9 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

10 13
OMEPRAZOLE 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

11 4
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

12 47
GABAPENTIN 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

13 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

14 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

P 15 50
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

15 12
SERTRALINE HCL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

17 18
ALPRAZOLAM 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

18 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

19 43
CARVEDILOL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

20 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

21 63
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

O 22 6
ELIQUIS 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

23 110
ATENOLOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

24 28
MIRTAZAPINE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

25 44
CLOPIDOGREL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

26 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

27 23
TRAZODONE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

28 25
SIMVASTATIN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

29 8
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

30 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

30 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

32 17
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

33 91
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

34 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

34 15
TRAMADOL HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

O 36 24
METFORMIN HCL ER 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

37 39
NAMENDA XR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

38 59
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

39 120
ALLOPURINOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

40 34
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

41 70
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

42 31
PROAIR HFA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

43 46
BUSPIRONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

44 64
RANITIDINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

45 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

46 37
GLIMEPIRIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

47 33
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 78
SPIRIVA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

49 74
MELOXICAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

49 20
ONDANSETRON HCL* 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

51 113
JANUVIA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

52 66
HUMALOG 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

53 172
FLUOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

54 51
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

A 55 69
BACLOFEN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 73
FAMOTIDINE* 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

57 62
LEVOFLOXACIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

A 58 77
CLONAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

59 35
MEMANTINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

60 93
ROPINIROLE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

60 72
JANTOVEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 62 195
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

62 36
CELECOXIB 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

64 136
INDAPAMIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

65 163
PREDNISONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

66 40
BENAZEPRIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

67 48
LEVEMIR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

68 142
LEVETIRACETAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

69 80
NOVOLOG 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

70 175
CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

70 58
LORAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 27
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

73 101
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

74 61
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

75 38
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

76 166
SYMBICORT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

76 94
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

78 290
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

79 156
LANTUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

80 79
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 152
KLOR-CON M20 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

80 161
FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

83 84
NUEDEXTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 83 122
TIZANIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 85 56
TORSEMIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

86 179
AZITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

A 86 53
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 Sept. 13, 2010.
  • 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.