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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,351Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

887 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

7% of this provider’s 696 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

43% of this provider’s 887 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 887 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$1.54M

2014

$1.64M

2015

$1.66M

2016

Number of Claims

37,291

2014

36,605

2015

32,351

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,486

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,282

prescriptions.

198

patients, 22% of all patients

1 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,167

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,003

prescriptions.

142

patients, 16% of all patients

2 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 812

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

130

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 770

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

157

patients, 18% of all patients

4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 734

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

129

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 709

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

130

patients, 15% of all patients

6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 663

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

133

patients, 15% of all patients

7 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 635

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

129

patients, 15% of all patients

O 8 6
ALPRAZOLAM 630

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

9 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 625

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

10 12
SIMVASTATIN 602

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

11 8
GABAPENTIN 600

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

12 9
METFORMIN HCL 492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

13 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 446

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

14 16
CLOPIDOGREL 386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

15 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

16 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

17 15
TRAZODONE HCL 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

18 25
ALLOPURINOL 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

19 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

20 22
LORAZEPAM 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

21 27
SERTRALINE HCL 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

22 18
CLONAZEPAM 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

23 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

24 49
ATENOLOL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

25 28
FAMOTIDINE* 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

25 62
DIGOXIN 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

27 118
TRAMADOL HCL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

O 28 24
DIAZEPAM 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

29 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

29 23
CARVEDILOL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

31 21
NAMENDA XR 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

32 59
DONEPEZIL HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

33 37
DULOXETINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

34 38
LYRICA 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

35 65
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

35 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

37 14
PROAIR HFA 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

38 46
PROMETHAZINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

39 76
MIRTAZAPINE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

40 44
RANITIDINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

41 30
LOVASTATIN 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

41 41
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

43 70
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

44 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

45 33
HYDRALAZINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

46 68
MELOXICAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

47 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

P 48 50
LINZESS 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

49 168
PREDNISONE 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

50 40
ONDANSETRON HCL* 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

51 113
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

52 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

A 53 69
PAROXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

53 57
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

55 52
GLIPIZIDE 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

56 67
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

O 57 42
AZITHROMYCIN 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

A 57 53
NEXIUM 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 97
CRESTOR 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

60 60
OXYCODONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O 61 55
ROPINIROLE HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

62 72
CLONIDINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

63 58
NYSTATIN 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

64 117
FLUCONAZOLE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

65 107
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

65 32
LANTUS 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

67 79
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

A 68 90
LEVEMIR 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

68 142
SUCRALFATE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

70 150
LEVETIRACETAM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

71 80
JANUVIA 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

71 66
AMIODARONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

71 160
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

74 36
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

75 176
SPIRIVA 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

76 74
RISPERIDONE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 77 83
OLANZAPINE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 78 123
BACLOFEN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 73
CARISOPRODOL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 80 244
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

80 121
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

82 71
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

83 170
ESTRADIOL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 128
NAPROXEN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

84 115
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

84 31
FENOFIBRATE* 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 87 131
TIZANIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

88 56
LEVOFLOXACIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A 89 77
ADVAIR DISKUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

90 109
LAMOTRIGINE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 91 159
VESICARE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

92 154
AMOXICILLIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

A 93 106
HYDROXYZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

94 213
VERAPAMIL ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 95 145
SYMBICORT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

95 94
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

95 104
VENLAFAXINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

98 204
SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

99 61
DILTIAZEM HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 99 187
ONDANSETRON ODT 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

101 304
METFORMIN HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

102 39
FINASTERIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

102 84
NYAMYC 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

104 311
CARAFATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

105 319
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 105 166
ELIQUIS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

107 110
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

107 137
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

109 96
IBUPROFEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

109 85
ULORIC 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 109 256
VALSARTAN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

112 88
VENTOLIN HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

112 86
PREMARIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

114 282
HUMALOG 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

114 172
DICYCLOMINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

116 141
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 116 101
DOXEPIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 118 210
ZETIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

119 102
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

120 132
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 121 215
BUDESONIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 121 342
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 121 214
GEMFIBROZIL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 121 116
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

121 78
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 121 155
CEFTRIAXONE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

A 127 164
METOLAZONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

128 193
TOPIRAMATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 129 157
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

129 82
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 131 186
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 132 63
XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

133 92
INVANZ 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

A 133 315
CARTIA XT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 135 181
BUPROPION HCL SR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 135 158
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 137 162
NOVOLOG 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

137 175
CEFUROXIME 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

A 137 189
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

140 264
LITHIUM CARBONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 140 314
CEPHALEXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

A 140 81
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. 2, 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.