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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,706Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.89M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

886 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

16% of this provider’s 777 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

44% of this provider’s 886 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 886 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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

$1.09M

2014

$1.43M

2015

$1.89M

2016

Number of Claims

19,537

2014

26,152

2015

38,706

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 2,060

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,869

prescriptions.

225

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,868

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,607

prescriptions.

239

patients, 27% of all patients

2 7
GABAPENTIN 1,622

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,400

prescriptions.

202

patients, 23% of all patients

3 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,584

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,380

prescriptions.

240

patients, 27% of all patients

4 13
SERTRALINE HCL 1,362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,235

prescriptions.

173

patients, 20% of all patients

5 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 977

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

808

prescriptions.

136

patients, 15% of all patients

6 63
LISINOPRIL 880

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

765

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

7 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 807

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

802

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

8 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 784

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

740

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

9 3
CARVEDILOL 694

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

10 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 672

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

11 12
MIRTAZAPINE 603

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

126

patients, 14% of all patients

12 44
TRAZODONE HCL 572

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

13 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 523

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

14 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 497

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

15 26
METFORMIN HCL 497

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

15 10
RANITIDINE HCL 465

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

17 30
OMEPRAZOLE 457

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

18 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 446

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

P 19 50
CLOPIDOGREL 418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

20 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

21 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

22 17
CEFTRIAXONE* 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

213

patients, 24% of all patients

A 10 23 164
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

169

patients, 19% of all patients

24 121
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

25 78
LANTUS 362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

26 79
NAMENDA XR 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

27 59
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

28 32
SUCRALFATE 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

29 150
ALLOPURINOL 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

30 34
ELIQUIS 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

31 110
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

32 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

33 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

34 23
LIDOCAINE HCL* 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

158

patients, 18% of all patients

35 191
NUEDEXTA 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

36 122
HYDRALAZINE HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

37 68
BACLOFEN 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

38 73
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

O 39 6
XARELTO 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

40 92
BUSPIRONE HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

41 64
JANUVIA 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

42 66
LEVETIRACETAM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

43 80
ONDANSETRON HCL* 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

43 113
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

45 29
RISPERIDONE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

P 46 83
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

47 43
SPIRONOLACTONE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

48 61
BUMETANIDE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

49 125
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

50 111
MUPIROCIN* 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

51 169
FAMOTIDINE* 192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

52 62
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

53 14
NYSTATIN 179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

54 117
LACTULOSE 175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

55 143
FLUOXETINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

56 51
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

57 176
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

58 297
ATENOLOL 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

59 28
PAROXETINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

60 57
SIMVASTATIN 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

61 8
DULOXETINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

62 38
PREDNISONE 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

63 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

63 15
LORAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

65 27
VALSARTAN 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 88
MEMANTINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

67 93
SPS 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

10 68 352
OLANZAPINE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 69 123
SPIRIVA 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

69 74
MEROPENEM 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

A 10 71 334
CLONIDINE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

72 271
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

72 264
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

74 120
ROPINIROLE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

75 72
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

<11 76 322
LEVEMIR 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

76 142
CLONIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

78 58
DILTIAZEM HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

79 187
LIDOCAINE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

79 285
BENAZEPRIL HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11 81 48
RIVASTIGMINE* 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

82 202
PROMETHAZINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

83 76
CARAFATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 319
CEPHALEXIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

A 84 81
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

A 84 338
BUPROPION XL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

84 133
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

88 104
RANEXA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

89 247
FINASTERIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

89 84
NOVOLOG 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

91 175
MELOXICAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

92 20
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

92 217
LEVOFLOXACIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

A 94 77
SANTYL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

95 236
LOVASTATIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 96 41
VOLTAREN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

96 224
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

98 71
VENLAFAXINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

98 204
CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 100 60
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

101 155
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

A 102 90
INVANZ 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A 103 315
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

104 188
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 152
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 105 184
HYDROXYZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

105 213
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 108 156
LYRICA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

109 65
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 110 119
DEXILANT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 111 148
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

111 96
ALPRAZOLAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

111 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

114 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 115 69
PRADAXA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 115 218
HUMALOG 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

117 172
LAMOTRIGINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 117 159
AMITIZA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 119 174
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

119 329
ARIPIPRAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 121 196
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

122 109
FLUCONAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

122 107
IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

124 85
METRONIDAZOLE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

A 125 300
AMIODARONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

126 160
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 126 131
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

128 70
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

128 166
TIZANIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

128 56
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

A 128 98
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 128 162
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 July 14, 2015.
  • 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.