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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,409Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$744K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 217 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

925 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

53% of this provider’s 925 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 925 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$30 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$840K

2014

$765K

2015

$744K

2016

Number of Claims

25,559

2014

24,926

2015

24,409

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 1,350

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,257

prescriptions.

210

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,309

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,202

prescriptions.

224

patients, 24% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,118

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,068

prescriptions.

196

patients, 21% of all patients

3 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,085

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,014

prescriptions.

194

patients, 21% of all patients

4 8
OMEPRAZOLE 983

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

909

prescriptions.

189

patients, 20% of all patients

5 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 803

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

762

prescriptions.

151

patients, 16% of all patients

6 15
METFORMIN HCL 780

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

132

patients, 14% of all patients

7 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 748

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

719

prescriptions.

152

patients, 16% of all patients

8 13
GLIPIZIDE 585

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

9 67
GABAPENTIN 542

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

10 9
FUROSEMIDE 530

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

11 7
ATENOLOL 495

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

12 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

13 12
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

14 52
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

15 5
ALPRAZOLAM 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

16 11
LOVASTATIN 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

17 41
MELOXICAM 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

18 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

19 14
SERTRALINE HCL 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

20 18
LEVOFLOXACIN 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

189

patients, 20% of all patients

A 21 77
CLOPIDOGREL 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

22 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

23 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

24 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

25 22
PREDNISONE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

138

patients, 15% of all patients

26 40
BUSPIRONE HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

27 64
TRAMADOL HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

O 28 24
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

133

patients, 14% of all patients

A 29 98
RANITIDINE HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

30 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

30 29
ALLOPURINOL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

32 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

33 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

34 16
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

131

patients, 14% of all patients

A 35 69
LORAZEPAM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

36 27
TRAZODONE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

37 25
AMOXICILLIN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

A 38 106
CLONIDINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

39 58
AZITHROMYCIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

A 40 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

41 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

42 23
KLOR-CON 10 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

43 242
PAROXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

44 57
CARVEDILOL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

45 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 51
BENAZEPRIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

46 48
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

48 147
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 71
GEMFIBROZIL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

50 116
FLUCONAZOLE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

51 107
DONEPEZIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 37
SPIRIVA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 74
FENOFIBRATE* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 54 162
NAPROXEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

55 115
MECLIZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

56 114
FAMOTIDINE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

57 62
CLONAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 57 35
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

59 32
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

60 70
FINASTERIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 84
INSULIN SYRINGE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 257
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 63 82
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 170
JANUVIA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

65 66
CEPHALEXIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A 66 81
LANSOPRAZOLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

66 206
NIFEDIPINE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 68 140
GLIMEPIRIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 68 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 61
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

71 47
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 72 96
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 73 103
NYSTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

74 117
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 88
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

75 137
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 86
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

78 31
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.