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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,948Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 84 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 78 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

679 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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 542 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

36% of this provider’s 679 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 679 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$627K

2014

$930K

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

11,701

2014

16,849

2015

19,948

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 847

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

130

patients, 19% of all patients

1 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 771

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

172

patients, 25% of all patients

2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 717

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

143

patients, 21% of all patients

3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 689

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

O 4 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 682

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

5 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 542

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

6 1
OMEPRAZOLE 541

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

7 4
LISINOPRIL 533

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

8 2
GABAPENTIN 471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

9 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

10 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

11 16
METFORMIN HCL 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

12 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

13 43
CLOPIDOGREL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

14 19
TRAZODONE HCL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

15 25
ALPRAZOLAM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

16 11
SIMVASTATIN 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

17 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

18 22
RANITIDINE HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

19 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

19 15
MIRTAZAPINE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

21 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

22 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

23 23
SERTRALINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

24 18
TRAMADOL HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

O 25 24
LORAZEPAM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

26 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

27 14
LOVASTATIN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

28 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

29 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

30 31
ALLOPURINOL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

31 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

32 49
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 37
CLONAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

36 26
PROAIR HFA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

37 46
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

A 38 98
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

39 32
ATENOLOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

40 28
SPIRIVA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

41 74
LEVEMIR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 142
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

43 78
FAMOTIDINE* 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

44 62
METFORMIN HCL ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

45 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

46 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

A 47 69
ONDANSETRON HCL* 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

48 113
CLONIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

49 58
ROPINIROLE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 72
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

50 99
CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

52 21
DULOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

53 38
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

A 54 119
DIGOXIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 55 118
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 71
SPIRONOLACTONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

56 61
KLOR-CON M20 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

58 161
BUSPIRONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

58 64
PREDNISONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

60 40
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 61 50
NOVOLOG 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 61 175
FLUOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 51
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

63 47
BACLOFEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 73
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 52
GLIMEPIRIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

67 33
GLIPIZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 67
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 69 75
MELOXICAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

69 20
BENAZEPRIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 48
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 152
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 63
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 68
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

74 219
JANUVIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 66
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

77 70
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 176
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

78 139
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 78 42
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

A 81 243
VICTOZA 2-PAK 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 82 347
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

82 132
LEVOFLOXACIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A 82 77
LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

85 79
FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

85 162
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

87 96
VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

87 86
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

89 130
VESICARE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 90 154
FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 91 89
HUMALOG 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

91 172
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

91 120
BYSTOLIC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 94 171
SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

95 94
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 May 19, 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.