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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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14,020Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 193 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$668K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 276 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

437 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

12% of this provider’s 307 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

34% of this provider’s 437 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 437 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$716K

2014

$796K

2015

$668K

2016

Number of Claims

15,739

2014

16,111

2015

14,020

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 616

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

91

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

77

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

3 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

O 4 6
FUROSEMIDE 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

5 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

6 22
OMEPRAZOLE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

7 4
GABAPENTIN 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

8 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

9 3
FENTANYL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 9 124
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

11 5
TRAZODONE HCL 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

12 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

13 13
METFORMIN HCL 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

14 10
SIMVASTATIN 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

15 8
NAMENDA XR 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

16 59
CLOPIDOGREL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

17 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

18 15
ALPRAZOLAM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

19 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

20 16
MIRTAZAPINE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

20 44
PROAIR HFA 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

22 46
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

O 23 42
FAMOTIDINE* 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

24 62
PAROXETINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

25 57
GLIPIZIDE ER 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

26 146
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

27 17
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

28 32
TRAMADOL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O 29 24
ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

30 28
GLIPIZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

31 67
OXYCODONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 32 55
CITALOPRAM HBR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

33 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 14
NEXIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

35 97
ROPINIROLE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 72
PREDNISONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

37 40
CELECOXIB 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 38 136
LORAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

39 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 37
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 40 184
LOVASTATIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

42 41
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 O 43 100
VENTOLIN HFA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

44 86
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 26
FINASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 84
LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 65
DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 38
EXELON 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

49 203
MECLIZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

50 114
ONDANSETRON HCL* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

51 113
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

52 71
ARIPIPRAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 52 196
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

54 45
RANITIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

54 30
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

56 48
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

56 70
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 56 155
IBUPROFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

59 85
MELOXICAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

60 20
NITROSTAT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

61 232
RIVASTIGMINE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 62 197
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

62 31
BUSPIRONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 62 64
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

62 96
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 66 109
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

A 67 98
PROMETHAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

67 76
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

69 29
RAMIPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 70 108
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 Aug. 1, 2017.
  • 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.