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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,664Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 394 out of 1107

$422K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 459 out of 1107

672 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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
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this specialty
in Kentucky
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 672 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 672 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 4,228 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Kentucky
LISINOPRIL 440 181 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 403 192 2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 231 149 S3 3 1
GABAPENTIN 213 104 4 9
METFORMIN HCL 212 92 5 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 195 114 6 3
SIMVASTATIN 191 91 7 5
FUROSEMIDE 186 119 8 7
MELOXICAM 166 104 9 25
AMOXICILLIN 151 57 10 90
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 132 53 11 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 131 56 12 17
AZITHROMYCIN 128 57 13 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128 65 13 11
VENTOLIN HFA 127 41 15 97
FLUOXETINE HCL 122 33 16 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 118 76 17 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 104 53 18 30
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 103 48 R 19 56
WARFARIN SODIUM 101 42 20 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 94 33 21 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 93 64 22 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91 43 23 12
PROAIR HFA 90 20 24 37
NEXIUM 85 0 25 18
CEPHALEXIN 84 32 26 81
PROMETHAZINE HCL 81 24 R 27 44
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 78 46 28 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 35 29 24
CRESTOR 68 29 30 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67 50 31 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65 41 32 59
ALLOPURINOL 63 46 33 36
TIZANIDINE HCL 59 12 34 73
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 35 R 34 48
SYMBICORT 55 27 36 124
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 28 S2 36 104
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 18 S2 38 93
CLOPIDOGREL 52 22 39 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 51 51 40 32
LIDODERM 50 47 41 140
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 June 25, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.