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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,090Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 118 out of 1107

$857K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 142 out of 1107

458 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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 avg Average for
this specialty
in Kentucky
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 458 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 458 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 15,968 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
OMEPRAZOLE 687 638 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 572 513 2 3
LISINOPRIL 562 497 3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 469 449 S3 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 468 446 5 7
SIMVASTATIN 451 421 6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 449 434 7 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 415 387 8 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 364 362 9 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 326 303 10 10
METFORMIN HCL 319 277 11 8
TRAMADOL HCL 312 244 12 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 282 237 13 16
GABAPENTIN 261 249 14 9
LIDODERM 247 245 15 140
DONEPEZIL HCL 234 234 16 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 225 213 17 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 215 192 18 12
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 213 191 19 119
NAMENDA 205 205 20 42
SERTRALINE HCL 200 174 21 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 196 196 22 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 187 187 23 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 187 182 23 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 178 155 25 43
GLYBURIDE 175 159 R 26 68
MIRTAZAPINE 164 164 27 61
LACTULOSE 161 153 28 89
NYSTATIN 155 155 29 110
EXELON 140 140 30 103
CLOPIDOGREL 139 130 31 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 136 129 32 13
PAROXETINE HCL 126 126 33 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123 123 34 29
DIOVAN 118 113 35 51
LEVOFLOXACIN 116 107 36 71
AZITHROMYCIN 111 97 37 35
PLAVIX 110 101 38 39
ATENOLOL 109 109 39 19
SULINDAC 106 104 40 224
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 102 100 41 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101 101 42 34
KLOR-CON M20 96 94 43 75
ALLOPURINOL 95 89 44 36
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 91 86 45 88
NOVOLOG 88 81 46 127
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 88 88 46 96
NEXIUM 87 75 48 18
PREDNISONE 86 86 49 40
NYAMYC 73 71 50 252
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 72 72 51 179
AMOXICILLIN 70 67 52 90
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 69 67 53 144
JANUVIA 69 69 53 60
CARAFATE 68 66 55 248
CARVEDILOL 67 58 56 27
ROPINIROLE HCL 67 67 56 69
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66 57 58 117
LOVASTATIN 65 65 59 55
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 62 62 60 154
SINGULAIR 59 52 61 65
PROAIR HFA 59 52 61 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58 51 63 38
LEXAPRO 56 56 64 219
CRESTOR 56 54 64 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 55 55 66 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 53 67 59
BACLOFEN 54 33 67 133
DIGOXIN 53 53 69 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53 35 69 30
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 51 71 171
FLUOXETINE HCL 51 49 71 47
DILTIAZEM HCL 51 51 71 239
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50 50 74 122
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 Sept. 25, 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.