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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,230Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 1107

$1.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 1107

502 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
42%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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

5% of this provider’s 502 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

34% of this provider’s 502 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 11,167 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,506 817 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 823 362 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 646 340 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 596 276 4 5
GABAPENTIN 499 195 5 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 495 254 6 3
FUROSEMIDE 461 260 7 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 415 243 8 6
METFORMIN HCL 413 180 9 8
FENOFIBRATE 386 221 10 67
CRESTOR 315 139 11 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 313 157 12 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 310 174 13 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 306 157 14 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 281 161 15 11
NEXIUM 266 59 16 18
ATENOLOL 237 107 17 19
NOVOLOG 232 146 18 127
LANTUS 230 136 19 49
IBUPROFEN 223 51 20 63
RANITIDINE HCL 218 91 21 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 209 38 22 22
CLOPIDOGREL 208 103 23 28
TRAMADOL HCL 207 55 24 26
MELOXICAM 201 96 25 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 186 94 26 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 184 101 27 30
GEMFIBROZIL 180 41 28 107
TRAZODONE HCL 169 112 29 33
SERTRALINE HCL 166 55 30 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161 81 31 16
ZETIA 157 90 32 76
SPIRIVA 154 80 33 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 150 119 34 32
DIOVAN 150 70 34 51
BYSTOLIC 147 54 36 138
LOVAZA 141 64 37 101
JANUVIA 141 80 37 60
PAROXETINE HCL 141 69 37 45
WARFARIN SODIUM 139 107 40 15
FENTANYL 137 114 S2 41 105
PLAVIX 136 77 42 39
CYMBALTA 134 38 43 50
NAMENDA 131 91 44 42
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 121 67 R 45 152
CARVEDILOL 121 77 45 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 118 82 47 34
AZITHROMYCIN 118 44 47 35
PROMETHAZINE HCL 114 53 R 49 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114 84 49 30
TIZANIDINE HCL 112 0 51 73
LYRICA 104 57 52 83
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 103 87 53 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 102 55 54 54
ROPINIROLE HCL 101 56 55 69
HUMALOG 101 16 55 226
ONDANSETRON HCL 100 60 57 211
PROAIR HFA 99 36 58 37
RISPERIDONE 98 88 59 79
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 92 58 60 96
MIRTAZAPINE 90 55 61 61
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90 51 R 61 48
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89 61 63 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84 39 64 29
NYSTATIN 84 50 64 110
PREDNISONE 83 28 66 40
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 83 54 66 179
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 81 28 R 68 56
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 81 39 S2 68 93
BUSPIRONE HCL 80 24 70 107
LEVOFLOXACIN 79 44 71 71
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 77 71 72 144
TRILIPIX 77 12 72 153
LEVETIRACETAM 76 43 74 141
CLONIDINE HCL 73 41 75 53
FAMOTIDINE 73 58 75 111
TRICOR 73 17 75 95
INSULIN SYRINGE 71 16 78 78
NOVOLIN 70-30 69 41 79 209
ACTOS 66 35 80 132
SODIUM CHLORIDE 64 58 81 186
FINASTERIDE 63 55 82 130
FLUCONAZOLE 62 21 83 150
FLUOXETINE HCL 62 0 83 47
NIASPAN 62 0 83 125
VENTOLIN HFA 62 22 83 97
LIPOFEN 61 33 10 87 428
SINGULAIR 61 28 87 65
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 61 0 87 158
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 39 90 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59 11 91 12
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59 12 91 129
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 42 93 72
EXELON 58 43 93 103
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 11 93 24
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 58 55 93 154
BACLOFEN 56 0 97 133
LIPITOR 56 29 97 109
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 55 53 99 285
AMOXICILLIN 55 15 99 90
SUCRALFATE 55 33 99 121
PEN NEEDLE 55 11 99 192
DIGOXIN 55 44 99 52
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 54 46 S3 104 343
KLOR-CON M20 53 23 105 75
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 45 106 126
MEGESTROL ACETATE 51 45 R 107 178
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 March 17, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.