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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,193Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 113 out of 1107

$997K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 94 out of 1107

543 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

9% of this provider’s 543 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 543 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 13,014 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 970 610 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 605 454 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 548 421 3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 531 425 4 3
METFORMIN HCL 415 325 5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 406 315 6 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 399 305 7 17
SIMVASTATIN 342 296 8 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 328 287 9 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 327 288 10 6
GABAPENTIN 291 201 11 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 262 240 12 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 253 199 13 11
CARVEDILOL 244 225 14 27
NEXIUM 237 183 15 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 228 163 16 13
LANTUS 227 160 17 49
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 200 177 18 10
RANITIDINE HCL 195 174 19 21
RAMIPRIL 192 151 20 84
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189 159 21 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 186 165 22 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 179 129 23 22
CHLORTHALIDONE 173 132 24 175
JANUVIA 172 146 25 60
CRESTOR 156 125 26 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 148 112 27 43
SERTRALINE HCL 139 90 28 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 133 115 29 30
CEPHALEXIN 126 96 30 81
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 97 31 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122 86 32 38
SPIRONOLACTONE 119 81 33 72
DIGOXIN 117 116 34 52
ALLOPURINOL 112 84 35 36
CLOPIDOGREL 105 74 36 28
BACLOFEN 103 51 37 133
OXYCODONE HCL 102 26 S2 38 100
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 98 62 39 94
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 97 84 40 46
PAROXETINE HCL 97 79 40 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96 85 42 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94 84 43 30
LYRICA 91 45 44 83
PROMETHAZINE HCL 91 57 R 44 44
ABILIFY 88 57 46 170
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 85 85 47 29
ENDOCET 84 13 S2 48 91
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 81 80 49 122
SPIRIVA 80 68 50 57
NAMENDA 78 78 51 42
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 78 44 51 147
MIRTAZAPINE 77 77 53 61
AZITHROMYCIN 76 57 54 35
INDAPAMIDE 74 68 55 183
PLAVIX 73 56 56 39
CYMBALTA 72 49 57 50
LEVOFLOXACIN 72 52 57 71
PREDNISONE 69 59 59 40
INSULIN SYRINGE 68 51 60 78
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67 55 61 59
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 65 22 S2 62 156
TORSEMIDE 64 43 63 177
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63 39 64 88
ADVAIR DISKUS 61 50 65 54
ATENOLOL 59 43 66 19
DIOVAN 59 53 66 51
CLONIDINE HCL 56 53 68 53
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 56 31 68 144
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 56 53 68 62
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 55 35 71 154
PROAIR HFA 55 39 71 37
DIOVAN HCT 54 48 73 106
VESICARE 53 23 74 228
HUMALOG 52 44 75 226
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52 46 75 119
DONEPEZIL HCL 52 52 75 32
MELOXICAM 51 42 78 25
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 44 78 137
NOVOLOG 51 31 78 127
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 23, 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.