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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,701Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 102 out of 1107

$900K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 124 out of 1107

349 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%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

13% of this provider’s 349 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 349 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 12,468 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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 611 432 1 4
LISINOPRIL 517 364 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 494 434 3 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 462 312 S3 4 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 333 258 5 14
SIMVASTATIN 329 274 6 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 319 166 7 96
WARFARIN SODIUM 312 268 8 15
NAMENDA 308 230 9 42
TOPIRAMATE 307 162 10 160
METFORMIN HCL 304 214 11 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 295 228 12 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 287 183 13 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 274 215 14 32
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 271 190 15 3
LANTUS 250 212 16 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 234 163 17 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220 134 18 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 212 153 19 30
RISPERIDONE 209 93 20 79
LOVAZA 194 119 21 101
GABAPENTIN 183 84 22 9
MIRTAZAPINE 176 167 23 61
TRAMADOL HCL 161 120 24 26
DIGOXIN 159 148 25 52
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 158 110 26 13
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 154 97 27 116
PROMETHAZINE HCL 148 69 R 28 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 146 122 29 34
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 135 79 30 88
INSULIN SYRINGE 134 120 31 78
OLANZAPINE 122 24 32 176
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 118 41 33 94
CLONIDINE HCL 113 53 34 53
ACARBOSE 113 64 34 297
NOVOLOG 112 78 36 127
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 112 81 36 82
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111 63 38 16
TRAZODONE HCL 110 53 39 33
ATENOLOL 109 58 40 19
RANITIDINE HCL 106 63 41 21
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 104 95 42 184
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103 76 43 41
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 103 0 R 43 174
SODIUM CHLORIDE 101 101 45 186
BUMETANIDE 101 70 45 123
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101 85 45 22
KLOR-CON M20 98 86 48 75
PROPRANOLOL HCL 97 0 49 134
EXELON 96 89 50 103
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 96 69 50 128
CYMBALTA 93 65 52 50
SERTRALINE HCL 89 70 53 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 88 80 S2 54 104
FAMOTIDINE 87 72 55 111
CARVEDILOL 84 79 56 27
LACTULOSE 84 51 56 89
SPIRIVA 82 37 58 57
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 80 56 59 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 55 60 59
FENTANYL 78 50 S2 61 105
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76 59 62 30
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 75 46 63 147
CLOPIDOGREL 74 58 64 28
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 49 65 72
ABILIFY 73 47 65 170
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 71 69 67 144
GLYBURIDE 69 43 R 68 68
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 69 51 68 198
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68 48 70 117
PLAVIX 67 51 71 39
ALLOPURINOL 67 52 71 36
HALOPERIDOL 66 44 73 225
AZITHROMYCIN 66 37 73 35
LIDODERM 65 53 75 140
PAROXETINE HCL 64 45 76 45
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64 29 R 76 56
CARBAMAZEPINE 64 39 76 215
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 63 63 79 246
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 62 59 80 203
NOVOLIN R 61 59 81 187
CARAFATE 60 60 82 248
LIPITOR 58 36 83 109
VALPROIC ACID 58 30 83 231
CILOSTAZOL 56 51 85 194
BACLOFEN 55 42 86 133
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54 54 87 122
BUSPIRONE HCL 54 39 87 107
SINGULAIR 54 34 87 65
IBUPROFEN 54 11 87 63
FORTICAL 53 53 91 235
MELOXICAM 51 35 92 25
FINASTERIDE 50 50 93 130
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 1, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.