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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,493Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 1107

$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 1107

559 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

8% of this provider’s 559 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 559 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 23,813 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

55 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 1,350 1,090 1 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,332 924 S3 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 889 761 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 807 695 4 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 799 672 5 14
LISINOPRIL 711 560 6 2
FUROSEMIDE 640 509 7 7
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 622 525 8 34
ATENOLOL 522 414 9 19
GABAPENTIN 507 328 10 9
SIMVASTATIN 490 404 11 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 472 376 12 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 458 379 13 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 377 298 14 43
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 358 293 15 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 339 261 16 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 334 276 17 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 298 248 18 17
PAROXETINE HCL 294 216 19 45
NEXIUM 276 209 20 18
METFORMIN HCL 258 176 21 8
MIRTAZAPINE 256 246 22 61
BENAZEPRIL HCL 253 205 23 86
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 248 207 24 11
FAMOTIDINE 247 191 25 111
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 238 166 26 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 231 226 27 15
BUMETANIDE 230 206 28 123
BACLOFEN 229 178 29 133
FINASTERIDE 229 204 29 130
NATEGLINIDE 218 173 31 279
PREDNISONE 216 192 32 40
SINGULAIR 215 146 33 65
ALLOPURINOL 215 201 33 36
SUCRALFATE 209 159 35 121
CARVEDILOL 203 154 36 27
DIGOXIN 199 176 37 52
NAMENDA 197 197 38 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 191 160 39 30
DIOVAN 191 133 39 51
TRAMADOL HCL 185 127 41 26
MELOXICAM 184 151 42 25
AZITHROMYCIN 177 135 43 35
CEPHALEXIN 177 148 43 81
CRESTOR 174 119 45 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 173 168 46 46
CLOPIDOGREL 169 144 47 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 167 108 48 118
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 166 132 49 92
SERTRALINE HCL 159 97 50 20
SPIRIVA 156 135 51 57
GLYBURIDE 156 139 R 51 68
RISPERIDONE 152 106 53 79
FLUCONAZOLE 151 108 54 150
AMOXICILLIN 151 124 54 90
RANITIDINE HCL 149 89 56 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148 131 57 29
NYSTATIN 147 125 58 110
ADVAIR DISKUS 146 110 59 54
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 145 104 60 137
LIDODERM 143 138 61 140
VOLTAREN 141 114 62 265
PLAVIX 133 116 63 39
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 132 105 64 62
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 127 58 R 65 56
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 127 114 65 116
TERAZOSIN HCL 126 116 67 173
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 125 87 R 68 48
CYMBALTA 123 29 69 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122 111 70 30
GEMFIBROZIL 118 67 71 107
LACTULOSE 117 77 72 89
TRAZODONE HCL 108 45 73 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 106 101 74 32
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 105 74 75 147
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 105 80 75 122
KLOR-CON M20 102 83 77 75
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 100 74 S2 78 104
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 98 65 79 77
RAMIPRIL 93 84 80 84
ESTRADIOL 93 62 R 80 151
INSULIN SYRINGE 92 78 82 78
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 88 82 83 144
LOVASTATIN 88 77 83 55
NAPROXEN 88 69 83 80
LANTUS 88 82 83 49
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 87 64 87 131
NITROSTAT 87 74 87 188
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 86 73 89 128
LEVOFLOXACIN 85 64 90 71
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84 73 91 22
NABUMETONE 84 67 91 181
CEFDINIR 84 70 91 163
ROPINIROLE HCL 84 59 91 69
COMBIVENT 84 62 91 112
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 63 96 24
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 83 83 96 232
METRONIDAZOLE 82 67 98 301
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 79 26 99 96
MECLIZINE HCL 79 76 99 114
LIPITOR 78 60 101 109
PREMARIN 78 34 R 101 149
PROMETHAZINE HCL 77 36 R 103 44
ONDANSETRON HCL 77 44 103 211
JANUVIA 77 46 103 60
HYDROXYZINE HCL 75 51 R 106 162
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 75 41 106 94
GLIPIZIDE 74 62 108 64
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 74 74 108 184
SYMBICORT 72 48 110 124
DILTIAZEM ER 69 55 111 139
LORAZEPAM 69 47 111 155
PROAIR HFA 66 45 113 37
AMIODARONE HCL 65 61 114 199
TEMAZEPAM 65 29 114 247
ZETIA 64 51 116 76
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 64 53 116 74
ACYCLOVIR 62 41 118 350
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62 58 118 126
CEFTRIAXONE 62 57 118 227
DICYCLOMINE HCL 61 45 121 208
SPIRONOLACTONE 60 54 122 72
FLUOXETINE HCL 59 55 123 47
MUPIROCIN 59 46 123 161
LORATADINE 58 49 125 235
CELEBREX 58 50 125 85
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56 42 127 88
HALOPERIDOL 56 45 127 225
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 55 28 129 158
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54 27 130 171
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 54 53 130 154
LIDOCAINE HCL 53 49 132 242
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 52 133 98
XOPENEX HFA 51 35 134 473
NASONEX 50 30 135 206
PATADAY 50 32 135 319
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 Nov. 17, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.