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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,771Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 146 out of 1107

$766K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 179 out of 1107

641 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
32% 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

10% of this provider’s 641 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 641 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 11,293 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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 1,044 554 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 894 700 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 833 660 3 5
LISINOPRIL 663 499 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 504 424 5 6
FUROSEMIDE 438 383 6 7
OMEPRAZOLE 397 284 7 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 313 273 8 11
SERTRALINE HCL 304 232 9 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 283 194 10 22
METFORMIN HCL 271 183 11 8
GABAPENTIN 255 128 12 9
ALPRAZOLAM 226 126 13 87
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 221 156 14 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 209 157 15 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 206 199 16 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 192 179 17 14
MELOXICAM 187 124 18 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 186 159 19 13
FENOFIBRATE 182 132 20 67
TRAMADOL HCL 179 167 21 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167 141 22 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 158 143 23 15
NEXIUM 154 118 24 18
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 145 54 R 25 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 142 123 26 30
NIASPAN 134 85 27 125
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 126 81 28 38
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 119 55 S2 29 93
CITALOPRAM HBR 117 79 30 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 116 100 31 12
ZETIA 115 109 32 76
DONEPEZIL HCL 110 110 33 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109 70 34 29
ATENOLOL 108 82 35 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 103 58 36 47
BENAZEPRIL HCL 100 83 37 86
KLOR-CON M20 99 70 38 75
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 98 75 39 77
ROPINIROLE HCL 94 65 40 69
ADVAIR DISKUS 92 51 41 54
BUPROPION HCL SR 87 31 42 190
CYMBALTA 84 30 43 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 78 44 24
CLONIDINE HCL 79 74 45 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74 56 46 82
TAMSULOSIN HCL 71 54 47 30
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 70 58 48 172
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67 62 49 99
SINGULAIR 67 38 49 65
AZITHROMYCIN 66 48 51 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65 65 52 34
VITAMIN D2 65 56 52 237
PREMARIN 64 51 R 54 149
NAMENDA 63 63 55 42
PAROXETINE HCL 61 33 56 45
DILTIAZEM ER 61 35 56 139
CARVEDILOL 60 56 58 27
RANITIDINE HCL 59 47 59 21
PROAIR HFA 57 26 60 37
LEVOFLOXACIN 55 33 61 71
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 55 43 61 119
CRESTOR 55 42 61 23
DIOVAN HCT 53 37 64 106
KLOR-CON M10 53 47 64 159
PROVENTIL HFA 52 35 66 394
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52 31 66 118
SPIRIVA 52 48 66 57
COMBIVENT 51 39 69 112
PREDNISONE 50 32 70 40
ACTOS 50 36 70 132
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 Jan. 16, 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.