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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,475Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 57 out of 1107

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 1107

727 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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 727 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 727 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 13,646 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% 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

30 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 1,233 571 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 705 405 2 4
LISINOPRIL 676 499 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 666 500 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 621 446 5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 544 393 6 6
FUROSEMIDE 434 332 7 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 378 241 8 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 376 229 9 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 343 243 10 12
METFORMIN HCL 341 207 11 8
GABAPENTIN 323 144 12 9
SERTRALINE HCL 321 219 13 20
CYMBALTA 315 154 14 50
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 312 199 15 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 294 249 16 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 294 185 16 17
TRAMADOL HCL 284 179 18 26
NEXIUM 259 148 19 18
CLOPIDOGREL 259 180 19 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 249 137 21 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 247 168 22 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 240 170 23 14
ATENOLOL 215 160 24 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 212 104 25 10
CRESTOR 181 116 26 23
ETODOLAC 173 86 27 210
CARVEDILOL 167 142 28 27
PLAVIX 166 111 29 39
PROMETHAZINE HCL 165 33 R 30 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 162 114 31 54
DIOVAN 161 126 32 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 159 144 33 34
PROAIR HFA 156 99 34 37
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 145 110 35 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 144 127 36 32
RANITIDINE HCL 144 79 36 21
SPIRIVA 141 92 38 57
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 136 26 R 39 56
ESTRADIOL 130 34 R 40 151
METFORMIN HCL ER 127 84 41 58
LYRICA 122 43 42 83
MIRTAZAPINE 116 105 43 61
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 116 67 43 129
LANTUS 116 82 43 49
PREDNISONE 113 97 46 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 112 78 47 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 112 44 47 43
JANUVIA 111 55 49 60
ENDOCET 106 25 S2 50 91
DIGOXIN 105 93 51 52
ZETIA 101 92 52 76
TOPIRAMATE 99 11 53 160
QUINAPRIL HCL 96 63 54 145
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95 55 55 38
TRICOR 95 33 55 95
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 80 57 66
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 87 32 S2 58 93
TORSEMIDE 87 80 58 177
MELOXICAM 84 57 60 25
ALLOPURINOL 82 64 61 36
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 82 20 61 117
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 81 66 63 77
FENOFIBRATE 77 39 64 67
TRAZODONE HCL 76 0 65 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76 58 65 94
AZITHROMYCIN 72 36 67 35
KLOR-CON M20 71 51 68 75
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71 43 R 68 48
LIPITOR 71 35 68 109
BUPROPION XL 70 40 71 200
PAROXETINE HCL 69 16 72 45
RAMIPRIL 69 60 72 84
SINGULAIR 69 34 72 65
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 47 75 59
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67 29 76 82
CLONIDINE HCL 66 34 77 53
LEVOFLOXACIN 66 52 77 71
NAMENDA 65 57 79 42
RISPERIDONE 65 41 79 79
BUPROPION HCL SR 64 24 81 190
PREMARIN 64 37 R 81 149
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 63 44 83 131
OXYCODONE HCL 62 26 S2 84 100
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62 41 84 88
ROPINIROLE HCL 61 38 86 69
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60 35 87 92
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 60 23 S3 87 120
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60 56 87 126
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 46 90 24
FLUOXETINE HCL 59 36 90 47
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 58 21 92 74
INSULIN SYRINGE 58 38 92 78
CEFDINIR 58 47 92 163
LORAZEPAM 57 49 95 155
LANSOPRAZOLE 57 35 95 102
CELEBREX 56 45 97 85
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54 54 98 41
TRILIPIX 54 39 98 153
IBUPROFEN 54 28 98 63
GLIPIZIDE ER 51 43 101 115
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51 45 101 96
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 Aug. 30, 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.