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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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134,356Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1107

$7.83M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 1107

2,429 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 2,429 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

34% of this provider’s 2,429 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 117,242 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% 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

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

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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 7,096 6,095 S3 10 1 1
NAMENDA 4,203 4,061 10 2 42
FUROSEMIDE 3,794 3,448 10 3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 3,588 3,282 10 4 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 3,501 3,038 5 15
OMEPRAZOLE 3,431 3,029 10 6 4
LISINOPRIL 2,907 2,549 10 7 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 2,874 2,794 10 8 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 2,848 2,651 10 9 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 2,446 2,214 10 10 10
LACTULOSE 2,238 2,029 10 11 89
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 2,205 1,968 10 12 96
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 2,037 1,911 10 13 14
GABAPENTIN 2,029 1,561 14 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,997 1,831 10 15 17
SIMVASTATIN 1,978 1,715 16 5
MIRTAZAPINE 1,722 1,648 10 17 61
TRAZODONE HCL 1,688 1,494 10 18 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 1,657 1,525 10 19 82
EXELON 1,553 1,510 10 20 103
LANTUS 1,481 1,278 10 21 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 1,440 1,366 10 22 46
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,396 1,243 10 23 94
FAMOTIDINE 1,320 1,191 10 24 111
NOVOLOG 1,183 1,011 10 25 127
SERTRALINE HCL 1,178 1,066 26 20
TRAMADOL HCL 1,146 936 27 26
LIDODERM 1,096 1,022 28 140
INSULIN SYRINGE 1,071 947 10 29 78
PROMETHAZINE HCL 1,022 823 R 10 30 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 988 724 31 22
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 987 959 10 32 154
CARVEDILOL 959 840 33 27
RANITIDINE HCL 950 882 34 21
NYSTATIN 887 787 10 35 110
LEVETIRACETAM 866 733 36 141
CLOPIDOGREL 861 736 37 28
KLOR-CON M20 842 742 10 38 75
METFORMIN HCL 829 646 39 8
CYMBALTA 781 664 40 50
DIGOXIN 769 736 41 52
RISPERIDONE 756 628 42 79
TAMSULOSIN HCL 754 686 43 30
ATENOLOL 747 719 44 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 745 685 45 11
PREDNISONE 730 677 46 40
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 686 685 47 122
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 670 518 48 13
LEVOFLOXACIN 662 623 49 71
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 622 504 50 12
PLAVIX 603 532 51 39
CLONIDINE HCL 598 518 52 53
FENTANYL 592 452 S2 53 105
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 549 491 54 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 536 496 55 16
SEROQUEL 536 497 10 55 182
PAROXETINE HCL 530 444 57 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 511 429 58 34
OXYCODONE HCL 506 232 S2 59 100
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 503 344 S2 60 104
MUPIROCIN 502 431 61 161
LOPERAMIDE 498 458 10 62 229
KLOR-CON M10 476 460 10 63 159
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 476 459 63 41
BACLOFEN 472 219 65 133
ADVAIR DISKUS 466 417 66 54
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 453 427 67 144
LEXAPRO 446 409 68 219
GLIPIZIDE 441 386 69 64
ROPINIROLE HCL 434 395 70 69
ALLOPURINOL 433 410 71 36
BUSPIRONE HCL 431 394 72 107
LYRICA 426 291 73 83
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 422 322 74 88
DIOVAN 412 386 75 51
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 400 360 10 76 131
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 396 371 10 77 207
SPIRIVA 392 353 78 57
LEVEMIR 392 281 10 78 191
HYDRALAZINE HCL 380 320 80 99
FINASTERIDE 367 350 81 130
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 362 269 82 116
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 353 201 S2 83 93
PHENYTOIN 348 266 10 84 269
NEXIUM 334 254 85 18
MEGESTROL ACETATE 332 320 R 86 178
ABILIFY 331 210 87 170
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 331 270 87 59
VALPROIC ACID 323 311 10 89 231
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 320 267 90 137
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 319 274 91 29
DILTIAZEM HCL 318 301 10 92 239
SUCRALFATE 316 304 93 121
FLUOXETINE HCL 315 259 94 47
IBUPROFEN 311 198 95 63
FLUCONAZOLE 307 243 96 150
GLYBURIDE 302 278 R 97 68
FORTICAL 298 295 10 98 235
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 294 274 99 92
TIZANIDINE HCL 283 125 100 73
NYAMYC 280 271 10 101 252
TOPIRAMATE 280 162 101 160
ARICEPT 278 272 10 103 289
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 277 233 104 179
SANTYL 275 224 105 255
NOVOLIN R 270 250 106 187
SPIRONOLACTONE 259 214 107 72
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 258 235 108 128
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 258 173 R 108 56
CEPHALEXIN 255 221 110 81
CEFTRIAXONE 247 220 111 227
BUMETANIDE 240 234 112 123
SINGULAIR 237 211 113 65
OLANZAPINE 235 195 114 176
VENLAFAXINE HCL 233 183 115 193
AMIODARONE HCL 230 216 116 199
LIDOCAINE HCL 223 201 117 242
MELOXICAM 221 195 118 25
CLONIDINE 216 198 10 119 286
HYDROCORTISONE 213 150 120 280
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 213 211 120 136
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 212 172 122 38
AZITHROMYCIN 211 184 123 35
LANSOPRAZOLE 207 174 124 102
BUPROPION HCL 201 187 10 125 328
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 200 111 R 126 48
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 195 136 S2 127 156
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 194 191 128 246
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 194 142 128 171
ZETIA 193 147 130 76
ONDANSETRON HCL 193 175 10 130 211
GALANTAMINE HBR 189 188 132 277
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 187 180 133 172
METOLAZONE 186 166 134 217
TRAVATAN Z 181 181 135 311
HYDROXYZINE HCL 180 134 R 136 162
HUMALOG 177 132 137 226
BYSTOLIC 177 134 137 138
LATANOPROST 176 176 139 293
NITROFURANTOIN 176 143 139 238
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 173 164 141 196
LAMOTRIGINE 173 114 141 244
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 171 156 143 232
BUPROPION XL 169 151 144 200
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 169 116 144 285
GLIMEPIRIDE 168 149 146 43
CRESTOR 167 100 147 23
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 167 159 147 198
OXYCONTIN 165 119 S2 149 167
TAMIFLU 164 148 150 295
FENOFIBRATE 164 140 150 67
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 162 153 152 298
TRICOR 160 128 153 95
DETROL LA 160 148 153 223
CELEBREX 158 115 155 85
CARBAMAZEPINE 156 92 156 215
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 155 127 R 157 174
PROAIR HFA 155 101 157 37
LIPITOR 155 134 157 109
KETOCONAZOLE 151 146 160 249
MORPHINE SULFATE 151 149 S2 160 308
PRIMIDONE 150 134 162 251
RAMIPRIL 149 138 163 84
SODIUM CHLORIDE 148 133 164 186
RIVASTIGMINE 146 136 165 309
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 145 124 166 118
SYMBICORT 144 130 167 124
JANUVIA 141 127 168 60
NYSTOP 141 97 168 273
CEFUROXIME 139 128 170 157
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 138 137 171 336
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 138 93 171 147
VESICARE 128 110 173 228
PROPRANOLOL HCL 127 110 174 134
NIFEDIPINE ER 125 116 175 168
TIMOLOL MALEATE 122 122 176 346
NITROSTAT 121 94 177 188
ENDOCET 119 32 S2 178 91
COMBIVENT 117 100 179 112
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 116 103 180 184
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 116 113 180 126
TORSEMIDE 116 111 180 177
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 116 99 180 383
AMOXICILLIN 115 71 184 90
BUPROPION HCL SR 115 90 184 190
CARISOPRODOL 113 30 R 186 146
TERAZOSIN HCL 111 108 187 173
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 83 187 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 111 85 187 117
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 110 92 190 216
VENTOLIN HFA 108 72 191 97
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 108 86 191 62
GLUCAGEN 106 98 193 310
KLOR-CON 10 106 105 193 143
AMITIZA 105 91 195 275
MEGACE ES 104 102 R 196 348
HALOPERIDOL 104 100 196 225
LUMIGAN 103 102 198 394
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 100 96 S3 199 120
LOVAZA 100 66 199 101
SOTALOL 100 100 199 222
BENAZEPRIL HCL 100 85 199 86
METHADONE HCL 99 0 S2 203 201
WELCHOL 99 88 203 240
RENVELA 97 74 205 399
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 95 95 206 401
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 94 64 R 207 152
FLECTOR 94 86 207 347
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 93 92 209 360
QUINAPRIL HCL 92 84 210 145
LOVASTATIN 92 92 210 55
AVODART 90 80 212 204
ALPRAZOLAM 90 80 212 87
MECLIZINE HCL 89 76 214 114
METRONIDAZOLE 89 76 214 301
SSD 89 69 214 403
FEXOFENADINE HCL 88 84 217 260
BENICAR 87 86 218 262
RISPERDAL CONSTA 86 86 219 263
ERYTHROMYCIN 86 86 219 353
GEMFIBROZIL 85 50 221 107
PROPYLTHIOURACIL 83 80 10 222 406
COLCRYS 82 71 223 233
CALCITONIN-SALMON 81 81 224 301
DILTIAZEM ER 80 80 225 139
PATADAY 80 69 225 319
LABETALOL HCL 80 67 225 245
ARANESP 80 80 225 408
REBIF 79 14 229 409
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 78 59 230 119
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 78 64 230 294
DEXTROSE WITH SODIUM CHLORIDE 78 78 230 358
ACTOS 78 62 230 132
CLONAZEPAM 78 64 230 220
VANCOMYCIN HCL 76 61 235 317
AGGRENOX 76 68 235 243
METHOTREXATE 76 76 235 287
GENERLAC 75 61 238 281
NAPROXEN 73 58 239 80
PROCRIT 71 70 240 274
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 71 57 240 371
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 71 61 240 354
DETROL 71 69 10 240 414
CALCIUM ACETATE 70 40 244 416
RANEXA 68 49 245 272
XOPENEX 68 68 245 357
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67 63 247 98
VIGAMOX 67 66 247 420
TEKTURNA 67 63 247 256
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 65 49 250 203
PREMARIN 65 29 R 250 149
METFORMIN HCL ER 65 60 250 58
ESTRADIOL 65 50 R 250 151
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 63 31 254 74
OFLOXACIN 62 62 255 425
DANTROLENE SODIUM 62 36 255 425
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 61 46 257 282
LORATADINE 61 61 257 235
ALPHAGAN P 61 60 257 428
LORAZEPAM 61 58 257 155
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 61 61 257 428
ENABLEX 60 34 262 271
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 55 262 129
XARELTO 59 56 264 435
LUNESTA 59 41 264 329
GLYCOPYRROLATE 59 42 264 382
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 59 52 264 325
DRONABINOL 58 21 268 375
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 57 52 269 323
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 56 56 270 267
PRISTIQ ER 56 56 270 384
EVISTA 55 55 272 135
METHIMAZOLE 55 54 272 451
CHOLESTYRAMINE 54 38 274 349
NOVOLIN 70-30 54 50 274 209
COMTAN 52 52 276 462
MIDODRINE HCL 52 33 276 388
FORTEO 50 50 278 479
DILANTIN 50 45 278 324
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 25, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.