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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,096Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 117 out of 1107

$873K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 134 out of 1107

662 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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

17% of this provider’s 662 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 662 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 11,429 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 1,694 1,040 S3 1 1
ENDOCET 544 316 S2 2 91
OMEPRAZOLE 348 237 3 4
LISINOPRIL 336 253 4 2
GABAPENTIN 331 214 5 9
SIMVASTATIN 316 239 6 5
METFORMIN HCL 304 218 7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 301 236 8 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 283 189 9 3
TRAMADOL HCL 264 170 10 26
FUROSEMIDE 252 186 11 7
OXYCODONE HCL 240 76 S2 12 100
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 222 123 13 22
RANITIDINE HCL 214 132 14 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 214 133 14 10
NEXIUM 207 113 16 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199 157 17 11
MELOXICAM 194 121 18 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191 165 19 16
CRESTOR 189 127 20 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 188 125 21 46
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 172 142 22 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 170 148 23 14
SERTRALINE HCL 157 82 24 20
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 146 91 25 131
OXYCONTIN 146 78 S2 25 167
WARFARIN SODIUM 145 91 27 15
PREDNISONE 128 81 28 40
CARISOPRODOL 124 0 R 29 146
ATENOLOL 124 68 29 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122 97 31 12
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 122 80 31 62
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 118 81 R 33 48
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 82 34 66
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114 89 35 30
FEXOFENADINE HCL 111 76 36 260
VERAPAMIL ER 111 96 36 113
IBUPROFEN 106 55 38 63
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 104 88 39 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 104 71 39 30
ALPRAZOLAM 104 78 39 87
PROMETHAZINE HCL 103 55 R 42 44
AZITHROMYCIN 98 72 43 35
PROAIR HFA 96 75 44 37
CLONIDINE HCL 95 70 45 53
METHOCARBAMOL 94 68 R 46 142
CLOPIDOGREL 89 59 47 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 88 28 48 47
GLYBURIDE 85 69 R 49 68
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 84 39 S2 50 156
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 82 49 S2 51 93
CARVEDILOL 82 65 51 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 78 76 53 32
TRAZODONE HCL 78 74 53 33
MUPIROCIN 77 51 55 161
ROPINIROLE HCL 76 43 56 69
CEPHALEXIN 75 51 57 81
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 75 46 R 57 56
TIZANIDINE HCL 75 29 57 73
PLAVIX 74 70 60 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73 57 61 34
FLUCONAZOLE 71 41 62 150
CLONAZEPAM 71 44 62 220
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 70 38 R 64 165
SPIRIVA 70 69 64 57
PREMARIN 69 53 R 66 149
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 69 47 66 98
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69 36 66 88
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69 45 66 59
LANTUS 68 44 70 49
GLIPIZIDE XL 68 44 70 166
CITALOPRAM HBR 68 61 70 17
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67 58 73 92
CELEBREX 65 43 74 85
DILTIAZEM ER 63 60 75 139
FENOFIBRATE 61 13 76 67
LIPITOR 60 53 77 109
SPIRONOLACTONE 59 34 78 72
EXELON 59 59 78 103
JANUVIA 58 49 80 60
AMOXICILLIN 58 31 80 90
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57 36 82 74
RAMIPRIL 55 45 83 84
SINGULAIR 53 34 84 65
MECLIZINE HCL 52 45 85 114
BUMETANIDE 51 45 86 123
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51 32 86 116
LANSOPRAZOLE 51 35 86 102
NYSTATIN 51 31 86 110
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 23 86 82
BUSPIRONE HCL 51 33 86 107
SYMBICORT 51 31 86 124
ALLOPURINOL 50 46 93 36
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. 7, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.