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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,234Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 112 out of 1107

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 92 out of 1107

504 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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

13% of this provider’s 504 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 504 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 13,711 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
FUROSEMIDE 565 472 1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 524 439 2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 507 393 S3 3 1
SIMVASTATIN 465 384 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 445 352 5 3
LISINOPRIL 419 336 6 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 407 335 7 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 370 329 8 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 326 270 9 10
GABAPENTIN 318 227 10 9
NEXIUM 266 206 11 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 261 252 12 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 254 198 13 14
CARVEDILOL 217 171 14 27
RANITIDINE HCL 199 173 15 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 197 156 16 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 189 161 17 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183 149 18 11
ENDOCET 168 70 S2 19 91
EXELON 167 167 20 103
METFORMIN HCL 166 109 21 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 163 120 22 16
TRAMADOL HCL 163 139 22 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 157 118 24 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 142 134 25 30
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 140 92 S2 26 93
CYMBALTA 128 82 27 50
METFORMIN HCL ER 128 119 27 58
CRESTOR 128 96 27 23
PLAVIX 127 111 30 39
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 127 127 S3 30 120
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 126 106 32 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 126 97 32 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 123 112 34 46
CLOPIDOGREL 121 92 35 28
SERTRALINE HCL 116 108 36 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 114 81 S2 37 104
ROPINIROLE HCL 103 92 38 69
SEROQUEL 100 98 39 182
TRAZODONE HCL 96 62 40 33
FLUOXETINE HCL 96 46 40 47
ALLOPURINOL 95 93 42 36
DIGOXIN 94 60 43 52
ATENOLOL 93 84 44 19
KLOR-CON M20 88 68 45 75
HYDRALAZINE HCL 87 63 46 99
NYAMYC 86 84 47 252
ALPRAZOLAM 86 51 47 87
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86 63 47 30
OXYCODONE HCL 86 31 S2 47 100
RAMIPRIL 84 58 51 84
CELEBREX 82 76 52 85
DONEPEZIL HCL 79 79 53 32
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 79 56 53 172
PREDNISONE 76 66 55 40
LIPITOR 75 63 56 109
PROMETHAZINE HCL 75 46 R 56 44
NAMENDA 74 74 58 42
KLOR-CON M10 73 67 59 159
CLONIDINE HCL 73 59 59 53
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 72 22 61 77
LYRICA 72 47 61 83
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 71 11 S2 63 156
LACTULOSE 71 71 63 89
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71 61 63 29
DIOVAN 71 58 63 51
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 70 69 67 367
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70 68 67 117
LANTUS 67 67 69 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 45 69 24
TERAZOSIN HCL 65 43 71 173
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 64 21 72 203
FENTANYL 64 23 S2 72 105
NYSTATIN 64 63 72 110
SINGULAIR 63 45 75 65
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62 62 76 41
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60 58 77 86
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59 51 78 59
AZITHROMYCIN 59 53 78 35
LIDODERM 58 55 80 140
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57 23 R 81 56
LEVOFLOXACIN 54 47 82 71
PROAIR HFA 54 43 82 37
PROCRIT 53 53 84 274
ONGLYZA 53 26 84 205
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 51 49 86 144
HALOPERIDOL 51 51 86 225
DIOVAN HCT 50 15 88 106
TIZANIDINE HCL 50 15 88 73
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 June 20, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.