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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,436Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 71 out of 1107

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 76 out of 1107

516 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

5% of this provider’s 516 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 516 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 16,133 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 645 557 1 3
LISINOPRIL 630 554 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 585 439 S3 3 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 563 460 4 14
OMEPRAZOLE 551 405 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 495 433 6 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 455 437 7 15
GABAPENTIN 443 396 8 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 440 400 9 6
METFORMIN HCL 415 351 10 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 393 331 11 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 368 327 12 10
SIMVASTATIN 322 261 13 5
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 252 232 14 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 252 239 14 32
LANTUS 245 220 16 49
RANITIDINE HCL 235 200 17 21
CARVEDILOL 234 183 18 27
CRESTOR 232 175 19 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 222 175 20 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222 170 20 11
LOVASTATIN 209 187 22 55
DIOVAN 204 158 23 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 204 199 23 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 195 181 25 13
MELOXICAM 195 144 25 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 194 175 27 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 173 110 28 47
DIGOXIN 159 155 29 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157 128 30 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 155 146 31 46
NAMENDA 155 155 31 42
TRAMADOL HCL 146 133 33 26
ATENOLOL 130 123 34 19
NEXIUM 129 97 35 18
MIRTAZAPINE 124 112 36 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120 72 37 38
FAMOTIDINE 116 89 38 111
SUCRALFATE 115 81 39 121
ROPINIROLE HCL 114 114 40 69
CLOPIDOGREL 113 84 41 28
SERTRALINE HCL 107 76 42 20
CYMBALTA 107 75 42 50
SINGULAIR 102 84 44 65
RISPERIDONE 100 100 45 79
EXELON 100 100 45 103
SPIRIVA 100 70 45 57
PAROXETINE HCL 98 94 48 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90 69 49 22
NOVOLIN R 88 82 50 187
BUSPIRONE HCL 85 62 51 107
DIOVAN HCT 84 84 52 106
ALLOPURINOL 83 73 53 36
BACLOFEN 81 43 54 133
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 75 65 55 74
INSULIN SYRINGE 74 64 56 78
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72 62 57 116
AZITHROMYCIN 72 58 57 35
BENAZEPRIL HCL 71 60 59 86
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68 59 60 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67 55 61 118
MEGESTROL ACETATE 67 66 R 61 178
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 39 63 54
FENTANYL 62 53 S2 64 105
KLOR-CON 10 62 62 64 143
ABILIFY 62 23 64 170
KLOR-CON M20 62 48 64 75
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 56 64 66
PLAVIX 62 48 64 39
FINASTERIDE 61 53 70 130
TEKTURNA 60 51 71 256
AMIODARONE HCL 60 60 71 199
PROMETHAZINE HCL 60 39 R 71 44
SUBOXONE 59 0 74 148
TERAZOSIN HCL 59 59 74 173
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 58 58 76 184
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58 58 76 98
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 58 49 76 386
KLOR-CON M10 57 57 79 159
JANUVIA 56 56 80 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55 39 81 59
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 34 82 72
TRAZODONE HCL 54 27 82 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54 47 82 94
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 44 85 82
CLONIDINE HCL 52 41 85 53
NAPROXEN 51 37 87 80
EXFORGE 51 51 87 221
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51 40 87 179
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 50 90 77
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 46 90 117
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 50 50 90 232
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50 24 R 90 56
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 Dec. 14, 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.