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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,315Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 172 out of 1107

$651K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 257 out of 1107

414 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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 414 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 414 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 9,991 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

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
OMEPRAZOLE 618 393 1 4
LISINOPRIL 468 344 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 438 255 S3 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 418 344 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 413 322 5 7
SIMVASTATIN 397 265 6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 345 258 7 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 336 284 8 14
GABAPENTIN 246 128 9 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 236 201 10 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 228 214 11 32
METFORMIN HCL 222 147 12 8
MIRTAZAPINE 191 172 13 61
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 188 142 14 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 177 125 15 17
NAMENDA 176 176 16 42
PROMETHAZINE HCL 174 97 R 17 44
MELOXICAM 173 114 18 25
ATENOLOL 169 115 19 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 165 152 20 15
TRAMADOL HCL 162 65 21 26
RANITIDINE HCL 151 104 22 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 104 23 11
RISPERIDONE 134 72 24 79
SERTRALINE HCL 131 111 25 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 124 118 26 34
PREDNISONE 118 100 27 40
CARVEDILOL 112 83 28 27
TRAZODONE HCL 111 64 29 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 109 102 30 96
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 108 96 31 13
GENERLAC 107 60 32 281
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94 65 33 59
CLOPIDOGREL 93 77 34 28
SUBOXONE 87 0 35 148
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 83 58 36 46
NOVOLIN R 82 63 37 187
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 82 58 37 88
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 82 81 37 92
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81 66 40 22
SUCRALFATE 79 56 41 121
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 78 66 42 94
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77 58 43 30
PROAIR HFA 76 35 44 37
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 74 31 45 147
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 72 24 R 46 174
CYMBALTA 72 18 46 50
GLYBURIDE 70 54 R 48 68
CRESTOR 70 36 48 23
ADVAIR DISKUS 69 40 50 54
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 68 47 51 128
JANUVIA 68 46 51 60
PAROXETINE HCL 67 49 53 45
AZITHROMYCIN 66 40 54 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63 51 55 12
DIGOXIN 63 52 55 52
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 61 42 57 131
NYSTATIN 61 36 57 110
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 58 52 59 122
FAMOTIDINE 58 54 59 111
LORATADINE 58 56 59 235
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57 57 62 82
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 19 R 63 48
ALLOPURINOL 56 54 63 36
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56 41 63 116
BUSPIRONE HCL 55 49 66 107
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 39 66 72
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54 36 68 29
PLAVIX 54 43 68 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 29 70 24
FENTANYL 52 35 S2 71 105
LEVETIRACETAM 51 28 72 141
IBUPROFEN 51 25 72 63
NEXIUM 50 25 74 18
ABILIFY 50 38 74 170
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. 6, 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.