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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,904Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 183 out of 1107

$843K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 148 out of 1107

695 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
33% 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

3% of this provider’s 695 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 695 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 10,571 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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 466 276 S3 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 438 347 2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 436 320 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 408 320 4 3
GABAPENTIN 346 243 5 9
LISINOPRIL 329 217 6 2
GLIMEPIRIDE 253 207 7 43
SERTRALINE HCL 236 207 8 20
SIMVASTATIN 224 156 9 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 215 182 10 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 204 149 11 12
FUROSEMIDE 197 174 12 7
METFORMIN HCL ER 179 115 13 58
TRAZODONE HCL 176 116 14 33
QUINAPRIL HCL 172 121 15 145
ALPRAZOLAM 167 122 16 87
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164 105 17 11
METFORMIN HCL 154 123 18 8
CARVEDILOL 151 128 19 27
FLUOXETINE HCL 149 114 20 47
CYMBALTA 147 104 21 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142 132 22 16
TRAMADOL HCL 131 125 23 26
ALLOPURINOL 130 115 24 36
CEPHALEXIN 125 104 25 81
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 123 109 26 77
PLAVIX 120 98 27 39
PREDNISONE 119 100 28 40
ATENOLOL 116 97 29 19
CLOPIDOGREL 115 84 30 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108 78 31 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 107 107 32 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 107 95 32 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 105 47 34 17
CRESTOR 104 71 35 23
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 101 101 36 92
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100 81 37 30
JANUVIA 99 80 38 60
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 98 77 39 62
LANSOPRAZOLE 94 85 40 102
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 79 41 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90 77 42 30
SINGULAIR 87 64 43 65
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 79 44 66
LORAZEPAM 85 71 45 155
LOVASTATIN 83 58 46 55
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81 69 R 47 48
WARFARIN SODIUM 79 78 48 15
RAMIPRIL 79 69 48 84
TEKTURNA 79 64 48 256
DIOVAN HCT 77 61 51 106
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77 71 51 82
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 73 58 53 119
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 71 57 54 10
PROAIR HFA 70 52 55 37
NABUMETONE 68 49 56 181
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67 53 57 41
LORATADINE 67 67 57 235
RANITIDINE HCL 67 42 57 21
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66 58 60 59
DICYCLOMINE HCL 66 44 60 208
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 66 52 60 128
MELOXICAM 65 38 63 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 44 63 54
BYSTOLIC 63 61 65 138
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62 16 66 179
VYTORIN 62 50 66 169
NEXIUM 60 35 68 18
QUINAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 41 68 431
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 41 70 69
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58 38 71 38
PROMETHAZINE HCL 57 22 R 72 44
SPIRIVA 57 37 72 57
FELODIPINE ER 53 41 74 218
TRICOR 51 33 75 95
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 36 76 72
SYNTHROID 50 50 76 70
CARISOPRODOL 50 24 R 76 146
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. 28, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.