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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,559Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 1107

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 1107

630 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

4% of this provider’s 630 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 630 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 11,653 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 1,276 598 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 842 516 2 3
LISINOPRIL 825 415 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 567 310 4 4
GABAPENTIN 486 225 5 9
FUROSEMIDE 439 264 6 7
METFORMIN HCL 429 230 7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 424 281 8 6
NEXIUM 413 192 9 18
SIMVASTATIN 400 210 10 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 395 282 11 11
LOVASTATIN 392 196 12 55
CRESTOR 325 191 13 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 318 175 14 16
TRAMADOL HCL 276 131 15 26
IBUPROFEN 271 54 16 63
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 258 93 17 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 255 155 18 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 254 141 19 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 233 139 20 14
PROAIR HFA 222 120 21 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 215 150 22 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 200 65 23 17
GEMFIBROZIL 192 80 24 107
PAROXETINE HCL 192 107 24 45
CLOPIDOGREL 192 101 24 28
RANITIDINE HCL 191 61 27 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171 67 28 24
SINGULAIR 170 78 29 65
DIOVAN 164 92 30 51
AMOXICILLIN 162 71 31 90
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161 100 32 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 158 130 33 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 157 64 34 38
CYMBALTA 151 103 35 50
NAPROXEN 145 59 36 80
TRICOR 144 60 37 95
TAMSULOSIN HCL 143 115 38 30
LANTUS 140 93 39 49
PROMETHAZINE HCL 137 53 R 40 44
GLYBURIDE 137 60 R 40 68
SPIRIVA 134 88 42 57
AVODART 134 90 42 204
CARVEDILOL 130 96 44 27
PLAVIX 126 66 45 39
INSULIN SYRINGE 125 67 46 78
SUBOXONE 122 0 47 148
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117 29 48 30
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 115 46 R 49 152
TIZANIDINE HCL 115 0 49 73
AZITHROMYCIN 114 71 51 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 112 38 52 47
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 108 47 R 53 48
JANUVIA 108 59 53 60
FENOFIBRATE 108 35 53 67
TRAZODONE HCL 108 34 53 33
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 106 46 57 118
ALLOPURINOL 105 42 58 36
LANSOPRAZOLE 99 46 59 102
ADVAIR DISKUS 98 60 60 54
SERTRALINE HCL 98 53 60 20
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 96 53 62 74
BUPROPION HCL SR 96 25 62 190
VENTOLIN HFA 95 54 64 97
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 93 19 R 65 56
ZETIA 93 46 65 76
LEVOFLOXACIN 91 41 67 71
ATENOLOL 88 21 68 19
BYSTOLIC 88 76 68 138
KLOR-CON M20 85 77 70 75
GLIPIZIDE 85 37 70 64
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84 54 72 41
TRILIPIX 83 23 73 153
MIRTAZAPINE 82 52 74 61
NASONEX 80 42 75 206
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 38 75 66
LYRICA 78 28 77 83
ROPINIROLE HCL 77 16 78 69
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 74 37 79 119
SUCRALFATE 74 37 79 121
AMITIZA 72 30 81 275
CELEBREX 72 37 81 85
MECLIZINE HCL 71 51 83 114
BACLOFEN 71 0 83 133
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 70 55 85 92
VESICARE 70 58 85 228
ENDOCET 69 18 S2 87 91
GLIPIZIDE ER 69 37 87 115
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 68 31 89 116
PREMARIN 66 47 R 90 149
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66 50 90 129
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65 43 92 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64 45 93 77
ALPRAZOLAM 63 26 94 87
DIOVAN HCT 61 26 95 106
DONEPEZIL HCL 60 60 96 32
PREDNISONE 60 38 96 40
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59 24 98 147
ONGLYZA 57 32 99 205
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57 28 99 46
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57 28 99 137
QUINAPRIL HCL 56 19 102 145
VERAPAMIL ER 56 17 102 113
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55 33 104 59
COMBIVENT 55 34 104 112
MELOXICAM 55 15 104 25
ACTOS 54 24 107 132
DIGOXIN 54 54 107 52
LORATADINE 53 29 109 235
FLUCONAZOLE 51 19 110 150
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. 24, 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.