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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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40,799Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 1107

$2.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 1107

774 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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

11% of this provider’s 774 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 774 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 32,855 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% 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

53 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 1,424 1,259 1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 1,231 1,010 2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,200 929 S3 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,173 1,007 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,124 996 5 5
LISINOPRIL 1,033 836 6 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 905 801 7 10
TRAMADOL HCL 717 575 8 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 700 588 9 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 698 542 10 14
METFORMIN HCL 669 525 11 8
RANITIDINE HCL 656 556 12 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 572 464 13 15
CARVEDILOL 570 455 14 27
GABAPENTIN 544 418 15 9
SERTRALINE HCL 521 377 16 20
NAMENDA 511 493 17 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 486 409 18 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 463 351 19 12
TRAZODONE HCL 456 344 20 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 431 347 21 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 429 300 22 11
CLOPIDOGREL 402 380 23 28
KLOR-CON M20 399 343 24 75
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 393 313 25 22
LANTUS 393 334 25 49
INSULIN SYRINGE 381 296 27 78
DONEPEZIL HCL 367 348 28 32
EXELON 309 292 29 103
NEXIUM 304 182 30 18
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 297 255 31 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 292 276 32 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 292 253 32 96
KLOR-CON M10 287 266 34 159
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 253 212 35 94
LACTULOSE 252 221 36 89
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 250 215 37 46
PLAVIX 245 225 38 39
NOVOLOG 245 176 38 127
CEFDINIR 233 192 40 163
RISPERIDONE 231 165 41 79
GLIMEPIRIDE 228 188 42 43
MIRTAZAPINE 221 194 43 61
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 220 213 44 122
LYRICA 217 105 45 83
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 214 171 46 16
SEROQUEL 201 151 47 182
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197 160 48 24
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 194 133 S2 49 104
FENTANYL 189 138 S2 50 105
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 184 158 51 154
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 181 151 52 116
JANUVIA 176 143 53 60
PROMETHAZINE HCL 175 136 R 54 44
BUSPIRONE HCL 175 106 54 107
DIGOXIN 170 151 56 52
MELOXICAM 168 117 57 25
LEVOFLOXACIN 164 133 58 71
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 162 94 R 59 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 161 116 60 38
CELEBREX 158 155 61 85
PREDNISONE 156 148 62 40
SPIRIVA 154 113 63 57
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 153 107 R 64 152
ROPINIROLE HCL 153 129 64 69
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 152 127 66 82
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 151 140 67 41
FLUOXETINE HCL 151 114 67 47
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 151 119 R 67 48
FAMOTIDINE 147 129 70 111
PROAIR HFA 146 91 71 37
CEFTRIAXONE 145 123 72 227
ADVAIR DISKUS 144 97 73 54
TRICOR 143 110 74 95
NYSTATIN 139 110 75 110
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 139 121 75 30
PAROXETINE HCL 137 98 77 45
CYMBALTA 135 62 78 50
ACETIC ACID 135 121 10 78 334
LIDOCAINE HCL 133 121 80 242
LEVETIRACETAM 132 123 81 141
CRESTOR 130 83 82 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 128 116 83 29
DIOVAN 127 106 84 51
ATENOLOL 120 91 85 19
LIDODERM 116 113 86 140
SYMBICORT 115 62 87 124
ALLOPURINOL 115 97 87 36
HYDRALAZINE HCL 114 104 89 99
IBUPROFEN 114 81 89 63
GLIPIZIDE 111 108 91 64
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 107 93 92 144
SYNTHROID 106 87 93 70
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 105 78 94 128
GLYBURIDE 104 100 R 95 68
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 103 55 R 96 174
NIFEDICAL XL 99 98 97 284
NYAMYC 97 89 98 252
DIOVAN HCT 97 78 98 106
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 97 96 98 171
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 96 69 101 98
LEVEMIR 96 78 101 191
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 95 75 103 88
VALPROIC ACID 95 67 103 231
SINGULAIR 94 71 105 65
CLONIDINE HCL 93 82 106 53
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 91 57 S2 107 93
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 90 75 108 137
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 89 69 109 62
HYDROXYZINE HCL 89 75 R 109 162
ACTOS 89 75 109 132
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 89 72 109 172
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 88 81 113 207
FENOFIBRATE 88 63 113 67
VENTOLIN HFA 87 53 115 97
MEGESTROL ACETATE 86 75 R 116 178
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 84 81 117 264
COMBIVENT 84 71 117 112
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83 77 119 59
BENAZEPRIL HCL 79 79 120 86
HALOPERIDOL 78 78 121 225
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 78 63 121 179
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 78 74 S3 121 120
PHENYTOIN 77 27 124 269
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 55 125 66
DILTIAZEM HCL 76 76 125 239
PROCRIT 75 72 127 274
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 74 59 128 131
BACLOFEN 74 38 128 133
SODIUM CHLORIDE 74 44 128 186
SUCRALFATE 73 70 131 121
ENDOCET 73 32 S2 131 91
TERAZOSIN HCL 73 61 131 173
NAPROXEN 70 40 134 80
METOLAZONE 70 50 134 217
LOVAZA 70 37 134 101
MEGACE ES 68 66 R 137 348
METHOCARBAMOL 67 24 R 138 142
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 47 139 72
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66 47 139 118
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65 65 141 92
ZETIA 64 49 142 76
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 64 64 142 367
GLIPIZIDE ER 63 47 144 115
VENLAFAXINE HCL 61 52 145 193
MIDODRINE HCL 59 0 146 388
TRANSDERM-SCOP 59 26 146 435
FINASTERIDE 58 58 148 130
ONDANSETRON HCL 57 54 149 211
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 33 149 195
AZITHROMYCIN 56 48 151 35
VANCOMYCIN HCL 55 21 152 317
METHOTREXATE 54 54 153 287
ESTRADIOL 54 36 R 153 151
OXYCODONE HCL 54 41 S2 153 100
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 54 15 153 216
LOPERAMIDE 53 51 157 229
SOTALOL 52 52 158 222
EVISTA 51 46 159 135
RAMIPRIL 51 51 159 84
CARAFATE 50 50 161 248
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 April 20, 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.