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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,887Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 1107

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 1107

708 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
40% 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

9% of this provider’s 708 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 708 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 17,083 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

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 1,258 818 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 773 641 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 650 523 3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 619 512 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 566 460 5 4
METFORMIN HCL 468 377 6 8
CARVEDILOL 426 366 7 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 388 306 8 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 374 288 9 12
SIMVASTATIN 365 320 10 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 356 267 11 17
NEXIUM 338 231 12 18
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 325 266 13 34
GABAPENTIN 296 235 14 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 288 182 15 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 279 210 16 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 277 229 17 6
CLOPIDOGREL 276 250 18 28
ATENOLOL 273 233 19 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 265 192 20 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 248 188 21 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 243 218 22 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 222 184 23 29
RANITIDINE HCL 219 135 24 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 214 185 25 30
MELOXICAM 207 189 26 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 198 163 27 16
PLAVIX 188 172 28 39
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 185 160 29 128
TRAZODONE HCL 182 93 30 33
DIGOXIN 180 145 31 52
NAMENDA 166 166 32 42
METFORMIN HCL ER 164 133 33 58
LANTUS 162 114 34 49
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 154 75 35 22
PROMETHAZINE HCL 150 86 R 36 44
DIOVAN 148 148 37 51
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 146 142 38 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 132 63 39 47
CRESTOR 131 106 40 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 127 118 41 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 127 106 41 41
SERTRALINE HCL 124 100 43 20
LANSOPRAZOLE 119 102 44 102
PROAIR HFA 116 86 45 37
CYMBALTA 114 57 46 50
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 113 83 47 46
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 108 72 48 116
ROPINIROLE HCL 105 90 49 69
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 102 97 50 122
GLIPIZIDE 99 60 51 64
TRAMADOL HCL 98 75 52 26
LABETALOL HCL 97 66 53 245
PREDNISONE 95 85 54 40
GEMFIBROZIL 94 83 55 107
NYSTOP 93 77 56 273
PAROXETINE HCL 93 47 56 45
RANEXA 92 64 58 272
SOTALOL 92 92 58 222
INSULIN SYRINGE 91 79 60 78
KETOCONAZOLE 91 85 60 249
JANUVIA 89 74 62 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89 51 62 38
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 87 69 64 126
LYRICA 83 65 65 83
PEN NEEDLE 83 59 65 192
SPIRONOLACTONE 82 62 67 72
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81 67 68 30
LOVASTATIN 78 57 69 55
PROPRANOLOL HCL 78 63 69 134
SYNTHROID 77 76 71 70
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 77 67 71 179
CARISOPRODOL 77 51 R 71 146
VENLAFAXINE HCL 77 53 71 193
HYDRALAZINE HCL 74 68 75 99
JANUMET 70 40 76 197
VENTOLIN HFA 70 53 76 97
AMIODARONE HCL 68 50 78 199
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 55 79 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67 63 79 82
ALLOPURINOL 66 49 81 36
VYTORIN 64 44 82 169
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64 57 82 129
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63 45 R 84 56
DETROL LA 63 63 84 223
KLOR-CON M20 62 56 86 75
FINASTERIDE 60 46 87 130
RAMIPRIL 60 55 87 84
GLIPIZIDE ER 57 47 89 115
NAPROXEN 57 17 89 80
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56 56 91 77
FAMOTIDINE 56 32 91 111
EXFORGE 55 52 93 221
CELEBREX 54 45 94 85
NYSTATIN 54 46 94 110
NOVOLIN R 51 48 96 187
DIOVAN HCT 51 50 96 106
CEPHALEXIN 51 32 96 81
GLYBURIDE 51 38 R 96 68
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 50 32 100 230
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 47 S2 100 104
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 30 100 88
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 May 3, 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.