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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,406Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 1107

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 1107

558 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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

2% of this provider’s 558 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 558 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 21,873 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% 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

49 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,638 1,317 1 5
LISINOPRIL 1,028 781 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 904 742 3 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 812 732 4 11
METFORMIN HCL 740 509 5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 705 623 6 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 699 573 7 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 637 560 8 10
OMEPRAZOLE 632 465 9 4
GLIMEPIRIDE 543 409 10 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 451 377 11 17
MELOXICAM 417 360 12 25
RANITIDINE HCL 382 282 13 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 374 336 14 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 372 320 15 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 358 293 16 29
GABAPENTIN 323 249 17 9
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 307 258 18 46
NEXIUM 298 239 19 18
ATENOLOL 285 239 20 19
TRAZODONE HCL 281 197 21 33
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 252 186 22 74
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 231 157 23 30
CLOPIDOGREL 229 198 24 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 227 163 25 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 223 195 26 13
CRESTOR 220 182 27 23
TRICOR 219 201 28 95
PROAIR HFA 214 182 29 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 210 204 30 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 204 184 31 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 203 189 32 16
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 200 165 R 33 48
ALLOPURINOL 195 151 34 36
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 184 168 35 98
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 183 150 36 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 177 143 37 41
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173 144 38 66
TAMSULOSIN HCL 164 128 39 30
GLYBURIDE 163 150 R 40 68
DIGOXIN 161 126 41 52
LANTUS 160 59 42 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160 114 42 24
CARVEDILOL 158 131 44 27
PLAVIX 158 139 44 39
PAROXETINE HCL 155 90 46 45
NAMENDA 150 150 47 42
DIOVAN 150 128 47 51
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 149 126 S3 49 1
KLOR-CON M20 148 110 50 75
FENOFIBRATE 147 131 51 67
RAMIPRIL 145 145 52 84
TRAMADOL HCL 141 82 53 26
ROPINIROLE HCL 140 116 54 69
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 139 130 55 92
BUSPIRONE HCL 138 82 56 107
GLIPIZIDE ER 132 89 57 115
CYMBALTA 132 116 57 50
ADVAIR DISKUS 131 104 59 54
GLIPIZIDE 130 113 60 64
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 129 85 61 126
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 125 102 62 88
DILTIAZEM ER 124 115 63 139
AZITHROMYCIN 121 103 64 35
KLOR-CON 10 120 117 65 143
SPIRIVA 117 101 66 57
LEVOFLOXACIN 116 91 67 71
SUCRALFATE 114 86 68 121
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114 90 68 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 114 76 68 82
GEMFIBROZIL 113 88 71 107
JANUVIA 112 100 72 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 109 86 73 59
SERTRALINE HCL 106 67 74 20
ZETIA 104 85 75 76
INSULIN SYRINGE 100 28 76 78
SYNTHROID 85 77 77 70
NITROFURANTOIN 84 69 78 238
NIFEDIPINE ER 81 81 79 168
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80 35 80 117
MIRTAZAPINE 78 71 81 61
LANSOPRAZOLE 73 61 82 102
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 72 52 83 119
HYDRALAZINE HCL 72 72 83 99
QUINAPRIL HCL 71 71 85 145
LOVASTATIN 70 37 86 55
SINGULAIR 70 52 86 65
LOVAZA 68 39 88 101
CLONIDINE HCL 67 54 89 53
EXELON 64 64 90 103
CELEBREX 64 64 90 85
FAMOTIDINE 64 64 90 111
VENTOLIN HFA 63 46 93 97
RISPERIDONE 62 61 94 79
DIOVAN HCT 59 48 95 106
ASTEPRO 57 42 96 380
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 57 48 96 116
VENLAFAXINE HCL 56 34 98 193
TERAZOSIN HCL 56 56 98 173
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56 33 R 98 56
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54 47 101 137
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 54 54 101 184
OXAPROZIN 53 49 103 459
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 52 52 S3 104 120
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 31 104 147
FLUOXETINE HCL 51 34 106 47
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 March 5, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.