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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,732Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 55 out of 1107

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 1107

905 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

6% of this provider’s 905 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 905 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 16,807 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

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 664 428 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 655 544 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 598 502 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 530 388 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 509 440 5 5
LISINOPRIL 415 316 6 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 411 306 7 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 401 350 8 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 363 300 9 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 352 289 10 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 333 329 11 32
METFORMIN HCL 318 203 12 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 317 249 13 12
MELOXICAM 314 280 14 25
NAMENDA 309 305 15 42
SERTRALINE HCL 300 244 16 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 288 249 17 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 279 196 18 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 279 234 18 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 273 230 20 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 238 186 21 43
GABAPENTIN 233 169 22 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 228 200 23 30
TRAMADOL HCL 227 186 24 26
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 221 182 25 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 206 149 26 22
NEXIUM 202 139 27 18
AZITHROMYCIN 200 158 28 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176 147 29 24
PREDNISONE 167 131 30 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 154 143 31 29
TRAZODONE HCL 153 75 32 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 152 127 33 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 151 139 34 96
CARVEDILOL 150 120 35 27
NIASPAN 143 61 36 125
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 138 131 37 98
PROMETHAZINE HCL 135 83 R 38 44
FLUOXETINE HCL 126 62 39 47
CLOPIDOGREL 122 90 40 28
NIFEDIPINE ER 121 109 41 168
FAMOTIDINE 117 108 42 111
ATENOLOL 116 84 43 19
MIRTAZAPINE 115 102 44 61
FENTANYL 114 105 S2 45 105
CRESTOR 112 85 46 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 112 68 46 38
NOVOLOG 109 77 48 127
LEVOFLOXACIN 108 93 49 71
LYRICA 107 21 50 83
DIOVAN HCT 105 87 51 106
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 105 55 R 51 48
LANTUS 104 61 53 49
PLAVIX 100 85 54 39
RANITIDINE HCL 99 87 55 21
SYNTHROID 98 73 56 70
JANUVIA 98 75 56 60
SINGULAIR 97 74 58 65
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95 63 59 66
ALLOPURINOL 94 88 60 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93 69 61 82
BUSPIRONE HCL 93 73 61 107
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91 77 63 59
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 89 87 64 207
ADVAIR DISKUS 89 68 64 54
LEVETIRACETAM 87 79 66 141
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86 61 67 34
DIGOXIN 86 70 67 52
LEXAPRO 85 67 69 219
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 84 57 70 94
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 82 59 R 71 56
CELEBREX 82 66 71 85
ROPINIROLE HCL 79 71 73 69
FENOFIBRATE 77 52 74 67
EXELON 77 77 74 103
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 76 28 76 196
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76 71 76 41
ONDANSETRON HCL 74 68 78 211
VYTORIN 74 47 78 169
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 73 48 80 74
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 48 80 72
LANSOPRAZOLE 69 53 82 102
PROAIR HFA 68 59 83 37
BUPROPION XL 68 47 83 200
CYMBALTA 68 48 83 50
LOVASTATIN 67 62 86 55
NYSTATIN 66 40 87 110
SPIRIVA 66 53 87 57
HYDROXYZINE HCL 65 35 R 89 162
LIPITOR 64 45 90 109
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61 49 91 88
LIDODERM 61 47 91 140
IBUPROFEN 61 46 91 63
OLANZAPINE 60 48 94 176
METOLAZONE 60 41 94 217
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60 42 94 147
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59 43 97 118
TRILIPIX 56 39 98 153
ESTRADIOL 55 48 R 99 151
RISPERIDONE 55 40 99 79
MECLIZINE HCL 53 42 101 114
DOXEPIN HCL 52 52 102 180
DEXILANT 52 13 102 212
ZETIA 51 43 104 76
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 June 7, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.