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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,703Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 101 out of 1107

$726K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 200 out of 1107

593 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
47% 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

8% of this provider’s 593 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 593 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 11,591 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 890 523 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 675 446 2 4
LISINOPRIL 646 453 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 570 342 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 566 383 5 3
FUROSEMIDE 493 342 6 7
METFORMIN HCL 488 301 7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 379 291 8 6
INDAPAMIDE 371 286 9 183
ATENOLOL 299 181 10 19
SERTRALINE HCL 259 209 11 20
GABAPENTIN 256 152 12 9
PREDNISONE 249 209 13 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 249 182 13 16
TRAMADOL HCL 228 187 15 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 218 138 16 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 213 173 17 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 198 158 18 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 198 132 18 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 194 150 20 10
TRAZODONE HCL 183 120 21 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 173 137 22 14
CARVEDILOL 171 159 23 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 169 134 24 17
AZITHROMYCIN 162 124 25 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156 142 26 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 147 121 27 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137 58 28 11
NEXIUM 137 75 28 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 136 58 30 46
LANTUS 128 95 31 49
FLUOXETINE HCL 125 42 32 47
GLIMEPIRIDE 124 87 33 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122 83 34 30
DIGOXIN 116 101 35 52
DIOVAN 112 81 36 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108 48 37 38
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 103 50 R 38 56
ADVAIR DISKUS 99 62 39 54
CLOPIDOGREL 95 85 40 28
PROMETHAZINE HCL 93 45 R 41 44
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 92 64 R 42 48
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 91 48 S2 43 156
SPIRONOLACTONE 91 60 43 72
RANITIDINE HCL 89 45 45 21
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 86 57 46 88
LACTULOSE 86 50 46 89
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86 63 46 41
ALLOPURINOL 81 62 49 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 80 58 50 30
MIRTAZAPINE 80 59 50 61
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 76 51 52 365
FINASTERIDE 76 58 52 130
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 74 34 54 137
TIZANIDINE HCL 73 37 55 73
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73 15 55 129
NAMENDA 72 60 57 42
MUPIROCIN 70 39 58 161
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 69 37 59 98
RISPERIDONE 67 32 60 79
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 67 65 60 184
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 67 42 60 62
AMOXICILLIN 65 31 63 90
SUCRALFATE 64 21 64 121
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63 41 65 92
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63 36 65 82
BUSPIRONE HCL 63 44 65 107
LEVETIRACETAM 62 21 68 141
ZETIA 61 55 69 76
CLONIDINE HCL 61 21 69 53
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61 43 69 34
NADOLOL 59 30 72 234
WELCHOL 57 43 73 240
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56 49 74 172
JANUVIA 56 41 74 60
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56 0 74 134
FLUCONAZOLE 56 38 74 150
ALPRAZOLAM 55 29 78 87
LOPERAMIDE 54 16 79 229
EVISTA 53 49 80 135
HYDROXYZINE HCL 53 29 R 80 162
SINGULAIR 53 33 80 65
INSULIN SYRINGE 53 35 80 78
PAROXETINE HCL 52 33 84 45
GLYBURIDE 51 44 R 85 68
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 11, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.