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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,230Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 177 out of 1107

$752K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 186 out of 1107

451 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
38% 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

7% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 451 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 10,431 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
LISINOPRIL 562 438 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 457 317 2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 448 265 S3 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 440 333 4 3
ATENOLOL 348 292 5 19
GABAPENTIN 343 207 6 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 342 285 7 15
SIMVASTATIN 341 266 8 5
FUROSEMIDE 333 253 9 7
METFORMIN HCL 267 184 10 8
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 252 179 11 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 251 154 12 17
NEXIUM 243 181 13 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 224 181 14 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214 189 15 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 208 178 16 6
LANTUS 186 155 17 49
PAROXETINE HCL 186 132 17 45
TRAMADOL HCL 182 126 19 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 179 144 20 16
CARVEDILOL 173 127 21 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 166 128 22 10
PROAIR HFA 162 97 23 37
RISPERIDONE 161 64 24 79
INSULIN SYRINGE 160 128 25 78
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 160 119 25 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 149 122 27 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 148 133 28 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 140 75 29 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 132 119 30 12
CLOPIDOGREL 129 110 31 28
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 115 66 32 98
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114 110 33 29
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 110 91 34 92
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109 85 35 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 106 81 36 46
CLONIDINE HCL 105 83 37 53
PLAVIX 102 88 38 39
DIGOXIN 102 80 38 52
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 101 34 R 40 48
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 94 78 41 126
TIZANIDINE HCL 90 46 42 73
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 90 45 R 42 56
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 88 67 R 44 202
RANITIDINE HCL 85 57 45 21
SPIRONOLACTONE 80 57 46 72
ADVAIR DISKUS 78 49 47 54
FLUOXETINE HCL 78 50 47 47
FINASTERIDE 77 72 49 130
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 77 63 S3 49 120
NOVOLIN 70-30 74 57 51 209
ALLOPURINOL 73 48 52 36
DIOVAN 68 67 53 51
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 67 38 54 116
JANUVIA 65 47 55 60
NAPROXEN 62 34 56 80
NIFEDIPINE ER 61 49 57 168
PROMETHAZINE HCL 61 30 R 57 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 61 57 57 32
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 58 46 60 122
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 38 S2 61 104
LYRICA 55 32 62 83
SINGULAIR 55 46 62 65
CRESTOR 54 25 64 23
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 26 S2 65 93
NITROSTAT 53 45 65 188
GLIPIZIDE 52 40 67 64
MIRTAZAPINE 52 40 67 61
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52 40 67 117
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 38 70 171
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 Jan. 27, 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.