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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,977Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 143 out of 1107

$965K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 102 out of 1107

476 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
47%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

4% of this provider’s 476 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 476 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 6,802 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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 810 308 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 552 201 2 3
NEXIUM 447 197 3 18
METFORMIN HCL 425 186 4 8
GABAPENTIN 411 124 5 9
FUROSEMIDE 393 211 6 7
OMEPRAZOLE 391 173 7 4
LISINOPRIL 391 187 7 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 350 191 9 14
SIMVASTATIN 344 131 10 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262 174 11 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 250 104 12 6
TRAMADOL HCL 213 84 13 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 206 58 14 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 205 116 15 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 202 92 16 10
GLYBURIDE 198 79 R 17 68
CLOPIDOGREL 192 86 18 28
IBUPROFEN 188 70 19 63
CRESTOR 181 49 20 23
SERTRALINE HCL 165 69 21 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 46 22 24
RANITIDINE HCL 155 89 23 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 136 98 24 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 133 28 25 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 130 31 26 16
AZITHROMYCIN 128 65 27 35
PLAVIX 125 64 28 39
ATENOLOL 123 76 29 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 121 54 30 59
DIOVAN HCT 121 54 30 106
PROAIR HFA 121 48 30 37
SINGULAIR 118 46 33 65
LEVOFLOXACIN 116 34 34 71
TRICOR 114 17 35 95
LOVAZA 114 37 35 101
MELOXICAM 106 48 37 25
LANTUS 100 58 38 49
TIZANIDINE HCL 97 15 39 73
PROMETHAZINE HCL 96 14 R 40 44
INSULIN SYRINGE 96 47 40 78
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95 50 42 22
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 94 40 43 131
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89 47 44 12
CYMBALTA 86 0 45 50
WARFARIN SODIUM 85 29 46 15
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 82 17 47 74
LYRICA 81 27 48 83
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80 23 49 38
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79 31 50 118
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 79 19 50 137
QUINAPRIL HCL 78 47 52 145
CARVEDILOL 76 63 53 27
PREDNISONE 76 45 53 40
JANUVIA 74 44 55 60
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73 19 R 56 56
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 72 25 57 94
BUMETANIDE 69 38 58 123
ADVAIR DISKUS 69 46 58 54
FLUCONAZOLE 67 26 60 150
DONEPEZIL HCL 66 56 61 32
VYTORIN 66 15 61 169
ROPINIROLE HCL 65 29 63 69
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64 0 R 64 48
CEFDINIR 63 36 65 163
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 61 0 R 66 152
PROPRANOLOL HCL 60 47 67 134
LANSOPRAZOLE 59 0 68 102
ACTOS 58 17 69 132
JANUMET 57 17 70 197
LACTULOSE 57 16 70 89
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 28 72 88
CLONIDINE HCL 54 22 73 53
SPIRIVA 54 25 73 57
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53 33 75 34
METHOCARBAMOL 53 0 R 75 142
COMBIVENT 53 25 75 112
NAPROXEN 51 32 78 80
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 11 78 82
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 Oct. 15, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.