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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,440Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 152 out of 1107

$973K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 99 out of 1107

371 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 371 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 13,448 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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
LOVAZA 464 394 1 101
SIMVASTATIN 442 370 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 417 368 3 4
LISINOPRIL 413 339 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 391 351 5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 363 300 6 3
LACTULOSE 336 286 7 89
METFORMIN HCL 325 265 8 8
CARVEDILOL 274 262 9 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 260 255 10 15
NIASPAN 254 223 11 125
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 240 209 12 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 235 224 13 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205 181 14 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 203 172 S3 15 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 180 180 16 32
SODIUM CHLORIDE 174 174 17 186
TRAMADOL HCL 159 135 18 26
LANTUS 156 156 19 49
TRAZODONE HCL 156 145 19 33
MUPIROCIN 153 78 21 161
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 149 131 22 14
RISPERIDONE 148 141 23 79
MIRTAZAPINE 147 145 24 61
NAMENDA 146 135 25 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 146 99 25 17
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 145 129 27 136
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 143 133 28 46
SERTRALINE HCL 136 125 29 20
GABAPENTIN 130 126 30 9
CHLORTHALIDONE 123 118 31 175
RANITIDINE HCL 123 98 31 21
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 120 90 R 33 174
NEXIUM 119 105 34 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 112 110 35 10
DIGOXIN 112 101 35 52
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 111 69 37 96
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 108 95 38 116
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 106 98 39 94
BUSPIRONE HCL 103 93 40 107
FAMOTIDINE 102 89 41 111
CYMBALTA 101 85 42 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100 92 43 30
CRESTOR 100 84 43 23
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 97 66 45 154
SINGULAIR 95 95 46 65
MELOXICAM 93 87 47 25
OLANZAPINE 91 72 48 176
DIOVAN HCT 89 89 49 106
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84 83 50 38
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 73 51 66
PREDNISONE 82 79 52 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81 80 53 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 78 69 54 13
KLOR-CON 10 77 74 55 143
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 77 73 55 144
VALPROIC ACID 76 74 57 231
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 75 75 58 230
FORTICAL 71 62 59 235
NITROFURANTOIN 69 55 60 238
LIDODERM 69 60 60 140
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 67 62 54
CLOPIDOGREL 66 66 63 28
RAMIPRIL 64 53 64 84
LOVASTATIN 64 64 64 55
DIOVAN 63 63 66 51
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62 50 67 92
NAPROXEN 60 54 68 80
FLUOXETINE HCL 59 49 69 47
RISPERDAL CONSTA 57 41 70 263
NYSTATIN 57 56 70 110
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56 56 72 82
DOXEPIN HCL 55 50 73 180
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55 55 73 118
LIPITOR 54 54 75 109
ACARBOSE 52 37 76 297
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50 48 77 171
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 April 7, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.