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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,974Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 584 out of 1107

$319K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 574 out of 1107

398 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
22% 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

3% of this provider’s 398 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 398 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 4,444 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% 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

15 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 263 192 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 247 184 2 5
LISINOPRIL 219 170 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 203 151 4 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 182 156 5 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 171 147 6 6
FUROSEMIDE 125 99 7 7
FENOFIBRATE 124 76 8 67
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 123 110 9 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121 95 10 11
ATENOLOL 117 107 11 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 114 82 12 17
METFORMIN HCL 110 83 13 8
MELOXICAM 107 92 14 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94 81 15 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83 70 16 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 81 75 17 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 48 S3 18 1
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 64 39 19 74
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 37 20 24
TRAZODONE HCL 61 36 21 33
CRESTOR 58 49 22 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 58 49 22 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58 51 22 77
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 56 53 25 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 55 49 26 15
GABAPENTIN 53 29 27 9
NEXIUM 53 26 27 18
RAMIPRIL 52 37 29 84
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 20 30 117
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. 18, 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.