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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,516Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 132 out of 1107

$784K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 172 out of 1107

431 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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 431 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 431 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 14,352 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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 735 605 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 535 475 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 521 408 3 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 489 394 4 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 406 374 5 3
METFORMIN HCL 350 257 6 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 317 262 7 24
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 315 286 8 136
LOVAZA 303 238 9 101
CITALOPRAM HBR 301 272 10 17
FUROSEMIDE 293 254 11 7
RANITIDINE HCL 287 285 12 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 246 225 13 6
GABAPENTIN 217 168 14 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 204 161 15 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 193 184 16 16
LACTULOSE 192 192 17 89
PROMETHAZINE HCL 178 160 R 18 44
GLIMEPIRIDE 171 132 19 43
SERTRALINE HCL 168 165 20 20
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 164 164 21 122
CARVEDILOL 163 163 22 27
RISPERIDONE 161 154 23 79
DIGOXIN 159 148 24 52
CLOPIDOGREL 157 154 25 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 156 144 S3 26 1
TAMSULOSIN HCL 149 119 27 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 141 120 28 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 139 124 29 47
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 139 116 29 74
ALLOPURINOL 137 113 31 36
NEXIUM 137 88 31 18
ATENOLOL 137 130 31 19
NAMENDA 137 137 31 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 128 128 35 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124 114 36 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 119 109 37 96
FENOFIBRATE 119 103 37 67
PLAVIX 113 112 39 39
TRAZODONE HCL 112 66 40 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 112 112 40 32
FENTANYL 110 110 S2 42 105
PREDNISONE 106 90 43 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 102 80 44 10
CRESTOR 100 63 45 23
CLONIDINE HCL 98 90 46 53
SYNTHROID 97 77 47 70
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 95 79 R 48 165
WARFARIN SODIUM 91 89 49 15
ROPINIROLE HCL 90 85 50 69
BUSPIRONE HCL 89 83 51 107
PROPRANOLOL HCL 84 72 52 134
AZITHROMYCIN 83 70 53 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 83 54 53 13
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83 75 53 59
GLYBURIDE 79 69 R 56 68
LANTUS 79 70 56 49
SINGULAIR 78 57 58 65
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 75 59 66
INSULIN SYRINGE 74 69 60 78
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 73 59 61 119
BUPROPION XL 72 34 62 200
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71 71 63 30
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 68 68 64 154
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68 68 64 46
LIDODERM 67 67 66 140
METHOCARBAMOL 67 55 R 66 142
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65 50 R 68 48
NYSTATIN 65 61 68 110
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62 56 70 88
GEMFIBROZIL 61 42 71 107
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 59 59 72 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL 59 34 72 193
AVODART 59 59 72 204
KLOR-CON 8 58 54 75 261
MELOXICAM 57 49 76 25
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56 53 77 137
LOVASTATIN 56 45 77 55
TERAZOSIN HCL 55 46 79 173
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 55 46 79 198
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 52 50 81 294
SYMBICORT 51 46 82 124
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 51 51 82 282
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51 48 82 41
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 June 28, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.