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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,195Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 89 out of 1107

$955K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 105 out of 1107

666 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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

2% of this provider’s 666 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 666 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 12,731 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% 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

27 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 1,034 709 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 696 484 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 692 528 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 597 415 4 6
LISINOPRIL 542 409 5 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 514 439 6 3
FUROSEMIDE 471 374 7 7
GABAPENTIN 378 229 8 9
METFORMIN HCL 283 195 9 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 254 208 10 15
NAMENDA 252 252 11 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 239 173 12 13
ATENOLOL 236 208 13 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 213 174 14 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210 157 15 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 210 209 15 32
CEFUROXIME 207 157 17 157
RISPERIDONE 205 73 18 79
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 201 122 19 96
MELOXICAM 194 153 20 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 179 132 21 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 177 144 22 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 176 153 23 22
RANITIDINE HCL 174 78 24 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168 126 25 16
SERTRALINE HCL 168 109 25 20
TRAMADOL HCL 167 115 27 26
TRAZODONE HCL 164 57 28 33
NEXIUM 163 109 29 18
PAROXETINE HCL 156 111 30 45
MIRTAZAPINE 151 121 31 61
DIOVAN 144 99 32 51
AZITHROMYCIN 123 76 33 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109 97 34 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108 105 35 30
GLIPIZIDE 108 85 35 64
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 108 92 35 77
PLAVIX 106 99 38 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 54 39 24
IBUPROFEN 104 25 40 63
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103 86 41 59
CARVEDILOL 103 101 41 27
ABILIFY 100 47 43 170
BENAZEPRIL HCL 99 74 44 86
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99 71 44 30
CLOPIDOGREL 98 83 46 28
LIPITOR 96 62 47 109
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96 66 47 82
CLONIDINE HCL 94 64 49 53
PROAIR HFA 94 39 49 37
GLIPIZIDE ER 93 69 51 115
ALLOPURINOL 93 64 51 36
AMOXICILLIN 91 61 53 90
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90 76 54 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89 35 55 38
DIGOXIN 87 77 56 52
CYMBALTA 84 47 57 50
LEVOFLOXACIN 78 49 58 71
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77 48 59 12
CRESTOR 77 69 59 23
VENTOLIN HFA 74 34 61 97
SPIRIVA 74 52 61 57
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 28 63 54
PROMETHAZINE HCL 72 40 R 64 44
SINGULAIR 71 40 65 65
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 71 29 65 147
ALPRAZOLAM 69 49 67 87
LANTUS 68 41 68 49
COMBIVENT 68 26 68 112
ROPINIROLE HCL 67 35 70 69
EXFORGE 67 62 70 221
EXELON 64 64 72 103
COLESTIPOL HCL 64 0 72 259
JANUVIA 61 40 74 60
INSULIN SYRINGE 61 29 74 78
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 61 0 R 74 174
FENOFIBRATE 60 32 77 67
TOPIRAMATE 59 0 78 160
OLANZAPINE 54 28 79 176
BUSPIRONE HCL 53 29 80 107
DILTIAZEM ER 52 41 81 139
BUPROPION HCL SR 50 12 82 190
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50 39 R 82 56
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 May 12, 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.