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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,501Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 56 out of 1107

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 69 out of 1107

613 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%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

5% of this provider’s 613 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 613 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 17,567 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 815 645 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 793 564 S3 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 744 628 3 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 740 604 4 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 649 590 5 6
SIMVASTATIN 591 482 6 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 579 459 7 12
OMEPRAZOLE 553 446 8 4
METFORMIN HCL 517 383 9 8
FUROSEMIDE 437 388 10 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 370 300 11 13
ATENOLOL 339 269 12 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 323 284 13 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 322 281 14 15
RANITIDINE HCL 314 238 15 21
GLIPIZIDE 291 245 16 64
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 276 237 17 16
CARVEDILOL 270 246 18 27
NIASPAN 266 191 19 125
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 242 214 20 29
QUINAPRIL HCL 235 206 21 145
GABAPENTIN 234 159 22 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 226 160 23 10
CRESTOR 216 132 24 23
SERTRALINE HCL 198 162 25 20
CLOPIDOGREL 193 164 26 28
CLONIDINE HCL 183 141 27 53
ALLOPURINOL 174 135 28 36
NEXIUM 167 137 29 18
PLAVIX 159 134 30 39
CYMBALTA 159 109 30 50
PREDNISONE 156 151 32 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 155 134 33 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 150 150 34 32
PROAIR HFA 144 130 35 37
LOVAZA 144 106 35 101
ALPRAZOLAM 143 119 37 87
PAROXETINE HCL 138 87 38 45
RAMIPRIL 137 103 39 84
TAMSULOSIN HCL 133 101 40 30
AZITHROMYCIN 121 100 41 35
JANUVIA 121 82 41 60
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 119 98 43 77
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119 108 43 34
MIRTAZAPINE 118 116 45 61
TRAMADOL HCL 117 96 46 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 116 90 47 82
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 113 88 48 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113 86 48 22
METFORMIN HCL ER 110 88 50 58
ROPINIROLE HCL 110 78 50 69
NAMENDA 104 104 52 42
LIPITOR 99 68 53 109
DILTIAZEM ER 99 98 53 139
DIOVAN HCT 97 77 55 106
TRAZODONE HCL 95 67 56 33
DIGOXIN 94 93 57 52
SYNTHROID 91 80 58 70
TRICOR 90 44 59 95
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 88 73 R 60 165
SPIRIVA 87 87 61 57
TORSEMIDE 84 84 62 177
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 83 83 63 92
INDAPAMIDE 80 64 64 183
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 79 71 65 131
FENOFIBRATE 78 72 66 67
BENAZEPRIL HCL 78 78 66 86
NISOLDIPINE 77 77 68 315
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75 63 69 30
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 73 65 70 126
LEXAPRO 72 59 71 219
ZETIA 72 56 71 76
PROMETHAZINE HCL 70 16 R 73 44
SYMBICORT 70 65 73 124
LANTUS 70 59 73 49
LEVOFLOXACIN 70 57 73 71
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66 63 77 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65 53 78 38
EVISTA 63 63 79 135
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 49 80 72
KLOR-CON M20 61 58 81 75
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60 52 82 88
FAMOTIDINE 58 56 83 111
LANSOPRAZOLE 58 48 83 102
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57 50 85 99
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56 38 R 86 56
TEKTURNA 55 44 87 256
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 54 41 88 198
NIFEDIPINE ER 53 52 89 168
DIOVAN 52 52 90 51
BENICAR 50 44 91 262
GLIPIZIDE ER 50 43 91 115
EXELON 50 50 91 103
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.