ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

19,200Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 73 out of 1107

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 82 out of 1107

941 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
36% 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

11% of this provider’s 941 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 941 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 14,974 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


Another View

This chart shows a different comparison of all providers in this specialty based on their mix of drugs and volume. Providers are grouped by similarity; those least like their peers are farthest to the right. Hover over the bars to see names of other prescribers.

← Prescribers more like their peers Prescribers less like their peers →
KEY: How to read this
chart

Fewer Prescribers
More Prescribers

This Prescriber
Hover to see more prescribers

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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 717 488 S3 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 683 584 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 666 534 3 3
LISINOPRIL 628 537 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 577 478 5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 510 389 6 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 491 396 7 12
METFORMIN HCL 397 339 8 8
FENOFIBRATE 393 317 9 67
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 351 316 10 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 334 294 11 13
GABAPENTIN 328 255 12 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 264 198 13 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 264 225 13 10
CRESTOR 243 193 15 23
MELOXICAM 219 181 16 25
LORAZEPAM 216 176 17 155
ZETIA 215 176 18 76
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 210 171 19 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 209 159 20 17
CLONIDINE HCL 204 154 21 53
ALLOPURINOL 182 155 22 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 179 163 23 16
CARVEDILOL 169 132 24 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 168 137 25 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163 154 26 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 158 139 27 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 153 153 28 32
SERTRALINE HCL 153 122 28 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150 143 30 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 148 123 31 59
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 145 92 32 74
TRAMADOL HCL 142 93 33 26
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 129 71 R 34 56
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 127 75 R 35 48
NEXIUM 118 85 36 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 101 37 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115 84 37 38
TRAZODONE HCL 112 71 39 33
BENAZEPRIL HCL 109 109 40 86
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108 107 41 30
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 106 80 42 131
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102 69 S2 43 104
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 102 46 S2 43 93
FLUOXETINE HCL 100 52 45 47
DIOVAN 98 86 46 51
ATENOLOL 94 83 47 19
DOXEPIN HCL 94 70 47 180
PREDNISONE 89 67 49 40
PAROXETINE HCL 85 60 50 45
DIAZEPAM 85 36 50 254
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 84 40 52 116
OXYCODONE HCL 84 47 S2 52 100
CEPHALEXIN 83 47 54 81
DILTIAZEM ER 81 68 55 139
PROMETHAZINE HCL 80 32 R 56 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 44 56 24
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 79 61 58 119
DIGOXIN 79 79 58 52
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78 61 60 129
VERAPAMIL ER 77 67 61 113
CLOPIDOGREL 77 66 61 28
MECLIZINE HCL 76 70 63 114
BACLOFEN 76 51 63 133
RISPERIDONE 75 48 65 79
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 74 19 S2 66 156
GLIPIZIDE ER 74 59 66 115
NAMENDA 73 73 68 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73 73 68 34
DICYCLOMINE HCL 73 46 68 208
DIOVAN HCT 73 73 68 106
ONGLYZA 73 73 68 205
KLOR-CON 10 70 60 73 143
ADVAIR DISKUS 68 59 74 54
NAPROXEN 67 51 75 80
KLOR-CON M20 63 50 76 75
TEMAZEPAM 62 41 77 247
COMBIVENT 61 45 78 112
RANITIDINE HCL 59 46 79 21
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 52 79 69
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59 55 79 99
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58 53 82 92
MIRTAZAPINE 58 39 82 61
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 40 84 66
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57 30 84 82
RAMIPRIL 56 41 86 84
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 41 87 72
JANUVIA 54 39 87 60
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 37 89 117
PLAVIX 53 46 89 39
PRADAXA 53 53 89 241
VYTORIN 53 53 89 169
ALPRAZOLAM 53 24 89 87
GLIPIZIDE 53 52 89 64
SYMBICORT 51 50 95 124
TRICOR 50 36 96 95
SPIRIVA 50 32 96 57
LOVASTATIN 50 48 96 55
LANTUS 50 40 96 49
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 50 50 96 136
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

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 25, 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.