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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,736Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 126 out of 1107

$642K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 264 out of 1107

549 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
40% 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

6% of this provider’s 549 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 549 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 14,496 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 1,095 944 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 921 826 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 552 445 3 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 480 446 4 11
FUROSEMIDE 444 404 5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 411 326 6 3
METFORMIN HCL ER 384 333 7 58
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 376 358 8 10
ATENOLOL 358 292 9 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 353 330 10 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 350 297 11 6
RANITIDINE HCL 279 258 12 21
GABAPENTIN 258 224 13 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 207 175 14 16
ALLOPURINOL 197 188 15 36
LOVASTATIN 196 165 16 55
PREDNISONE 193 155 17 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 189 179 18 30
SERTRALINE HCL 188 167 19 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 187 176 20 13
MELOXICAM 185 152 21 25
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 184 137 22 62
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182 153 23 24
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 174 173 R 24 202
WARFARIN SODIUM 157 155 25 15
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 145 88 26 74
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 143 79 S3 27 1
PROAIR HFA 139 117 28 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137 124 29 12
SYNTHROID 137 135 29 70
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 131 131 31 29
DIOVAN 126 122 32 51
METFORMIN HCL 124 103 33 8
HYDRALAZINE HCL 120 115 34 99
NEXIUM 118 70 35 18
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 116 116 R 36 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 115 113 37 43
CLOPIDOGREL 112 97 38 28
TRAMADOL HCL 107 87 39 26
PAROXETINE HCL 105 96 40 45
PROPRANOLOL HCL 104 93 41 134
CITALOPRAM HBR 104 97 41 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 103 89 43 38
DIGOXIN 88 71 44 52
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 87 70 45 46
PLAVIX 87 80 45 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85 85 47 66
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 84 76 48 185
SPIRONOLACTONE 81 56 49 72
LIPITOR 79 73 50 109
BENAZEPRIL HCL 78 75 51 86
PIROXICAM 78 54 51 299
DILTIAZEM ER 76 76 53 139
NAMENDA 75 75 54 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72 64 55 41
JANUVIA 71 68 56 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70 39 57 22
GLYBURIDE 69 67 R 58 68
TERAZOSIN HCL 69 69 58 173
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69 64 58 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 69 63 58 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69 69 58 34
CARVEDILOL 66 59 63 27
QVAR 65 65 64 304
RAMIPRIL 59 41 65 84
LEVOXYL 59 56 65 268
IBUPROFEN 58 43 67 63
CEFDINIR 56 47 68 163
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56 44 68 59
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56 40 S3 68 120
DOXEPIN HCL 56 56 68 180
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54 54 72 77
GEMFIBROZIL 51 43 73 107
VERAPAMIL ER 51 43 73 113
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 49 75 117
CRESTOR 50 44 75 23
TRAZODONE HCL 50 43 75 33
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 Dec. 14, 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.