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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,214Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 1107

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 48 out of 1107

713 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

14% of this provider’s 713 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 713 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 14,303 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

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 1,150 656 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 620 406 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 598 478 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 565 420 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 529 254 5 4
GABAPENTIN 473 234 6 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 460 370 7 16
METFORMIN HCL 429 226 8 8
SIMVASTATIN 420 243 9 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 400 286 10 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 382 290 11 10
FUROSEMIDE 379 254 12 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 375 277 13 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 354 221 14 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 343 223 15 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 313 235 16 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 312 190 17 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 264 197 18 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235 105 19 24
CARVEDILOL 234 108 20 27
TRAMADOL HCL 231 137 21 26
CRESTOR 228 162 22 23
SERTRALINE HCL 223 130 23 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 210 191 24 46
CLOPIDOGREL 210 155 24 28
ENDOCET 205 129 S2 26 91
TRAZODONE HCL 205 121 26 33
PLAVIX 197 137 28 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 184 133 29 14
HYDRALAZINE HCL 167 123 30 99
TRICOR 166 100 31 95
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161 125 32 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 159 109 33 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 156 130 34 34
JANUVIA 149 96 35 60
RANITIDINE HCL 147 66 36 21
SPIRIVA 146 78 37 57
CLONIDINE HCL 146 97 37 53
CYMBALTA 145 78 39 50
IBUPROFEN 140 68 40 63
NEXIUM 132 88 41 18
FENOFIBRATE 131 51 42 67
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 128 40 43 117
ATENOLOL 122 72 44 19
GLIPIZIDE 120 87 45 64
GLYBURIDE 114 107 R 46 68
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 113 70 47 94
PROMETHAZINE HCL 111 38 R 48 44
ZETIA 105 52 49 76
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105 88 49 41
SPIRONOLACTONE 103 66 51 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 100 65 52 38
TIZANIDINE HCL 96 38 53 73
DONEPEZIL HCL 94 94 54 32
ALLOPURINOL 94 72 54 36
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 92 55 S2 56 93
ACTOS 90 68 57 132
MELOXICAM 89 51 58 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 87 35 59 47
ALPRAZOLAM 85 67 60 87
PREDNISONE 83 64 61 40
LEVOFLOXACIN 79 54 62 71
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 79 66 62 88
EXELON 78 78 64 103
AZITHROMYCIN 78 51 64 35
PROPRANOLOL HCL 78 58 64 134
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76 17 R 67 48
RAMIPRIL 75 60 68 84
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 75 48 R 68 56
MEGESTROL ACETATE 75 46 R 68 178
PROAIR HFA 75 38 68 37
ROPINIROLE HCL 75 39 68 69
OXYCONTIN 74 21 S2 73 167
NAMENDA 74 71 73 42
BUPROPION XL 73 35 75 200
PAROXETINE HCL 72 51 76 45
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 69 41 77 98
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67 33 78 74
CELEBREX 67 57 78 85
NYSTATIN 67 35 78 110
MUPIROCIN 66 46 81 161
OXYCODONE HCL 65 22 S2 82 100
QUINAPRIL HCL 65 43 82 145
ONDANSETRON HCL 64 49 84 211
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 32 84 54
VENTOLIN HFA 64 25 84 97
RISPERIDONE 63 41 87 79
PREMARIN 62 36 R 88 149
SINGULAIR 61 37 89 65
LANTUS 61 41 89 49
MIRTAZAPINE 60 29 91 61
GEMFIBROZIL 60 53 91 107
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60 45 91 59
NOVOLOG 59 40 94 127
FENTANYL 58 46 S2 95 105
NAPROXEN 58 37 95 80
ABILIFY 57 28 97 170
METFORMIN HCL ER 57 47 97 58
GLIPIZIDE ER 57 50 97 115
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 53 53 100 184
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 40 100 66
LANSOPRAZOLE 52 37 102 102
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51 44 103 126
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50 14 R 104 162
SODIUM CHLORIDE 50 16 104 186
SEROQUEL 50 17 104 182
BUMETANIDE 50 31 104 123
DIOVAN 50 48 104 51
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 Jan. 15, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.