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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,787Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 1107

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 63 out of 1107

477 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

21% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

42% of this provider’s 477 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 11,540 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

46 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 1,540 762 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 775 349 2 4
LISINOPRIL 703 338 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 597 333 4 5
GABAPENTIN 577 242 5 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 569 321 6 3
METFORMIN HCL 499 319 7 8
FUROSEMIDE 453 285 8 7
MELOXICAM 318 196 9 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 317 147 10 10
NEXIUM 301 151 11 18
SERTRALINE HCL 293 142 12 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 250 179 13 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 247 124 14 17
TIZANIDINE HCL 242 70 15 73
WARFARIN SODIUM 238 190 16 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 233 124 17 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 233 133 17 12
TOPIRAMATE 231 66 19 160
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 224 125 20 16
CLOPIDOGREL 219 130 21 28
PROAIR HFA 214 106 22 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 197 129 23 14
OXYCODONE HCL 191 54 S2 24 100
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 187 56 S2 25 93
RANITIDINE HCL 186 99 26 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 175 146 27 6
ATENOLOL 172 98 28 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 167 106 29 30
SPIRIVA 164 128 30 57
DIOVAN 161 105 31 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 161 78 31 30
PLAVIX 156 99 33 39
PROMETHAZINE HCL 154 38 R 34 44
ALPRAZOLAM 149 49 35 87
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 147 110 36 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 147 67 R 36 48
TRAMADOL HCL 139 71 38 26
SPIRONOLACTONE 134 73 39 72
CRESTOR 133 66 40 23
ENDOCET 129 46 S2 41 91
TRAZODONE HCL 127 59 42 33
CYMBALTA 126 43 43 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 87 44 24
LANTUS 123 48 44 49
FLUOXETINE HCL 123 49 44 47
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 122 60 47 137
ROPINIROLE HCL 121 69 48 69
PAROXETINE HCL 120 73 49 45
MIRTAZAPINE 119 49 50 61
CARVEDILOL 118 90 51 27
SINGULAIR 117 66 52 65
TRICOR 117 36 52 95
VERAPAMIL ER 116 58 54 113
LOVAZA 116 51 54 101
BYSTOLIC 112 52 56 138
VERAPAMIL HCL 108 73 57 391
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 105 81 58 29
JANUVIA 104 56 59 60
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 104 72 59 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 103 36 61 38
ZETIA 100 80 62 76
METHADONE HCL 97 25 S2 63 201
VENTOLIN HFA 97 38 63 97
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 97 24 R 63 56
VYTORIN 96 66 66 169
GLIPIZIDE XL 95 55 67 166
ADVAIR DISKUS 92 53 68 54
GLYBURIDE 84 68 R 69 68
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82 38 70 118
GLIPIZIDE 82 55 70 64
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82 0 70 22
KLOR-CON M20 82 65 70 75
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 80 47 S3 74 120
LANSOPRAZOLE 79 52 75 102
NIASPAN 77 26 76 125
CLONAZEPAM 77 40 76 220
GLIPIZIDE ER 76 38 78 115
EVISTA 75 57 79 135
LYRICA 75 24 79 83
NAPROXEN 73 19 81 80
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71 36 82 88
METHOCARBAMOL 68 25 R 83 142
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 68 46 83 136
INSULIN SYRINGE 68 39 83 78
AZITHROMYCIN 66 25 86 35
DIGOXIN 66 40 86 52
BACLOFEN 65 33 88 133
PREDNISONE 64 46 89 40
ALLOPURINOL 61 34 90 36
PIROXICAM 60 32 91 299
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 29 S2 91 104
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60 55 91 41
CILOSTAZOL 60 30 91 194
LORATADINE 59 50 95 235
CELEBREX 58 29 96 85
GLIMEPIRIDE 57 29 97 43
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 57 27 97 116
SYMBICORT 56 15 99 124
CLONIDINE HCL 55 33 100 53
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54 32 101 117
DEXILANT 54 44 101 212
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54 44 101 147
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54 43 101 74
NITROSTAT 53 32 105 188
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 53 35 105 158
IBUPROFEN 53 14 105 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 52 41 108 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 45 108 66
ESTRADIOL 51 13 R 110 151
PREMARIN 50 0 R 111 149
DIOVAN HCT 50 28 111 106
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 Aug. 13, 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.