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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,380Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 134 out of 1107

$897K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 125 out of 1107

683 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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

5% of this provider’s 683 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 683 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 14,509 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% 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

24 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 712 664 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 518 450 2 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 502 432 3 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 497 450 4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 471 436 5 3
SIMVASTATIN 460 392 6 5
LISINOPRIL 445 385 7 2
OMEPRAZOLE 397 363 8 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 385 366 9 15
NAMENDA 336 327 10 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 335 335 11 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 329 286 12 10
MIRTAZAPINE 255 247 13 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 208 198 14 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 204 192 15 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 199 190 16 82
CLOPIDOGREL 188 169 17 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 178 172 18 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 171 160 19 16
LANTUS 171 140 19 49
NYSTATIN 160 158 21 110
METFORMIN HCL 151 131 22 8
RISPERIDONE 150 150 23 79
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148 128 24 11
SERTRALINE HCL 148 133 24 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 145 137 26 46
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 143 126 27 96
ATENOLOL 137 126 28 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 133 116 29 13
CARVEDILOL 124 94 30 27
NOVOLOG 122 113 31 127
TRAZODONE HCL 120 94 32 33
ALLOPURINOL 120 111 32 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118 101 34 12
MUPIROCIN 116 113 35 161
PLAVIX 113 96 36 39
GABAPENTIN 109 69 37 9
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 108 96 38 122
LEVOFLOXACIN 106 103 39 71
BUMETANIDE 104 94 40 123
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 103 99 41 29
CRESTOR 103 90 41 23
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 98 96 43 154
AZITHROMYCIN 96 73 44 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96 91 44 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 92 83 46 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 92 67 46 30
LEVETIRACETAM 90 87 48 141
CEPHALEXIN 90 86 48 81
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87 81 50 59
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81 76 51 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 68 52 24
PROMETHAZINE HCL 78 64 R 52 44
TRAMADOL HCL 75 47 54 26
MELOXICAM 74 73 55 25
CYMBALTA 74 70 55 50
EXELON 73 63 57 103
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 71 69 58 131
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71 56 58 99
SPIRONOLACTONE 70 68 60 72
NEXIUM 66 39 61 18
DIGOXIN 65 62 62 52
ROPINIROLE HCL 65 49 62 69
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63 62 64 137
FAMOTIDINE 62 60 65 111
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59 50 66 38
FINASTERIDE 56 56 67 130
IBUPROFEN 56 43 67 63
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56 51 67 88
MORPHINE SULFATE 54 54 S2 70 308
LEXAPRO 54 54 70 219
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54 51 70 94
AMOXICILLIN 51 41 73 90
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 April 9, 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.