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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,880Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 80 out of 1107

$950K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 106 out of 1107

702 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%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

11% of this provider’s 702 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 702 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 14,844 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 885 577 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 713 643 2 3
LISINOPRIL 626 521 3 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 534 480 4 11
OMEPRAZOLE 480 412 5 4
METFORMIN HCL 412 271 6 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 405 318 7 12
FUROSEMIDE 404 320 8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 401 324 9 6
SIMVASTATIN 329 299 10 5
TRAMADOL HCL 301 272 11 26
ATENOLOL 277 216 12 19
SERTRALINE HCL 254 209 13 20
GABAPENTIN 231 128 14 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 209 185 15 16
MELOXICAM 207 185 16 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 206 156 17 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 202 136 18 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 190 148 19 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 179 141 20 30
ALLOPURINOL 173 147 21 36
PREDNISONE 171 138 22 40
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 166 132 R 23 48
CLONIDINE HCL 152 137 24 53
NEXIUM 152 119 24 18
PROMETHAZINE HCL 150 86 R 26 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 149 133 27 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147 113 28 66
CLOPIDOGREL 146 131 29 28
AZITHROMYCIN 146 113 29 35
SYNTHROID 138 138 31 70
LANTUS 138 88 31 49
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 133 110 33 62
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 132 120 34 29
RANITIDINE HCL 132 102 34 21
CYMBALTA 128 93 36 50
ALPRAZOLAM 127 114 37 87
BUMETANIDE 127 114 37 123
PROPRANOLOL HCL 124 119 39 134
TRAZODONE HCL 117 86 40 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116 102 41 24
GLYBURIDE 116 94 R 41 68
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 114 104 43 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 113 101 44 34
DILTIAZEM ER 106 102 45 139
JANUVIA 103 100 46 60
PLAVIX 101 87 47 39
PAROXETINE HCL 100 73 48 45
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 100 79 48 88
CELEBREX 98 65 50 85
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 95 32 R 51 56
DONEPEZIL HCL 95 93 51 32
CRESTOR 92 86 53 23
DIGOXIN 90 83 54 52
NAMENDA 90 86 54 42
PROAIR HFA 89 57 56 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 88 81 57 13
MECLIZINE HCL 88 73 57 114
TORSEMIDE 87 72 59 177
SPIRONOLACTONE 86 68 60 72
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 83 74 61 82
CARVEDILOL 82 73 62 27
ENDOCET 80 26 S2 63 91
METFORMIN HCL ER 79 74 64 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77 65 65 59
GLIMEPIRIDE 76 52 66 43
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 75 34 S2 67 93
AGGRENOX 75 62 67 243
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 73 73 69 74
GLIPIZIDE 73 67 69 64
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 70 71 46
CEFUROXIME 70 59 72 157
LORAZEPAM 70 49 72 155
OXYCONTIN 68 0 S2 74 167
LANSOPRAZOLE 66 35 75 102
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65 43 76 129
INSULIN SYRINGE 65 40 76 78
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62 32 78 122
DIOVAN 62 60 78 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61 57 80 30
FENTANYL 60 40 S2 81 105
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 51 82 47
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 58 32 82 131
CARISOPRODOL 57 14 R 84 146
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 22 S2 85 104
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56 54 85 99
ROPINIROLE HCL 55 46 87 69
TRICOR 53 40 88 95
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52 39 89 119
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 52 43 89 158
ADVAIR DISKUS 51 22 91 54
LYRICA 51 37 91 83
FAMOTIDINE 50 44 93 111
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 March 11, 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.