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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,110Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 1107

$1.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 1107

827 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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

10% of this provider’s 827 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 827 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 21,105 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% 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

35 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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,084 717 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 1,049 761 2 5
LISINOPRIL 1,011 713 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 837 690 4 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 825 540 S3 5 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 819 596 6 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 672 504 7 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 526 455 8 6
CARVEDILOL 522 438 9 27
CRESTOR 466 294 10 23
METFORMIN HCL 436 341 11 8
GABAPENTIN 413 222 12 9
METFORMIN HCL ER 402 302 13 58
WARFARIN SODIUM 395 338 14 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 385 247 15 17
NEXIUM 381 255 16 18
CLOPIDOGREL 357 305 17 28
KLOR-CON 10 353 301 18 143
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 339 268 19 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 331 269 20 12
SERTRALINE HCL 318 249 21 20
RANITIDINE HCL 307 197 22 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 290 254 23 43
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 284 211 24 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 277 176 25 16
PLAVIX 268 226 26 39
SPIRIVA 251 200 27 57
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 250 190 28 62
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 244 145 29 24
MELOXICAM 233 147 30 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 233 196 30 30
TRAZODONE HCL 229 156 32 33
DIOVAN 222 201 33 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 214 179 34 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 211 161 35 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 210 171 36 29
PREDNISONE 201 147 37 40
PROAIR HFA 198 128 38 37
TRAMADOL HCL 197 129 39 26
ZETIA 196 159 40 76
CYMBALTA 191 120 41 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 189 142 42 41
ATENOLOL 176 158 43 19
DIGOXIN 176 159 43 52
VENTOLIN HFA 172 108 45 97
SUCRALFATE 167 121 46 121
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 159 99 47 46
ONGLYZA 154 136 48 205
PROMETHAZINE HCL 153 95 R 49 44
GLIPIZIDE 152 135 50 64
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 150 118 51 92
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 149 91 52 38
ALLOPURINOL 146 126 53 36
PAROXETINE HCL 140 80 54 45
JANUVIA 137 93 55 60
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 136 99 S2 56 93
TIZANIDINE HCL 134 54 57 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 132 84 58 54
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 128 67 R 59 56
FAMOTIDINE 122 106 60 111
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 121 112 61 126
IBUPROFEN 119 65 62 63
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 114 80 63 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 113 100 64 77
GLIPIZIDE XL 112 95 65 166
TRICOR 111 83 66 95
CLONIDINE HCL 110 88 67 53
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 107 66 R 68 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 101 97 69 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 85 69 66
VYTORIN 100 63 71 169
FINASTERIDE 99 76 72 130
AZITHROMYCIN 98 67 73 35
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95 76 S2 74 104
LYRICA 93 65 75 83
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 92 56 76 117
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91 75 77 30
SYNTHROID 90 65 78 70
OXYCODONE HCL 89 15 S2 79 100
LOVAZA 86 67 80 101
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 85 77 R 81 152
SOTALOL 84 60 82 222
BENICAR HCT 83 73 83 288
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 83 47 83 158
SYMBICORT 82 72 85 124
AMOXICILLIN 81 44 86 90
LANTUS 80 40 87 49
DICYCLOMINE HCL 79 38 88 208
MECLIZINE HCL 79 75 88 114
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 78 60 90 128
CELEBREX 78 28 90 85
ETODOLAC 76 32 92 210
LEVOFLOXACIN 75 53 93 71
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74 45 94 88
LABETALOL HCL 74 68 94 245
DILTIAZEM ER 73 71 96 139
TRILIPIX 72 57 97 153
BENAZEPRIL HCL 72 59 97 86
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 0 97 47
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 69 54 100 147
BUPROPION HCL SR 67 22 101 190
DIOVAN HCT 67 48 101 106
JANUMET 67 53 101 197
DEXILANT 66 34 104 212
INSULIN SYRINGE 66 32 104 78
RAMIPRIL 65 59 106 84
SINGULAIR 64 51 107 65
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63 49 108 59
QUINAPRIL HCL 63 28 108 145
MIRTAZAPINE 63 54 108 61
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63 51 108 134
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62 58 112 98
NAPROXEN 62 39 112 80
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 61 25 114 116
FENTANYL 61 38 S2 114 105
BUSPIRONE HCL 61 25 114 107
NYSTATIN 59 48 117 110
ENDOCET 59 33 S2 117 91
NOVOLIN 70-30 58 50 119 209
LANSOPRAZOLE 57 51 120 102
CEFDINIR 57 41 120 163
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 56 34 122 74
CEPHALEXIN 56 51 122 81
KLOR-CON M20 56 41 122 75
OLANZAPINE 55 46 125 176
ULORIC 55 55 125 321
LIDODERM 53 49 127 140
LORATADINE 53 32 127 235
VESICARE 52 32 129 228
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 20 130 82
PRADAXA 51 47 130 241
EXFORGE 50 50 132 221
NOVOLOG 50 25 132 127
GEMFIBROZIL 50 36 132 107
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 Feb. 19, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.