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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,070Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 92 out of 1107

$848K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 144 out of 1107

526 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 526 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 526 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 10,876 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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 879 458 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 682 438 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 455 305 3 6
NEXIUM 446 222 4 18
FUROSEMIDE 434 319 5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 422 291 6 3
OMEPRAZOLE 417 235 7 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 378 263 8 14
GABAPENTIN 364 129 9 9
METFORMIN HCL 349 243 10 8
SIMVASTATIN 340 249 11 5
ATENOLOL 269 157 12 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 240 151 13 12
TRAMADOL HCL 238 137 14 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 233 218 15 15
MELOXICAM 230 131 16 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224 146 17 11
SERTRALINE HCL 208 112 18 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 192 104 19 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 191 91 20 30
ENDOCET 190 88 S2 21 91
AZITHROMYCIN 162 84 22 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 161 90 23 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 153 75 24 17
CLOPIDOGREL 151 111 25 28
CARVEDILOL 151 79 25 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 140 55 27 22
RANITIDINE HCL 138 81 28 21
TIZANIDINE HCL 135 29 29 73
CYMBALTA 127 46 30 50
CRESTOR 121 84 31 23
PROMETHAZINE HCL 121 27 R 31 44
GEMFIBROZIL 120 68 33 107
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 120 81 33 16
MIRTAZAPINE 118 84 35 61
PLAVIX 115 84 36 39
CLONIDINE HCL 113 61 37 53
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 109 68 38 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 107 52 39 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106 55 40 38
GLIMEPIRIDE 102 75 41 43
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 100 82 42 129
SINGULAIR 99 47 43 65
TRICOR 99 74 43 95
GLYBURIDE 96 43 R 45 68
PROAIR HFA 95 42 46 37
HYDRALAZINE HCL 92 58 47 99
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 92 34 R 47 56
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 91 65 49 136
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 89 79 50 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87 68 51 59
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 84 45 52 116
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 84 42 R 52 48
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 83 65 S3 54 120
ROPINIROLE HCL 82 39 55 69
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81 40 56 88
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81 39 S2 56 104
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 80 67 58 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 78 31 59 54
MECLIZINE HCL 77 54 60 114
JANUVIA 77 34 60 60
PAROXETINE HCL 77 23 60 45
PREDNISONE 75 45 63 40
DIGOXIN 75 75 63 52
COMBIVENT 75 21 63 112
LANSOPRAZOLE 73 36 66 102
CELEBREX 73 66 66 85
GLIPIZIDE 72 50 68 64
FLUCONAZOLE 72 30 68 150
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71 55 70 82
AMOXICILLIN 69 30 71 90
NABUMETONE 67 36 72 181
NYSTATIN 67 56 72 110
NOVOLIN R 65 50 74 187
SPIRIVA 65 45 74 57
IBUPROFEN 64 31 76 63
BUMETANIDE 63 34 77 123
DONEPEZIL HCL 63 63 77 32
TRAZODONE HCL 62 48 79 33
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62 24 79 98
NAMENDA 61 58 81 42
NAPROXEN 59 40 82 80
CEPHALEXIN 58 33 83 81
PEN NEEDLE 57 37 84 192
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57 32 84 118
BACLOFEN 56 0 86 133
ZETIA 55 24 87 76
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54 44 88 92
LANTUS 52 27 89 49
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 52 40 89 196
DIOVAN 52 37 89 51
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51 36 92 126
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 May 15, 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.