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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,015Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 1107

$1.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 1107

574 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

3% of this provider’s 574 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 574 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 16,059 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,011 647 1 5
LISINOPRIL 943 593 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 894 631 S3 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 877 636 4 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 732 538 5 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 682 508 6 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 634 463 7 14
OMEPRAZOLE 610 420 8 4
FUROSEMIDE 507 343 9 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 480 375 10 13
METFORMIN HCL 476 364 11 8
NEXIUM 379 218 12 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 327 236 13 16
ATENOLOL 325 239 14 19
CRESTOR 310 207 15 23
CARVEDILOL 303 261 16 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 293 141 17 22
CLOPIDOGREL 280 232 18 28
RANITIDINE HCL 277 184 19 21
SERTRALINE HCL 265 192 20 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 249 162 21 10
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 220 169 22 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 215 212 23 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 215 178 23 30
GABAPENTIN 197 101 25 9
TRAZODONE HCL 183 81 26 33
SPIRIVA 183 117 26 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 181 137 28 30
DIOVAN 179 157 29 51
PLAVIX 175 145 30 39
MELOXICAM 153 87 31 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 146 85 32 17
TRAMADOL HCL 146 105 32 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 142 93 34 12
IBUPROFEN 138 63 35 63
GLIMEPIRIDE 136 124 36 43
LANTUS 132 100 37 49
PROAIR HFA 130 61 38 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 125 66 39 29
KLOR-CON M20 122 79 40 75
ZETIA 113 54 41 76
PROMETHAZINE HCL 113 95 R 41 44
HUMALOG 110 98 43 226
ALLOPURINOL 108 71 44 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 106 26 45 47
NIASPAN 105 48 46 125
SINGULAIR 105 83 46 65
AVODART 103 69 48 204
QUINAPRIL HCL 103 93 48 145
ADVAIR DISKUS 99 71 50 54
RAMIPRIL 99 87 50 84
DIGOXIN 98 73 52 52
CYMBALTA 98 38 52 50
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 97 93 54 126
EVISTA 90 79 55 135
LOVAZA 89 46 56 101
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88 33 R 57 48
JANUVIA 88 55 57 60
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 87 65 59 46
LANSOPRAZOLE 87 68 59 102
LIPITOR 85 76 61 109
VYTORIN 84 77 62 169
VERAPAMIL ER 84 55 62 113
NAMENDA 83 81 64 42
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 80 57 65 136
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79 74 66 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 78 78 67 32
LEVOFLOXACIN 78 64 67 71
FENOFIBRATE 76 33 69 67
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 76 45 69 144
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 75 48 71 77
TRICOR 73 36 72 95
PREDNISONE 73 59 72 40
SUCRALFATE 72 53 74 121
DIOVAN HCT 71 47 75 106
MEGESTROL ACETATE 70 63 R 76 178
NAPROXEN 69 46 77 80
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69 28 77 129
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69 43 77 118
GLYBURIDE 68 48 R 80 68
LEVETIRACETAM 67 57 81 141
LYRICA 67 59 81 83
EXELON 66 66 83 103
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 64 35 84 158
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 0 S2 84 93
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 33 84 24
AZITHROMYCIN 63 48 87 35
RISPERIDONE 61 61 88 79
NOVOLOG 61 40 88 127
SPIRONOLACTONE 60 51 90 72
IRBESARTAN 60 46 90 276
CLONAZEPAM 59 51 92 220
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 59 26 92 74
VENTOLIN HFA 59 38 92 97
TRILIPIX 59 21 92 153
MIRTAZAPINE 58 45 96 61
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 57 55 97 213
CLONIDINE HCL 57 38 97 53
SYNTHROID 56 37 99 70
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 56 45 99 232
GLIPIZIDE 54 47 101 64
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53 53 102 82
JANUMET 52 26 103 197
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 51 104 195
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 Sept. 3, 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.