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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,518Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 82 out of 682

$808K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 152 out of 682

886 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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

1% of this provider’s 886 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 886 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 14,737 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 24.


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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
FUROSEMIDE 885 676 1 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 835 658 2 10
LISINOPRIL 767 585 3 2
METFORMIN HCL 552 404 4 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 535 416 S3 5 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 529 429 6 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 481 358 7 6
SIMVASTATIN 428 318 8 4
OMEPRAZOLE 384 284 9 5
AMOXICILLIN 363 209 10 113
CLOPIDOGREL 270 217 11 25
RANITIDINE HCL 255 198 12 28
NEXIUM 251 176 13 19
PROMETHAZINE HCL 243 156 R 14 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231 162 15 12
ATENOLOL 226 160 16 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 212 170 17 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 201 149 18 16
CLONIDINE HCL 195 154 19 48
GABAPENTIN 192 135 20 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 189 189 21 30
GLIPIZIDE ER 188 132 22 108
PLAVIX 186 149 23 35
AZITHROMYCIN 186 104 23 39
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 181 139 25 11
PAROXETINE HCL 181 132 25 53
IBUPROFEN 180 102 27 79
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 176 136 28 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 171 93 29 58
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 169 152 30 14
SERTRALINE HCL 169 141 30 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 164 119 32 13
CEPHALEXIN 162 113 33 128
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 154 140 34 77
PREDNISONE 154 113 34 40
MELOXICAM 139 125 36 27
GLIPIZIDE 137 101 37 61
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 136 77 38 140
PROAIR HFA 135 111 39 45
ALLOPURINOL 122 60 40 32
NAMENDA 121 121 41 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120 90 42 20
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 115 115 43 121
CITALOPRAM HBR 115 102 43 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 109 81 45 31
DIGOXIN 108 97 46 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 66 47 34
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 105 81 48 96
BENAZEPRIL HCL 104 90 49 89
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 103 83 R 50 50
CARVEDILOL 103 70 50 23
TRAMADOL HCL 100 79 52 26
OLANZAPINE 99 79 53 168
NAPROXEN 96 64 54 97
DILTIAZEM HCL 95 86 55 217
LANTUS 92 54 56 55
TRAZODONE HCL 84 79 57 38
CRESTOR 83 69 58 22
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 82 54 R 59 172
INSULIN SYRINGE 81 46 60 75
MECLIZINE HCL 78 66 61 124
GLIMEPIRIDE 77 55 62 43
LEVOFLOXACIN 76 53 63 70
TAMSULOSIN HCL 74 71 64 33
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 73 62 65 153
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73 55 65 103
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 71 44 67 307
HUMULIN 70-30 68 50 68 229
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67 67 69 37
JANUVIA 66 61 70 62
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 66 62 70 204
NYSTATIN 65 36 72 95
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64 59 73 44
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 64 58 73 107
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 64 46 73 110
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63 47 76 73
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 63 55 76 139
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 61 27 78 127
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61 38 78 123
DIOVAN 59 58 80 42
ABILIFY 58 44 81 179
HYDROXYZINE HCL 58 44 R 81 187
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58 50 81 15
RAMIPRIL 57 28 84 81
FAMOTIDINE 57 12 84 99
NIFEDIPINE ER 57 49 84 144
RISPERIDONE 56 41 87 82
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56 23 R 87 65
VENTOLIN HFA 56 29 87 101
GLIPIZIDE XL 53 46 90 181
PREMARIN 52 34 R 91 132
LIPITOR 52 48 91 92
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 37 93 64
LANSOPRAZOLE 51 29 93 85
TORSEMIDE 51 40 93 155
NOVOLIN 70-30 50 34 96 189
FLUOXETINE HCL 50 28 96 60
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 Nov. 25, 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.