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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,949Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 68 out of 1107

$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 1107

1,084 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53%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

15% of this provider’s 1,084 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 1,084 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 9,572 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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 1,438 685 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 609 309 2 4
LISINOPRIL 480 327 3 2
GABAPENTIN 434 139 4 9
SIMVASTATIN 420 228 5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 401 248 6 6
METFORMIN HCL 389 190 7 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 373 223 8 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 347 185 9 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 343 139 10 22
MELOXICAM 329 177 11 25
FUROSEMIDE 322 166 12 7
ENDOCET 306 108 S2 13 91
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 280 176 14 13
NEXIUM 273 113 15 18
CRESTOR 271 119 16 23
RAMIPRIL 270 111 17 84
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 250 148 18 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 206 126 19 15
ZETIA 204 95 20 76
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 193 124 21 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 191 89 22 17
SINGULAIR 188 76 23 65
CARVEDILOL 183 91 24 27
SERTRALINE HCL 181 70 25 20
FENOFIBRATE 170 73 26 67
RANITIDINE HCL 167 69 27 21
CLOPIDOGREL 165 113 28 28
IBUPROFEN 164 54 29 63
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 156 116 30 16
LOVAZA 153 55 31 101
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 148 54 32 38
PLAVIX 147 113 33 39
SPIRIVA 141 93 34 57
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138 99 35 24
NIASPAN 136 76 36 125
INSULIN SYRINGE 135 52 37 78
PROAIR HFA 134 67 38 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 133 66 39 54
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 132 19 R 40 48
ROPINIROLE HCL 126 67 41 69
TRAMADOL HCL 126 52 41 26
TRILIPIX 125 33 43 153
TAMSULOSIN HCL 124 63 44 30
TRAZODONE HCL 123 64 45 33
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 122 14 R 46 56
LANTUS 122 50 46 49
LYRICA 116 16 48 83
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 113 16 S2 49 156
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 110 50 50 118
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 108 45 51 34
AZITHROMYCIN 106 52 52 35
JANUVIA 101 47 53 60
DIOVAN 101 70 53 51
METHOCARBAMOL 100 30 R 55 142
FENTANYL 99 53 S2 56 105
TRICOR 96 35 57 95
OXYCONTIN 93 31 S2 58 167
CYMBALTA 92 23 59 50
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91 49 60 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90 59 61 41
ACTOS 87 46 62 132
LACTULOSE 83 45 63 89
CELEBREX 78 47 64 85
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 73 20 R 65 152
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 73 34 65 116
CLONIDINE HCL 71 40 67 53
FLUOXETINE HCL 71 15 67 47
BACLOFEN 70 0 69 133
DONEPEZIL HCL 69 56 70 32
OXYCODONE HCL 68 0 S2 71 100
TIZANIDINE HCL 68 0 71 73
BUPROPION HCL SR 65 0 73 190
LANSOPRAZOLE 64 50 74 102
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64 60 74 46
OPANA ER 63 0 S2 76 253
ALPRAZOLAM 63 33 76 87
VENTOLIN HFA 62 30 78 97
ALLOPURINOL 61 29 79 36
ONDANSETRON ODT 60 27 80 431
NASONEX 60 27 80 206
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 60 28 80 119
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 59 40 S3 83 120
BUSPIRONE HCL 58 0 84 107
ATENOLOL 58 22 84 19
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 30 84 72
METHADONE HCL 57 0 S2 87 201
COMBIVENT 56 27 88 112
PAROXETINE HCL 55 11 89 45
NOVOLOG 54 24 90 127
FLUCONAZOLE 52 0 91 150
LIPITOR 52 36 91 109
MIRTAZAPINE 51 26 93 61
NAPROXEN 51 15 93 80
TEKTURNA 50 32 95 256
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.