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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,264Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 328 out of 682

$412K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 357 out of 682

393 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
32% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 393 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 6,178 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 330 323 1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 298 265 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 279 250 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 272 229 4 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 241 207 5 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 235 203 6 21
LISINOPRIL 206 190 7 2
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 192 141 8 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 151 122 9 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144 120 10 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 137 121 11 20
FUROSEMIDE 134 123 12 7
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 132 123 13 57
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 94 14 34
SERTRALINE HCL 109 89 15 24
ATENOLOL 108 98 16 18
TRAMADOL HCL 100 95 17 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 78 18 56
GABAPENTIN 84 65 19 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 83 63 20 14
RANITIDINE HCL 79 74 21 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 73 21 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 79 45 21 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 79 68 21 13
PAROXETINE HCL 78 65 25 53
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 63 S3 26 1
GLYBURIDE 76 61 R 27 72
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76 69 27 15
NEXIUM 71 47 29 19
METFORMIN HCL 69 47 30 8
MELOXICAM 65 53 31 27
CRESTOR 57 55 32 22
TRAZODONE HCL 55 44 33 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54 38 34 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 41 35 73
DIOVAN 50 50 36 42
VENLAFAXINE HCL 50 27 36 225
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. 2, 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.