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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,747Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 100 out of 1107

$722K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 204 out of 1107

704 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
36% 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
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this specialty
in Kentucky
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 704 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 704 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 14,889 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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 1,047 737 S3 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 595 556 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 535 421 3 4
LISINOPRIL 520 425 4 2
METFORMIN HCL 473 392 5 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 426 378 6 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 403 354 7 3
FUROSEMIDE 362 290 8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 357 306 9 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 355 329 10 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 349 296 11 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 331 304 12 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 324 304 13 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 317 253 14 22
GABAPENTIN 309 232 15 9
ALLOPURINOL 293 246 16 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 268 230 17 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 260 177 18 17
SERTRALINE HCL 253 208 19 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 239 189 20 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 225 199 21 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 225 209 21 30
RANITIDINE HCL 218 192 23 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 200 193 24 30
CLOPIDOGREL 199 190 25 28
DIGOXIN 194 163 26 52
NAPROXEN 177 125 27 80
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 166 135 28 14
PLAVIX 163 158 29 39
BUMETANIDE 154 131 30 123
PAROXETINE HCL 152 109 31 45
ATENOLOL 149 149 32 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 138 126 33 32
LORAZEPAM 134 134 34 155
FLUOXETINE HCL 129 62 35 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 98 36 11
VERAPAMIL ER 113 99 37 113
TRAMADOL HCL 112 90 38 26
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 108 94 R 39 48
MIRTAZAPINE 103 92 40 61
EVISTA 101 96 41 135
TRAZODONE HCL 98 81 42 33
HYDRALAZINE HCL 92 71 43 99
KLOR-CON M20 90 66 44 75
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90 90 44 41
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 87 59 R 46 56
CYMBALTA 86 76 47 50
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 86 73 47 88
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83 74 49 59
CRESTOR 82 68 50 23
MELOXICAM 82 66 50 25
NEXIUM 80 71 52 18
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 79 79 53 92
ALPRAZOLAM 77 64 54 87
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 60 55 66
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74 74 56 270
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 73 72 57 172
VENTOLIN HFA 72 55 58 97
CARVEDILOL 71 54 59 27
CELEBREX 71 69 59 85
LOVASTATIN 70 58 61 55
SPIRONOLACTONE 67 56 62 72
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66 66 63 77
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65 45 64 128
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 63 51 65 62
LANSOPRAZOLE 63 63 65 102
AZITHROMYCIN 61 51 67 35
NABUMETONE 55 55 68 181
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 52 52 69 29
COMBIVENT 51 32 70 112
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51 51 70 116
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 12, 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.