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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,175Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 116 out of 1107

$865K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 137 out of 1107

365 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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

17% of this provider’s 365 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 365 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 15,489 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 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 1,036 1,006 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 844 784 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 583 531 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 441 418 4 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 417 404 5 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 405 358 6 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 379 346 7 15
LISINOPRIL 376 355 8 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 355 346 9 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 331 319 10 6
NAMENDA 321 285 11 42
KLOR-CON M20 311 288 12 75
LIDODERM 301 290 13 140
KLOR-CON M10 295 284 14 159
GABAPENTIN 263 250 15 9
LACTULOSE 245 198 16 89
NOVOLOG 209 190 17 127
SIMVASTATIN 195 183 18 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 185 171 19 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 184 141 20 46
SERTRALINE HCL 178 169 21 20
NYAMYC 172 162 10 22 252
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 171 133 23 14
PROMETHAZINE HCL 169 143 R 24 44
LANTUS 169 150 24 49
EXELON 168 161 26 103
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 150 127 27 154
MIRTAZAPINE 146 138 28 61
RANITIDINE HCL 140 117 29 21
CLOPIDOGREL 136 123 30 28
TRAMADOL HCL 133 129 31 26
TRAZODONE HCL 131 122 32 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 131 116 32 96
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 128 110 S2 34 104
PREDNISONE 122 109 35 40
SODIUM CHLORIDE 116 87 36 186
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 115 112 37 34
CARVEDILOL 111 109 38 27
SEROQUEL 109 102 39 182
LYRICA 107 104 40 83
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 104 99 S2 41 93
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 104 104 41 122
PLAVIX 103 95 43 39
INSULIN SYRINGE 102 102 44 78
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 100 99 45 94
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 99 99 46 184
LEVETIRACETAM 98 32 47 141
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 96 86 48 144
DIGOXIN 95 95 49 52
SPIRIVA 89 77 50 57
FENTANYL 87 53 S2 51 105
PRADAXA 86 82 52 241
MEGESTROL ACETATE 85 83 R 53 178
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 84 81 54 88
CLONIDINE HCL 83 82 55 53
CEPHALEXIN 83 80 55 81
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 79 79 57 172
FAMOTIDINE 76 73 58 111
VALPROIC ACID 75 32 59 231
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 74 74 S2 60 156
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 73 73 61 16
HYDRALAZINE HCL 73 65 61 99
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72 68 63 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 72 59 63 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 71 57 65 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 54 66 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68 67 67 12
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 67 67 68 179
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 61 69 72
ALLOPURINOL 63 63 70 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63 63 70 29
NEXIUM 63 61 70 18
CHOLESTYRAMINE 62 61 73 349
LOPERAMIDE 62 59 73 229
CYMBALTA 57 39 75 50
LEVOFLOXACIN 55 52 76 71
PROCRIT 55 55 76 274
KLOR-CON 8 53 53 78 261
LORAZEPAM 52 51 79 155
LATANOPROST 52 52 79 293
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51 35 81 116
SINGULAIR 50 34 82 65
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 42 82 98
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 Oct. 15, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.