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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,166Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 1107

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 1107

607 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61%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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 607 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 607 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 14,223 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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 939 426 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 609 439 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 550 435 3 7
NEXIUM 534 268 4 18
ATENOLOL 495 250 5 19
MELOXICAM 491 389 6 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 485 302 7 3
GABAPENTIN 449 157 8 9
METFORMIN HCL 437 235 9 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 413 232 10 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 385 274 11 14
LISINOPRIL 370 232 12 2
CLOPIDOGREL 358 256 13 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 357 183 14 24
ROPINIROLE HCL 353 213 15 69
PREDNISONE 321 181 16 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 321 231 16 10
SIMVASTATIN 313 211 18 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 277 181 19 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 266 151 20 11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 261 138 21 59
MIRTAZAPINE 261 182 21 61
PROMETHAZINE HCL 254 71 R 23 44
RANITIDINE HCL 242 115 24 21
IBUPROFEN 238 98 25 63
ETODOLAC 233 141 26 210
AZITHROMYCIN 230 124 27 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228 189 28 66
PLAVIX 225 155 29 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 224 224 30 32
TIZANIDINE HCL 223 56 31 73
TRAZODONE HCL 209 108 32 33
CRESTOR 202 131 33 23
TRAMADOL HCL 202 140 33 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 198 156 35 30
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 197 99 R 36 48
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 196 35 S2 37 156
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 181 150 38 126
NAPROXEN 180 65 39 80
WARFARIN SODIUM 177 99 40 15
CYMBALTA 175 61 41 50
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 163 84 42 88
SERTRALINE HCL 163 66 42 20
CELEBREX 153 112 44 85
BUSPIRONE HCL 152 69 45 107
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 150 89 46 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 148 77 47 46
NAMENDA 148 148 47 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 146 101 49 30
LANTUS 141 78 50 49
DIOVAN HCT 134 118 51 106
SYNTHROID 126 73 52 70
DIOVAN 125 97 53 51
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 124 88 54 116
SPIRONOLACTONE 123 90 55 72
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 122 110 56 184
SINGULAIR 118 54 57 65
COMBIVENT 114 57 58 112
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113 84 59 82
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 113 76 59 34
CARVEDILOL 111 69 61 27
CEPHALEXIN 110 65 62 81
VENTOLIN HFA 106 42 63 97
ESTRADIOL 106 41 R 63 151
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 103 58 65 147
FLUCONAZOLE 100 29 66 150
PROAIR HFA 98 35 67 37
LYRICA 95 31 68 83
INSULIN SYRINGE 91 46 69 78
SUCRALFATE 90 59 70 121
NYSTATIN 88 50 71 110
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86 12 72 117
ABILIFY 85 37 73 170
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85 40 73 118
CLONIDINE HCL 84 50 75 53
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 84 70 75 77
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81 67 77 29
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 81 11 R 77 56
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 81 55 77 16
DOXEPIN HCL 81 17 77 180
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 77 61 81 189
FENTANYL 76 40 S2 82 105
FLUOXETINE HCL 75 29 83 47
ADVAIR DISKUS 75 43 83 54
SPIRIVA 74 39 85 57
EXELON 71 71 86 103
LACTULOSE 70 60 87 89
ENABLEX 68 43 88 271
PREMARIN 67 32 R 89 149
ONDANSETRON HCL 66 24 90 211
TOPIRAMATE 66 0 90 160
AMIODARONE HCL 65 34 92 199
MECLIZINE HCL 64 51 93 114
RISPERIDONE 64 16 93 79
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63 50 95 22
DIGOXIN 62 56 96 52
METHOCARBAMOL 62 0 R 96 142
CARBAMAZEPINE 60 16 98 215
BUMETANIDE 60 23 98 123
BENICAR HCT 59 59 100 288
PAROXETINE HCL 56 38 101 45
ACTOS 55 37 102 132
ALLOPURINOL 55 41 102 36
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54 27 104 137
FAMOTIDINE 53 25 105 111
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 52 28 106 62
MEGESTROL ACETATE 52 51 R 106 178
KLOR-CON 10 51 28 108 143
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 June 29, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.