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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,043Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 120 out of 1107

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 79 out of 1107

791 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
44% 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

4% of this provider’s 791 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 791 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 12,290 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 23%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
LISINOPRIL 601 424 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 598 423 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 545 371 3 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 508 356 S3 4 1
SIMVASTATIN 496 361 5 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 479 405 6 10
METFORMIN HCL 434 275 7 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 402 288 8 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 270 218 9 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 254 201 10 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 240 181 11 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 226 201 12 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 224 166 13 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218 197 14 16
DIGOXIN 215 211 15 52
TIZANIDINE HCL 212 88 16 73
MELOXICAM 192 166 17 25
GABAPENTIN 183 123 18 9
SYNTHROID 181 129 19 70
PREDNISONE 175 122 20 40
TRAMADOL HCL 164 74 21 26
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 161 95 22 74
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 160 124 23 62
SERTRALINE HCL 158 138 24 20
NEXIUM 150 104 25 18
CRESTOR 146 113 26 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141 107 27 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 140 114 28 41
VERAPAMIL ER 128 97 29 113
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 126 94 R 30 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 124 101 31 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 123 100 32 59
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 115 92 33 77
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114 75 34 30
NAMENDA 113 105 35 42
TRAZODONE HCL 109 84 36 33
SYMBICORT 108 88 37 124
SPIRIVA 108 96 37 57
CARVEDILOL 108 98 37 27
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 103 72 40 119
AZITHROMYCIN 103 78 40 35
GLIPIZIDE 103 70 40 64
PROPRANOLOL HCL 99 72 43 134
DONEPEZIL HCL 98 88 44 32
ALLOPURINOL 97 89 45 36
PROAIR HFA 96 64 46 37
CLOPIDOGREL 93 77 47 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92 59 48 22
LOVAZA 91 73 49 101
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91 67 49 34
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 90 60 51 88
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 71 52 11
CELEBREX 85 63 53 85
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 85 63 53 128
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 83 72 55 92
KLOR-CON M20 82 66 56 75
ADVAIR DISKUS 81 64 57 54
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80 77 58 12
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77 19 R 59 56
TORSEMIDE 76 76 60 177
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75 64 61 98
ATENOLOL 75 59 61 19
ONGLYZA 73 57 63 205
JANUVIA 69 35 64 60
PAROXETINE HCL 67 29 65 45
PLAVIX 66 46 66 39
GEMFIBROZIL 66 22 66 107
BYSTOLIC 65 41 68 138
DIOVAN 64 64 69 51
CEPHALEXIN 64 42 69 81
ABILIFY 63 28 71 170
CLONIDINE HCL 63 57 71 53
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62 55 73 46
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 61 45 74 131
NIASPAN 61 37 74 125
SOTALOL 60 45 76 222
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60 52 76 86
FLUOXETINE HCL 60 22 76 47
NAPROXEN 59 37 79 80
RISPERIDONE 59 40 79 79
EVISTA 58 49 81 135
PIROXICAM 57 25 82 299
VYTORIN 55 42 83 169
BACLOFEN 54 13 84 133
METFORMIN HCL ER 54 35 84 58
RAMIPRIL 54 54 84 84
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 52 39 87 207
OPANA ER 51 0 S2 88 253
LYRICA 51 38 88 83
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 March 7, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.