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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,749Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 83 out of 1107

$956K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 104 out of 1107

477 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

8% of this provider’s 477 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 16,635 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

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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
OMEPRAZOLE 634 594 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 615 528 2 3
METFORMIN HCL 560 469 3 8
LISINOPRIL 458 403 4 2
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 425 380 5 136
FUROSEMIDE 416 387 6 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 386 350 7 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 374 374 8 6
SIMVASTATIN 364 311 9 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 350 307 10 15
JANTOVEN 335 335 11 214
LACTULOSE 328 298 12 89
GABAPENTIN 308 268 13 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 298 288 14 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 295 257 15 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 271 255 16 17
NEXIUM 259 197 17 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 258 229 18 16
MIRTAZAPINE 246 246 19 61
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242 212 20 24
SODIUM CHLORIDE 223 148 21 186
MELOXICAM 221 185 22 25
DIGOXIN 219 219 23 52
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 217 209 24 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213 198 25 11
LANTUS 180 123 26 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 180 177 26 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 177 177 28 30
ATENOLOL 177 177 28 19
SERTRALINE HCL 172 149 30 20
CARVEDILOL 169 154 31 27
NAMENDA 165 165 32 42
BUSPIRONE HCL 150 144 33 107
CRESTOR 138 138 34 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 136 111 S3 35 1
DIOVAN 120 114 36 51
EXELON 117 117 37 103
RAMIPRIL 116 99 38 84
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115 93 39 38
GLYBURIDE 115 77 R 39 68
DIOVAN HCT 112 110 41 106
CLOPIDOGREL 106 91 42 28
TRAZODONE HCL 106 106 42 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 104 104 44 32
PAROXETINE HCL 102 93 45 45
LOVAZA 101 87 46 101
GLIMEPIRIDE 100 89 47 43
SEROQUEL 96 96 48 182
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 94 84 49 116
SPIRONOLACTONE 93 76 50 72
ROPINIROLE HCL 92 78 51 69
INSULIN SYRINGE 89 46 52 78
PLAVIX 89 78 52 39
LIPITOR 89 89 52 109
RANITIDINE HCL 87 69 55 21
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 86 68 56 128
CARAFATE 84 84 57 248
LIDODERM 83 71 58 140
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 82 59 59 117
SUCRALFATE 81 73 60 121
CLONIDINE HCL 80 78 61 53
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 69 62 164
ALLOPURINOL 76 70 62 36
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 73 48 64 196
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71 69 65 41
SPIRIVA 70 59 66 57
TRICOR 70 49 66 95
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 69 69 68 94
SINGULAIR 69 58 68 65
FENTANYL 67 67 S2 70 105
VENLAFAXINE HCL 66 45 71 193
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 64 64 72 96
CEPHALEXIN 64 64 72 81
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 62 62 R 74 333
FLUOXETINE HCL 60 55 75 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 60 47 75 77
PROAIR HFA 60 60 75 37
JANUVIA 57 41 78 60
SYNTHROID 56 56 79 70
CILOSTAZOL 55 55 80 194
FENOFIBRATE 55 49 80 67
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54 19 82 137
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54 51 82 46
TRAMADOL HCL 54 54 82 26
PREDNISONE 53 51 85 40
DILTIAZEM HCL 53 50 85 239
NASONEX 53 42 85 206
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 51 41 88 62
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 51 45 88 131
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51 36 88 86
FAMOTIDINE 50 39 91 111
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 Sept. 19, 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.