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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,083Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 75 out of 1107

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 68 out of 1107

558 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
46%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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

18% of this provider’s 558 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 9,790 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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 661 312 1 2
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 517 218 2 24
OMEPRAZOLE 496 197 3 4
NEXIUM 492 209 4 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 488 278 5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 484 264 6 3
FUROSEMIDE 444 261 7 7
SIMVASTATIN 431 263 8 5
METFORMIN HCL ER 411 200 9 58
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 391 232 10 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 388 211 11 12
CRESTOR 377 186 12 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 371 239 S3 13 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 338 183 14 14
RANITIDINE HCL 325 186 15 21
AZITHROMYCIN 315 162 16 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 304 169 17 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 297 139 18 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 292 184 19 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 240 134 20 30
JANUVIA 238 133 21 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 236 84 22 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231 133 23 11
METFORMIN HCL 214 115 24 8
TRAMADOL HCL 209 103 25 26
MELOXICAM 208 113 26 25
SUBOXONE 208 0 26 148
PROAIR HFA 200 65 28 37
CARVEDILOL 192 135 29 27
IBUPROFEN 186 61 30 63
ATENOLOL 185 74 31 19
SPIRIVA 185 93 31 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 178 89 33 38
CLOPIDOGREL 173 89 34 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 169 76 35 77
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 165 85 36 34
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 157 76 R 37 165
GABAPENTIN 156 104 38 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 145 69 39 10
SERTRALINE HCL 141 35 40 20
LEVOFLOXACIN 139 73 41 71
TIZANIDINE HCL 135 45 42 73
CYMBALTA 135 40 42 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 128 75 44 30
SYMBICORT 123 53 45 124
FLUOXETINE HCL 121 49 46 47
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 113 55 47 119
COMBIVENT 113 54 47 112
MIRTAZAPINE 109 43 49 61
PLAVIX 109 60 49 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 108 68 51 15
AMOXICILLIN 93 46 52 90
NAPROXEN 93 30 52 80
LIPITOR 89 61 54 109
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 86 71 55 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 83 46 56 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80 51 57 59
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 80 41 R 57 152
PAROXETINE HCL 79 46 59 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78 43 60 82
INSULIN SYRINGE 77 51 61 78
LANSOPRAZOLE 73 35 62 102
TRAZODONE HCL 73 41 62 33
DIOVAN HCT 72 61 64 106
KLOR-CON M10 68 42 65 159
AVODART 67 42 66 204
LANTUS 64 35 67 49
CELEBREX 60 37 68 85
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 60 45 68 185
FINASTERIDE 59 43 70 130
ALLOPURINOL 59 38 70 36
VERAPAMIL ER 59 0 70 113
SPIRONOLACTONE 57 46 73 72
FENOFIBRATE 56 32 74 67
CLONIDINE HCL 54 22 75 53
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 53 28 76 198
SUCRALFATE 53 25 76 121
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51 51 78 41
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50 27 R 79 56
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 29, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.