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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,958Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 122 out of 1107

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 62 out of 1107

531 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
52%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

4% of this provider’s 531 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 531 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 9,211 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 595 346 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 565 255 S3 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 560 317 3 5
METFORMIN HCL 496 240 4 8
OMEPRAZOLE 446 263 5 4
NEXIUM 403 159 6 18
FUROSEMIDE 380 224 7 7
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 336 198 8 24
LISINOPRIL 333 192 9 2
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 324 214 10 136
WARFARIN SODIUM 285 234 11 15
CRESTOR 271 119 12 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 260 156 13 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 233 173 14 6
SERTRALINE HCL 217 135 15 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 207 124 16 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187 109 17 11
GABAPENTIN 177 53 18 9
CLOPIDOGREL 175 124 19 28
TRILIPIX 174 62 20 153
CHLORTHALIDONE 169 106 21 175
BUSPIRONE HCL 165 86 22 107
ATENOLOL 161 113 23 19
LOVAZA 158 67 24 101
CARVEDILOL 158 94 24 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 156 67 26 14
PREDNISONE 155 104 27 40
RANITIDINE HCL 139 56 28 21
GLIPIZIDE 137 48 29 64
ALLOPURINOL 131 99 30 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 130 66 31 10
ROPINIROLE HCL 128 69 32 69
DIOVAN 128 68 32 51
PLAVIX 125 84 34 39
TRAZODONE HCL 124 69 35 33
PAROXETINE HCL 122 83 36 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 117 45 37 22
NIASPAN 116 40 38 125
TRAMADOL HCL 116 91 38 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 112 92 40 16
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 110 70 R 41 48
PROAIR HFA 108 30 42 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 105 44 43 72
DIGOXIN 103 79 44 52
DEXILANT 99 53 45 212
TAMSULOSIN HCL 98 63 46 30
SYNTHROID 95 68 47 70
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 92 12 R 48 56
SPIRIVA 92 66 48 57
MELOXICAM 92 53 48 25
CYMBALTA 83 24 51 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 82 61 52 34
DIOVAN HCT 81 67 53 106
SINGULAIR 77 43 54 65
BACLOFEN 75 19 55 133
INSULIN SYRINGE 73 26 56 78
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 65 57 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72 49 57 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72 45 57 12
LIPITOR 71 46 60 109
BENAZEPRIL HCL 70 70 61 86
ADVAIR DISKUS 69 41 62 54
RAMIPRIL 69 51 62 84
VENTOLIN HFA 68 31 64 97
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 67 46 65 62
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67 37 65 88
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 67 44 65 116
PROMETHAZINE HCL 65 23 R 68 44
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 44 69 66
TOVIAZ 60 38 70 431
SIMCOR 59 32 71 435
SYMBICORT 59 35 71 124
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59 0 71 82
BYSTOLIC 57 33 74 138
DICYCLOMINE HCL 57 31 74 208
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56 24 76 118
FENOFIBRATE 56 21 76 67
CEPHALEXIN 56 40 76 81
CLONIDINE HCL 55 29 79 53
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54 42 80 29
ACTOS 53 26 81 132
AZITHROMYCIN 52 29 82 35
NASONEX 52 28 82 206
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51 22 84 126
LANSOPRAZOLE 51 39 84 102
CEFDINIR 51 29 84 163
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50 32 87 203
LYRICA 50 15 87 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 Jan. 17, 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.