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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,565Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 105 out of 1107

$768K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 178 out of 1107

718 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

5% of this provider’s 718 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 718 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 13,504 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 916 732 1 4
LISINOPRIL 642 505 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 585 470 3 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 520 320 S3 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 502 424 5 3
METFORMIN HCL 474 329 6 8
GABAPENTIN 412 329 7 9
FUROSEMIDE 405 334 8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 345 309 9 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 333 221 10 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 285 218 11 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 256 191 12 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 242 216 13 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 242 171 13 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 238 221 15 16
ATENOLOL 211 198 16 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205 176 17 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 202 171 18 13
RANITIDINE HCL 197 162 19 21
CLOPIDOGREL 196 177 20 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 166 166 21 32
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 165 132 22 59
ALLOPURINOL 154 132 23 36
SERTRALINE HCL 142 103 24 20
HYDROXYZINE HCL 141 104 R 25 162
PLAVIX 141 124 25 39
NAMENDA 140 124 27 42
AZITHROMYCIN 138 98 28 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137 107 29 30
MELOXICAM 132 80 30 25
ROPINIROLE HCL 127 97 31 69
CEPHALEXIN 126 95 32 81
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 126 101 32 74
AMOXICILLIN 124 107 34 90
NEXIUM 123 90 35 18
CARVEDILOL 116 112 36 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 115 73 37 46
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 108 72 38 62
PROMETHAZINE HCL 107 45 R 39 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 106 87 40 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106 96 40 41
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 103 95 42 294
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103 97 42 34
DIGOXIN 101 83 44 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100 92 45 12
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 97 88 46 126
TRAMADOL HCL 96 85 47 26
PROAIR HFA 93 52 48 37
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 90 84 49 98
SPIRONOLACTONE 90 70 49 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85 67 51 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 84 64 52 30
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 84 63 52 92
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 83 40 54 88
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82 72 55 82
NYSTATIN 79 66 56 110
GEMFIBROZIL 78 50 57 107
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 45 S2 58 93
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 71 59 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL 68 60 60 193
KLOR-CON M20 66 51 61 75
IBUPROFEN 66 29 61 63
MECLIZINE HCL 65 47 63 114
GLIPIZIDE ER 64 64 64 115
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 64 51 64 213
GLIPIZIDE 64 53 64 64
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 44 S2 67 104
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 61 41 68 207
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 61 42 68 116
SINGULAIR 61 27 68 65
DIOVAN 61 61 68 51
CYMBALTA 61 57 68 50
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60 21 73 96
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 60 60 73 136
GLYBURIDE 59 18 R 75 68
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 45 76 66
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57 35 76 179
TRAZODONE HCL 56 18 78 33
PREDNISONE 56 44 78 40
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 46 R 80 48
ALPRAZOLAM 55 45 80 87
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55 36 80 185
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 35 R 83 56
MEGESTROL ACETATE 53 53 R 84 178
SUCRALFATE 53 49 84 121
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 10, 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.