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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,178Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 65 out of 1107

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 61 out of 1107

529 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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

10% of this provider’s 529 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 529 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 15,691 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 946 635 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 725 565 2 4
LISINOPRIL 718 575 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 600 466 4 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 524 429 5 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 507 387 6 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 399 317 7 6
FUROSEMIDE 385 310 8 7
GABAPENTIN 371 278 9 9
CARVEDILOL 300 223 10 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 275 219 11 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 274 251 12 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 264 164 13 17
ALLOPURINOL 262 237 14 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 257 235 15 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 255 200 16 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 244 200 17 30
METFORMIN HCL 231 153 18 8
CRESTOR 224 131 19 23
RANITIDINE HCL 208 162 20 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207 185 21 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 196 166 22 10
METFORMIN HCL ER 190 135 23 58
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 190 174 23 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 188 166 25 41
KLOR-CON M20 179 130 26 75
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 173 134 27 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 162 123 28 43
PREDNISONE 159 118 29 40
TRAMADOL HCL 158 145 30 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 153 125 31 14
ZETIA 146 98 32 76
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 145 87 S2 33 93
CLOPIDOGREL 143 98 34 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 125 98 35 99
DIGOXIN 123 100 36 52
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 122 102 37 92
VERAPAMIL ER 121 100 38 113
FLUOXETINE HCL 120 83 39 47
PLAVIX 119 99 40 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 72 41 24
NEXIUM 117 99 42 18
ADVAIR DISKUS 115 91 43 54
DONEPEZIL HCL 114 102 44 32
TRAZODONE HCL 112 60 45 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 112 73 45 117
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 111 96 47 29
LACTULOSE 106 97 48 89
FENOFIBRATE 103 52 49 67
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 102 70 50 88
SERTRALINE HCL 102 65 50 20
LANTUS 99 69 52 49
INSULIN SYRINGE 98 78 53 78
VENTOLIN HFA 95 63 54 97
NOVOLOG 94 83 55 127
CYMBALTA 93 60 56 50
ALPRAZOLAM 92 73 57 87
JANUVIA 91 79 58 60
CELEBREX 87 78 59 85
FINASTERIDE 87 76 59 130
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 85 45 R 61 56
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 83 67 R 62 165
PROAIR HFA 83 62 62 37
LIDODERM 82 82 64 140
MIRTAZAPINE 78 59 65 61
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77 68 66 46
FENTANYL 76 21 S2 67 105
BUMETANIDE 76 67 67 123
SPIRONOLACTONE 75 62 69 72
DIOVAN 74 53 70 51
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73 64 R 71 48
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73 60 71 82
BENAZEPRIL HCL 72 61 73 86
SINGULAIR 72 61 73 65
KLOR-CON 10 71 66 75 143
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 63 76 66
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 70 45 76 116
RISPERIDONE 69 44 78 79
AZITHROMYCIN 65 54 79 35
LEVOFLOXACIN 63 40 80 71
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63 52 80 134
COMBIVENT 62 36 82 112
GLIPIZIDE 61 49 83 64
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61 31 83 38
MELOXICAM 59 54 85 25
TRICOR 59 39 85 95
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 58 38 87 154
NAMENDA 58 58 87 42
VITAMIN D2 58 52 87 237
LIPITOR 56 48 90 109
LOVASTATIN 54 51 91 55
CLONIDINE HCL 53 38 92 53
ZOSTAVAX 52 44 93 250
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51 51 94 77
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51 26 R 94 44
ROPINIROLE HCL 51 48 94 69
ATENOLOL 51 48 94 19
NABUMETONE 51 47 94 181
LEVETIRACETAM 51 22 94 141
FAMOTIDINE 50 47 100 111
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 Oct. 17, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.