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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,990Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 94 out of 1107

$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 45 out of 1107

551 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
32% 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

9% of this provider’s 551 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 551 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 13,362 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 823 542 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 620 434 2 4
LISINOPRIL 580 456 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 554 440 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 505 381 5 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 412 312 6 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 351 290 7 6
FUROSEMIDE 324 271 8 7
MELOXICAM 314 248 9 25
METFORMIN HCL 301 242 10 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 300 223 11 16
CARVEDILOL 274 246 12 27
GABAPENTIN 264 135 13 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 256 201 14 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 235 166 15 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 235 187 15 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 210 184 17 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 204 187 18 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175 146 19 66
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 169 154 20 10
FENOFIBRATE 168 134 21 67
TAMSULOSIN HCL 164 128 22 30
NEXIUM 163 111 23 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 148 117 24 77
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146 93 25 24
CLOPIDOGREL 146 119 25 28
CYMBALTA 146 88 25 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 144 114 28 17
TRICOR 143 92 29 95
LOVAZA 138 108 30 101
CRESTOR 132 71 31 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 114 32 11
SPIRONOLACTONE 126 94 33 72
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123 117 34 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 123 110 34 41
TRAMADOL HCL 122 103 36 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 121 72 37 47
PLAVIX 114 103 38 39
CLONIDINE HCL 109 96 39 53
AZITHROMYCIN 108 88 40 35
BYSTOLIC 102 64 41 138
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 100 48 R 42 56
DIGOXIN 98 88 43 52
SPIRIVA 93 73 44 57
BUMETANIDE 89 74 45 123
ADVAIR DISKUS 86 60 46 54
LANTUS 86 64 46 49
CELEBREX 83 49 48 85
PROMETHAZINE HCL 81 39 R 49 44
CARISOPRODOL 80 0 R 50 146
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 80 67 S2 50 93
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 79 66 52 119
SUCRALFATE 77 35 53 121
GLIPIZIDE 75 67 54 64
ZETIA 75 58 54 76
OXYCONTIN 69 25 S2 56 167
BUPROPION XL 68 48 57 200
GLYBURIDE 68 61 R 57 68
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68 54 R 57 48
NAMENDA 67 67 60 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67 60 60 34
PAROXETINE HCL 67 15 60 45
TRAZODONE HCL 67 27 60 33
GLIPIZIDE ER 66 63 64 115
LEVOFLOXACIN 66 58 64 71
BUSPIRONE HCL 65 21 66 107
EXFORGE 65 49 66 221
ALLOPURINOL 62 48 68 36
AGGRENOX 61 61 69 243
PREMARIN 60 36 R 70 149
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60 45 70 46
COLESTIPOL HCL 60 42 70 259
PROAIR HFA 60 56 70 37
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59 59 74 126
SOTALOL 59 50 74 222
SINGULAIR 57 30 76 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56 52 77 82
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56 45 77 117
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 41 79 62
TIZANIDINE HCL 54 37 80 73
ALPRAZOLAM 54 37 80 87
KLOR-CON M20 54 50 80 75
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 54 39 80 360
VYTORIN 53 44 84 169
PREDNISONE 53 39 84 40
JANUVIA 53 52 84 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 45 87 59
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 52 36 R 87 165
ACTOS 51 46 89 132
INSULIN SYRINGE 51 30 89 78
TEMAZEPAM 51 24 89 247
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 Feb. 18, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.