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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,832Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 69 out of 1107

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 71 out of 1107

631 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59%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

7% of this provider’s 631 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 631 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 11,357 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 1,539 527 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 681 368 2 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 595 322 3 17
LISINOPRIL 556 286 4 2
SIMVASTATIN 544 391 5 5
METFORMIN HCL 528 347 6 8
FUROSEMIDE 469 348 7 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 357 232 8 14
PROMETHAZINE HCL 353 73 R 9 44
GABAPENTIN 350 158 10 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 348 226 11 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 333 277 12 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 329 258 13 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 307 214 14 11
NEXIUM 235 102 15 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 233 171 16 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191 107 17 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 178 100 18 46
ATENOLOL 169 123 19 19
MELOXICAM 164 52 20 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 164 97 20 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 162 119 22 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 157 102 23 43
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 153 27 R 24 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 151 113 25 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 150 72 26 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148 97 27 16
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 147 55 R 28 48
NAMENDA 146 146 29 42
TRAMADOL HCL 139 88 30 26
SERTRALINE HCL 138 73 31 20
RANITIDINE HCL 132 36 32 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 130 47 33 22
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 117 58 34 74
DONEPEZIL HCL 115 115 35 32
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 110 92 36 129
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108 84 37 41
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 108 65 37 98
TAMSULOSIN HCL 107 75 39 30
PAROXETINE HCL 105 56 40 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 105 60 40 54
TRAZODONE HCL 105 52 40 33
PROAIR HFA 102 35 43 37
AMOXICILLIN 102 59 43 90
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 102 38 S2 43 93
CELEBREX 98 79 46 85
CRESTOR 98 75 46 23
ZETIA 92 55 48 76
CLOPIDOGREL 89 76 49 28
METHOCARBAMOL 89 25 R 49 142
TIZANIDINE HCL 89 0 49 73
ACTOS 87 49 52 132
DIOVAN HCT 85 58 53 106
NOVOLOG 84 23 54 127
AZITHROMYCIN 84 51 54 35
ROPINIROLE HCL 84 29 54 69
DIGOXIN 84 74 54 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82 52 58 38
OXYCONTIN 81 15 S2 59 167
DILTIAZEM ER 79 60 60 139
PLAVIX 77 58 61 39
CARVEDILOL 76 38 62 27
IBUPROFEN 75 40 63 63
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75 60 63 59
SINGULAIR 74 30 65 65
CLONIDINE HCL 73 52 66 53
VENTOLIN HFA 72 21 67 97
ENABLEX 72 62 67 271
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 71 47 69 323
CYMBALTA 71 25 69 50
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70 48 71 94
LANSOPRAZOLE 69 42 72 102
DIOVAN 69 52 72 51
PREMARIN 67 26 R 74 149
JANUVIA 66 63 75 60
PREDNISONE 65 43 76 40
INSULIN SYRINGE 65 15 76 78
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64 42 78 34
LOVASTATIN 64 56 78 55
NYSTATIN 64 53 78 110
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 32 78 88
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62 38 82 137
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62 35 82 134
TRICOR 62 47 82 95
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61 51 85 82
ESTRADIOL 60 16 R 86 151
MIRTAZAPINE 59 51 87 61
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59 40 87 86
RISPERIDONE 57 48 89 79
EXELON 57 57 89 103
FAMOTIDINE 56 39 91 111
SPIRIVA 56 23 91 57
LANTUS 56 0 91 49
MECLIZINE HCL 55 37 94 114
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 30 95 270
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 43 96 72
NAPROXEN 53 23 96 80
DOXEPIN HCL 53 33 96 180
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 53 38 96 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52 22 100 118
NIFEDICAL XL 52 26 100 284
CEPHALEXIN 50 28 102 81
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 Aug. 21, 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.