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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,259Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 64 out of 1107

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 1107

596 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
27% 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
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this specialty
in Kentucky
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 596 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 596 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 16,366 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% 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

34 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 531 467 1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 525 439 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 519 474 3 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 501 422 S3 4 1
LISINOPRIL 477 372 5 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 442 362 6 12
SYNTHROID 374 341 7 70
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 372 298 8 3
FUROSEMIDE 342 258 9 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 302 238 10 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 295 264 11 43
MELOXICAM 293 219 12 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 286 253 13 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 282 261 14 17
CLOPIDOGREL 278 248 15 28
METFORMIN HCL ER 272 239 16 58
GABAPENTIN 267 242 17 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 263 256 18 10
NEXIUM 252 179 19 18
METFORMIN HCL 243 191 20 8
CARVEDILOL 238 181 21 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 233 215 22 14
CRESTOR 206 145 23 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 203 172 24 16
RAMIPRIL 199 170 25 84
WARFARIN SODIUM 193 152 26 15
SPIRONOLACTONE 189 133 27 72
PLAVIX 188 179 28 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 187 185 29 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182 140 30 24
DIGOXIN 181 170 31 52
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 173 113 32 117
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 173 134 32 22
ATENOLOL 167 138 34 19
INSULIN SYRINGE 166 123 35 78
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 146 121 36 34
LANTUS 145 132 37 49
ACTOS 142 112 38 132
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 140 116 39 82
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140 131 39 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 140 117 39 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 140 116 39 54
CYMBALTA 136 85 43 50
NABUMETONE 133 117 44 181
PROAIR HFA 133 95 44 37
SERTRALINE HCL 132 96 46 20
DIOVAN 129 110 47 51
PROMETHAZINE HCL 122 59 R 48 44
LOVASTATIN 116 98 49 55
SPIRIVA 112 100 50 57
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 112 85 50 77
CEFDINIR 111 87 52 163
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 107 82 53 98
BUSPIRONE HCL 107 85 53 107
PREMARIN 106 79 R 55 149
TRICOR 102 69 56 95
DONEPEZIL HCL 102 89 56 32
JANUVIA 99 81 58 60
LEVOFLOXACIN 97 81 59 71
CLONIDINE HCL 96 76 60 53
AZITHROMYCIN 94 78 61 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91 56 62 38
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91 76 62 59
TORSEMIDE 91 87 62 177
LYRICA 89 46 65 83
DIOVAN HCT 88 85 66 106
PREDNISONE 88 64 66 40
SINGULAIR 88 68 66 65
ALLOPURINOL 87 64 69 36
TRAMADOL HCL 86 80 70 26
CELEBREX 83 77 71 85
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 82 63 72 119
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 77 60 R 73 258
PROPRANOLOL HCL 76 63 74 134
PAROXETINE HCL 75 62 75 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 60 76 47
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 71 62 77 128
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71 64 77 41
RANITIDINE HCL 71 62 77 21
TRAZODONE HCL 70 32 80 33
LANSOPRAZOLE 70 50 80 102
VERAPAMIL ER 68 68 82 113
MECLIZINE HCL 67 56 83 114
BENAZEPRIL HCL 67 67 83 86
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63 48 R 85 48
CEFUROXIME 62 51 86 157
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61 61 87 99
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60 55 88 137
NIASPAN 59 41 89 125
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57 27 R 90 56
NASONEX 55 25 91 206
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55 38 91 94
LIPITOR 54 43 93 109
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 53 94 164
FAMOTIDINE 53 49 94 111
LOVAZA 52 37 96 101
COLCRYS 52 39 96 233
RISPERIDONE 51 42 98 79
DILTIAZEM ER 50 44 99 139
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50 37 99 118
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 Nov. 19, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.