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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,001Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 67 out of 1107

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 87 out of 1107

482 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
43%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

23% of this provider’s 482 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

46% of this provider’s 482 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 8,136 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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 1,897 644 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 712 281 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 629 256 3 4
TRAMADOL HCL 464 118 4 26
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 461 235 5 3
FUROSEMIDE 453 280 6 7
GABAPENTIN 433 132 7 9
SIMVASTATIN 426 132 8 5
METFORMIN HCL 385 178 9 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 369 143 10 22
OXYCODONE HCL 340 42 S2 11 100
NEXIUM 318 111 12 18
ENDOCET 299 67 S2 13 91
CRESTOR 293 124 14 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 279 160 15 16
RANITIDINE HCL 242 78 16 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 228 138 17 6
PROMETHAZINE HCL 224 73 R 18 44
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 212 123 19 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 206 47 20 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 204 102 21 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 199 107 22 10
TIZANIDINE HCL 175 35 23 73
CLOPIDOGREL 157 94 24 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155 61 25 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 151 126 26 12
CARVEDILOL 144 70 27 27
PROAIR HFA 142 40 28 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 140 53 29 30
SERTRALINE HCL 137 87 30 20
PLAVIX 135 94 31 39
MELOXICAM 129 47 32 25
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 128 28 R 33 48
IBUPROFEN 123 40 34 63
ATENOLOL 122 76 35 19
SINGULAIR 121 53 36 65
CYMBALTA 118 37 37 50
FLUOXETINE HCL 116 43 38 47
CEPHALEXIN 112 43 39 81
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 111 63 40 158
ALPRAZOLAM 109 43 41 87
LEVOFLOXACIN 107 37 42 71
INSULIN SYRINGE 105 38 43 78
LANSOPRAZOLE 103 63 44 102
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102 35 45 38
ALLOPURINOL 100 37 46 36
DIOVAN 100 31 46 51
LYRICA 100 0 46 83
SPIRIVA 99 50 49 57
SUCRALFATE 98 28 50 121
VENTOLIN HFA 95 48 51 97
GLIMEPIRIDE 93 49 52 43
ZETIA 93 57 52 76
PREDNISONE 92 29 54 40
COMBIVENT 91 33 55 112
GLYBURIDE 90 49 R 56 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 89 52 57 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84 49 58 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 83 34 59 54
PAROXETINE HCL 80 29 60 45
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77 0 R 61 56
NAPROXEN 75 13 62 80
JANUVIA 74 17 63 60
METHADONE HCL 74 14 S2 63 201
CLONAZEPAM 72 38 65 220
CELEBREX 72 32 65 85
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 72 23 R 65 152
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 25 68 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70 30 68 29
GLIPIZIDE 67 35 70 64
EVISTA 67 60 70 135
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66 25 72 118
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 65 25 S2 73 93
MIRTAZAPINE 65 58 73 61
LIPITOR 64 48 75 109
MECLIZINE HCL 64 60 75 114
TRAZODONE HCL 63 29 77 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63 34 77 41
TRICOR 62 24 79 95
TOPIRAMATE 61 0 80 160
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61 37 80 34
BACLOFEN 60 28 82 133
METHOCARBAMOL 59 18 R 83 142
LAMOTRIGINE 59 0 83 244
AZITHROMYCIN 58 24 85 35
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57 16 86 88
RISPERIDONE 56 0 87 79
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55 33 88 82
SYMBICORT 55 0 88 124
RAMIPRIL 55 49 88 84
FLUCONAZOLE 54 16 91 150
VENLAFAXINE HCL 53 0 92 193
CARISOPRODOL 52 0 R 93 146
DIGOXIN 52 50 93 52
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51 0 95 126
CLONIDINE HCL 51 34 95 53
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. 1, 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.