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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,182Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 115 out of 1107

$915K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 115 out of 1107

682 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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

9% of this provider’s 682 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 682 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 15,472 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
SIMVASTATIN 819 725 1 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 808 738 S3 2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 715 629 3 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 599 571 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 598 481 5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 513 473 6 6
LISINOPRIL 458 405 7 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 449 408 8 29
CHLORTHALIDONE 436 402 9 175
LOVASTATIN 413 363 10 55
METFORMIN HCL 394 337 11 8
FUROSEMIDE 358 338 12 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 356 320 13 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 344 303 14 17
ATENOLOL 342 303 15 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 333 286 16 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 328 317 17 10
SERTRALINE HCL 314 260 18 20
NYSTATIN 203 196 19 110
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 199 199 20 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 189 175 21 41
GABAPENTIN 189 141 21 9
TRAMADOL HCL 187 170 23 26
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 180 180 24 129
QUINAPRIL HCL 153 139 25 145
PREDNISONE 145 145 26 40
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 135 129 27 144
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 129 109 28 46
ALLOPURINOL 124 120 29 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 122 122 30 32
GLYBURIDE 109 81 R 31 68
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106 102 32 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 80 32 11
DIOVAN 104 104 34 51
NIASPAN 104 95 34 125
LIPITOR 104 86 34 109
PLAVIX 101 100 37 39
FENOFIBRATE 100 82 38 67
CRESTOR 100 87 38 23
CLOPIDOGREL 99 98 40 28
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 98 79 41 98
PROMETHAZINE HCL 92 70 R 42 44
ZETIA 91 77 43 76
MIRTAZAPINE 90 90 44 61
DIGOXIN 90 89 44 52
NEXIUM 87 70 46 18
SYNTHROID 85 85 47 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 81 80 48 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 81 79 48 72
LANTUS 81 78 48 49
CARVEDILOL 71 71 51 27
AZITHROMYCIN 71 67 51 35
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71 47 51 171
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67 53 54 82
INSULIN SYRINGE 65 53 55 78
RAMIPRIL 62 61 56 84
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62 62 56 122
PAROXETINE HCL 60 50 58 45
PROAIR HFA 60 33 58 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60 59 58 34
NAMENDA 59 59 61 42
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58 58 62 77
FAMOTIDINE 57 54 63 111
PEN NEEDLE 56 56 64 192
FENTANYL 56 54 S2 64 105
KLOR-CON 10 54 42 66 143
LANSOPRAZOLE 54 52 66 102
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53 52 68 38
RANITIDINE HCL 53 38 68 21
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 49 70 59
LEVOFLOXACIN 52 50 70 71
NITROSTAT 51 46 72 188
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50 50 73 134
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 April 26, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.