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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,537Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 108 out of 1107

$981K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 97 out of 1107

623 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
26% 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

8% of this provider’s 623 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 623 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 14,956 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 657 573 1 12
OMEPRAZOLE 642 560 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 604 534 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 600 551 4 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 518 374 S3 5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 503 466 6 6
FUROSEMIDE 426 384 7 7
METFORMIN HCL 367 285 8 8
MELOXICAM 356 314 9 25
LISINOPRIL 295 259 10 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 285 246 11 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 281 240 12 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 246 235 13 15
CARVEDILOL 241 184 14 27
GABAPENTIN 224 170 15 9
TRAMADOL HCL 216 183 16 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211 204 17 14
CLOPIDOGREL 210 185 18 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 201 163 19 77
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 167 137 20 203
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 166 154 21 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164 141 22 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 159 130 23 29
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150 125 24 164
GLIMEPIRIDE 148 141 25 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147 127 26 11
NAMENDA 143 143 27 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 138 107 28 47
BYSTOLIC 135 110 29 138
CYMBALTA 132 111 30 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 132 114 30 30
NEXIUM 132 95 30 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128 102 33 24
PLAVIX 123 112 34 39
VERAPAMIL ER 118 83 35 113
DIGOXIN 117 116 36 52
DONEPEZIL HCL 115 115 37 32
SPIRIVA 111 100 38 57
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 111 95 38 74
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 107 40 66
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 109 101 41 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108 107 42 41
PAROXETINE HCL 105 91 43 45
CRESTOR 104 102 44 23
ALLOPURINOL 99 74 45 36
CLONIDINE HCL 96 85 46 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 95 56 47 72
PREDNISONE 94 88 48 40
MIRTAZAPINE 93 80 49 61
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93 69 49 117
BUMETANIDE 92 72 51 123
BENAZEPRIL HCL 90 74 52 86
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 88 88 53 46
LOVAZA 87 82 54 101
AZITHROMYCIN 84 74 55 35
TRAZODONE HCL 80 68 56 33
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79 66 R 57 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70 66 58 82
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69 60 59 38
TEMAZEPAM 68 55 60 247
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 67 55 61 128
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66 66 62 122
SYNTHROID 65 65 63 70
LANTUS 64 33 64 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 52 64 59
ROPINIROLE HCL 63 45 66 69
CILOSTAZOL 62 61 67 194
SOTALOL 62 62 67 222
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61 53 69 94
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 61 58 R 69 165
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 60 46 71 62
DIOVAN 58 44 72 51
KLOR-CON M20 58 45 72 75
FENOFIBRATE 57 47 74 67
TERAZOSIN HCL 56 56 75 173
PROMETHAZINE HCL 56 41 R 75 44
RAMIPRIL 56 46 75 84
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56 56 75 126
LYRICA 55 35 79 83
SINGULAIR 55 46 79 65
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 53 49 81 13
CELEBREX 53 41 81 85
ADVAIR DISKUS 53 48 81 54
SERTRALINE HCL 53 40 81 20
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52 44 R 85 48
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 Oct. 29, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.