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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,309Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 137 out of 1107

$922K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 114 out of 1107

539 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 539 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 539 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 13,048 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

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
FUROSEMIDE 651 580 1 7
SIMVASTATIN 634 498 2 5
LISINOPRIL 500 362 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 486 340 4 4
METFORMIN HCL 482 391 5 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 475 422 6 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 452 420 S3 7 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 413 307 8 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 342 258 9 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 264 217 10 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 259 228 11 11
GLYBURIDE 233 217 R 12 68
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 217 175 13 14
ATENOLOL 199 161 14 19
CLOPIDOGREL 194 172 15 28
SULINDAC 175 137 16 224
RISPERIDONE 172 144 17 79
LANTUS 172 110 17 49
MIRTAZAPINE 164 161 19 61
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 157 123 20 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 153 130 21 15
TRAZODONE HCL 147 109 22 33
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 146 108 23 128
NAMENDA 143 143 24 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140 122 25 12
TRAMADOL HCL 138 121 26 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 137 133 27 32
PAROXETINE HCL 135 100 28 45
DIGOXIN 133 115 29 52
RANITIDINE HCL 128 105 30 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 126 111 31 77
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 126 111 31 30
NEXIUM 126 81 31 18
VERAPAMIL ER 118 93 34 113
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 117 70 R 35 174
CARVEDILOL 113 90 36 27
PLAVIX 111 96 37 39
PROAIR HFA 109 91 38 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106 74 39 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 104 89 40 34
GABAPENTIN 104 60 40 9
SERTRALINE HCL 103 79 42 20
INSULIN SYRINGE 103 93 42 78
FENTANYL 100 70 S2 44 105
MECLIZINE HCL 99 87 45 114
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 99 94 45 144
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 96 83 47 13
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93 92 48 117
RISPERDAL CONSTA 89 44 49 263
OLANZAPINE 89 32 49 176
IBUPROFEN 87 75 51 63
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87 63 51 82
CYMBALTA 85 62 53 50
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 85 82 S3 53 120
KLOR-CON M20 83 51 55 75
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81 44 R 56 48
LYRICA 80 56 57 83
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77 76 58 30
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76 56 59 129
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 76 40 59 216
DIOVAN HCT 75 75 61 106
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75 74 S2 61 104
CLONIDINE HCL 73 52 63 53
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 72 59 64 96
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 52 65 54
ALLOPURINOL 63 47 66 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58 58 67 41
SYNTHROID 58 58 67 70
CEPHALEXIN 57 47 69 81
FLUOXETINE HCL 56 38 70 47
DIOVAN 56 43 70 51
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 56 33 70 184
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 54 54 73 189
OLANZAPINE ODT 54 51 73 454
PREDNISONE 53 42 75 40
JANUVIA 53 21 75 60
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53 41 75 179
LITHIUM CARBONATE 53 0 75 306
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52 46 79 46
PEN NEEDLE 52 36 79 192
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 44 79 147
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51 47 82 88
PREMARIN 51 30 R 82 149
LEVEMIR 50 43 84 191
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 Dec. 4, 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.