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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,457Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 109 out of 1107

$791K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 170 out of 1107

649 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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

15% of this provider’s 649 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 649 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 15,036 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

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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
LISINOPRIL 690 620 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 661 625 2 5
FUROSEMIDE 660 619 3 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 642 416 S3 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 566 529 5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 527 477 6 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 455 417 7 17
METFORMIN HCL 408 373 8 8
OMEPRAZOLE 405 314 9 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 335 289 10 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 276 264 11 10
NAMENDA 247 247 12 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 244 239 13 32
SERTRALINE HCL 188 188 14 20
ATENOLOL 188 182 14 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 187 182 16 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 185 173 17 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178 145 18 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 177 177 19 30
AZITHROMYCIN 167 134 20 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 166 156 21 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161 143 22 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144 120 23 16
CLOPIDOGREL 142 142 24 28
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 135 110 S2 25 104
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 130 72 S2 26 93
OXYCODONE HCL 129 0 S2 27 100
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 124 124 28 62
FENTANYL 124 100 S2 28 105
GLYBURIDE 122 114 R 30 68
PREDNISONE 121 105 31 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 113 104 32 46
PAROXETINE HCL 110 104 33 45
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 109 85 R 34 56
ALLOPURINOL 108 97 35 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 107 82 36 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 106 103 37 29
NEXIUM 106 73 37 18
GABAPENTIN 105 81 39 9
AMIODARONE HCL 105 105 39 199
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 101 62 41 117
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 101 101 41 122
LOVASTATIN 99 94 43 55
IBUPROFEN 99 85 43 63
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 98 98 45 171
LANTUS 96 96 46 49
PROMETHAZINE HCL 92 58 R 47 44
DIOVAN 91 64 48 51
PLAVIX 88 88 49 39
RISPERIDONE 87 87 50 79
RANITIDINE HCL 87 66 50 21
ALPRAZOLAM 86 30 52 87
TRAMADOL HCL 79 72 53 26
NAPROXEN 77 55 54 80
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 77 77 54 154
OXYCONTIN 76 15 S2 56 167
CYMBALTA 76 58 56 50
DIOVAN HCT 74 61 58 106
TRAZODONE HCL 74 60 58 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 73 67 60 94
PROAIR HFA 73 31 60 37
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 72 44 62 128
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72 60 62 82
NYSTATIN 72 71 62 110
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69 66 65 88
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 61 66 59
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67 62 67 12
DILTIAZEM ER 64 64 68 139
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63 37 69 77
MIRTAZAPINE 62 50 70 61
CLONIDINE HCL 62 39 70 53
VERAPAMIL ER 62 55 70 113
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 62 70 34
LEVEMIR 61 56 74 191
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61 61 R 74 48
LEVETIRACETAM 60 55 76 141
SPIRONOLACTONE 59 55 77 72
LORAZEPAM 57 53 78 155
CRESTOR 56 51 79 23
EXELON 55 55 80 103
DIGOXIN 52 49 81 52
NOVOLOG 52 46 81 127
LATANOPROST 51 51 83 293
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 51 48 83 131
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51 51 83 179
TAMSULOSIN HCL 50 38 86 30
GLIPIZIDE 50 50 86 64
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 Jan. 14, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.