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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,188Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 114 out of 1107

$808K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 161 out of 1107

560 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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

6% of this provider’s 560 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 560 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 13,623 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
OMEPRAZOLE 613 541 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 579 474 2 7
LISINOPRIL 573 473 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 545 467 4 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 538 390 S3 5 1
ATENOLOL 481 400 6 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 462 375 7 3
METFORMIN HCL 343 268 8 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 288 206 9 10
GABAPENTIN 245 133 10 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 241 220 11 6
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 225 204 12 34
RANITIDINE HCL 211 163 13 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 201 171 14 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 196 176 15 14
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 189 167 16 62
LANTUS 188 150 17 49
PROMETHAZINE HCL 181 85 R 18 44
CARVEDILOL 172 134 19 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169 130 20 11
IBUPROFEN 164 113 21 63
CITALOPRAM HBR 157 127 22 17
NAMENDA 150 142 23 42
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 145 125 24 158
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 145 121 24 46
SERTRALINE HCL 139 103 26 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138 98 27 16
TRAZODONE HCL 138 82 27 33
SODIUM CHLORIDE 137 43 29 186
AZITHROMYCIN 136 102 30 35
NEXIUM 129 94 31 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 129 109 31 96
DIGOXIN 127 119 33 52
PLAVIX 126 100 34 39
GLIPIZIDE XL 126 111 34 166
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 123 104 36 195
MIRTAZAPINE 119 102 37 61
KLOR-CON 10 119 108 37 143
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 117 99 39 13
GLIPIZIDE 116 95 40 64
TAMSULOSIN HCL 115 96 41 30
LACTULOSE 114 83 42 89
MELOXICAM 112 100 43 25
CLONIDINE HCL 111 91 44 53
CLOPIDOGREL 110 87 45 28
TRAMADOL HCL 100 73 46 26
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 95 86 47 189
SUCRALFATE 92 68 48 121
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 91 65 49 147
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 91 68 49 154
FAMOTIDINE 90 72 51 111
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88 79 52 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 87 87 53 32
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 86 81 54 126
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 83 68 55 198
ALLOPURINOL 82 61 56 36
JANUVIA 81 80 57 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79 62 58 38
COMBIVENT 75 69 59 112
DIOVAN 74 52 60 51
NYSTATIN 74 64 60 110
ADVAIR DISKUS 72 52 62 54
MEGESTROL ACETATE 71 59 R 63 178
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 68 62 64 179
TIZANIDINE HCL 68 53 64 73
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68 57 64 88
RISPERIDONE 67 44 67 79
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67 53 67 30
KLOR-CON M20 66 55 69 75
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65 60 70 92
KLOR-CON M10 65 59 70 159
NYSTOP 64 50 72 273
PROAIR HFA 64 43 72 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62 58 74 22
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60 39 75 116
NOVOLIN R 59 44 76 187
EXELON 58 58 77 103
CRESTOR 58 53 77 23
SINGULAIR 56 42 79 65
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56 56 79 122
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 55 15 S3 81 120
HYDROXYZINE HCL 55 42 R 81 162
PREDNISONE 55 40 81 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 35 84 66
LYRICA 53 41 85 83
ROPINIROLE HCL 52 52 86 69
FINASTERIDE 51 49 87 130
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, 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.