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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,397Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 1107

$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 1107

651 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56%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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 651 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 651 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 16,137 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,593 725 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,044 521 2 4
LISINOPRIL 812 453 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 793 472 4 7
ATENOLOL 709 419 5 19
SIMVASTATIN 703 359 6 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 570 372 7 3
ENDOCET 546 157 S2 8 91
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 502 305 9 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 490 416 10 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 451 242 11 11
METFORMIN HCL ER 404 224 12 58
CLOPIDOGREL 392 294 13 28
NEXIUM 391 194 14 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 391 273 14 10
NAPROXEN 372 141 16 80
GLYBURIDE 368 229 R 17 68
GABAPENTIN 338 150 18 9
PLAVIX 304 216 19 39
CARVEDILOL 295 196 20 27
RANITIDINE HCL 284 147 21 21
MELOXICAM 282 129 22 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271 146 23 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 245 142 24 16
CEPHALEXIN 245 141 24 81
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 244 172 26 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 237 113 27 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 231 124 28 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 225 132 29 13
AZITHROMYCIN 221 104 30 35
TIZANIDINE HCL 219 65 31 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 211 134 32 54
FLUOXETINE HCL 207 63 33 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 206 180 34 30
IBUPROFEN 205 114 35 63
OXYCODONE HCL 203 52 S2 36 100
AMOXICILLIN 201 101 37 90
CELEBREX 197 136 38 85
HYDRALAZINE HCL 191 110 39 99
SERTRALINE HCL 189 73 40 20
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 187 122 41 88
TRAMADOL HCL 182 115 42 26
PROAIR HFA 181 57 43 37
PAROXETINE HCL 173 67 44 45
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 170 74 R 45 48
FENTANYL 167 36 S2 46 105
TRAZODONE HCL 167 75 46 33
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 165 23 S2 48 156
PROMETHAZINE HCL 165 36 R 48 44
PREDNISONE 164 98 50 40
DIGOXIN 162 124 51 52
MIRTAZAPINE 162 100 51 61
TERAZOSIN HCL 160 99 53 173
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 155 114 S3 54 120
CRESTOR 155 75 54 23
SINGULAIR 151 92 56 65
MECLIZINE HCL 150 102 57 114
COMBIVENT 138 63 58 112
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 137 12 R 59 56
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 134 61 60 128
NYSTATIN 133 105 61 110
LANTUS 132 62 62 49
GEMFIBROZIL 123 77 63 107
CYMBALTA 113 41 64 50
OXYCONTIN 113 25 S2 64 167
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 113 61 64 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 111 79 67 59
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 109 35 S2 68 93
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108 50 69 29
BYSTOLIC 107 62 70 138
FINASTERIDE 107 107 70 130
DILTIAZEM ER 103 39 72 139
SPIRONOLACTONE 101 47 73 72
METFORMIN HCL 100 46 74 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99 63 75 12
LANSOPRAZOLE 99 52 75 102
LIPITOR 99 51 75 109
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97 37 78 38
CLONIDINE HCL 96 48 79 53
FEXOFENADINE HCL 95 35 80 260
DONEPEZIL HCL 92 92 81 32
FLUCONAZOLE 91 50 82 150
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 91 58 82 122
SYNTHROID 90 78 84 70
RAMIPRIL 89 36 85 84
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89 81 85 41
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 89 39 85 137
INSULIN SYRINGE 88 48 88 78
DIOVAN 87 29 89 51
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 85 15 R 90 152
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84 52 S2 91 104
BUMETANIDE 84 49 91 123
ALLOPURINOL 83 64 93 36
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82 48 94 118
NAMENDA 82 82 94 42
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80 38 96 129
GLIMEPIRIDE 79 66 97 43
NITROSTAT 79 43 97 188
DIOVAN HCT 78 34 99 106
ROPINIROLE HCL 78 33 99 69
METHYLPREDNISOLONE ACETATE 77 76 10 101 366
CARBAMAZEPINE 77 50 101 215
EXELON 75 75 103 103
TRICOR 75 38 103 95
PROPRANOLOL HCL 74 58 105 134
LIDODERM 73 19 106 140
VERAPAMIL ER 72 48 107 113
RISPERIDONE 69 28 108 79
CILOSTAZOL 69 69 108 194
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 69 37 108 126
METHOTREXATE 65 36 111 287
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 65 34 111 136
FENOFIBRATE 63 24 113 67
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62 23 114 117
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 61 61 115 144
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61 47 115 34
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 61 34 115 147
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60 41 118 116
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 59 59 119 74
LEVOFLOXACIN 59 39 119 71
LYRICA 59 16 119 83
EVISTA 59 46 119 135
SPIRIVA 58 45 123 57
NASONEX 58 30 123 206
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 57 31 125 294
LANOXIN 57 47 125 386
CITALOPRAM HBR 56 48 127 17
CARISOPRODOL 54 13 R 128 146
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54 52 128 98
VENTOLIN HFA 54 22 128 97
ACYCLOVIR 52 31 131 350
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 52 0 R 131 290
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 52 36 131 158
NOVOLIN R 52 46 131 187
SULINDAC 51 26 135 224
CHLORZOXAZONE 51 43 R 135 379
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 22 135 66
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50 35 138 82
AMIODARONE HCL 50 38 138 199
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 May 29, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.