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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,309Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 63 out of 1107

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 60 out of 1107

576 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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

8% of this provider’s 576 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 576 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 15,898 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 759 572 1 3
LISINOPRIL 619 487 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 603 421 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 546 497 4 6
SIMVASTATIN 496 404 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 456 380 6 7
GABAPENTIN 435 323 7 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 432 388 8 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 420 332 9 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 401 301 S3 10 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 384 279 11 17
NAMENDA 377 371 12 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 331 280 13 11
METFORMIN HCL 300 232 14 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 288 258 15 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 286 278 16 15
TRAZODONE HCL 282 160 17 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 263 262 18 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 253 199 19 96
MIRTAZAPINE 245 203 20 61
EXELON 242 242 21 103
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 238 203 S2 22 104
SERTRALINE HCL 235 161 23 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 226 171 24 29
KLOR-CON M20 214 166 25 75
LACTULOSE 206 166 26 89
NEXIUM 200 144 27 18
LANTUS 197 153 28 49
MELOXICAM 196 141 29 25
KLOR-CON M10 185 160 30 159
CARVEDILOL 181 119 31 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 180 162 32 30
TRAMADOL HCL 168 111 33 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 153 122 34 16
CRESTOR 142 91 35 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 140 102 36 13
CLOPIDOGREL 136 103 37 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 136 110 37 41
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 128 95 39 94
GLIMEPIRIDE 127 121 40 43
NOVOLOG 125 93 41 127
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111 77 42 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 108 92 43 54
ATENOLOL 105 64 44 19
SEROQUEL 105 103 44 182
RANITIDINE HCL 104 87 46 21
ROPINIROLE HCL 101 96 47 69
SINGULAIR 100 76 48 65
PLAVIX 99 84 49 39
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 97 81 50 116
DIOVAN 96 90 51 51
CYMBALTA 93 77 52 50
PAROXETINE HCL 92 71 53 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91 64 54 22
RISPERIDONE 88 70 55 79
PROAIR HFA 87 49 56 37
HYDRALAZINE HCL 84 78 57 99
CLONIDINE HCL 83 68 58 53
FAMOTIDINE 81 46 59 111
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79 69 60 82
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 78 55 R 61 174
JANUVIA 77 65 62 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76 57 63 38
PREDNISONE 75 47 64 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74 47 65 46
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73 63 66 117
SPIRIVA 72 56 67 57
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72 61 67 59
PROMETHAZINE HCL 71 47 R 69 44
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 69 59 70 144
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69 50 70 129
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67 52 72 34
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66 13 R 73 56
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 35 S2 74 93
AZITHROMYCIN 62 48 75 35
LABETALOL HCL 59 27 76 245
ALLOPURINOL 57 52 77 36
LIDODERM 57 33 77 140
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56 38 79 118
FENTANYL 55 27 S2 80 105
NIFEDICAL XL 54 24 81 284
HALOPERIDOL 53 39 82 225
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53 35 82 137
GLYBURIDE 52 45 R 84 68
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52 42 84 172
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 39 84 24
LEVOFLOXACIN 51 38 87 71
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51 46 R 87 48
BUSPIRONE HCL 51 38 87 107
SYNTHROID 51 51 87 70
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 March 29, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.