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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,400Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 153 out of 1107

$820K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 156 out of 1107

600 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

6% of this provider’s 600 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 600 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 10,063 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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 719 294 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 555 354 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 489 334 3 4
LISINOPRIL 419 308 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 347 257 5 6
SIMVASTATIN 336 232 6 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 263 200 7 15
FUROSEMIDE 260 177 8 7
NAMENDA 244 218 9 42
TORSEMIDE 239 128 10 177
METFORMIN HCL 235 135 11 8
GABAPENTIN 220 92 12 9
NEXIUM 211 115 13 18
CARVEDILOL 208 162 14 27
RANITIDINE HCL 204 143 15 21
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 202 129 16 62
CITALOPRAM HBR 199 129 17 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 193 114 18 14
ATENOLOL 175 102 19 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 164 158 20 32
TRAMADOL HCL 154 96 21 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150 105 22 11
MIRTAZAPINE 146 136 23 61
KLOR-CON M20 135 76 24 75
DIOVAN 134 90 25 51
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 130 75 26 96
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 126 108 27 10
CLOPIDOGREL 121 100 28 28
NATEGLINIDE 118 82 29 279
CEPHALEXIN 117 64 30 81
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 116 72 31 13
SERTRALINE HCL 108 77 32 20
TRAZODONE HCL 107 74 33 33
LANTUS 106 84 34 49
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 105 70 35 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 105 91 35 82
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98 60 37 22
RISPERIDONE 94 76 38 79
PROAIR HFA 91 46 39 37
PLAVIX 89 65 40 39
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 89 78 40 92
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88 75 42 34
ROPINIROLE HCL 87 58 43 69
MECLIZINE HCL 86 76 44 114
TIZANIDINE HCL 85 42 45 73
RAMIPRIL 85 62 45 84
GLIPIZIDE 80 63 47 64
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 80 54 47 16
JANUVIA 79 40 49 60
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 78 50 50 74
CRESTOR 77 65 51 23
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77 41 R 51 56
DIGOXIN 75 63 53 52
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 74 55 54 147
EXELON 70 64 55 103
ESTRADIOL 68 22 R 56 151
FLUOXETINE HCL 68 31 56 47
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 66 59 58 136
INSULIN SYRINGE 65 40 59 78
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 65 50 59 116
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65 65 59 41
IBUPROFEN 64 21 62 63
BACLOFEN 63 0 63 133
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63 49 63 94
PREDNISONE 63 30 63 40
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 61 52 66 196
NOVOLOG 60 42 67 127
DILTIAZEM ER 60 49 67 139
FENTANYL 60 46 S2 67 105
CYMBALTA 60 15 67 50
PROMETHAZINE HCL 59 18 R 71 44
CILOSTAZOL 59 24 71 194
TRICOR 59 49 71 95
HYDROXYZINE HCL 57 24 R 74 162
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55 30 75 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 52 76 24
LEVEMIR 52 29 77 191
PREMARIN 51 30 R 78 149
LOVASTATIN 51 45 78 55
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 July 7, 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.