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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,919Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 1107

$1.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 1107

637 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

3% of this provider’s 637 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 637 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 23,482 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

50 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 977 780 1 6
METFORMIN HCL 961 706 2 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 953 509 S3 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 943 748 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 802 618 5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 783 569 6 4
SIMVASTATIN 743 549 7 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 721 576 8 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 670 515 9 15
ATENOLOL 498 431 10 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 484 375 11 10
LISINOPRIL 479 385 12 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 460 349 13 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 441 331 14 72
GABAPENTIN 405 254 15 9
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 375 272 16 136
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 355 299 17 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 341 263 18 11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 326 285 19 86
MELOXICAM 318 253 20 25
SERTRALINE HCL 317 205 21 20
ROPINIROLE HCL 317 234 21 69
TAMSULOSIN HCL 313 280 23 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 312 217 24 38
EXELON 301 301 25 103
RANITIDINE HCL 293 200 26 21
NEXIUM 293 154 26 18
FINASTERIDE 289 273 28 130
NAMENDA 280 280 29 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 273 251 30 13
TIZANIDINE HCL 272 95 31 73
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 269 212 32 16
CRESTOR 253 203 33 23
INSULIN SYRINGE 249 183 34 78
DONEPEZIL HCL 249 249 34 32
DIGOXIN 243 225 36 52
ALLOPURINOL 241 222 37 36
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 229 190 38 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 228 191 39 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224 190 40 24
CLOPIDOGREL 223 144 41 28
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217 194 42 270
CYMBALTA 211 58 43 50
TRAZODONE HCL 208 150 44 33
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 200 157 45 62
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 194 145 46 14
PREDNISONE 187 134 47 40
LANTUS 180 88 48 49
TRAMADOL HCL 176 138 49 26
PROMETHAZINE HCL 174 86 R 50 44
COMBIVENT 166 114 51 112
FLUOXETINE HCL 164 103 52 47
ACTOS 161 136 53 132
PLAVIX 156 102 54 39
KLOR-CON 10 154 136 55 143
LACTULOSE 146 73 56 89
METFORMIN HCL ER 145 104 57 58
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 145 121 57 82
SINGULAIR 145 103 57 65
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144 129 60 66
SUCRALFATE 144 131 60 121
FENOFIBRATE 138 95 62 67
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 133 99 R 10 63 333
DIOVAN 133 122 63 51
MIRTAZAPINE 133 120 63 61
LOVAZA 129 43 66 101
PROPRANOLOL HCL 127 102 67 134
CLONIDINE HCL 124 61 68 53
ADVAIR DISKUS 123 109 69 54
BUSPIRONE HCL 122 68 70 107
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 120 116 71 172
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 114 96 72 96
KLOR-CON M20 114 75 72 75
AZITHROMYCIN 112 85 74 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 111 80 75 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 110 96 76 41
NYSTATIN 108 52 77 110
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 106 96 78 154
SODIUM CHLORIDE 105 78 79 186
JANUVIA 102 52 80 60
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 101 90 81 98
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 101 54 R 81 48
RISPERIDONE 100 95 83 79
NIASPAN 97 66 84 125
SYMBICORT 96 66 85 124
CARVEDILOL 92 78 86 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 89 47 87 94
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 86 65 88 77
ZETIA 84 72 89 76
MUPIROCIN 84 67 89 161
VENLAFAXINE HCL 82 26 91 193
LIPITOR 81 67 92 109
PROAIR HFA 81 52 92 37
RAMIPRIL 81 74 92 84
DIOVAN HCT 80 62 95 106
LIDODERM 78 31 96 140
TOPIRAMATE 78 0 96 160
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 75 26 98 116
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75 47 98 118
LANSOPRAZOLE 72 43 100 102
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71 23 101 171
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 64 102 164
CARBAMAZEPINE 70 16 102 215
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 70 30 102 122
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 70 70 102 184
VENTOLIN HFA 69 32 106 97
PAROXETINE HCL 69 46 106 45
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 69 54 R 106 258
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 66 52 109 128
NABUMETONE 65 15 110 181
TRICOR 64 24 111 95
HYDROXYZINE HCL 63 37 R 112 162
GLIMEPIRIDE 61 57 113 43
BACLOFEN 60 34 114 133
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60 45 114 137
NITROSTAT 60 50 114 188
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60 26 114 126
LOVASTATIN 59 59 118 55
LORATADINE 58 33 119 235
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58 37 R 119 56
MEGESTROL ACETATE 57 57 R 121 178
GLIPIZIDE 57 52 121 64
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57 48 121 179
MECLIZINE HCL 57 53 121 114
GLIPIZIDE ER 55 55 125 115
CELEBREX 55 45 125 85
LEVEMIR 54 52 127 191
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 54 31 127 196
CEPHALEXIN 53 43 129 81
ENABLEX 53 34 129 271
FLUCONAZOLE 53 30 129 150
LORAZEPAM 52 36 132 155
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 43 132 59
EXFORGE 52 25 132 221
AZELASTINE HCL 52 43 132 311
TAMIFLU 52 46 132 295
LYRICA 51 27 137 83
GLYBURIDE 51 25 R 137 68
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51 38 137 74
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 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.