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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,055Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 1107

$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 1107

612 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%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
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this specialty
in Kentucky
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 612 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 612 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 14,217 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

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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 1,115 640 1 4
LISINOPRIL 882 374 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 817 569 3 3
LOVASTATIN 605 314 4 55
SIMVASTATIN 551 298 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 550 352 6 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 548 377 S3 7 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 485 279 8 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 478 309 9 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 422 229 10 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 421 253 11 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 372 283 12 14
METFORMIN HCL 367 198 13 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 366 267 14 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 350 229 15 13
GABAPENTIN 323 161 16 9
EVISTA 294 238 17 135
TRAZODONE HCL 291 78 18 33
OLANZAPINE 272 39 19 176
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 270 222 20 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 258 213 21 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 229 141 22 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 221 95 23 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 220 177 24 29
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 205 27 R 25 174
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 201 115 26 94
NEXIUM 196 131 27 18
ALLOPURINOL 189 155 28 36
MIRTAZAPINE 185 107 29 61
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 182 139 30 98
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 177 128 31 30
RISPERIDONE 173 68 32 79
RANITIDINE HCL 167 46 33 21
AZITHROMYCIN 166 96 34 35
ZETIA 158 93 35 76
TRAMADOL HCL 156 112 36 26
LANTUS 154 72 37 49
GLIMEPIRIDE 151 106 38 43
MELOXICAM 149 99 39 25
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 146 53 40 147
PROAIR HFA 145 98 41 37
CLOPIDOGREL 144 99 42 28
METFORMIN HCL ER 144 90 42 58
ADVAIR DISKUS 138 88 44 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 138 91 44 30
DIOVAN 134 91 46 51
CLONIDINE HCL 133 82 47 53
KLOR-CON M20 132 77 48 75
PROMETHAZINE HCL 131 68 R 49 44
NAMENDA 131 89 49 42
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 124 78 51 62
RAMIPRIL 121 111 52 84
SERTRALINE HCL 120 55 53 20
CRESTOR 120 86 53 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 118 83 55 32
PAROXETINE HCL 114 57 56 45
DIGOXIN 112 83 57 52
PREDNISONE 111 54 58 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 79 59 24
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 103 56 R 60 56
FAMOTIDINE 103 57 60 111
GLIPIZIDE 102 53 62 64
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 102 68 62 171
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 102 66 R 62 48
ATENOLOL 100 68 65 19
PLAVIX 100 84 65 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97 32 67 82
SINGULAIR 97 61 67 65
ABILIFY 94 25 69 170
CEPHALEXIN 93 66 70 81
GLYBURIDE 93 73 R 70 68
CARVEDILOL 89 65 72 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84 52 73 38
COLCRYS 82 48 74 233
MECLIZINE HCL 81 63 75 114
BUSPIRONE HCL 81 51 75 107
SEROQUEL 79 42 77 182
INSULIN SYRINGE 77 62 78 78
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76 53 79 129
AMOXICILLIN 75 46 80 90
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 72 13 R 81 378
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 18 81 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71 67 83 34
SYNTHROID 70 50 84 70
DILANTIN 69 43 85 324
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69 51 85 59
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 69 45 85 96
BUMETANIDE 68 49 88 123
QUINAPRIL HCL 68 45 88 145
CELEBREX 68 62 88 85
NIFEDIPINE ER 67 48 91 168
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65 14 92 134
ESTRADIOL 63 0 R 93 151
JANUVIA 62 35 94 60
CARBAMAZEPINE 60 18 95 215
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 60 0 95 216
LEVETIRACETAM 60 40 95 141
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 57 29 98 116
ZYPREXA 57 14 98 445
NOVOLOG 56 42 100 127
BENICAR 55 42 101 262
FENOFIBRATE 51 0 102 67
CYMBALTA 51 14 102 50
FLUCONAZOLE 51 25 102 150
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 50 0 R 105 152
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 50 39 105 184
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 11, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.