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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,193Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 74 out of 1107

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 89 out of 1107

607 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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

4% of this provider’s 607 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 607 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 16,027 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 893 705 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 579 477 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 547 502 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 505 382 4 4
FUROSEMIDE 483 439 5 7
SIMVASTATIN 464 388 6 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 407 387 7 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 382 337 8 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 353 268 9 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 353 326 9 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 334 294 11 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 306 247 12 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 290 183 13 17
METFORMIN HCL 290 230 13 8
GABAPENTIN 252 222 15 9
RANITIDINE HCL 242 206 16 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 220 199 17 12
MIRTAZAPINE 212 193 18 61
DONEPEZIL HCL 207 195 19 32
NAMENDA 182 170 20 42
LACTULOSE 179 123 21 89
CLOPIDOGREL 179 154 21 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 176 162 23 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 171 126 24 13
LYRICA 168 152 25 83
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 166 144 26 96
TRAMADOL HCL 164 140 27 26
BUMETANIDE 161 160 28 123
CRESTOR 158 129 29 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157 121 30 30
LANTUS 150 126 31 49
MELOXICAM 146 121 32 25
ALLOPURINOL 144 125 33 36
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 142 83 R 34 48
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 135 134 35 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 134 94 36 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 131 122 37 16
ATENOLOL 122 122 38 19
INSULIN SYRINGE 121 80 39 78
SERTRALINE HCL 118 118 40 20
NEXIUM 117 86 41 18
RISPERIDONE 115 101 42 79
LEVETIRACETAM 109 75 43 141
PAROXETINE HCL 109 84 43 45
KLOR-CON M20 106 88 45 75
DIGOXIN 104 96 46 52
BENAZEPRIL HCL 100 98 47 86
NABUMETONE 100 73 47 181
PLAVIX 99 80 49 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 97 87 50 30
FENOFIBRATE 95 75 51 67
CARVEDILOL 92 80 52 27
CEFDINIR 91 80 53 163
INDAPAMIDE 88 73 54 183
AZITHROMYCIN 86 77 55 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84 52 56 29
TRICOR 83 72 57 95
COMBIVENT 81 65 58 112
ZETIA 80 71 59 76
LEVEMIR 80 78 59 191
EVISTA 79 79 61 135
CYMBALTA 77 57 62 50
ROPINIROLE HCL 76 66 63 69
LEVOFLOXACIN 76 71 63 71
FENTANYL 73 70 S2 65 105
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73 65 65 59
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73 49 R 65 56
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 68 68 24
VERAPAMIL ER 71 62 69 113
ADVAIR DISKUS 71 43 69 54
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 71 71 69 77
RAMIPRIL 71 61 69 84
LORAZEPAM 68 67 73 155
VENTOLIN HFA 67 55 74 97
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 66 75 66
GLIMEPIRIDE 66 55 75 43
PROAIR HFA 65 51 77 37
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 64 47 78 116
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61 39 79 117
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 59 43 80 128
MECLIZINE HCL 59 48 80 114
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59 59 80 92
TRAZODONE HCL 56 35 83 33
CELEBREX 56 52 83 85
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56 52 83 41
KLOR-CON 10 54 52 86 143
PREDNISONE 53 40 87 40
CILOSTAZOL 53 41 87 194
SUCRALFATE 53 25 87 121
OLANZAPINE 52 35 90 176
SINGULAIR 51 45 91 65
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51 35 91 129
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51 34 R 91 44
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 46 94 72
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 46 94 88
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 Jan. 24, 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.