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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,406Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 1107

$1.87M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 1107

1,082 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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 1,082 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 1,082 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 24,134 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 1,741 840 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,275 918 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,104 927 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 1,092 799 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 972 704 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 923 701 6 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 712 608 7 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 603 475 8 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 577 381 9 17
GABAPENTIN 552 310 10 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 546 346 11 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 483 359 12 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 463 400 13 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 446 347 14 16
METFORMIN HCL 434 272 15 8
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 416 336 16 62
NEXIUM 395 258 17 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 340 261 18 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 335 302 19 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 328 290 20 29
NAMENDA 297 295 21 42
CLOPIDOGREL 285 227 22 28
CEFUROXIME 274 214 23 157
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 269 229 24 46
ATENOLOL 241 211 25 19
DIGOXIN 236 181 26 52
PREDNISONE 233 180 27 40
CRESTOR 228 173 28 23
EVISTA 221 219 29 135
SERTRALINE HCL 216 151 30 20
TRAMADOL HCL 214 181 31 26
DIOVAN 213 155 32 51
CYMBALTA 207 144 33 50
MELOXICAM 207 116 33 25
PLAVIX 205 172 35 39
CLONIDINE HCL 204 150 36 53
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 199 169 37 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 196 114 38 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 193 148 39 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 189 117 40 43
RANITIDINE HCL 189 139 40 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 188 174 42 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 186 174 43 32
ZETIA 171 113 44 76
PROMETHAZINE HCL 171 52 R 44 44
AZITHROMYCIN 170 119 46 35
MECLIZINE HCL 169 164 47 114
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 166 56 R 48 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 165 159 49 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 162 129 50 82
ROPINIROLE HCL 162 111 50 69
RISPERIDONE 159 99 52 79
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 153 90 53 117
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 149 118 54 98
CELEBREX 147 124 55 85
DILTIAZEM ER 144 121 56 139
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 143 94 R 57 48
SPIRONOLACTONE 143 87 57 72
RAMIPRIL 142 106 59 84
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 140 90 60 38
PAROXETINE HCL 139 99 61 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132 101 62 24
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 130 124 63 92
PROAIR HFA 130 56 63 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 129 105 65 94
ADVAIR DISKUS 128 89 66 54
JANUVIA 121 65 67 60
SPIRIVA 121 56 67 57
TIZANIDINE HCL 120 41 69 73
CARVEDILOL 119 110 70 27
PROPRANOLOL HCL 118 71 71 134
LOVASTATIN 116 81 72 55
GLIPIZIDE 113 90 73 64
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 112 78 74 126
DOXEPIN HCL 106 70 75 180
INSULIN SYRINGE 102 68 76 78
GLYBURIDE 99 76 R 77 68
NABUMETONE 96 75 78 181
LANTUS 96 90 78 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94 80 80 34
LYRICA 94 43 80 83
NOVOLOG 93 83 82 127
ABILIFY 92 78 83 170
DIOVAN HCT 90 80 84 106
TRAZODONE HCL 89 57 85 33
ALLOPURINOL 88 74 86 36
GLIPIZIDE ER 88 85 86 115
LEVOFLOXACIN 88 63 86 71
LIPITOR 87 50 89 109
NYSTATIN 85 50 90 110
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85 71 90 59
PREMARIN 85 44 R 90 149
EXELON 85 85 90 103
VENLAFAXINE HCL 84 74 94 193
IBUPROFEN 84 35 94 63
VYTORIN 80 76 96 169
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80 57 96 88
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 76 98 66
OLANZAPINE 76 71 99 176
COLCRYS 75 41 100 233
SINGULAIR 74 52 101 65
SEROQUEL 74 47 101 182
AVELOX 73 59 103 345
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 72 60 104 184
DETROL LA 67 58 105 223
VENTOLIN HFA 67 12 105 97
TRICOR 67 40 105 95
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 21 S2 105 93
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66 39 109 171
PEN NEEDLE 66 37 109 192
LANSOPRAZOLE 66 62 109 102
TAMIFLU 65 65 112 295
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 65 44 112 131
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65 28 112 147
TERAZOSIN HCL 65 42 112 173
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 65 51 112 267
BUSPIRONE HCL 65 38 112 107
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 63 61 118 154
AMOXICILLIN 62 50 119 90
NITROFURANTOIN 62 44 119 238
BUMETANIDE 61 56 121 123
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61 42 121 137
LACTULOSE 61 54 121 89
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 60 59 124 144
KLOR-CON M20 60 45 124 75
SUCRALFATE 60 45 124 121
FINASTERIDE 59 59 127 130
MIRTAZAPINE 59 56 127 61
SOTALOL 58 57 129 222
CARBAMAZEPINE 57 38 130 215
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57 50 130 96
FAMOTIDINE 56 56 132 111
LEVEMIR 56 44 132 191
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 56 35 132 196
FENTANYL 54 45 S2 135 105
FLUCONAZOLE 54 23 135 150
NAPROXEN 54 0 135 80
NIFEDIPINE ER 53 29 138 168
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53 34 138 129
VESICARE 52 46 140 228
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 51 51 141 246
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 50 0 S2 142 156
ACTONEL 50 50 142 306
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 3, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.