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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,147Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 156 out of 1107

$738K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 194 out of 1107

651 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 651 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 651 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 8,051 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 790 285 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 588 342 2 4
LISINOPRIL 481 285 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 470 293 4 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 302 236 5 14
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 302 188 5 164
METFORMIN HCL 300 194 7 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 262 158 8 3
GABAPENTIN 262 74 8 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 234 103 10 17
SIMVASTATIN 218 112 11 5
MELOXICAM 218 130 11 25
PROMETHAZINE HCL 199 61 R 13 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 199 107 13 12
PROAIR HFA 161 80 15 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 161 102 15 13
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 159 100 R 17 202
PREDNISONE 145 58 18 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 144 105 19 15
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 142 74 20 88
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 142 74 20 30
ETODOLAC 141 107 22 210
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 129 86 23 10
TRAZODONE HCL 124 61 24 33
MECLIZINE HCL 123 96 25 114
TRAMADOL HCL 121 47 26 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 120 78 27 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 119 52 28 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 66 29 11
MIRTAZAPINE 110 86 30 61
CLOPIDOGREL 109 59 31 28
ATENOLOL 107 86 32 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107 86 32 16
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 107 21 R 32 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 105 60 35 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104 23 36 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 103 59 37 72
SYMBICORT 101 42 38 124
ALLOPURINOL 96 66 39 36
LOVASTATIN 96 33 39 55
CARISOPRODOL 95 17 R 41 146
INSULIN SYRINGE 95 40 41 78
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 93 66 43 171
SPIRIVA 92 51 44 57
SERTRALINE HCL 90 52 45 20
BUMETANIDE 89 68 46 123
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 88 59 47 92
TAMSULOSIN HCL 86 55 48 30
RANITIDINE HCL 86 37 48 21
RISPERIDONE 81 46 50 79
LANTUS 80 13 51 49
VENTOLIN HFA 79 32 52 97
PLAVIX 79 43 52 39
ABILIFY 78 0 54 170
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 78 51 54 62
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74 14 56 117
NABUMETONE 74 37 56 181
CARVEDILOL 73 60 58 27
TOPIRAMATE 73 0 58 160
DONEPEZIL HCL 72 69 60 32
DOXEPIN HCL 70 29 61 180
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 67 28 62 189
CRESTOR 67 20 62 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67 58 62 29
DILTIAZEM ER 67 56 62 139
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66 0 R 66 56
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65 42 67 134
LYRICA 65 23 67 83
NAMENDA 62 58 69 42
LABETALOL HCL 61 48 70 245
PAROXETINE HCL 61 36 70 45
SUCRALFATE 61 51 70 121
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 29 73 24
ALPRAZOLAM 58 37 74 87
CEFUROXIME 57 39 75 157
DICYCLOMINE HCL 56 28 76 208
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 55 13 77 74
LEVOFLOXACIN 55 32 77 71
NEXIUM 54 24 79 18
NAPROXEN 52 0 80 80
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50 39 81 41
DIGOXIN 50 31 81 52
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 9, 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.