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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,711Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 1107

$1.7M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 1107

1,050 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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

5% of this provider’s 1,050 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

45% of this provider’s 1,050 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 19,129 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 2,526 1,425 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,296 905 2 7
LISINOPRIL 1,184 638 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 915 589 4 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 904 580 5 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 863 643 6 3
GABAPENTIN 796 299 7 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 693 441 8 10
SIMVASTATIN 657 381 9 5
SUBOXONE 588 16 10 148
METFORMIN HCL 453 257 11 8
RANITIDINE HCL 410 221 12 21
PREDNISONE 404 247 13 40
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 398 274 14 59
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 350 162 15 16
NEXIUM 340 131 16 18
NAPROXEN 336 162 17 80
PROAIR HFA 335 125 18 37
CLOPIDOGREL 334 223 19 28
CLONIDINE HCL 326 134 20 53
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 311 261 21 6
AZITHROMYCIN 310 196 22 35
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 295 155 10 23 264
GEMFIBROZIL 290 130 24 107
IBUPROFEN 280 144 25 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 264 253 26 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 246 172 27 11
PLAVIX 224 158 28 39
PROMETHAZINE HCL 211 96 R 29 44
METHOCARBAMOL 207 44 R 30 142
ATENOLOL 207 142 30 19
SERTRALINE HCL 206 134 32 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 199 144 33 15
INSULIN SYRINGE 197 112 34 78
NAMENDA 193 193 35 42
CRESTOR 193 111 35 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 192 151 37 30
LANTUS 191 102 38 49
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 186 121 39 13
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 183 59 40 147
FLUOXETINE HCL 180 67 41 47
TRAMADOL HCL 171 159 42 26
GLIPIZIDE 169 100 43 64
AMOXICILLIN 165 86 44 90
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 162 134 45 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 161 110 46 22
ADVAIR DISKUS 159 96 47 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 158 76 48 17
VENTOLIN HFA 153 99 49 97
FENTANYL 153 142 S2 49 105
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 152 85 51 94
SPIRIVA 150 103 52 57
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 147 99 53 158
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 147 77 53 88
TRAZODONE HCL 135 55 55 33
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 130 64 R 56 152
LACTULOSE 129 118 57 89
COMBIVENT 126 77 58 112
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 124 59 R 59 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 123 59 60 34
CYMBALTA 121 36 61 50
SYMBICORT 118 39 62 124
CELEBREX 117 59 63 85
CEPHALEXIN 117 60 63 81
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 115 109 65 144
MIRTAZAPINE 114 96 66 61
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113 101 67 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 111 66 68 96
ALPRAZOLAM 108 83 69 87
ALLOPURINOL 107 56 70 36
MELOXICAM 107 72 70 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106 102 72 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104 97 73 82
CARVEDILOL 104 39 73 27
KLOR-CON M20 104 57 73 75
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 102 71 76 12
NITROSTAT 101 82 77 188
EXELON 95 95 78 103
SODIUM CHLORIDE 92 92 79 186
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91 37 80 38
JANUVIA 89 42 81 60
PAROXETINE HCL 88 38 82 45
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 88 55 82 126
TIZANIDINE HCL 87 16 84 73
RISPERIDONE 85 52 85 79
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 84 37 R 86 56
ROPINIROLE HCL 84 49 86 69
NOVOLIN R 82 59 88 187
LOVAZA 78 38 89 101
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 78 41 S3 89 120
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 76 45 91 116
LEVEMIR 76 47 91 191
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74 56 93 30
DIOVAN 74 63 93 51
TRICOR 73 42 95 95
LIPITOR 73 55 95 109
LIDODERM 72 48 97 140
BACLOFEN 72 46 97 133
NOVOLIN 70-30 72 44 97 209
AGGRENOX 72 46 97 243
MEGESTROL ACETATE 72 54 R 97 178
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 71 60 102 179
DIGOXIN 68 66 103 52
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68 61 103 122
FAMOTIDINE 68 55 103 111
NITROFURANTOIN 67 59 106 238
ZETIA 66 41 107 76
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 39 107 24
NYSTATIN 65 48 109 110
FLUCONAZOLE 63 22 110 150
DILTIAZEM HCL 62 53 111 239
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 36 111 66
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 62 62 111 285
BUSPIRONE HCL 61 17 114 107
TOPIRAMATE 61 12 114 160
VERAPAMIL ER 61 44 114 113
LOPERAMIDE 59 31 117 229
FENOFIBRATE 59 35 117 67
CEFTRIAXONE 58 53 119 227
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58 42 119 98
NOVOLOG 57 26 121 127
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 25 122 137
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 32 S2 123 93
VALPROIC ACID 52 52 124 231
SEROQUEL 52 36 124 182
METOLAZONE 52 40 124 217
GLIPIZIDE XL 51 33 127 166
LOVASTATIN 51 27 127 55
ZOSTAVAX 51 28 127 250
SINGULAIR 50 17 130 65
DIOVAN HCT 50 50 130 106
NIASPAN 50 20 130 125
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 Feb. 20, 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.