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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,873Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 1107

$2.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 1107

891 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
47%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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

6% of this provider’s 891 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

36% of this provider’s 891 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 17,081 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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 2,134 634 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,091 671 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 924 640 3 3
GABAPENTIN 761 229 4 9
LISINOPRIL 716 424 5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 685 398 6 4
SIMVASTATIN 660 424 7 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 583 413 8 15
AZITHROMYCIN 561 236 9 35
PROMETHAZINE HCL 545 136 R 10 44
METFORMIN HCL 534 279 11 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 531 324 12 6
NEXIUM 522 196 13 18
SINGULAIR 499 250 14 65
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 448 303 15 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 418 274 16 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 395 233 17 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 316 196 18 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 299 155 19 41
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 294 128 20 118
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 280 197 21 30
IBUPROFEN 271 99 22 63
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 259 100 23 22
CRESTOR 259 123 23 23
SERTRALINE HCL 257 137 25 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 254 93 26 38
TRAMADOL HCL 247 126 27 26
MELOXICAM 243 149 28 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 224 132 29 94
TRILIPIX 223 124 30 153
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 216 104 31 88
DIOVAN 211 158 32 51
CLOPIDOGREL 210 124 33 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 210 161 33 13
CYMBALTA 209 59 35 50
ADVAIR DISKUS 209 94 35 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 207 167 37 30
LYRICA 203 36 38 83
PROAIR HFA 202 31 39 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 201 196 40 32
ALLOPURINOL 196 134 41 36
LEVOFLOXACIN 195 118 42 71
SPIRIVA 184 104 43 57
NAMENDA 182 178 44 42
GLIPIZIDE 182 111 44 64
SYMBICORT 180 61 46 124
RANITIDINE HCL 177 79 47 21
LOVAZA 168 88 48 101
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 165 98 49 29
TRAZODONE HCL 163 31 50 33
DIGOXIN 162 152 51 52
FLUOXETINE HCL 153 61 52 47
RISPERIDONE 153 117 52 79
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 149 90 54 46
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 148 142 55 144
PLAVIX 147 100 56 39
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 146 28 R 57 56
ATENOLOL 145 91 58 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 142 85 59 59
CELEBREX 140 74 60 85
PREDNISONE 139 68 61 40
LANTUS 139 85 61 49
JANUVIA 139 89 61 60
TIZANIDINE HCL 138 25 64 73
NYSTATIN 138 83 64 110
CARVEDILOL 138 96 64 27
PAROXETINE HCL 138 43 64 45
METHOCARBAMOL 134 21 R 68 142
BUSPIRONE HCL 134 62 68 107
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 133 55 R 70 48
ROPINIROLE HCL 131 63 71 69
CLONIDINE HCL 131 52 71 53
NAPROXEN 124 25 73 80
VENTOLIN HFA 122 53 74 97
BACLOFEN 118 25 75 133
AMOXICILLIN 118 58 75 90
EXELON 114 104 77 103
LEVETIRACETAM 114 78 77 141
LIDODERM 114 73 77 140
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111 51 80 16
FAMOTIDINE 107 56 81 111
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 106 43 82 137
OXYCONTIN 106 0 S2 82 167
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 104 71 84 98
ZETIA 103 69 85 76
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 100 72 86 96
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 99 60 87 74
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 98 22 S3 88 120
SEROQUEL XR 97 33 89 257
FINASTERIDE 97 90 89 130
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 96 83 91 129
KLOR-CON M20 95 54 92 75
MUPIROCIN 94 51 93 161
MECLIZINE HCL 93 54 94 114
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 91 27 95 131
FENOFIBRATE 90 39 96 67
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 89 47 97 334
INSULIN SYRINGE 88 38 98 78
FLUCONAZOLE 85 24 99 150
NOVOLOG 82 69 100 127
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 81 43 101 158
DIOVAN HCT 80 37 102 106
NASONEX 79 23 103 206
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77 36 104 34
ADVAIR HFA 77 27 104 369
MIRTAZAPINE 76 66 106 61
CEFTRIAXONE 74 63 107 227
SEROQUEL 73 45 108 182
ABILIFY 72 41 109 170
PENTAZOCINE-NALOXONE HCL 72 0 R 10 109 375
DULERA 72 24 109 344
MEGESTROL ACETATE 71 70 R 112 178
NIASPAN 71 37 112 125
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 70 26 114 147
AMITIZA 70 34 114 275
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68 45 116 12
FENTANYL 67 64 S2 117 105
TOPIRAMATE 67 28 117 160
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 66 22 119 196
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 27 119 24
CARISOPRODOL 66 0 R 119 146
LANSOPRAZOLE 64 41 122 102
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 64 0 S2 122 300
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 61 24 124 119
LIPITOR 60 37 125 109
BUTORPHANOL TARTRATE 59 0 126 435
DILTIAZEM ER 59 31 126 139
INDOMETHACIN 59 24 R 126 313
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 58 12 R 129 152
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58 33 129 82
LEVEMIR 58 37 129 191
ACTOS 58 53 129 132
SYNTHROID 55 34 133 70
PREMARIN 53 0 R 134 149
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 53 31 134 232
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 53 14 134 216
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52 17 137 86
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 52 24 137 213
LIDOCAINE HCL 52 48 137 242
ONDANSETRON HCL 51 22 140 211
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 25 140 72
NOVOLIN R 50 24 142 187
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 June 17, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.