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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,659Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 70 out of 1107

$846K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 145 out of 1107

379 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

8% of this provider’s 379 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

37% of this provider’s 379 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 16,171 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

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 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 803 616 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 565 459 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 554 481 3 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 547 443 4 10
SIMVASTATIN 523 472 5 5
LISINOPRIL 507 385 6 2
OMEPRAZOLE 467 356 7 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 462 379 8 6
METFORMIN HCL 460 348 9 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 378 287 10 13
PREDNISONE 371 286 11 40
CEPHALEXIN 360 261 12 81
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 345 266 13 12
RANITIDINE HCL 322 300 14 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 305 283 15 15
TRAZODONE HCL 302 284 16 33
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 294 190 17 158
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 277 215 18 16
SERTRALINE HCL 274 208 19 20
AZITHROMYCIN 245 191 20 35
RISPERIDONE 220 185 21 79
CLOPIDOGREL 217 186 22 28
CARVEDILOL 205 159 23 27
NAMENDA 203 199 24 42
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 200 171 25 62
SPIRONOLACTONE 196 166 26 72
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 186 165 27 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 177 174 28 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 176 139 29 17
NYSTATIN 172 155 30 110
NEXIUM 162 114 31 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 155 111 32 29
LANTUS 147 134 33 49
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 146 109 34 128
DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE 144 133 35 362
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 142 142 36 129
PROMETHAZINE HCL 135 99 R 37 44
LEVOFLOXACIN 134 123 38 71
DIGOXIN 133 123 39 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 133 121 39 30
PLAVIX 131 112 41 39
NOVOLIN R 129 129 42 187
LACTULOSE 128 119 43 89
SUCRALFATE 128 107 43 121
GABAPENTIN 118 87 45 9
HYDRALAZINE HCL 116 114 46 99
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 81 47 11
CRESTOR 110 76 48 23
LIPITOR 103 80 49 109
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 103 92 49 46
RAMIPRIL 99 85 51 84
NIASPAN 97 73 52 125
DIOVAN 95 68 53 51
GLIPIZIDE 94 85 54 64
CARAFATE 90 89 55 248
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 90 81 55 154
DOXEPIN HCL 89 62 57 180
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 86 77 58 96
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83 71 59 41
JANUVIA 81 75 60 60
SPIRIVA 78 63 61 57
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77 68 62 34
AMOXICILLIN 76 50 63 90
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 75 73 64 122
ATENOLOL 72 48 65 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71 32 66 22
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 71 57 66 137
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70 56 68 38
CYMBALTA 69 45 69 50
EXELON 66 66 70 103
MIRTAZAPINE 65 62 71 61
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63 63 72 86
FINASTERIDE 62 39 73 130
MUPIROCIN 62 56 73 161
GLIPIZIDE XL 62 51 73 166
QUINAPRIL HCL 62 46 73 145
INSULIN SYRINGE 60 28 77 78
ALLOPURINOL 59 46 78 36
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 46 79 66
FLUCONAZOLE 56 39 80 150
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54 30 R 81 48
HUMALOG 53 53 82 226
NOVOLIN 70-30 53 52 82 209
HUMULIN R 52 51 84 462
FLUOXETINE HCL 52 42 84 47
RESTASIS 52 51 84 338
VALPROIC ACID 50 50 87 231
SOTALOL 50 37 87 222
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 50 49 R 87 174
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 March 25, 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.