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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,216Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 1107

$1.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 1107

898 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56%Patients 65 Years and Older
47% 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

2% of this provider’s 898 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 898 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 19,303 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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 1,630 701 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,076 699 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 994 643 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 889 583 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 838 441 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 725 453 6 7
LISINOPRIL 674 370 7 2
NEXIUM 652 322 8 18
GABAPENTIN 630 287 9 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 610 405 10 14
AZITHROMYCIN 609 346 11 35
METFORMIN HCL 553 286 12 8
ATENOLOL 540 247 13 19
CLOPIDOGREL 519 335 14 28
QUINAPRIL HCL 497 290 10 15 145
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 458 282 16 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 447 287 17 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 417 243 18 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 409 239 19 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 407 266 20 16
TRAMADOL HCL 373 110 21 26
PLAVIX 344 238 22 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 325 231 23 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 314 226 24 11
AMOXICILLIN 293 141 25 90
SERTRALINE HCL 279 171 26 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 277 177 27 34
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 276 129 R 28 165
GLYBURIDE 275 130 R 29 68
IBUPROFEN 273 92 30 63
DEXAMETHASONE 265 176 31 291
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 255 122 32 119
CRESTOR 253 142 33 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 243 76 34 17
DOXEPIN HCL 241 99 35 180
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 240 155 36 59
RANITIDINE HCL 240 104 36 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 236 157 38 30
TIZANIDINE HCL 228 74 39 73
PAROXETINE HCL 227 137 40 45
SYNTHROID 224 153 41 70
ALLOPURINOL 221 166 42 36
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 196 133 43 126
JANUVIA 195 121 44 60
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 193 118 45 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 189 129 46 15
PROMETHAZINE VC 183 110 R 10 47 342
CARVEDILOL 183 117 47 27
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 179 112 49 203
TORSEMIDE 176 96 50 177
MELOXICAM 175 114 51 25
CILOSTAZOL 175 122 51 194
ALPRAZOLAM 164 124 53 87
INSULIN SYRINGE 158 92 54 78
TRAZODONE HCL 156 53 55 33
LANTUS 153 101 56 49
RAMIPRIL 152 81 57 84
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 149 80 58 88
SUCRALFATE 145 76 59 121
PROAIR HFA 142 36 60 37
CEFDINIR 140 78 61 163
ZETIA 139 82 62 76
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 135 60 63 116
FENOFIBRATE 134 59 64 67
DIGOXIN 134 102 64 52
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 133 64 R 66 48
CYMBALTA 133 54 66 50
TRICOR 132 72 68 95
KLOR-CON M20 132 80 68 75
PROMETHAZINE HCL 128 32 R 70 44
LEVOFLOXACIN 127 68 71 71
LYRICA 125 48 72 83
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125 83 72 66
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 123 52 74 82
CELEBREX 121 68 75 85
NADOLOL 121 57 75 234
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 121 60 75 46
DIOVAN 118 52 78 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 118 31 78 117
HYDROXYZINE HCL 118 60 R 78 162
GLIPIZIDE 116 48 81 64
CLONIDINE HCL 115 28 82 53
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 113 74 83 136
BUPROPION HCL SR 108 31 84 190
JANUMET 107 58 85 197
LANSOPRAZOLE 107 52 85 102
PREDNISONE 106 47 87 40
FLUCONAZOLE 106 39 87 150
GEMFIBROZIL 105 41 89 107
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 105 46 89 198
ADVAIR DISKUS 105 31 89 54
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103 79 92 41
LIPITOR 102 54 93 109
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 102 25 R 93 56
TERAZOSIN HCL 100 64 95 173
AVODART 99 72 96 204
FLUOXETINE HCL 96 17 97 47
SPIRONOLACTONE 96 53 97 72
DILTIAZEM ER 95 40 99 139
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 95 42 99 94
CEPHALEXIN 95 50 99 81
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94 35 102 38
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 93 22 R 103 152
ACTOS 92 63 104 132
VERAPAMIL ER 90 62 105 113
PRADAXA 90 90 105 241
DEXILANT 89 33 107 212
SPIRIVA 89 44 107 57
FEXOFENADINE HCL 89 24 107 260
NAPROXEN 87 53 110 80
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 86 73 111 98
DONEPEZIL HCL 84 83 112 32
HYDRALAZINE HCL 83 55 113 99
SINGULAIR 83 33 113 65
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 82 56 115 172
GLIMEPIRIDE 78 19 116 43
ROPINIROLE HCL 77 28 117 69
SYMBICORT 76 41 118 124
DIOVAN HCT 76 58 118 106
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 75 22 120 129
IRBESARTAN 74 41 121 276
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 42 122 24
AMITIZA 71 27 123 275
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 70 43 124 158
MECLIZINE HCL 69 49 125 114
KLOR-CON 10 67 55 126 143
BYSTOLIC 65 56 127 138
LOVAZA 65 26 127 101
LIDODERM 63 0 129 140
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 60 36 130 62
PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM 57 37 131 322
VOLTAREN 57 30 131 265
MEGESTROL ACETATE 57 53 R 131 178
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57 37 131 137
FAMOTIDINE 55 30 135 111
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55 20 135 118
BUMETANIDE 53 45 137 123
PREMARIN 53 28 R 137 149
ONGLYZA 52 37 139 205
DULERA 52 24 139 344
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52 35 139 122
DILANTIN 51 23 142 324
LORAZEPAM 51 38 142 155
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50 32 144 134
HUMULIN 70-30 50 25 144 266
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 21 144 195
BACLOFEN 50 0 144 133
EVISTA 50 50 144 135
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 Dec. 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.