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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,337Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 1107

$1.73M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 1107

956 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

9% of this provider’s 956 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 956 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 23,434 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 1,269 1,047 S3 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 1,024 857 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 890 698 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 804 670 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 691 566 5 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 613 510 6 12
LISINOPRIL 606 457 7 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 596 534 8 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 479 447 9 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 439 368 10 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 425 347 11 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 424 352 12 16
SERTRALINE HCL 420 287 13 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 392 338 14 14
METFORMIN HCL 390 272 15 8
GABAPENTIN 381 304 16 9
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 334 256 17 98
DONEPEZIL HCL 327 314 18 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 319 238 19 11
ATENOLOL 315 221 20 19
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 305 105 21 46
METFORMIN HCL ER 295 246 22 58
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 295 264 22 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 290 209 24 41
KLOR-CON M20 274 238 25 75
CITALOPRAM HBR 250 199 26 17
TRAMADOL HCL 250 194 26 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 237 192 28 43
CLONIDINE HCL 227 173 29 53
NAMENDA 227 203 29 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 222 148 31 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 218 191 32 30
CYMBALTA 217 131 33 50
RISPERIDONE 215 173 34 79
PROMETHAZINE HCL 207 173 R 35 44
ALLOPURINOL 204 171 36 36
CLOPIDOGREL 203 170 37 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198 163 38 24
PAROXETINE HCL 192 117 39 45
TRAZODONE HCL 184 126 40 33
LOVASTATIN 182 147 41 55
ADVAIR DISKUS 177 135 42 54
RANITIDINE HCL 176 115 43 21
GEMFIBROZIL 169 115 44 107
DIGOXIN 166 154 45 52
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 166 152 45 77
FLUOXETINE HCL 163 92 47 47
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 161 140 48 184
SPIRONOLACTONE 160 138 49 72
NEXIUM 159 99 50 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 157 144 51 82
LANTUS 152 130 52 49
CARVEDILOL 148 129 53 27
BACLOFEN 139 39 54 133
PREDNISONE 135 122 55 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133 86 56 38
PLAVIX 132 119 57 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 132 98 57 96
FENTANYL 132 117 S2 57 105
ZETIA 131 112 60 76
FENOFIBRATE 130 101 61 67
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130 130 61 66
JANUVIA 125 94 63 60
MIRTAZAPINE 124 111 64 61
SPIRIVA 119 82 65 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 112 100 66 30
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 111 107 67 230
CARBAMAZEPINE 111 26 67 215
EXELON 111 106 67 103
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 110 89 70 117
SYNTHROID 108 80 71 70
FORTICAL 105 35 72 235
PREMARIN 102 92 R 73 149
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 101 94 74 213
AZITHROMYCIN 100 83 75 35
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 99 86 76 189
ABILIFY 99 66 76 170
GENERLAC 99 14 76 281
DIOVAN 98 82 79 51
LORAZEPAM 98 94 79 155
LEVOFLOXACIN 97 79 81 71
TOPIRAMATE 91 17 82 160
LEVETIRACETAM 91 58 82 141
TAMIFLU 91 84 82 295
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91 66 82 59
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 90 37 86 147
NIFEDIPINE ER 90 90 86 168
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90 80 86 34
OXCARBAZEPINE 89 0 89 327
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 86 63 90 129
LAMOTRIGINE 86 11 90 244
METHOCARBAMOL 85 70 R 92 142
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 84 81 93 122
MELOXICAM 82 53 94 25
PROAIR HFA 81 63 95 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 81 59 95 216
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 80 74 97 171
IBUPROFEN 79 44 98 63
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 78 68 99 144
SINGULAIR 77 44 100 65
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 77 100 412
LIPITOR 76 59 102 109
DILTIAZEM ER 76 65 102 139
KLOR-CON M10 73 45 104 159
CRESTOR 72 69 105 23
NYSTATIN 69 66 106 110
PRIMIDONE 69 44 106 251
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 68 0 108 203
DILTIAZEM HCL 67 64 109 239
ESTRADIOL 66 50 R 110 151
COLESTIPOL HCL 65 50 111 259
BENAZEPRIL HCL 65 64 111 86
ALPRAZOLAM 65 50 111 87
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 64 54 114 119
DIOVAN HCT 64 57 114 106
QUINAPRIL HCL 63 43 116 145
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63 25 S2 116 104
AMOXICILLIN 63 43 116 90
HYDROCORTISONE 62 50 119 280
OXYCONTIN 62 48 S2 119 167
GLIPIZIDE 60 50 121 64
INSULIN SYRINGE 59 37 122 78
BUSPIRONE HCL 58 39 123 107
CELEBREX 58 49 123 85
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58 39 123 118
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 33 S2 123 93
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57 57 127 179
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56 42 128 94
VYTORIN 56 31 128 169
TRAVATAN Z 55 43 130 311
TIZANIDINE HCL 55 47 130 73
DOXEPIN HCL 54 52 132 180
VALPROIC ACID 54 52 132 231
TRICOR 54 33 132 95
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53 27 135 116
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 53 40 135 158
CONSTULOSE 52 0 10 137 462
MINOCYCLINE HCL 52 13 137 351
NADOLOL 51 51 139 234
LOPERAMIDE 51 33 139 229
FINASTERIDE 51 48 139 130
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50 27 142 208
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 April 27, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.