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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,801Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 99 out of 1107

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 1107

545 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 545 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 13,442 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 789 564 S3 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 747 538 2 5
LISINOPRIL 695 493 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 543 457 4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 539 424 5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 470 354 6 4
METFORMIN HCL 431 307 7 8
FUROSEMIDE 402 366 8 7
CARVEDILOL 370 279 9 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 294 227 10 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 291 250 11 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 285 200 12 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 284 246 13 17
ACTOS 275 199 14 132
GABAPENTIN 260 203 15 9
ATENOLOL 245 187 16 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 227 180 17 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 210 149 18 12
CLOPIDOGREL 195 167 19 28
NEXIUM 180 116 20 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 175 143 21 29
SERTRALINE HCL 167 128 22 20
RAMIPRIL 156 123 23 84
JANUVIA 154 89 24 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 152 117 25 22
RANITIDINE HCL 145 76 26 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 145 127 26 15
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 143 103 R 28 258
TOPIRAMATE 142 57 29 160
PLAVIX 137 120 30 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 134 96 31 16
LANTUS 131 113 32 49
RISPERIDONE 121 84 33 79
CELEBREX 119 91 34 85
DIOVAN 118 115 35 51
MIRTAZAPINE 115 115 36 61
PAROXETINE HCL 114 65 37 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 110 65 38 47
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 109 90 39 62
ALLOPURINOL 109 103 39 36
CYMBALTA 106 58 41 50
DIGOXIN 105 91 42 52
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 104 93 43 184
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103 63 44 30
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 100 73 45 74
ZETIA 100 59 45 76
VYTORIN 99 86 47 169
CRESTOR 99 64 47 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 98 78 49 10
TRAMADOL HCL 97 76 50 26
IBUPROFEN 97 57 50 63
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94 91 52 34
LYRICA 94 80 52 83
SPIRIVA 92 81 54 57
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 92 79 54 126
ABILIFY 91 66 56 170
NAPROXEN 89 32 57 80
TAMSULOSIN HCL 86 74 58 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 82 80 59 43
ADVAIR DISKUS 77 55 60 54
DONEPEZIL HCL 77 77 60 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 74 62 62 96
PROAIR HFA 74 61 62 37
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71 49 64 117
ROPINIROLE HCL 71 56 64 69
METHOCARBAMOL 70 30 R 66 142
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66 46 67 38
LOVASTATIN 65 56 68 55
NAMENDA 65 65 68 42
BYETTA 63 40 70 423
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63 45 70 46
SINGULAIR 61 40 72 65
ESTRADIOL 60 0 R 73 151
PREDNISONE 60 53 73 40
SYNTHROID 59 43 75 70
EXELON 58 47 76 103
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 39 77 66
TRAZODONE HCL 55 30 78 33
PROMETHAZINE HCL 54 28 R 79 44
ALPRAZOLAM 54 27 79 87
EVISTA 54 52 79 135
DIOVAN HCT 53 37 82 106
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53 17 R 82 56
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52 44 84 99
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51 28 R 85 48
NITROSTAT 51 44 85 188
ZOSTAVAX 51 41 85 250
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51 44 85 88
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50 28 89 82
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 Aug. 15, 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.