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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,688Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 103 out of 1107

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 73 out of 1107

480 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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
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this specialty
in Kentucky
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 480 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 480 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 12,676 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$63 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
OMEPRAZOLE 615 439 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 548 433 2 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 531 266 S3 3 1
LISINOPRIL 520 415 4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 404 331 5 3
MELOXICAM 400 306 6 25
FUROSEMIDE 388 325 7 7
GABAPENTIN 381 182 8 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 289 259 9 6
NEXIUM 243 141 10 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 237 192 11 12
FENOFIBRATE 233 140 12 67
RANITIDINE HCL 223 133 13 21
METFORMIN HCL 223 161 13 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 212 212 15 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 209 157 16 10
CRESTOR 197 161 17 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 189 145 18 15
TRICOR 185 104 19 95
LOVAZA 181 69 20 101
CITALOPRAM HBR 180 120 21 17
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 178 121 22 46
ATENOLOL 167 133 23 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 158 156 24 34
CLOPIDOGREL 157 135 25 28
SERTRALINE HCL 152 118 26 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151 131 27 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148 120 28 24
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 147 98 29 74
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 137 103 30 13
PREDNISONE 128 75 31 40
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 127 76 32 94
ACTOS 122 100 33 132
TRILIPIX 122 69 33 153
MIRTAZAPINE 122 107 33 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 120 95 36 30
CELEBREX 120 93 36 85
LIDODERM 113 100 38 140
PAROXETINE HCL 112 88 39 45
PLAVIX 112 103 39 39
ZETIA 111 94 41 76
METFORMIN HCL ER 110 68 42 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 105 34 R 43 56
CARVEDILOL 104 89 44 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104 88 44 16
SINGULAIR 103 58 46 65
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 103 95 46 29
KLOR-CON M20 103 83 46 75
NAMENDA 101 101 49 42
TRAZODONE HCL 101 63 49 33
GLIMEPIRIDE 99 60 51 43
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 98 95 52 77
TRAMADOL HCL 98 70 52 26
SPIRIVA 96 44 54 57
EXELON 95 95 55 103
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 92 77 56 92
CYMBALTA 87 48 57 50
EVISTA 84 84 58 135
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83 76 59 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 78 43 60 54
PROMETHAZINE HCL 77 33 R 61 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75 52 62 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74 62 63 14
BACLOFEN 74 53 63 133
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73 39 65 118
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72 57 66 116
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 70 61 67 122
LEVOFLOXACIN 68 53 68 71
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 68 53 68 137
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68 50 68 82
DIGOXIN 67 67 71 52
AMOXICILLIN 67 39 71 90
AZITHROMYCIN 67 45 71 35
FENTANYL 66 32 S2 74 105
IBUPROFEN 65 38 75 63
ROPINIROLE HCL 64 52 76 69
INDAPAMIDE 64 64 76 183
SEROQUEL XR 64 24 76 257
BENAZEPRIL HCL 64 64 76 86
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63 51 80 30
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 62 62 81 62
JANUMET 61 43 82 197
VENTOLIN HFA 60 24 83 97
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59 36 84 147
DIOVAN 59 43 84 51
SYMBICORT 58 24 86 124
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 17 R 86 48
SEROQUEL 57 30 88 182
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 44 89 195
JANUVIA 55 47 89 60
LANTUS 53 50 91 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 37 91 66
LACTULOSE 51 37 93 89
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50 43 R 94 258
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 10, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.