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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,853Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 1107

$1.91M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 1107

728 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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

11% of this provider’s 728 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 728 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 24,749 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,546 989 1 5
LISINOPRIL 1,310 804 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,262 870 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,225 953 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 1,056 822 5 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,053 820 6 10
METFORMIN HCL 854 504 7 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 771 538 S3 8 1
RANITIDINE HCL 729 455 9 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 633 480 10 14
GABAPENTIN 550 291 11 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 549 424 12 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 512 343 13 12
TRAMADOL HCL 497 308 14 26
ATENOLOL 472 357 15 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 434 309 16 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 405 271 17 13
CLOPIDOGREL 381 287 18 28
GLYBURIDE 333 240 R 19 68
DONEPEZIL HCL 328 312 20 32
PLAVIX 315 254 21 39
ALLOPURINOL 305 223 22 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 304 228 23 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 282 232 24 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 280 184 25 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 273 211 26 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 272 230 27 34
LACTULOSE 268 184 28 89
NEXIUM 260 159 29 18
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 259 239 30 232
ENDOCET 257 99 S2 31 91
HYDRALAZINE HCL 255 210 32 99
PAROXETINE HCL 226 156 33 45
CRESTOR 224 180 34 23
MELOXICAM 215 114 35 25
NAMENDA 211 203 36 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 210 166 37 15
NYSTATIN 210 187 37 110
TRAZODONE HCL 209 143 39 33
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 208 143 R 40 48
INSULIN SYRINGE 204 122 41 78
TAMSULOSIN HCL 196 154 42 30
PREDNISONE 196 122 42 40
IBUPROFEN 195 43 44 63
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 194 119 45 46
CARVEDILOL 193 165 46 27
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 186 161 47 62
SERTRALINE HCL 182 134 48 20
SPIRIVA 177 81 49 57
PROMETHAZINE HCL 175 123 R 50 44
DIOVAN 155 127 51 51
GLIPIZIDE 154 112 52 64
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 151 90 53 38
PROAIR HFA 144 67 54 37
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 143 94 55 77
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 141 88 56 92
SINGULAIR 140 115 57 65
EVISTA 140 117 57 135
ADVAIR DISKUS 140 84 57 54
JANUVIA 139 93 60 60
CLONIDINE HCL 132 107 61 53
ZETIA 130 38 62 76
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 129 66 S2 63 104
DIGOXIN 128 104 64 52
LOVAZA 128 73 64 101
HALOPERIDOL 127 48 66 225
JANTOVEN 127 117 66 214
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 126 75 68 22
CILOSTAZOL 125 110 69 194
LOVASTATIN 124 89 70 55
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 124 102 70 116
RISPERIDONE 123 76 72 79
NOVOLIN 70-30 121 82 73 209
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 121 86 73 16
ACTOS 120 83 75 132
LITHIUM CARBONATE 116 0 76 306
METHOCARBAMOL 116 37 R 76 142
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 114 88 78 88
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 110 48 R 79 152
NAPROXEN 110 63 79 80
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108 100 81 41
DICYCLOMINE HCL 106 84 82 208
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 105 28 R 83 174
BUPROPION HCL SR 105 54 83 190
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 104 64 85 94
TRICOR 104 72 85 95
LEVOFLOXACIN 103 71 87 71
LANTUS 102 96 88 49
LANSOPRAZOLE 101 101 89 102
SODIUM CHLORIDE 98 81 90 186
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 96 60 91 74
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 96 35 R 91 56
LYRICA 94 85 93 83
ONDANSETRON HCL 93 72 94 211
COMBIVENT 93 47 94 112
PRADAXA 91 85 96 241
LIPITOR 88 63 97 109
GEMFIBROZIL 87 36 98 107
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 85 42 S2 99 93
NIASPAN 83 48 100 125
VESICARE 83 52 100 228
NITROSTAT 81 64 102 188
SYMBICORT 81 68 102 124
KETOCONAZOLE 80 51 104 249
PROPRANOLOL HCL 80 37 104 134
VENTOLIN HFA 80 37 104 97
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 79 63 107 154
BACLOFEN 79 20 107 133
PRIMIDONE 78 74 109 251
OLANZAPINE 77 23 110 176
FENOFIBRATE 77 29 110 67
NOVOLOG 77 57 110 127
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 77 64 110 246
MECLIZINE HCL 76 63 114 114
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 76 56 114 126
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 50 116 72
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 73 18 117 147
RAMIPRIL 73 59 117 84
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 72 64 119 98
BUSPIRONE HCL 71 39 120 107
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 70 66 121 207
LEVETIRACETAM 70 37 121 141
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 70 35 121 128
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69 47 124 118
QUINAPRIL HCL 67 34 125 145
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66 52 126 59
TIZANIDINE HCL 66 28 126 73
METOLAZONE 66 54 126 217
BENAZEPRIL HCL 65 56 129 86
MUPIROCIN 65 38 129 161
AMOXICILLIN 60 46 131 90
HYDROCORTISONE 60 47 131 280
DETROL LA 60 38 131 223
ONGLYZA 60 38 131 205
AVODART 59 44 135 204
VENLAFAXINE HCL 59 32 135 193
CARBAMAZEPINE 58 16 137 215
NABUMETONE 56 33 138 181
HUMULIN 70-30 56 42 138 266
FAMOTIDINE 56 45 138 111
AZITHROMYCIN 55 42 141 35
FINASTERIDE 53 39 142 130
MIRTAZAPINE 52 49 143 61
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51 37 144 122
FLUOXETINE HCL 51 31 144 47
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51 22 S3 144 120
DIOVAN HCT 50 50 147 106
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 50 26 147 264
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50 32 R 147 178
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 28 147 66
BUMETANIDE 50 49 147 123
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 13, 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.