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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,307Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 174 out of 1107

$649K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 259 out of 1107

497 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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

8% of this provider’s 497 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 497 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 12,651 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 1,023 918 S3 1 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 520 458 2 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 480 431 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 456 434 4 7
SERTRALINE HCL 416 398 5 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 375 370 6 32
SIMVASTATIN 320 298 7 5
OMEPRAZOLE 286 254 8 4
MIRTAZAPINE 267 263 9 61
WARFARIN SODIUM 265 250 10 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262 235 11 24
LISINOPRIL 250 224 12 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 246 221 13 6
RANITIDINE HCL 236 199 14 21
METFORMIN HCL 234 226 15 8
ALLOPURINOL 216 191 16 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 197 168 17 14
CLOPIDOGREL 195 185 18 28
FENTANYL 195 195 S2 18 105
GABAPENTIN 184 160 20 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164 136 21 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 157 132 22 17
BUMETANIDE 152 122 23 123
TAMSULOSIN HCL 151 150 24 30
TRAZODONE HCL 150 146 25 33
DIGOXIN 148 144 26 52
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 144 139 27 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 139 132 28 43
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 139 125 28 198
LACTULOSE 139 104 28 89
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137 111 31 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 120 120 32 46
PLAVIX 116 113 33 39
NITROFURANTOIN 112 108 34 238
NYSTATIN 111 88 35 110
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 107 101 36 154
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 105 97 37 96
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101 76 38 22
LEVETIRACETAM 100 53 39 141
PAROXETINE HCL 99 86 40 45
KLOR-CON M20 98 98 41 75
PROMETHAZINE HCL 98 91 R 41 44
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 87 86 43 179
METOLAZONE 82 73 44 217
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 82 25 44 116
LANTUS 79 73 46 49
TRAMADOL HCL 72 67 47 26
PHENYTOIN 71 21 48 269
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 69 61 49 13
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68 68 50 99
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67 67 51 92
SANTYL 66 53 52 255
SPIRONOLACTONE 63 50 53 72
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 60 59 54 131
CARVEDILOL 59 53 55 27
IBUPROFEN 58 57 56 63
NEXIUM 57 41 57 18
LYRICA 55 55 58 83
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 55 55 58 184
NAMENDA 55 53 58 42
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54 53 61 88
MELOXICAM 53 48 62 25
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 52 50 63 144
CEPHALEXIN 51 44 64 81
PROCRIT 50 50 65 274
AMIODARONE HCL 50 50 65 199
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 May 12, 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.