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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,284Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 232 out of 1107

$724K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 202 out of 1107

425 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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 425 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 425 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 8,346 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

$59 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 550 259 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 423 279 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 390 265 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 305 206 4 5
METFORMIN HCL 298 210 5 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 291 222 6 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 245 163 7 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 222 149 8 10
FUROSEMIDE 217 144 9 7
ATENOLOL 196 126 10 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 191 145 11 12
GABAPENTIN 175 87 12 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 171 120 13 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 160 93 14 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151 124 15 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149 94 16 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 129 117 17 15
GLYBURIDE 124 116 R 18 68
BUMETANIDE 114 105 19 123
FENOFIBRATE 114 49 19 67
RISPERIDONE 111 101 21 79
CITALOPRAM HBR 105 62 22 17
NAMENDA 103 100 23 42
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 102 76 24 74
PROCRIT 96 18 25 274
DONEPEZIL HCL 95 94 26 32
JANUVIA 95 95 26 60
IBUPROFEN 93 39 28 63
CRESTOR 92 80 29 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90 64 30 22
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89 52 R 31 48
RANITIDINE HCL 89 33 31 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87 63 33 34
NEXIUM 87 40 33 18
METFORMIN HCL ER 85 53 35 58
LANTUS 85 48 35 49
MELOXICAM 85 46 35 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 54 38 24
SINGULAIR 82 58 38 65
BACLOFEN 81 37 40 133
MIRTAZAPINE 78 49 41 61
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 76 74 42 154
PAROXETINE HCL 76 56 42 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74 38 44 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73 70 45 30
CARVEDILOL 70 48 46 27
KLOR-CON M20 69 48 47 75
PROAIR HFA 66 37 48 37
CLOPIDOGREL 66 42 48 28
PROMETHAZINE HCL 66 24 R 48 44
CHLORTHALIDONE 65 43 51 175
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 47 52 54
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 17 53 47
PLAVIX 63 44 53 39
TIZANIDINE HCL 61 11 55 73
SPIRONOLACTONE 61 41 55 72
ALLOPURINOL 61 53 55 36
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 46 58 88
ROPINIROLE HCL 58 44 58 69
NOVOLOG 57 30 60 127
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57 36 60 30
PREDNISONE 56 53 62 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56 37 62 82
DIGOXIN 56 56 62 52
GLIPIZIDE 55 44 65 64
GLIMEPIRIDE 55 38 65 43
ALPRAZOLAM 55 26 65 87
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53 32 68 59
TRAMADOL HCL 52 46 69 26
COMBIVENT 50 35 70 112
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 Dec. 2, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.