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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,641Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 1107

$1.75M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 1107

591 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
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Kentucky
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 591 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 591 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 20,491 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 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 1,068 637 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 877 645 2 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 877 653 2 14
BUMETANIDE 627 479 4 123
FUROSEMIDE 586 430 5 7
GABAPENTIN 526 299 6 9
CRESTOR 425 318 7 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 407 305 8 15
NEXIUM 400 207 9 18
METFORMIN HCL 396 293 10 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 383 272 11 6
CLOPIDOGREL 358 280 12 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 350 229 13 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 341 227 14 72
ATENOLOL 337 283 15 19
NAMENDA 331 296 16 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 316 242 17 29
ROPINIROLE HCL 300 203 18 69
LISINOPRIL 294 210 19 2
KLOR-CON 8 270 209 20 261
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 265 210 21 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 254 181 22 3
PLAVIX 247 197 23 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 246 147 24 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 244 195 25 32
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 243 192 26 144
SERTRALINE HCL 235 146 27 20
DIGOXIN 233 208 28 52
CARVEDILOL 227 166 29 27
DOXEPIN HCL 225 135 30 180
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 221 139 31 10
BACLOFEN 215 112 32 133
TRAMADOL HCL 213 99 33 26
TRAZODONE HCL 210 110 34 33
MECLIZINE HCL 209 152 35 114
CLONIDINE HCL 207 188 36 53
MELOXICAM 207 116 36 25
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 203 166 38 122
NYSTATIN 203 156 38 110
TAMSULOSIN HCL 197 138 40 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 193 159 41 98
TRICOR 190 132 42 95
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 187 116 43 137
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 182 143 44 92
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 177 120 45 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 168 136 46 59
RANITIDINE HCL 164 131 47 21
SPIRIVA 162 96 48 57
PROMETHAZINE HCL 161 85 R 49 44
MUPIROCIN 157 118 50 161
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 157 99 50 185
TRILIPIX 155 90 52 153
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 154 117 R 53 165
SIMVASTATIN 148 86 54 5
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 147 121 55 158
HYDRALAZINE HCL 147 102 55 99
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 146 75 57 129
DIOVAN 145 81 58 51
ALLOPURINOL 143 103 59 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 141 77 60 17
SUCRALFATE 138 83 61 121
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 135 87 62 94
TERAZOSIN HCL 134 74 63 173
PREDNISONE 133 80 64 40
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 128 67 65 116
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 128 76 65 34
COLCRYS 126 107 67 233
TIZANIDINE HCL 125 58 68 73
FENOFIBRATE 123 79 69 67
TORSEMIDE 120 99 70 177
JANUVIA 120 76 70 60
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 119 98 72 82
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119 113 72 66
LEVETIRACETAM 115 22 74 141
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 109 52 R 75 56
FLUCONAZOLE 103 56 76 150
GLIPIZIDE 103 60 76 64
TERBUTALINE SULFATE 102 74 78 396
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 102 99 78 41
RISPERIDONE 100 43 80 79
MIRTAZAPINE 100 80 80 61
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100 57 80 22
OLANZAPINE 100 95 80 176
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 100 65 80 128
GLYBURIDE 99 54 R 85 68
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 99 65 85 136
FINASTERIDE 96 91 87 130
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93 46 88 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 93 49 88 47
OXYCODONE HCL 91 25 S2 90 100
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 91 84 90 184
PAROXETINE HCL 90 43 92 45
NAPROXEN 90 56 92 80
IBUPROFEN 90 47 92 63
METOLAZONE 89 44 95 217
CILOSTAZOL 88 88 96 194
AZITHROMYCIN 86 55 97 35
AVODART 85 49 98 204
SYMBICORT 85 36 98 124
NOVOLIN R 82 68 100 187
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 82 79 100 77
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 81 73 102 361
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 76 103 11
ADVAIR DISKUS 79 41 104 54
CELEBREX 78 78 105 85
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78 49 R 105 48
ESTRADIOL 77 40 R 107 151
AMITIZA 76 41 108 275
LIPITOR 76 64 108 109
VYTORIN 76 58 108 169
VERAPAMIL ER 76 76 108 113
ZETIA 75 28 112 76
NITROSTAT 75 47 112 188
KLOR-CON 10 74 53 114 143
PROPRANOLOL HCL 74 53 114 134
RIVASTIGMINE 74 63 114 309
EXELON 73 73 117 103
DIPYRIDAMOLE 71 60 R 118 316
ENDOCET 71 42 S2 118 91
DILTIAZEM ER 69 56 120 139
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 55 120 24
CARBAMAZEPINE 68 12 122 215
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 68 51 122 179
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 67 15 124 147
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67 31 124 96
PROAIR HFA 66 29 126 37
DEXILANT 66 44 126 212
ZAFIRLUKAST 66 50 126 355
LEVOFLOXACIN 64 46 129 71
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64 53 129 117
VENLAFAXINE HCL 62 44 131 193
SODIUM CHLORIDE 61 57 132 186
NIASPAN 61 47 132 125
VENTOLIN HFA 60 35 134 97
MINOCYCLINE HCL 59 43 135 351
CARAFATE 59 57 135 248
IMIPRAMINE HCL 59 19 R 135 389
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 58 33 138 196
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 58 30 R 138 174
LANTUS 58 58 138 49
MEGESTROL ACETATE 56 56 R 141 178
RAMIPRIL 56 37 141 84
PENTAZOCINE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 56 R 10 141 448
SEROQUEL 55 38 144 182
VALPROIC ACID 54 54 145 231
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54 39 145 74
CYMBALTA 53 22 147 50
CARBINOXAMINE MALEATE 52 45 R 148 351
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 52 42 148 298
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.