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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,811Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 124 out of 1107

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 81 out of 1107

502 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 502 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 7,429 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% 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

33 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 912 383 1 3
LISINOPRIL 445 298 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 391 309 3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 349 183 4 4
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 342 15 5 282
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 337 132 6 38
SIMVASTATIN 325 281 7 5
FUROSEMIDE 289 149 8 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 278 206 9 13
RISPERIDONE 278 0 9 79
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 250 113 11 14
SERTRALINE HCL 219 64 12 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214 173 13 11
METFORMIN HCL 213 148 14 8
MELOXICAM 211 131 15 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 181 148 16 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 180 154 17 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 176 88 S3 18 1
NEXIUM 176 49 18 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 169 13 20 96
CITALOPRAM HBR 163 121 21 17
TOPIRAMATE 159 0 22 160
LEVETIRACETAM 159 16 22 141
MUPIROCIN 158 22 24 161
WARFARIN SODIUM 156 120 25 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147 85 26 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 145 117 27 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 143 45 28 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 140 19 29 216
RANITIDINE HCL 136 0 30 21
DICYCLOMINE HCL 132 35 31 208
DONEPEZIL HCL 129 81 32 32
LAMOTRIGINE 119 11 33 244
NASONEX 116 17 34 206
PAROXETINE HCL 114 34 35 45
AZITHROMYCIN 112 72 36 35
BACLOFEN 111 0 37 133
TRAMADOL HCL 110 25 38 26
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 100 53 39 144
ZETIA 99 70 40 76
SYNTHROID 98 39 41 70
ATENOLOL 96 70 42 19
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 95 0 43 116
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 94 82 44 77
DIOVAN 94 54 44 51
GLIPIZIDE ER 93 81 46 115
KETOCONAZOLE 92 0 47 249
SINGULAIR 90 29 48 65
GABAPENTIN 90 35 48 9
ALLOPURINOL 90 46 48 36
LOVAZA 89 58 51 101
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 88 50 52 131
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 88 36 52 117
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 87 11 54 179
FORTICAL 85 16 55 235
LEVOFLOXACIN 85 39 55 71
NAPROXEN 82 64 57 80
PREDNISONE 76 32 58 40
NAMENDA 73 37 59 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72 41 60 41
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 71 22 61 147
PATANOL 69 0 62 418
DIGOXIN 69 41 62 52
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68 0 64 94
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67 32 65 30
NYSTATIN 67 0 65 110
VOLTAREN 67 38 65 265
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 67 0 R 65 174
CARBAMAZEPINE 66 0 69 215
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66 39 69 137
OXCARBAZEPINE 66 0 69 327
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65 30 72 118
CARAFATE 64 0 73 248
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 64 15 73 207
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63 38 R 75 56
MIRTAZAPINE 63 35 75 61
LIDODERM 62 24 77 140
OLANZAPINE 61 0 78 176
EVISTA 60 40 79 135
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 60 53 79 29
CLONIDINE HCL 60 0 79 53
LIPITOR 59 29 82 109
FLUOXETINE HCL 59 15 82 47
CARVEDILOL 58 20 84 27
GLIPIZIDE XL 56 56 85 166
PREMARIN 54 20 R 86 149
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53 15 87 128
LACTULOSE 53 0 87 89
TRICOR 53 0 87 95
ACYCLOVIR 53 0 87 350
CLOPIDOGREL 53 48 87 28
VIMPAT 52 0 92 462
PRIMIDONE 52 0 92 251
GLIMEPIRIDE 52 37 92 43
DOXEPIN HCL 51 0 95 180
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51 16 R 95 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 48 95 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 21 98 72
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50 33 98 34
CELEBREX 50 50 98 85
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 Oct. 25, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.