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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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42,605Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 1107

$2.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 1107

1,456 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,456 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 1,456 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 32,337 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

$48 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 2,721 1,555 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,752 1,419 2 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,437 1,112 3 12
OMEPRAZOLE 1,428 1,073 4 4
LISINOPRIL 1,424 1,074 5 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,191 892 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,036 861 7 6
SIMVASTATIN 975 749 8 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 849 687 9 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 699 567 10 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 658 514 11 10
NEXIUM 612 454 12 18
GABAPENTIN 594 424 13 9
METFORMIN HCL ER 564 387 14 58
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 558 374 15 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 539 454 16 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 529 424 17 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 509 422 18 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 499 336 19 17
ATENOLOL 464 362 20 19
CARVEDILOL 457 382 21 27
CEPHALEXIN 452 320 22 81
MELOXICAM 434 349 23 25
DIOVAN 433 393 24 51
SERTRALINE HCL 411 334 25 20
PREDNISONE 370 281 26 40
CLOPIDOGREL 368 319 27 28
TRAMADOL HCL 350 250 28 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 350 348 28 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 341 294 30 30
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 338 167 R 31 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 330 269 32 43
PLAVIX 314 281 33 39
QUINAPRIL HCL 311 238 34 145
LANTUS 294 233 35 49
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 278 250 36 62
ALLOPURINOL 275 255 37 36
PROAIR HFA 267 146 38 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 259 242 39 34
METFORMIN HCL 255 190 40 8
NAMENDA 231 228 41 42
TRAZODONE HCL 229 147 42 33
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 225 154 R 43 48
LORAZEPAM 224 186 44 155
PROMETHAZINE HCL 210 124 R 45 44
GLYBURIDE 206 173 R 46 68
CRESTOR 206 159 46 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 202 181 48 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202 148 48 24
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 197 137 50 74
AZITHROMYCIN 190 126 51 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 190 147 51 29
RANITIDINE HCL 187 154 53 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 183 104 54 82
RAMIPRIL 177 167 55 84
GLIPIZIDE ER 174 156 56 115
ALPRAZOLAM 173 86 57 87
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 173 131 57 46
NADOLOL 163 106 59 234
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 162 120 60 94
JANUVIA 160 140 61 60
INSULIN SYRINGE 159 123 62 78
DILTIAZEM ER 159 140 62 139
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 156 113 64 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 150 97 65 77
KLOR-CON 10 147 112 66 143
ADVAIR DISKUS 147 119 66 54
DIOVAN HCT 142 124 68 106
ROPINIROLE HCL 142 97 68 69
KLOR-CON M20 139 83 70 75
LYRICA 139 75 70 83
FENOFIBRATE 138 61 72 67
CELEBREX 136 126 73 85
SINGULAIR 135 107 74 65
PROPRANOLOL HCL 134 108 75 134
IBUPROFEN 134 57 75 63
GLIPIZIDE 130 115 77 64
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 130 88 77 96
PREMARIN 127 69 R 79 149
DIGOXIN 125 119 80 52
ZETIA 122 107 81 76
CYMBALTA 120 69 82 50
CLONAZEPAM 119 80 83 220
CLONIDINE HCL 118 91 84 53
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 117 95 85 59
NIFEDIPINE ER 115 95 86 168
VERAPAMIL ER 115 98 86 113
TORSEMIDE 115 105 86 177
NAPROXEN 113 71 89 80
SYMBICORT 112 70 90 124
BENAZEPRIL HCL 112 78 90 86
MIRTAZAPINE 111 94 92 61
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 110 102 93 92
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109 71 94 30
RISPERIDONE 108 99 95 79
SYNTHROID 105 83 96 70
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 104 59 97 117
FLUOXETINE HCL 100 67 98 47
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 98 67 99 118
ESTRADIOL 97 68 R 100 151
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 96 85 101 126
COMBIVENT 95 64 102 112
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 90 45 103 129
LANSOPRAZOLE 90 72 103 102
TRICOR 89 58 105 95
SPIRIVA 88 72 106 57
LEXAPRO 88 63 106 219
DICYCLOMINE HCL 87 40 108 208
VENTOLIN HFA 86 43 109 97
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 84 71 110 171
LEVOFLOXACIN 82 59 111 71
DETROL LA 81 59 112 223
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 80 66 113 172
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 78 68 114 198
LIPITOR 77 58 115 109
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 75 52 116 119
KLOR-CON M10 75 61 116 159
SEROQUEL 70 50 118 182
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70 56 118 185
AMIODARONE HCL 69 69 120 199
METHOCARBAMOL 69 43 R 120 142
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 68 61 122 98
DIAZEPAM 68 59 122 254
PAROXETINE HCL 68 51 122 45
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 62 125 66
FLUCONAZOLE 65 38 126 150
AMOXICILLIN 64 47 127 90
AGGRENOX 62 56 128 243
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 62 33 128 158
VESICARE 62 49 128 228
TEMAZEPAM 61 56 131 247
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60 22 132 147
NITROSTAT 59 40 133 188
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59 44 133 88
NOVOLIN 70-30 59 56 133 209
NISOLDIPINE 58 54 136 315
EVISTA 58 56 136 135
PEN NEEDLE 58 43 136 192
MECLIZINE HCL 58 54 136 114
NYSTATIN 57 43 140 110
SULINDAC 57 54 140 224
FAMOTIDINE 56 52 142 111
NAPROXEN SODIUM 55 37 143 381
LEVETIRACETAM 53 18 144 141
NIASPAN 53 38 144 125
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 52 43 146 336
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51 41 147 128
AVODART 50 50 148 204
BUPROPION HCL SR 50 13 148 190
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 Aug. 29, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.