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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,089Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 1107

$1.76M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 1107

766 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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 766 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 766 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 21,885 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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 1,668 1,016 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 961 718 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 907 672 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 892 735 4 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 865 653 5 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 796 622 6 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 664 493 7 3
METFORMIN HCL 577 365 8 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 574 503 9 15
NEXIUM 572 318 10 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 551 425 11 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 521 341 12 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 513 399 13 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 445 311 14 12
SIMVASTATIN 445 354 14 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 423 411 16 32
GABAPENTIN 405 259 17 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 390 300 18 16
TRAMADOL HCL 338 192 19 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 319 240 20 43
CRESTOR 315 110 21 23
SERTRALINE HCL 299 213 22 20
PROAIR HFA 276 131 23 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 272 227 24 13
CLOPIDOGREL 271 196 25 28
DIGOXIN 263 263 26 52
MIRTAZAPINE 255 240 27 61
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 249 193 28 94
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 235 218 29 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 233 181 30 30
LEVOFLOXACIN 231 174 31 71
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 225 172 32 29
PROMETHAZINE HCL 218 103 R 33 44
NAMENDA 212 212 34 42
TIZANIDINE HCL 205 86 35 73
ALLOPURINOL 202 122 36 36
AZITHROMYCIN 194 116 37 35
MELOXICAM 186 103 38 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 181 158 39 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180 138 40 24
PLAVIX 179 115 41 39
LANTUS 174 115 42 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 172 116 43 82
CLONIDINE HCL 171 102 44 53
ATENOLOL 167 130 45 19
CYMBALTA 166 61 46 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 151 47 11
TRAZODONE HCL 163 96 48 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 161 88 49 54
ROPINIROLE HCL 161 128 49 69
ACTOS 157 121 51 132
MECLIZINE HCL 156 125 52 114
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 151 95 53 137
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 149 124 54 34
DIOVAN 147 110 55 51
GLIPIZIDE ER 144 97 56 115
ZETIA 138 79 57 76
CEFDINIR 136 109 58 163
TRICOR 134 75 59 95
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 130 90 60 88
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122 76 61 66
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 121 76 62 131
RAMIPRIL 117 92 63 84
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 117 80 63 59
LYRICA 114 39 65 83
RANITIDINE HCL 114 65 65 21
IBUPROFEN 110 30 67 63
DIOVAN HCT 109 75 68 106
FLUOXETINE HCL 109 13 68 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104 65 70 38
SOTALOL 103 86 71 222
PREMARIN 103 49 R 71 149
INSULIN SYRINGE 102 44 73 78
AMOXICILLIN 100 58 74 90
FENOFIBRATE 100 63 74 67
PAROXETINE HCL 100 65 74 45
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 99 60 R 77 48
PREDNISONE 98 58 78 40
NOVOLOG 95 63 79 127
SPIRIVA 93 84 80 57
CELEBREX 92 52 81 85
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 92 65 81 198
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91 71 83 41
BUSPIRONE HCL 89 36 84 107
LEVETIRACETAM 89 49 84 141
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 89 66 84 207
SINGULAIR 87 53 87 65
TOPIRAMATE 86 12 88 160
CARVEDILOL 85 67 89 27
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 85 29 89 117
BYSTOLIC 85 68 89 138
DETROL LA 84 51 92 223
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 84 51 92 119
BUMETANIDE 83 58 94 123
RISPERIDONE 83 39 94 79
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 83 12 S2 94 93
FENTANYL 82 57 S2 97 105
SEROQUEL 82 63 97 182
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 82 55 97 62
SODIUM CHLORIDE 82 0 97 186
NYSTATIN 81 51 101 110
SUCRALFATE 78 21 102 121
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 77 65 103 154
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 73 59 104 196
LOVASTATIN 72 57 105 55
VENTOLIN HFA 72 20 105 97
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 70 51 R 107 258
BENICAR 69 46 108 262
LIPITOR 69 45 108 109
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 68 57 110 184
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 68 34 110 144
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 67 33 112 147
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 67 45 112 203
NYSTOP 65 62 114 273
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64 39 115 118
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64 22 R 115 56
JANUVIA 63 40 117 60
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63 59 117 122
SEROQUEL XR 63 24 117 257
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63 23 117 129
BUPROPION XL 61 21 121 200
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 31 S2 121 104
PATADAY 60 34 123 319
AVODART 59 47 124 204
LOVAZA 59 18 124 101
TRILIPIX 59 26 124 153
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58 35 127 128
KLOR-CON M20 57 51 128 75
OLANZAPINE 56 47 129 176
FINASTERIDE 56 56 129 130
ENDOCET 55 0 S2 131 91
FLUCONAZOLE 55 16 131 150
VERAPAMIL ER 54 33 133 113
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53 53 134 77
DOXEPIN HCL 52 25 135 180
NABUMETONE 51 22 136 181
BACLOFEN 50 0 137 133
CEPHALEXIN 50 32 137 81
LATANOPROST 50 48 137 293
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50 35 137 208
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. 22, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.