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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,137Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 179 out of 1107

$713K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 213 out of 1107

504 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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
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this specialty
in Kentucky
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 504 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 504 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 9,220 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
SIMVASTATIN 579 385 1 5
LISINOPRIL 489 291 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 460 334 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 448 272 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 427 304 5 4
MELOXICAM 377 243 6 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 331 242 7 22
METFORMIN HCL 274 194 8 8
FUROSEMIDE 268 162 9 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 260 191 10 14
ATENOLOL 258 169 11 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 252 133 12 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 249 186 13 10
GABAPENTIN 249 162 13 9
TRAMADOL HCL 238 145 15 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 213 164 16 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 199 81 S3 17 1
TAMSULOSIN HCL 188 166 18 30
NEXIUM 180 77 19 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 163 87 20 13
CRESTOR 147 117 21 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139 111 22 11
CLOPIDOGREL 133 100 23 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 128 104 24 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 71 25 24
PREDNISONE 125 85 26 40
SERTRALINE HCL 124 93 27 20
CYMBALTA 124 38 27 50
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 123 62 R 29 56
DIOVAN HCT 120 95 30 106
WARFARIN SODIUM 117 96 31 15
LORAZEPAM 111 95 32 155
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109 60 33 30
LEVOFLOXACIN 103 72 34 71
DIGOXIN 103 103 34 52
ADVAIR DISKUS 98 73 36 54
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 97 78 37 98
PAROXETINE HCL 97 53 37 45
CARVEDILOL 95 71 39 27
SPIRIVA 92 45 40 57
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 60 41 66
FENOFIBRATE 90 65 41 67
DIOVAN 86 67 43 51
PLAVIX 82 66 44 39
RANITIDINE HCL 81 57 45 21
CLONIDINE HCL 81 51 45 53
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81 70 45 29
ALLOPURINOL 80 66 48 36
SINGULAIR 78 53 49 65
SUCRALFATE 75 66 50 121
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 74 40 S3 51 120
LEVETIRACETAM 73 39 52 141
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72 0 R 53 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 71 71 54 32
PROAIR HFA 65 34 55 37
TRICOR 64 39 56 95
AZITHROMYCIN 63 32 57 35
NABUMETONE 62 27 58 181
LANTUS 61 56 59 49
BACLOFEN 60 16 60 133
CEPHALEXIN 58 37 61 81
ESTRADIOL 58 25 R 61 151
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57 34 63 59
COMBIVENT 56 43 64 112
GLYBURIDE 56 52 R 64 68
LYRICA 55 0 66 83
ZETIA 54 25 67 76
FLUOXETINE HCL 54 30 67 47
PROMETHAZINE HCL 50 15 R 69 44
CELEBREX 50 34 69 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 July 21, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.