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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,265Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 87 out of 1107

$914K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 116 out of 1107

787 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

20% of this provider’s 787 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 14,934 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% 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

23 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 847 709 1 5
OMEPRAZOLE 786 611 2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 708 548 S3 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 496 446 4 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 463 403 5 14
LISINOPRIL 383 327 6 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 377 343 7 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 341 300 8 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 335 312 9 13
METFORMIN HCL 314 222 10 8
MELOXICAM 305 223 11 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 297 287 12 16
ATENOLOL 278 275 13 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 274 222 14 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 265 203 15 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 264 237 16 15
NEXIUM 264 204 16 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 249 229 18 32
TRAMADOL HCL 234 184 19 26
ALLOPURINOL 227 196 20 36
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 226 200 21 77
CARVEDILOL 213 167 22 27
CRESTOR 211 185 23 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 207 192 24 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 201 167 25 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 197 162 26 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 185 144 27 22
GABAPENTIN 163 122 28 9
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 160 124 R 29 165
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 159 146 30 34
SERTRALINE HCL 151 121 31 20
EXELON 143 143 32 103
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 143 107 32 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138 122 34 66
AZITHROMYCIN 138 107 34 35
TRAZODONE HCL 132 85 36 33
RANITIDINE HCL 127 98 37 21
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 126 76 38 74
PREDNISONE 126 97 38 40
CELEBREX 126 115 38 85
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 124 106 41 119
DIGOXIN 119 102 42 52
FENOFIBRATE 116 81 43 67
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111 91 44 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 111 96 44 59
DIOVAN HCT 108 95 46 106
TAMSULOSIN HCL 107 103 47 30
LANTUS 107 93 47 49
VENTOLIN HFA 100 82 49 97
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 100 90 49 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99 99 51 29
CLOPIDOGREL 99 91 51 28
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 96 53 164
NAMENDA 93 93 54 42
PLAVIX 88 84 55 39
NIASPAN 87 73 56 125
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86 59 57 38
LANSOPRAZOLE 85 79 58 102
GLYBURIDE 85 64 R 58 68
LIPITOR 81 74 60 109
VERAPAMIL ER 77 66 61 113
JANUVIA 77 54 61 60
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 62 63 54
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72 40 64 134
SYNTHROID 71 71 65 70
EVISTA 71 48 65 135
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70 21 R 67 56
CEFDINIR 69 65 68 163
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 69 68 68 189
MECLIZINE HCL 67 60 70 114
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67 59 70 82
PROAIR HFA 65 47 72 37
DIOVAN 64 50 73 51
BYSTOLIC 62 62 74 138
SINGULAIR 60 55 75 65
CILOSTAZOL 59 58 76 194
PROMETHAZINE HCL 59 50 R 76 44
ALPRAZOLAM 59 58 76 87
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57 53 79 137
ACTOS 56 30 80 132
FLUOXETINE HCL 56 40 80 47
INSULIN SYRINGE 55 55 82 78
TRILIPIX 53 34 83 153
NAPROXEN 53 37 83 80
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 April 9, 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.