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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,021Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 1107

$1.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 1107

864 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

4% of this provider’s 864 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 864 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 24,614 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

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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
LISINOPRIL 1,467 1,066 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,280 875 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 1,250 1,064 3 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,210 827 4 10
SIMVASTATIN 974 691 5 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 846 621 6 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 786 635 7 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 775 510 S3 8 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 692 574 9 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 677 527 10 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 645 431 11 11
METFORMIN HCL 641 390 12 8
GABAPENTIN 510 277 13 9
RANITIDINE HCL 440 289 14 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 421 320 15 16
NEXIUM 417 196 16 18
CARVEDILOL 357 270 17 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 354 252 18 13
CLOPIDOGREL 353 261 19 28
TRAZODONE HCL 352 258 20 33
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 348 245 R 10 21 202
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 326 239 22 12
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 322 213 R 23 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 321 290 24 17
AZITHROMYCIN 304 199 25 35
SERTRALINE HCL 297 192 26 20
GLIPIZIDE 273 176 27 64
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 259 149 28 24
TRAMADOL HCL 252 169 29 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 249 234 30 32
PROAIR HFA 242 164 31 37
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 242 205 31 46
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 237 198 33 34
DIGOXIN 231 212 34 52
MIRTAZAPINE 226 191 35 61
LIDODERM 225 181 36 140
IBUPROFEN 224 112 37 63
ATENOLOL 217 172 38 19
LANTUS 213 120 39 49
PLAVIX 206 156 40 39
NOVOLIN 70-30 191 96 41 209
ADVAIR DISKUS 191 118 41 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 188 141 43 30
INSULIN SYRINGE 185 96 44 78
NAPROXEN 183 132 45 80
FLUOXETINE HCL 177 133 46 47
COMBIVENT 171 137 47 112
NAMENDA 162 162 48 42
GLYBURIDE 161 138 R 49 68
DIOVAN 161 134 49 51
CRESTOR 159 138 51 23
SPIRIVA 158 104 52 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 153 132 53 41
GLIPIZIDE ER 151 137 54 115
TRICOR 150 111 55 95
CYMBALTA 149 72 56 50
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 142 61 R 57 152
PAROXETINE HCL 141 83 58 45
ALLOPURINOL 141 91 58 36
LEVEMIR 138 86 60 191
LANSOPRAZOLE 138 103 60 102
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 134 96 62 38
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 134 115 62 158
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 130 108 64 126
EVISTA 128 99 65 135
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 127 93 66 59
CLONIDINE HCL 125 82 67 53
KLOR-CON M20 123 118 68 75
MELOXICAM 123 98 68 25
PREDNISONE 122 85 70 40
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 120 89 71 128
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 118 89 72 62
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 117 108 73 92
NIASPAN 115 89 74 125
HALOPERIDOL 115 103 74 225
ROPINIROLE HCL 114 71 76 69
SYMBICORT 113 95 77 124
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 112 79 78 30
DOXEPIN HCL 107 85 79 180
CEFPROZIL 105 74 80 305
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 104 65 81 116
SINGULAIR 102 74 82 65
VENTOLIN HFA 100 63 83 97
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 100 89 83 185
VERAPAMIL ER 98 93 85 113
TRILIPIX 97 54 86 153
EXELON 97 97 86 103
MEGESTROL ACETATE 96 96 R 88 178
KLOR-CON M10 95 67 89 159
SEROQUEL 95 88 89 182
JANUVIA 95 73 89 60
LACTULOSE 94 79 92 89
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 92 73 93 94
FAMOTIDINE 92 72 93 111
RISPERIDONE 90 71 95 79
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 90 51 95 96
LIPITOR 88 67 97 109
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 88 60 97 88
FENOFIBRATE 85 47 99 67
CEPHALEXIN 84 62 100 81
LOVAZA 84 82 100 101
HUMULIN 70-30 83 44 102 266
FLOVENT HFA 83 62 102 282
METFORMIN HCL ER 82 48 104 58
PROMETHAZINE HCL 81 47 R 105 44
DILTIAZEM ER 81 54 105 139
NASONEX 81 65 105 206
NITROSTAT 80 56 108 188
SPIRONOLACTONE 76 75 109 72
FLUCONAZOLE 76 32 109 150
LORATADINE 76 38 109 235
FINASTERIDE 74 74 112 130
PREMARIN 73 39 R 113 149
GLUCAGEN 73 55 113 310
ALPRAZOLAM 72 63 115 87
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 72 51 115 74
LEVOFLOXACIN 71 56 117 71
TEMAZEPAM 70 40 118 247
NIFEDIPINE ER 67 57 119 168
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 47 119 66
DICYCLOMINE HCL 66 36 121 208
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65 58 122 22
MECLIZINE HCL 64 59 123 114
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62 39 124 137
LYRICA 62 44 124 83
METOLAZONE 60 37 126 217
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 50 127 98
ONDANSETRON HCL 58 23 128 211
PEN NEEDLE 58 33 128 192
ZETIA 58 35 128 76
INDOMETHACIN 58 48 R 128 313
CARAFATE 54 30 132 248
CEFDINIR 52 27 133 163
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 52 33 R 133 174
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52 33 133 118
CELEBREX 51 43 136 85
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 49 S2 136 93
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51 31 136 147
SUCRALFATE 51 23 136 121
KLOR-CON 10 50 29 140 143
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50 50 140 29
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50 37 140 172
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 Jan. 10, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.