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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,649Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 1107

$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 1107

844 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
37% 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

10% of this provider’s 844 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 844 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 22,963 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 1,581 949 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,291 1,032 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 983 849 3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 915 710 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 760 680 5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 686 587 6 6
LISINOPRIL 638 545 7 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 553 509 8 15
METFORMIN HCL 551 426 9 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 513 432 10 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 487 425 11 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 446 399 12 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 441 361 13 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 422 284 14 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 406 373 15 14
GABAPENTIN 390 258 16 9
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 382 326 17 34
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 362 287 18 164
CARVEDILOL 361 315 19 27
ATENOLOL 305 268 20 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 283 244 21 29
CRESTOR 276 186 22 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 257 184 23 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 249 246 24 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 244 205 25 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 237 175 26 10
PROMETHAZINE HCL 228 133 R 27 44
PREDNISONE 220 168 28 40
TRAMADOL HCL 213 166 29 26
SERTRALINE HCL 213 139 29 20
LEVOFLOXACIN 210 176 31 71
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 209 149 32 88
ALLOPURINOL 208 143 33 36
CYMBALTA 204 79 34 50
TRAZODONE HCL 200 147 35 33
NEXIUM 192 131 36 18
CLOPIDOGREL 183 169 37 28
ROPINIROLE HCL 183 147 37 69
SPIRONOLACTONE 177 128 39 72
MIRTAZAPINE 167 149 40 61
DILTIAZEM ER 164 153 41 139
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 162 119 S2 42 104
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160 143 43 24
AZITHROMYCIN 159 124 44 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 158 96 R 45 48
AMOXICILLIN 157 109 46 90
METFORMIN HCL ER 147 125 47 58
LYRICA 146 85 48 83
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 146 116 48 38
GLIPIZIDE 143 109 50 64
PROAIR HFA 143 92 50 37
CLONIDINE HCL 143 133 50 53
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 141 141 53 92
MELOXICAM 137 117 54 25
ZETIA 135 91 55 76
DIGOXIN 135 113 55 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135 94 55 30
NAPROXEN 130 114 58 80
RANITIDINE HCL 125 113 59 21
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 124 97 60 59
METHOCARBAMOL 123 55 R 61 142
MECLIZINE HCL 117 111 62 114
DIOVAN 116 105 63 51
LANTUS 115 73 64 49
DIOVAN HCT 113 89 65 106
INSULIN SYRINGE 109 82 66 78
NABUMETONE 109 91 66 181
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 109 45 R 66 56
EVISTA 108 108 69 135
PLAVIX 107 96 70 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104 89 71 82
KLOR-CON M20 104 89 71 75
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 90 73 66
NAMENDA 102 102 74 42
BUSPIRONE HCL 100 69 75 107
WELCHOL 100 84 75 240
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98 70 77 30
CEFPROZIL 98 84 77 305
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 95 81 79 46
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 91 65 80 128
SUCRALFATE 90 59 81 121
NYSTATIN 89 63 82 110
HYDRALAZINE HCL 88 80 83 99
SINGULAIR 87 73 84 65
FLUCONAZOLE 86 44 85 150
AGGRENOX 86 74 85 243
SYNTHROID 84 67 87 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 82 49 88 54
CELEBREX 81 65 89 85
VENTOLIN HFA 80 52 90 97
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 77 70 91 207
METRONIDAZOLE 76 65 92 301
LOVASTATIN 75 69 93 55
NITROSTAT 75 60 93 188
KETOCONAZOLE 73 42 95 249
METOLAZONE 73 61 95 217
HUMALOG 71 47 97 226
LACTULOSE 70 54 98 89
SPIRIVA 68 52 99 57
CEPHALEXIN 67 54 100 81
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67 32 100 129
FINASTERIDE 67 53 100 130
PEN NEEDLE 66 29 103 192
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 66 13 103 213
MUPIROCIN 65 44 105 161
RAMIPRIL 63 52 106 84
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62 43 107 137
SYMBICORT 60 44 108 124
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 59 45 109 62
ESTRADIOL 58 28 R 110 151
FAMOTIDINE 58 57 110 111
FENTANYL 58 46 S2 110 105
LANSOPRAZOLE 57 36 113 102
JANUVIA 57 43 113 60
DILTIAZEM HCL 57 52 113 239
ALPRAZOLAM 55 22 116 87
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 55 55 116 232
UNIFINE PENTIPS 54 29 118 454
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54 43 118 118
PRADAXA 52 52 120 241
HALOPERIDOL 52 52 120 225
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51 51 122 172
DEXILANT 51 50 122 212
BYSTOLIC 51 51 122 138
OXYCONTIN 51 14 S2 122 167
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50 50 126 122
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 50 12 S2 126 156
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 50 39 R 126 202
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 March 11, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.