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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,216Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 45

$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 45

544 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

6% of this provider’s 544 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 544 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 25%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 15,171 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 25.


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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 795 457 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 738 526 2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 732 528 3 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 624 512 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 524 419 5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 473 401 6 7
METFORMIN HCL 441 328 7 8
LISINOPRIL 360 253 8 2
CARVEDILOL 355 315 9 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 347 312 10 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 312 218 11 14
GABAPENTIN 284 182 12 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 277 248 13 10
NEXIUM 272 193 14 19
TRAMADOL HCL 260 156 15 20
FUROSEMIDE 260 231 15 6
RANITIDINE HCL 256 177 17 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 232 189 18 18
CYMBALTA 229 140 19 59
CRESTOR 226 159 20 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 220 203 21 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 193 127 22 31
BENAZEPRIL HCL 193 152 22 75
ATENOLOL 186 152 24 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182 155 25 11
DIOVAN 179 158 26 43
CLOPIDOGREL 176 136 27 26
LIPITOR 175 103 28 105
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 169 162 29 62
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 107 30 96
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 154 117 31 77
SINGULAIR 150 107 32 79
PAROXETINE HCL 149 143 33 51
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 143 129 S3 34 66
IBUPROFEN 142 72 35 40
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 141 82 R 36 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137 104 37 34
TRAZODONE HCL 136 84 38 32
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 136 55 R 38 45
PROAIR HFA 131 104 40 38
METFORMIN HCL ER 130 76 41 48
SPIRIVA 128 100 42 54
PLAVIX 123 102 43 35
NIASPAN 122 72 44 118
JANUMET 117 57 45 190
CITALOPRAM HBR 116 97 46 21
SPIRONOLACTONE 116 89 46 87
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 70 48 29
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 114 70 R 49 88
SERTRALINE HCL 113 82 50 24
PREDNISONE 112 104 51 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110 52 52 44
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 108 88 53 53
VENTOLIN HFA 106 58 54 68
TRICOR 106 68 54 111
FLUOXETINE HCL 105 45 56 47
ADVAIR DISKUS 105 86 56 70
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99 75 58 30
PROMETHAZINE HCL 97 68 R 59 33
FLUCONAZOLE 97 49 59 133
VYTORIN 95 75 61 139
DILTIAZEM ER 93 81 62 116
TOPIRAMATE 89 29 63 144
WARFARIN SODIUM 88 69 64 17
LANSOPRAZOLE 88 35 64 98
GLYBURIDE 88 79 R 64 55
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 88 49 64 97
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 87 56 68 154
COMBIVENT 85 61 69 109
ALLOPURINOL 83 71 70 36
PEN NEEDLE 81 50 71 161
LANTUS 80 65 72 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80 74 72 22
MELOXICAM 78 49 74 28
DIOVAN HCT 78 65 74 122
NADOLOL 77 32 76 213
JANUVIA 77 60 76 91
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 76 50 78 176
FENTANYL 75 35 S2 79 141
NASONEX 74 60 80 137
ZETIA 72 71 81 50
ROPINIROLE HCL 71 48 82 94
TRILIPIX 70 55 83 174
PRADAXA 70 70 83 226
ENDOCET 70 28 S2 83 90
CELEBREX 69 34 86 110
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 69 33 86 112
DOXEPIN HCL 69 66 86 123
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 68 55 89 69
FENOFIBRATE 66 49 90 64
BUSPIRONE HCL 65 52 91 73
CLONIDINE HCL 65 64 91 61
QUINAPRIL HCL 64 52 93 113
LOVAZA 64 46 93 76
MIRTAZAPINE 63 0 95 58
DIGOXIN 60 49 96 78
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 60 25 R 96 240
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57 57 98 108
BUPROPION HCL SR 56 18 99 171
OXYCONTIN 55 47 S2 100 198
AVODART 54 46 101 163
SYMBICORT 53 42 102 129
MECLIZINE HCL 53 42 102 73
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53 29 102 149
FELODIPINE ER 53 53 102 248
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51 31 106 92
LYRICA 51 34 106 99
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 50 40 108 46
ESTRADIOL 50 22 R 108 139
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 Sept. 6, 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.