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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,979Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 45

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 45

428 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53%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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 428 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 11,978 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 22%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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
TRAMADOL HCL 944 218 1 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 867 358 S3 2 1
GABAPENTIN 735 250 3 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 635 438 4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 564 304 5 3
SIMVASTATIN 552 306 6 4
LISINOPRIL 536 287 7 2
METFORMIN HCL 489 267 8 8
FUROSEMIDE 474 269 9 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 312 237 10 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 311 194 11 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 297 218 12 7
ATENOLOL 295 123 13 15
TIZANIDINE HCL 274 58 14 41
NAMENDA 268 256 15 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 261 237 16 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 246 165 17 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 243 142 18 11
IBUPROFEN 227 86 19 40
PROMETHAZINE HCL 227 87 R 19 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 213 112 21 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 209 78 22 22
CRESTOR 208 144 23 23
NEXIUM 205 113 24 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 199 132 25 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 198 132 26 30
CLOPIDOGREL 197 125 27 26
RANITIDINE HCL 185 112 28 16
GLYBURIDE 182 116 R 29 55
PREDNISONE 174 72 30 52
DIGOXIN 174 141 30 78
LANTUS 169 113 32 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 161 55 33 47
SERTRALINE HCL 159 75 34 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 157 101 35 21
MIRTAZAPINE 156 127 36 58
TAMSULOSIN HCL 153 135 37 34
PLAVIX 141 103 38 35
TRAZODONE HCL 140 91 39 32
MELOXICAM 133 62 40 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 132 86 41 101
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 128 81 R 42 88
SUCRALFATE 128 77 42 131
RISPERIDONE 124 83 44 71
PAROXETINE HCL 124 60 44 51
PROAIR HFA 120 62 46 38
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 119 99 47 103
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 114 61 48 18
AZITHROMYCIN 112 49 49 39
MEGESTROL ACETATE 101 99 R 50 158
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 99 0 R 51 42
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 98 68 52 53
ALLOPURINOL 98 81 52 36
CARVEDILOL 92 62 54 25
CLONIDINE HCL 92 65 54 61
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 92 81 54 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 89 51 57 69
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 88 60 58 89
METHOCARBAMOL 85 20 R 59 126
BUSPIRONE HCL 84 35 60 73
CYMBALTA 84 50 60 59
NOVOLOG 82 55 62 211
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 81 67 63 121
NAPROXEN 80 17 64 65
TRICOR 78 16 65 111
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78 36 65 85
DIOVAN 76 70 67 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 69 46 68 160
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68 61 69 145
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 68 33 69 182
DOXEPIN HCL 67 15 71 123
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 67 49 71 180
BUTORPHANOL TARTRATE 65 65 73 231
TOPIRAMATE 65 36 73 144
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 64 51 75 185
LOVAZA 64 17 75 76
VENTOLIN HFA 64 34 75 68
MECLIZINE HCL 63 51 78 73
LEVOFLOXACIN 63 52 78 136
SPIRIVA 63 35 78 54
VERAPAMIL ER 62 39 81 119
LYRICA 61 19 82 99
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60 0 R 83 45
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 60 52 83 240
INSULIN SYRINGE 59 17 85 84
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59 0 85 93
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57 35 87 44
BUMETANIDE 56 37 88 168
SINGULAIR 55 32 89 79
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 37 89 92
NOVOLIN R 54 50 91 188
LOPERAMIDE 53 39 92 156
FENOFIBRATE 52 34 93 64
SYMBICORT 51 16 94 129
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 25 95 87
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 33 95 77
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. 26, 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.