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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,621Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 45

$995K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 45

685 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
36%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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
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this specialty
in Kentucky
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 685 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 685 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 25%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 9,610 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
LISINOPRIL 854 338 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 765 336 2 3
METFORMIN HCL 753 357 3 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 672 277 S3 4 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 596 280 5 11
RANITIDINE HCL 593 246 6 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 521 199 7 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 482 202 8 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 447 203 9 10
FUROSEMIDE 421 215 10 6
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 390 246 11 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 354 140 12 14
TRAMADOL HCL 320 112 13 20
GABAPENTIN 312 91 14 9
GLYBURIDE 308 179 R 15 55
NEXIUM 306 91 16 19
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 294 183 17 69
SIMVASTATIN 294 149 17 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 284 145 19 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 275 119 20 13
PROAIR HFA 272 97 21 38
TIZANIDINE HCL 268 66 22 41
CRESTOR 259 160 23 23
SERTRALINE HCL 252 78 24 24
GEMFIBROZIL 247 93 25 83
ATENOLOL 239 79 26 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 239 115 26 12
VERAPAMIL ER 232 141 28 119
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 229 125 29 67
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 227 94 30 18
CARVEDILOL 225 143 31 25
SINGULAIR 209 93 32 79
SPIRONOLACTONE 202 59 33 87
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 193 131 34 146
ZETIA 182 57 35 50
CLOPIDOGREL 179 90 36 26
SUCRALFATE 178 55 37 131
NITROSTAT 169 96 38 128
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 165 102 R 39 42
LIPITOR 150 72 40 105
TAMSULOSIN HCL 149 82 41 34
PLAVIX 148 81 42 35
LOVAZA 144 48 43 76
ADVAIR DISKUS 133 41 44 70
TRAZODONE HCL 131 67 45 32
PAROXETINE HCL 127 33 46 51
ALLOPURINOL 126 71 47 36
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 126 56 47 103
INSULIN SYRINGE 125 52 49 84
BUSPIRONE HCL 121 39 50 73
GLIPIZIDE XL 114 27 51 147
METHOCARBAMOL 114 65 R 51 126
ATROVENT HFA 112 43 53 195
IBUPROFEN 112 14 53 40
AZITHROMYCIN 111 37 55 39
LANTUS 108 39 56 60
SPIRIVA 107 42 57 54
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 106 26 R 58 88
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 104 58 59 121
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102 35 60 44
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 98 34 R 61 45
VENTOLIN HFA 97 36 62 68
PROMETHAZINE HCL 93 26 R 63 33
LEVEMIR 90 27 64 205
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 90 46 64 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 33 66 29
GLIPIZIDE ER 82 17 67 107
CEPHALEXIN 80 22 68 81
HYDRALAZINE HCL 78 60 69 108
WELCHOL 77 25 70 178
DIOVAN 75 38 71 43
JANUVIA 74 11 72 91
PREDNISONE 74 28 72 52
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 72 42 S3 74 66
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71 33 75 31
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70 33 76 97
LYRICA 70 31 76 99
SYMBICORT 68 0 78 129
QUINAPRIL HCL 66 36 79 113
TRICOR 66 15 79 111
FLUOXETINE HCL 65 17 81 47
ROPINIROLE HCL 65 18 81 94
ACTOS 64 28 83 115
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61 22 84 154
BUMETANIDE 60 41 85 168
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60 28 85 22
AMOXICILLIN 59 20 87 63
LEVOFLOXACIN 59 29 87 136
AVODART 57 30 89 163
NAPROXEN 56 28 90 65
NASONEX 56 19 90 137
BACLOFEN 56 14 90 105
MECLIZINE HCL 55 51 93 73
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54 15 94 112
CLONIDINE HCL 54 29 94 61
LANSOPRAZOLE 53 19 96 98
MELOXICAM 52 12 97 28
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 52 22 97 104
PROVENTIL HFA 51 0 99 186
CYMBALTA 51 18 99 59
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50 19 R 101 151
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. 17, 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.