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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,597Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 96

$711K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 96

504 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
4% 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 504 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 504 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 13,819 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 24%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $95 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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
SIMVASTATIN 697 647 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 566 546 2 6
FUROSEMIDE 501 471 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 403 360 4 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 397 396 5 7
LISINOPRIL 378 370 6 2
OMEPRAZOLE 364 359 7 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 250 240 8 12
ALLOPURINOL 239 216 9 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 237 215 10 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 224 220 11 14
LOVASTATIN 214 196 12 93
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 214 171 12 95
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 214 207 12 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 213 195 S3 15 1
GLYBURIDE 211 201 R 16 124
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 186 179 17 15
NAPROXEN 179 168 18 195
METFORMIN HCL 163 137 19 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 162 155 20 24
KLOR-CON M20 158 138 21 88
RANITIDINE HCL 147 136 22 42
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 145 145 23 87
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 143 143 24 21
CARVEDILOL 143 135 24 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 142 126 26 72
DIOVAN 131 130 27 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 123 27 17
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 131 128 27 63
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 128 121 30 11
CLOPIDOGREL 128 119 30 18
FENOFIBRATE 124 113 32 70
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 115 33 83
ATENOLOL 114 114 34 16
SPIRIVA 113 105 35 38
TRAMADOL HCL 112 110 36 48
CRESTOR 111 111 37 19
GABAPENTIN 109 92 38 8
RAMIPRIL 101 96 39 107
GEMFIBROZIL 98 94 40 254
FINASTERIDE 98 98 40 134
AMOXICILLIN 97 88 42 166
PREDNISONE 97 97 42 27
PLAVIX 97 80 42 29
NEXIUM 95 92 45 30
SYNTHROID 88 88 46 33
SERTRALINE HCL 87 68 47 31
TEMAZEPAM 85 72 48 263
PAROXETINE HCL 84 78 49 68
TRICOR 83 83 50 92
TERAZOSIN HCL 80 80 51 211
BYSTOLIC 79 76 52 65
DIGOXIN 78 78 53 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78 78 53 84
DIOVAN HCT 77 68 55 108
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75 70 56 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 75 73 56 60
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 73 73 58 99
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 73 66 58 162
BENAZEPRIL HCL 72 72 60 192
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67 66 61 79
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 65 62 61
LANTUS 65 57 62 58
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 58 R 64 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 55 55 65 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54 54 66 22
AZITHROMYCIN 51 49 67 66
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50 48 68 46
ZETIA 50 50 68 78
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. 27, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.