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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,572Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 45

$722K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 45

576 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

6% of this provider’s 576 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

37% of this provider’s 576 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 8,281 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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 1,517 590 S3 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 471 327 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 464 281 3 3
LISINOPRIL 430 257 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 383 282 5 6
METFORMIN HCL 362 182 6 8
ATENOLOL 336 219 7 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 324 183 8 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 295 142 9 29
SIMVASTATIN 275 171 10 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 266 168 11 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 261 124 12 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 222 160 13 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 218 212 14 17
GABAPENTIN 214 82 15 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 169 119 16 12
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 161 32 R 17 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159 90 18 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 146 120 19 18
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 144 85 R 20 42
RANITIDINE HCL 143 84 21 16
SERTRALINE HCL 133 76 22 24
GLIPIZIDE 131 58 23 56
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 124 97 24 46
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 123 113 25 30
NEXIUM 119 34 26 19
TRAMADOL HCL 116 61 27 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105 53 28 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97 64 29 31
CLOPIDOGREL 96 63 30 26
PROAIR HFA 93 27 31 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 93 11 31 47
PAROXETINE HCL 91 76 33 51
VENTOLIN HFA 91 27 33 68
CRESTOR 88 66 35 23
IBUPROFEN 88 0 35 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 85 77 37 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 82 38 38 21
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 80 59 S3 39 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80 48 39 44
ALLOPURINOL 80 54 39 36
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 78 55 42 77
KLOR-CON M20 76 66 43 102
ETODOLAC 74 27 44 217
PROMETHAZINE HCL 72 32 R 45 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68 35 46 27
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68 59 46 108
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68 12 46 93
CARISOPRODOL 67 21 R 49 153
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 36 50 70
SPIRIVA 63 21 51 54
CARVEDILOL 62 50 52 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 62 49 52 72
AMOXICILLIN 59 28 54 63
COMBIVENT 58 48 55 109
LANTUS 58 18 55 60
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57 31 57 145
PLAVIX 54 44 58 35
TRAZODONE HCL 53 34 59 32
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53 19 59 149
GEMFIBROZIL 53 28 59 83
NAPROXEN 53 25 59 65
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 0 S2 59 165
CYMBALTA 53 13 59 59
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 26 65 97
OXYCONTIN 50 0 S2 66 198
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 0 S2 66 94
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 July 9, 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.