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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,056Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 106

$856K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 106

480 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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

7% of this provider’s 480 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 13,053 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 59%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $178 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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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
OMEPRAZOLE 656 543 1 10
FUROSEMIDE 609 511 2 7
SIMVASTATIN 606 510 3 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 448 383 4 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 366 307 5 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 348 237 6 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 347 270 7 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 344 321 8 16
LISINOPRIL 326 279 9 13
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 314 241 10 63
SPIRIVA 309 210 11 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 301 271 12 31
MELOXICAM 266 222 13 46
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 259 208 14 24
LIDODERM 248 215 15 86
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 228 155 S3 16 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 207 174 17 30
SINGULAIR 205 162 18 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 194 153 19 22
GABAPENTIN 175 149 20 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172 141 21 32
METFORMIN HCL 162 134 22 23
KLOR-CON M20 148 135 23 64
ADVAIR DISKUS 138 86 24 2
TAMSULOSIN HCL 128 128 25 52
TRAZODONE HCL 127 99 26 51
DONEPEZIL HCL 123 123 27 47
RANITIDINE HCL 120 97 28 54
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 118 87 29 26
PROAIR HFA 116 88 30 3
SERTRALINE HCL 115 86 31 35
PREDNISONE 111 101 32 5
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 111 71 32 98
CELEBREX 111 91 32 108
NAMENDA 106 106 35 58
PAROXETINE HCL 106 91 35 69
CARVEDILOL 105 81 37 49
NEXIUM 102 75 38 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 102 102 38 42
AZITHROMYCIN 101 78 40 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100 76 41 37
BUSPIRONE HCL 98 79 42 93
LEVOFLOXACIN 97 70 43 20
KLOR-CON 10 96 95 44 124
LYRICA 93 79 45 100
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 93 79 R 45 92
CLOPIDOGREL 92 64 47 61
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92 92 47 34
EXELON 87 87 49 152
GLIMEPIRIDE 86 59 50 117
PLAVIX 85 67 51 78
CEFUROXIME 82 64 52 106
NYSTATIN 79 66 53 73
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79 69 53 118
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 79 56 53 157
TIZANIDINE HCL 77 42 56 158
LANTUS 75 42 57 74
ALLOPURINOL 75 72 57 62
DILTIAZEM ER 73 58 59 163
LOVASTATIN 71 71 60 126
DIGOXIN 71 71 60 59
NASONEX 70 60 62 72
INSULIN SYRINGE 70 68 62 83
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 58 62 121
MIRTAZAPINE 66 66 65 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65 37 66 18
SYMBICORT 65 46 66 4
CARTIA XT 63 61 68 168
GLIPIZIDE 62 44 69 115
MECLIZINE HCL 61 60 70 132
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61 39 70 104
ASMANEX 60 48 72 101
ROPINIROLE HCL 58 49 73 39
DIOVAN 58 39 73 85
JANUVIA 56 37 75 102
CLONIDINE HCL 55 39 76 41
TRAMADOL HCL 54 51 77 116
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 54 54 77 182
CYMBALTA 54 53 77 89
CRESTOR 53 48 80 53
ZETIA 52 40 81 112
FLUOXETINE HCL 52 18 81 142
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51 35 83 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 41 83 68
RISPERIDONE 50 50 85 71
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 Aug. 28, 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.