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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,929Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 45

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 45

353 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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

21% of this provider’s 353 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 353 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 25%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 10,988 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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 641 297 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 477 331 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 463 293 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 446 286 4 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 439 281 5 11
CRESTOR 389 254 6 23
FUROSEMIDE 318 229 7 6
GABAPENTIN 307 127 8 9
NEXIUM 301 142 9 19
ENDOCET 298 128 S2 10 90
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 273 198 11 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 266 188 12 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 266 182 12 10
METFORMIN HCL ER 265 131 14 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 251 177 15 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 246 143 16 14
LISINOPRIL 225 139 17 2
CARVEDILOL 201 150 18 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 194 135 19 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 190 64 20 21
OXYCODONE HCL 188 47 S2 21 99
RANITIDINE HCL 181 118 22 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 177 127 23 30
ATENOLOL 176 124 24 15
PREDNISONE 169 99 25 52
AMOXICILLIN 168 98 26 63
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 167 78 27 171
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 167 92 27 22
AZITHROMYCIN 166 122 29 39
DIOVAN 165 104 30 43
METFORMIN HCL 165 127 30 8
TRAZODONE HCL 147 113 32 32
DOXEPIN HCL 146 92 33 123
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 141 75 34 18
NIZATIDINE 137 107 35 184
ALLOPURINOL 135 96 36 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 125 81 37 34
SINGULAIR 121 87 38 79
CLOPIDOGREL 120 82 39 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 118 74 40 31
GUANFACINE HCL 116 100 R 41 192
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 116 60 R 41 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 115 107 43 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115 73 43 120
QUINAPRIL HCL 113 63 45 113
CLONIDINE HCL 113 90 45 61
FLOVENT HFA 111 58 47 196
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111 79 47 44
JANUVIA 105 68 49 91
SERTRALINE HCL 105 79 49 24
PLAVIX 101 84 51 35
CEFACLOR 100 76 10 52 200
CEPHALEXIN 94 63 53 81
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 93 68 54 67
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 93 55 54 157
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 92 49 56 97
PROMETHAZINE HCL 89 33 R 57 33
FLUCONAZOLE 87 37 58 133
LANSOPRAZOLE 87 49 58 98
VENTOLIN HFA 86 45 60 68
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 63 61 96
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 82 47 62 130
GLIMEPIRIDE 78 45 63 72
BENAZEPRIL HCL 78 47 63 75
EVISTA 76 76 65 152
GLIPIZIDE ER 76 28 65 107
LOVAZA 73 26 67 76
PROAIR HFA 72 55 68 38
MECLIZINE HCL 72 40 68 73
NITROSTAT 71 53 70 128
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 71 51 S3 70 66
PROPRANOLOL HCL 71 23 70 135
FLUOXETINE HCL 70 30 73 47
GLIPIZIDE 68 48 74 56
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67 42 75 53
INSULIN SYRINGE 66 37 76 84
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65 41 77 104
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65 24 77 112
ROPINIROLE HCL 65 55 77 94
SYNTHROID 64 26 80 125
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62 42 81 154
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 43 S2 82 165
ESTRADIOL 55 26 R 83 139
LIPITOR 52 49 84 105
TIZANIDINE HCL 52 0 84 41
FINASTERIDE 51 44 86 142
PAROXETINE HCL 51 32 86 51
NASONEX 50 36 88 137
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 Nov. 2, 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.