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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,689Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 96

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 96

455 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
21%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

8% of this provider’s 2,048 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$133 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $95 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
TRAZODONE HCL 853 277 1 37
RISPERIDONE 653 181 2 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 530 176 3 41
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 500 65 4 64
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 476 116 R 5 100
HALOPERIDOL 420 104 6 108
CITALOPRAM HBR 407 83 7 24
SERTRALINE HCL 322 50 8 31
ABILIFY 289 38 9 156
OLANZAPINE 258 64 10 108
PAROXETINE HCL 255 66 11 68
MIRTAZAPINE 183 45 12 73
RISPERIDONE M-TAB 181 34 10 13 193
SEROQUEL 171 26 14 151
BUPROPION HCL SR 162 21 15 178
RISPERDAL CONSTA 160 35 16 207
SEROQUEL XR 149 30 17 127
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 139 0 18 100
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 136 60 19 219
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 134 24 20 90
CYMBALTA 127 39 21 62
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 120 17 22 91
CLONAZEPAM 116 53 23 139
VENLAFAXINE HCL 106 0 24 246
BUSPIRONE HCL 105 24 25 171
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 104 0 R 26 186
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 83 31 R 27 266
RISPERIDONE ODT 82 0 10 28 269
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 80 24 29 274
OLANZAPINE ODT 78 36 30 276
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 72 17 31 281
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 56 0 32 302
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52 15 R 33 50
ZYPREXA 50 0 34 318
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 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.