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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,306Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 45

$587K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 45

341 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

6% of this provider’s 341 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 341 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 7,505 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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
LISINOPRIL 574 394 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 549 302 2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 524 252 S3 3 1
SIMVASTATIN 343 249 4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 317 208 5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 296 180 6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 291 193 7 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 285 203 8 11
METFORMIN HCL 230 149 9 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 220 145 10 14
GABAPENTIN 218 98 11 9
FUROSEMIDE 206 147 12 6
TIZANIDINE HCL 178 58 13 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 157 91 14 12
METFORMIN HCL ER 148 106 15 48
CLOPIDOGREL 146 121 16 26
RANITIDINE HCL 142 110 17 16
TRAZODONE HCL 135 61 18 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 131 64 19 21
PROMETHAZINE HCL 131 54 R 19 33
ALLOPURINOL 129 113 21 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 124 100 22 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123 88 23 31
NAPROXEN 121 72 24 65
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116 85 25 18
NEXIUM 112 14 26 19
CRESTOR 112 73 26 23
ESTRADIOL 111 46 R 28 139
PROAIR HFA 110 55 29 38
ATENOLOL 104 89 30 15
CARVEDILOL 103 79 31 25
PLAVIX 100 81 32 35
VENTOLIN HFA 99 24 33 68
TRAMADOL HCL 99 70 33 20
SERTRALINE HCL 95 50 35 24
DIOVAN 92 86 36 43
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 92 55 36 46
AZITHROMYCIN 88 49 38 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 84 75 39 13
LANSOPRAZOLE 84 31 39 98
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 84 65 39 53
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81 45 R 42 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 80 61 43 17
SPIRIVA 78 37 44 54
SYMBICORT 74 23 45 129
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70 58 46 62
METHOCARBAMOL 66 12 R 47 126
PREDNISONE 65 41 48 52
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 23 48 70
TAMSULOSIN HCL 65 56 48 34
HYDROXYZINE HCL 63 44 R 51 151
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62 34 52 44
IBUPROFEN 61 16 53 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60 40 54 30
INSULIN SYRINGE 60 27 54 84
MELOXICAM 58 17 56 28
ZETIA 57 49 57 50
IMIPRAMINE HCL 56 45 R 58 244
KLOR-CON M20 55 40 59 102
RAMIPRIL 54 39 60 113
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53 39 61 112
CELEBREX 53 44 61 110
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52 24 63 92
DONEPEZIL HCL 51 51 64 37
QUINAPRIL HCL 50 40 65 113
GLIPIZIDE 50 30 65 56
GLIPIZIDE ER 50 48 65 107
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 April 20, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.