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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,393Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 45

$1.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 45

811 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 811 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 811 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 25%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 19,971 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 22%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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
ATENOLOL 1,510 864 10 1 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,051 584 S3 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,039 568 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 981 688 4 6
METFORMIN HCL 960 529 5 8
SIMVASTATIN 952 554 6 4
GABAPENTIN 937 363 7 9
LISINOPRIL 930 477 8 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 794 508 9 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 745 500 10 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 681 479 11 5
RANITIDINE HCL 628 374 12 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 544 357 13 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 542 331 14 11
GLIPIZIDE 485 241 15 56
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 462 268 16 69
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 435 290 17 12
CLOPIDOGREL 418 276 18 26
TRAMADOL HCL 353 134 19 20
NEXIUM 339 214 20 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 310 243 21 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 310 208 21 18
PROMETHAZINE HCL 299 126 R 23 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 293 211 24 31
GEMFIBROZIL 279 173 25 83
PLAVIX 275 205 26 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 272 111 27 21
ALLOPURINOL 264 194 28 36
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 261 156 29 67
NAPROXEN 252 98 30 65
ROPINIROLE HCL 246 129 31 94
IBUPROFEN 243 108 32 40
PREDNISONE 242 125 33 52
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 236 155 34 85
MECLIZINE HCL 232 177 35 73
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 229 187 36 27
BUSPIRONE HCL 220 108 37 73
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 214 151 38 30
PROAIR HFA 212 95 39 38
INSULIN SYRINGE 210 113 40 84
TRAZODONE HCL 205 79 41 32
GLIPIZIDE ER 200 156 42 107
PAROXETINE HCL 198 82 43 51
ALPRAZOLAM 195 112 44 124
DONEPEZIL HCL 194 174 45 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 191 110 46 62
CILOSTAZOL 190 117 47 138
DIOVAN 189 110 48 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 187 144 49 34
SERTRALINE HCL 184 106 50 24
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 174 98 51 103
ZETIA 170 126 52 50
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 170 133 52 53
VERAPAMIL ER 169 131 54 119
CRESTOR 163 75 55 23
LOVASTATIN 157 102 56 49
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 152 80 57 92
TIZANIDINE HCL 145 32 58 41
FOLIC ACID 144 128 59 181
FLUOXETINE HCL 144 35 59 47
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 141 75 R 61 42
CARVEDILOL 141 117 61 25
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 139 124 63 183
COMBIVENT 139 96 63 109
ADVAIR DISKUS 136 87 65 70
QUINAPRIL HCL 128 90 66 113
VENTOLIN HFA 128 69 66 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125 47 68 44
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 122 88 69 121
SPIRIVA 122 94 69 54
DILTIAZEM ER 119 70 71 116
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 119 76 71 46
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 118 78 73 130
CLONIDINE HCL 116 49 74 61
KLOR-CON M10 115 76 75 147
NIASPAN 114 71 76 118
BACLOFEN 112 55 77 105
LIPITOR 108 70 78 105
AMOXICILLIN 108 62 78 63
KETOCONAZOLE 108 54 78 166
JANUVIA 105 51 81 91
LYRICA 103 60 82 99
CEPHALEXIN 103 59 82 81
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100 56 84 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99 71 85 14
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 98 43 86 157
TRICOR 98 53 86 111
FLUOCINONIDE 97 53 88 203
FLUCONAZOLE 97 57 88 133
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 95 30 R 90 88
LANSOPRAZOLE 95 67 90 98
AZITHROMYCIN 94 41 92 39
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 92 51 93 168
COLCRYS 89 54 94 206
LOVAZA 87 46 95 76
CEFUROXIME 87 51 95 207
PIROXICAM 87 41 95 207
CAPTOPRIL 86 51 98 209
METHOCARBAMOL 83 19 R 99 126
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 51 99 29
HUMULIN 70-30 83 60 99 210
ENDOCET 83 40 S2 99 90
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 82 43 103 150
NITROSTAT 82 36 103 128
KLOR-CON 10 78 50 105 117
PROVENTIL HFA 78 35 105 186
CYMBALTA 77 47 107 59
DOXEPIN HCL 77 42 107 123
DIGOXIN 76 76 109 78
GLIPIZIDE XL 75 47 110 147
PENTOXIFYLLINE 73 51 111 220
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 72 35 112 221
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72 30 112 135
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70 0 114 93
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70 25 R 114 45
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 68 59 116 164
SINGULAIR 67 35 117 79
NIFEDIPINE ER 67 31 117 229
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66 47 119 145
ACEBUTOLOL HCL 66 66 119 230
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65 31 121 112
NOVOLIN 70-30 65 34 121 231
PRAZOSIN HCL 65 65 121 231
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65 47 121 108
LANTUS 63 35 125 60
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60 53 126 97
FEXOFENADINE HCL 59 32 127 242
ACYCLOVIR 59 27 127 162
SYNTHROID 55 32 129 125
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 55 30 S3 129 66
METRONIDAZOLE 53 19 131 248
RISPERIDONE 53 24 131 71
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53 17 131 101
NASONEX 52 21 134 137
AGGRENOX 52 52 134 250
KLOR-CON M20 52 23 134 102
METHOTREXATE 52 29 134 250
BUPROPION HCL SR 51 15 138 171
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 June 24, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.