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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,665Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 45

$1.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 45

586 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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 586 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 586 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 17,009 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$54 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
LISINOPRIL 1,045 660 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 816 472 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 764 421 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 733 513 4 6
RISPERIDONE 630 236 5 71
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 618 384 6 5
TRAZODONE HCL 597 305 7 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 578 432 8 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 566 370 9 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 565 360 10 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 563 365 S3 11 1
METFORMIN HCL 503 298 12 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 460 278 13 89
MIRTAZAPINE 432 277 14 58
GABAPENTIN 417 183 15 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 413 365 16 37
SERTRALINE HCL 403 157 17 24
LACTULOSE 370 265 18 81
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 348 215 19 53
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 341 56 R 20 134
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 332 186 21 101
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 311 193 22 13
TRAMADOL HCL 306 188 23 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 299 207 24 17
OLANZAPINE 271 101 25 142
MELOXICAM 261 173 26 28
IBUPROFEN 250 121 27 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237 126 28 11
AZITHROMYCIN 231 93 29 39
CLOPIDOGREL 217 164 30 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 209 125 31 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 205 152 32 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 204 130 33 22
PROAIR HFA 200 85 34 38
KLOR-CON M20 200 154 34 102
PROMETHAZINE HCL 198 61 R 36 33
FLUOXETINE HCL 198 65 36 47
NEXIUM 194 92 38 19
RANITIDINE HCL 193 128 39 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189 114 40 29
CLOZAPINE 188 27 41 159
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 172 91 42 14
NAMENDA 170 159 43 57
HALOPERIDOL 167 59 44 171
AMOXICILLIN 165 73 45 63
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 164 82 46 85
SEROQUEL XR 162 19 47 175
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 159 62 48 18
LOPERAMIDE 152 68 49 156
ATENOLOL 150 110 50 15
BUSPIRONE HCL 148 81 51 73
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 146 36 52 179
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 146 61 52 112
PAROXETINE HCL 142 61 54 51
NAPROXEN 135 73 55 65
DIGOXIN 131 103 56 78
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 130 71 57 12
ABILIFY 128 0 58 187
ROPINIROLE HCL 125 97 59 94
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 124 102 60 166
PLAVIX 123 89 61 35
PERPHENAZINE 122 55 62 189
SPIRIVA 117 66 63 54
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117 106 63 30
FAMOTIDINE 115 83 65 127
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 115 56 65 86
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 115 63 65 93
LYRICA 110 30 68 99
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109 80 69 120
SEROQUEL 108 68 70 197
BACLOFEN 106 69 71 105
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 106 21 R 71 88
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 104 64 73 97
KLOR-CON 10 103 71 74 117
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 103 47 74 80
TOPIRAMATE 102 0 76 144
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 102 58 76 67
GLIPIZIDE 101 67 78 56
CLONIDINE HCL 101 46 78 61
CARBAMAZEPINE 100 26 80 200
CEPHALEXIN 97 64 81 81
CILOSTAZOL 93 79 82 138
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 93 68 82 150
COMBIVENT 89 37 84 109
INSULIN SYRINGE 88 36 85 84
MEGESTROL ACETATE 88 47 R 85 158
CARVEDILOL 85 61 87 25
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 85 85 87 176
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 82 67 89 46
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 81 46 R 90 45
TRICOR 80 37 91 111
LOVAZA 79 25 92 76
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 79 41 92 168
PREDNISONE 79 50 92 52
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 78 63 95 212
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 78 38 95 180
LEVOFLOXACIN 78 57 95 136
KLOR-CON M10 77 43 98 147
VALPROIC ACID 76 12 99 214
RISPERDAL CONSTA 75 28 100 215
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 75 38 100 92
LITHIUM CARBONATE 75 24 100 215
CYMBALTA 74 31 103 59
MUPIROCIN 74 45 103 217
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 73 22 105 182
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 72 60 S3 106 66
FENOFIBRATE 71 38 107 64
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 71 30 107 103
AMANTADINE 70 37 109 226
CRESTOR 70 0 109 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68 49 111 44
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67 45 112 108
FINASTERIDE 65 45 113 142
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65 26 113 104
VENTOLIN HFA 65 17 113 68
OLANZAPINE ODT 65 20 113 231
GLYBURIDE 65 45 R 113 55
ALLOPURINOL 64 42 118 36
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64 64 118 145
ACYCLOVIR 62 55 120 162
BUPROPION XL 62 12 120 237
ZYPREXA 61 24 122 239
HYDROXYZINE HCL 61 25 R 122 151
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61 38 122 160
ACTOS 59 30 125 115
MECLIZINE HCL 58 48 126 73
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 58 51 126 121
LIPITOR 57 30 128 105
NYSTATIN 57 31 128 194
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 11 R 130 42
ZETIA 55 43 131 50
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54 48 132 75
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 54 44 132 246
PHENYTOIN 54 36 132 246
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 53 24 135 27
SUCRALFATE 53 38 135 131
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 52 29 137 250
LOVASTATIN 52 33 137 49
EXELON 51 31 139 253
LEVETIRACETAM 51 28 139 253
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 51 49 139 253
LANTUS 50 22 142 60
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 50 0 142 257
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. 20, 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.