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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,558Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 208

$1.83M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 208

1,235 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

5% of this provider’s 1,235 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 1,235 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 25,613 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
LISINOPRIL 1,489 1,096 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,329 1,022 2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 1,164 901 3 28
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,151 838 4 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,073 716 S3 5 32
METFORMIN HCL 837 535 6 49
SIMVASTATIN 794 656 7 9
CARVEDILOL 667 512 8 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 649 501 9 19
ATENOLOL 604 395 10 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 573 473 11 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 553 463 12 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 539 367 13 13
PREDNISONE 527 358 14 69
RANITIDINE HCL 479 326 15 50
GABAPENTIN 461 311 16 58
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 448 323 17 5
CLOPIDOGREL 438 306 18 8
CRESTOR 430 253 19 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 426 329 20 2
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 385 244 21 101
NEXIUM 368 265 22 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 362 298 23 10
TRAMADOL HCL 346 240 24 77
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 330 234 25 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 319 237 26 67
TIZANIDINE HCL 314 200 27 119
MELOXICAM 308 193 28 94
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 306 236 29 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 306 246 29 99
DONEPEZIL HCL 301 290 31 93
FENOFIBRATE 299 161 32 53
PLAVIX 285 202 33 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 285 236 33 17
ALLOPURINOL 278 204 35 76
CEFUROXIME 277 197 36 113
GLIMEPIRIDE 271 190 37 78
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 271 167 37 125
TAMSULOSIN HCL 270 211 39 92
LANTUS 239 151 40 127
TRAZODONE HCL 228 179 41 102
SERTRALINE HCL 226 193 42 88
NITROSTAT 224 122 43 23
ADVAIR DISKUS 214 152 44 114
DIOVAN 199 156 45 30
METOLAZONE 197 148 46 83
LOVASTATIN 185 137 47 66
CLONIDINE HCL 184 104 48 39
LEVOFLOXACIN 180 134 49 121
ACTOS 171 143 50 140
JANUVIA 169 91 51 96
GLIPIZIDE 167 130 52 143
INSULIN SYRINGE 167 124 52 128
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 166 138 R 54 144
MEGESTROL ACETATE 158 153 R 55 146
KLOR-CON M20 158 133 55 33
SOTALOL 157 126 57 24
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 151 99 58 111
PROAIR HFA 143 76 59 98
PROMETHAZINE HCL 140 82 R 60 110
DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE 139 130 61 134
SPIRIVA 138 86 62 107
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 136 103 63 4
TRILIPIX 134 73 64 97
VENTOLIN HFA 133 87 65 130
CEFDINIR 133 89 65 152
NAMENDA 128 128 67 133
FINASTERIDE 126 120 68 155
IBUPROFEN 124 95 69 157
ZETIA 123 97 70 34
TRICOR 120 63 71 59
KLOR-CON M10 120 89 71 123
SINGULAIR 119 90 73 84
VERAPAMIL ER 116 77 74 86
NIASPAN 116 72 74 41
LACTULOSE 115 46 76 137
SPIRONOLACTONE 113 73 77 21
COMBIVENT 113 70 77 163
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 112 84 R 79 136
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111 87 80 120
LIPITOR 110 88 81 48
GEMFIBROZIL 109 74 82 118
PAROXETINE HCL 108 76 83 142
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103 74 84 129
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 102 65 85 108
FLUOXETINE HCL 101 56 86 169
NOVOLIN R 99 77 87 170
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97 39 88 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96 71 89 81
ROPINIROLE HCL 94 60 90 147
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 93 73 R 91 171
LOVAZA 90 69 92 63
MIRTAZAPINE 90 81 92 172
DIGOXIN 89 67 94 14
FAMOTIDINE 87 52 95 87
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86 55 96 135
LANSOPRAZOLE 85 80 97 105
HYDROXYZINE HCL 85 56 R 97 176
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 83 50 99 177
COLCRYS 82 64 100 137
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 79 77 101 180
NIFEDIPINE ER 79 37 101 61
SYMBICORT 78 50 103 182
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 77 68 104 40
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 75 65 S3 105 183
LYRICA 74 19 106 150
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 74 49 106 185
CELEBREX 74 51 106 154
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 73 64 109 187
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 71 45 110 188
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 70 46 111 156
HYDROCORTISONE 69 39 112 190
DILTIAZEM HCL 68 48 113 91
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67 64 114 191
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 67 57 114 75
CEFTRIAXONE 65 54 116 196
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 65 32 R 116 196
SEROQUEL XR 64 33 118 199
ONGLYZA 64 47 118 158
CETIRIZINE HCL 63 42 120 200
FLUCONAZOLE 62 32 121 160
HUMULIN R 61 26 122 202
CEPHALEXIN 61 40 122 116
EXELON 59 59 124 204
CYMBALTA 59 30 124 204
NYSTOP 58 31 126 207
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58 56 126 207
ALPRAZOLAM 56 48 128 165
MECLIZINE HCL 55 48 129 212
PREMARIN 55 46 R 129 212
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 55 53 129 55
ABILIFY 53 22 132 216
KIONEX 53 53 132 216
LIDOCAINE HCL 53 44 132 216
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 46 135 43
HALOPERIDOL 51 47 136 220
NYSTATIN 50 32 137 222
FLOVENT HFA 50 48 137 222
LIDODERM 50 32 137 222
FENTANYL 50 42 S2 137 162
METFORMIN HCL ER 50 34 137 112
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 May 31, 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.