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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,899Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 11

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 11

815 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

10% of this provider’s 815 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

37% of this provider’s 815 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 26,059 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 34.


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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,024 1,971 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,018 981 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 958 942 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 846 841 4 5
LISINOPRIL 774 720 5 4
NAMENDA 646 643 6 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 645 645 7 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 613 608 8 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 582 576 9 15
EXELON 554 550 10 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 543 523 11 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 537 505 12 11
LIDODERM 532 532 13 24
GABAPENTIN 436 411 14 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 427 403 15 6
MIRTAZAPINE 414 412 16 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 400 389 17 48
SIMVASTATIN 354 347 18 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 292 292 19 60
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 284 281 20 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 281 273 21 33
LACTULOSE 272 272 22 26
SERTRALINE HCL 272 244 22 20
CYMBALTA 263 260 24 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 251 235 25 23
CARVEDILOL 242 239 26 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 222 221 27 50
BUMETANIDE 218 216 28 72
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 216 212 29 53
TRAZODONE HCL 203 197 30 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 198 196 31 36
DIGOXIN 188 179 32 58
LANTUS 183 152 33 34
NYSTATIN 178 172 34 52
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 172 172 35 79
HYDRALAZINE HCL 170 148 36 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 155 154 37 63
RISPERIDONE 153 143 38 69
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 152 149 39 25
MUPIROCIN 145 136 40 61
LEXAPRO 145 145 40 135
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 142 139 42 38
SEROQUEL 142 142 42 97
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137 137 44 32
PREDNISONE 125 124 45 68
CLOPIDOGREL 114 111 46 30
PAROXETINE HCL 110 109 47 78
METFORMIN HCL 109 107 48 17
AMIODARONE HCL 107 105 49 107
ADVAIR DISKUS 107 106 49 73
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 107 104 49 13
ALLOPURINOL 104 104 52 41
SINGULAIR 100 99 53 65
LEVOFLOXACIN 100 99 53 99
PROMETHAZINE HCL 97 94 R 55 57
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 97 97 55 102
NEXIUM 94 91 57 31
ATENOLOL 91 91 58 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90 89 59 55
LEVETIRACETAM 90 70 59 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87 82 61 86
PRADAXA 85 85 62 121
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 83 83 63 126
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 81 81 64 87
OXYCODONE CONCENTRATE 80 80 S2 10 65 175
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 79 74 66 21
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 78 78 67 146
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 78 66 67 100
GLYCOPYRROLATE 77 68 69 122
CLONIDINE 77 77 69 176
MELOXICAM 76 76 71 43
PLAVIX 74 74 72 42
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 70 70 73 90
NOVOLOG 69 60 74 80
CRESTOR 67 62 75 27
AZITHROMYCIN 65 63 76 62
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65 65 76 19
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 64 63 S2 78 143
SANTYL 64 46 78 132
LIDOCAINE HCL 63 62 80 114
OXYCONTIN 63 62 S2 80 119
ROPINIROLE HCL 63 63 80 77
LYRICA 62 61 83 74
OXYTROL 61 61 10 84 201
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 61 61 84 201
GALANTAMINE HBR 60 60 86 206
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60 60 86 150
FENTANYL 60 60 S2 86 59
LATANOPROST 59 59 89 117
KLOR-CON 10 59 59 89 138
PATANOL 58 58 91 156
DIOVAN 56 54 92 49
OLANZAPINE 56 48 92 157
METHIMAZOLE 54 54 94 214
CEFTRIAXONE 54 53 94 141
ABILIFY 53 53 96 150
VITAMIN D2 52 52 97 155
JANUVIA 52 52 97 84
PRIMIDONE 51 51 99 152
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51 38 99 115
KLOR-CON M20 50 50 101 64
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 Sept. 3, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.