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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,247Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 11

$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 11

646 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

2% of this provider’s 646 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 646 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 18,191 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 973 722 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 945 747 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 821 616 3 3
LISINOPRIL 668 499 4 4
GABAPENTIN 664 411 5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 642 508 6 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 584 443 7 13
SIMVASTATIN 578 450 8 9
CRESTOR 491 311 9 27
FUROSEMIDE 485 377 10 5
CLOPIDOGREL 435 294 11 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 323 227 12 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 322 247 13 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 321 257 14 36
METFORMIN HCL 313 197 15 17
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 296 102 R 16 67
NEXIUM 294 152 17 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 293 214 18 15
PLAVIX 286 184 19 42
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 278 247 S3 20 1
RANITIDINE HCL 276 134 21 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 270 173 22 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 265 227 23 14
BUSPIRONE HCL 263 170 24 56
ATENOLOL 249 172 25 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 242 187 26 19
CARVEDILOL 234 153 27 16
SERTRALINE HCL 231 160 28 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223 207 29 25
CYMBALTA 204 128 30 40
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 202 137 R 31 76
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 193 180 32 21
LACTULOSE 192 183 33 26
FENOFIBRATE 186 123 34 54
SPIRIVA 179 119 35 65
MELOXICAM 177 98 36 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 173 172 37 12
ALLOPURINOL 172 145 38 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 170 138 39 11
TRAMADOL HCL 163 151 40 35
PROAIR HFA 157 77 41 83
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 147 102 42 134
QUINAPRIL HCL 142 138 43 138
GLIPIZIDE 132 109 44 51
TRILIPIX 130 79 45 96
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 129 46 R 46 94
NAMENDA 126 126 47 18
DIOVAN 125 81 48 49
AZITHROMYCIN 123 82 49 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 121 102 50 55
ADVAIR DISKUS 121 77 50 73
SINGULAIR 121 60 50 65
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 120 101 53 71
LOVAZA 119 75 54 47
DIGOXIN 118 108 55 58
SPIRONOLACTONE 117 103 56 63
JANUVIA 114 96 57 84
ZETIA 112 84 58 85
CLONIDINE HCL 110 82 59 46
ROPINIROLE HCL 109 84 60 77
INSULIN SYRINGE 107 95 61 90
EXELON 105 105 62 37
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 103 77 63 102
SYNTHROID 102 63 64 82
NYSTATIN 101 87 65 52
HYDRALAZINE HCL 98 83 66 45
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 97 71 67 163
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 96 60 68 164
MEGESTROL ACETATE 94 93 R 69 131
FLUOXETINE HCL 92 59 70 92
LIPITOR 91 69 71 81
PREDNISONE 90 73 72 68
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 90 80 72 166
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 88 69 74 86
TRICOR 87 52 75 89
RANEXA 85 46 76 171
LIDODERM 83 59 77 24
AGGRENOX 82 72 78 174
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80 73 79 23
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 72 80 126
SYMBICORT 76 58 81 117
MECLIZINE HCL 76 62 81 123
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76 41 81 95
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 75 63 84 50
PROMETHAZINE HCL 72 24 R 85 57
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 72 59 85 183
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 71 29 87 90
VALPROIC ACID 71 20 87 184
CILOSTAZOL 70 57 89 188
TRAZODONE HCL 70 28 89 38
LANTUS 68 47 91 34
VENTOLIN HFA 67 48 92 130
GLYBURIDE 66 53 R 93 192
LEVETIRACETAM 66 15 93 44
PEN NEEDLE 66 35 93 147
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65 53 96 149
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 64 49 97 194
CEFDINIR 63 46 98 104
KLOR-CON M20 63 42 98 64
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 62 38 R 100 197
VOLTAREN 61 53 101 201
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 61 44 101 201
RAMIPRIL 61 44 101 113
TOPIRAMATE 60 0 104 126
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 45 104 88
NITROSTAT 60 33 104 153
FENTANYL 60 60 S2 104 59
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59 14 108 208
MIRTAZAPINE 58 52 109 22
JANUMET 57 30 110 144
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56 23 111 38
GLIPIZIDE XL 55 45 112 154
NIASPAN 54 22 113 115
TIZANIDINE HCL 53 13 114 101
PAROXETINE HCL 53 30 114 78
JANTOVEN 52 52 116 120
LEVEMIR 51 44 117 133
SODIUM CHLORIDE 51 28 117 70
GLIMEPIRIDE 51 41 117 218
TEMAZEPAM 50 50 120 221
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 Jan. 14, 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.