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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,187Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 11

$513K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 11

330 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
9% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 330 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 6,680 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 325 317 1 6
FUROSEMIDE 236 232 2 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 230 221 3 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 225 208 4 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 222 216 5 2
SIMVASTATIN 215 211 6 9
LISINOPRIL 179 175 7 4
OMEPRAZOLE 160 160 8 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 159 145 9 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157 145 10 25
METFORMIN HCL 152 139 11 17
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 115 112 12 97
RANITIDINE HCL 114 83 13 27
ALLOPURINOL 106 103 14 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98 92 15 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 97 89 16 11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 90 90 17 123
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 90 84 17 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 74 17 75
ATENOLOL 87 85 20 29
BYSTOLIC 85 80 21 137
EVISTA 84 84 22 135
SYNTHROID 80 80 23 82
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 74 74 24 7
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 68 25 88
CRESTOR 65 58 26 27
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 58 27 86
NAPROXEN 57 50 28 112
SPIRIVA 56 50 29 65
KLOR-CON M20 56 55 29 64
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54 51 31 102
CLONIDINE HCL 53 53 32 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 50 33 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 50 43 34 15
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 Dec. 10, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.