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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,621Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 682

$1.82M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 682

888 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Kentucky
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 888 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 888 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 24.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Kentucky
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,132 871 189 1 2
LISINOPRIL 1,013 754 183 2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 979 607 184 S3 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 942 757 160 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 789 582 147 5 5
SIMVASTATIN 559 446 107 6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 555 414 109 7 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 545 395 111 8 14
METFORMIN HCL 532 346 102 9 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 481 345 94 10 12
GABAPENTIN 453 313 97 11 9
CLOPIDOGREL 395 335 71 12 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 361 315 77 13 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 326 179 56 14 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 316 266 57 15 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 315 211 64 16 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 314 205 50 17 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 297 238 57 18 15
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 295 197 201 19 113
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 283 166 57 20 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 274 218 60 21 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 273 223 52 22 19
ALPRAZOLAM 272 163 68 B 23 18
NAMENDA 270 258 37 24 29
NEXIUM 266 201 59 25 22
MELOXICAM 263 191 60 26 27
PAROXETINE HCL 256 190 46 27 58
TAMSULOSIN HCL 250 214 45 28 37
DIAZEPAM 239 131 43 B 29 47
BUSPIRONE HCL 238 147 50 30 87
CYMBALTA 237 208 30 31 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 228 174 46 32 17
SYNTHROID 214 178 37 33 52
AZITHROMYCIN 206 133 141 34 55
CLONIDINE HCL 200 133 58 35 56
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 196 159 30 A 36 71
LORAZEPAM 195 150 37 B 37 34
DIOVAN 195 148 33 37 50
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 191 102 56 R 39 77
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 180 154 39 40 46
MIRTAZAPINE 176 171* 35 41 51
ATENOLOL 171 143 29 42 21
METFORMIN HCL ER 171 116 32 42 70
FINASTERIDE 171 150 27 42 114
CRESTOR 158 105 39 45 26
SERTRALINE HCL 154 129 27 46 25
TRAMADOL HCL 154 134 57 46 32
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 153 140 25 48 62
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 152 125 43 49 48
FAMOTIDINE* 148 135 20 50 93
RANITIDINE HCL 146 106 26 51 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 145 114 103 52 67
LANTUS 143 98 30 53 69
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 141 113 23 54 40
CELEBREX 141 103 31 54 82
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 139 88 29 R 56 60
CARVEDILOL 139 124 33 56 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 136 100 24 58 65
ABILIFY 136 76 19 A 58 140
PREDNISONE 135 113 40 60 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 134 113 43 61 38
ROPINIROLE HCL 133 94 27 62 73
TEMAZEPAM 132 101 30 B 63 90
TRAZODONE HCL 129 85 29 64 41
FLUOXETINE HCL 129 92 18 64 64
IRBESARTAN 126 121* 20 66 173
KLOR-CON M20 118 85 46 67 74
LEVOFLOXACIN 116 81 67 68 59
XARELTO 115 76 23 69 149
DONEPEZIL HCL 114 109* 23 70 33
LEVETIRACETAM 113 62 22 71 108
TIZANIDINE HCL 112 58 29 72 78
ESTRADIOL 105 91 24 R 73 133
JANUVIA 105 63 17 73 54
LYRICA 99 67 17 75 79
PROPRANOLOL HCL 98 50 13 76 137
FLUCONAZOLE 95 52 56 77 159
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 94 61 28 R 78 175
DIGOX 93 81 17 79 84
CILOSTAZOL 93 42 16 79 208
ALLOPURINOL 90 59 18 81 35
PROMETHAZINE HCL 90 45 44 R 81 80
NYSTATIN 88 74 36 83 83
SPIRIVA 88 61 29 83 57
PRADAXA 87 76 14 85 219
PROAIR HFA 87 57 30 85 43
PREMARIN 85 62 16 R 87 145
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 84 79* 12 88 97
EXELON 82 77* 16 89 134
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 39 13 89 39
FENOFIBRATE* 82 30 16 89 66
RAMIPRIL 81 64 15 92 96
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 81 42 16 S2 92 72
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 80 58 13 94 169
NOVOLOG 80 69 18 94 126
GEMFIBROZIL 80 52 17 94 128
ADVAIR DISKUS 80 63 19 94 63
RISPERIDONE 76 56 13 A 98 89
MECLIZINE HCL 75 70* 26 99 116
CEFDINIR 75 70* 57 99 158
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 74 69* 46 101 207
SUCRALFATE 74 58 22 101 146
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 74 49 63 101 144
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73 36 12 104 105
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 67* 14 105 53
LOVAZA 72 31 11 105 106
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71 34 19 107 31
WELCHOL 70 47 12 108 206
ZETIA 69 64* 15 109 68
NITROFURANTOIN* 68 63* 16 110 235
OXYCONTIN 68 <11 <11 S2 110 182
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67 62* 11 112 49
FENOFIBRATE* 67 36 13 112 66
SOTALOL 66 <11 <11 114 203
IBUPROFEN 65 60* 19 115 81
NAPROXEN 65 44 17 115 102
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 63 45 24 117 143
LOVASTATIN 63 58* 12 117 75
MUPIROCIN* 61 49 34 119 151
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61 47 11 119 130
CLONAZEPAM 59 54* 12 B 121 36
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 59 47 11 121 86
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59 30 23 121 92
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 58 <11 <11 124 136
TOVIAZ 57 <11 <11 125 280
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 56 39 14 126 103
LUNESTA 54 <11 <11 127 317
AMOXICILLIN 54 49* 43 127 110
BACLOFEN 53 41 11 129 117
VOLTAREN 53 33 23 129 212
TRADJENTA 53 41 15 129 278
GLYBURIDE 52 <11 <11 R 132 104
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 52 47* 36 132 112
NASONEX 51 35 26 134 216
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 50 <11 <11 135 242
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 July 8, 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.