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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,117Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 682

$1.99M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 682

1,462 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older
32% 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

5% of this provider’s 1,462 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 1,462 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,821 1,287 310 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,274 1,079 266 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,240 1,011 209 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,136 1,004 193 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,040 962 184 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 1,024 894 185 6 7
OMEPRAZOLE 1,023 831 193 7 5
ALPRAZOLAM 731 547 151 B 8 18
METFORMIN HCL 714 573 130 9 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 671 492 133 10 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 644 564 129 11 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 622 521 107 12 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 545 488 101 13 11
CLOPIDOGREL 515 449 89 14 16
LORAZEPAM 508 431 99 B 15 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 462 410 87 16 19
GABAPENTIN 457 369 93 17 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 445 388 86 18 20
SERTRALINE HCL 423 337 83 19 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 406 367 67 20 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 403 362 82 21 14
MELOXICAM 383 352 108 22 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 365 309 82 23 23
CRESTOR 345 298 62 24 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 326 281 59 25 13
NEXIUM 299 252 62 26 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 283 251 56 27 12
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 281 255 56 28 62
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 260 255* 47 29 49
GLIMEPIRIDE 257 210 44 30 44
CELEBREX 247 217 58 31 82
DIAZEPAM 233 156 50 B 32 47
LEVOFLOXACIN 227 198 169 33 59
RANITIDINE HCL 226 173 36 34 30
CARVEDILOL 224 201 39 35 24
ESTRADIOL 222 178 37 R 36 133
NAMENDA 217 217 28 37 29
ALLOPURINOL 215 186 37 38 35
ATENOLOL 211 186 36 39 21
RAMIPRIL 209 190 40 40 96
KLOR-CON M20 206 201* 47 41 74
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 206 170 31 41 40
SYNTHROID 204 181 33 43 52
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204 179 48 43 39
TEMAZEPAM 202 179 38 B 45 90
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 195 166 39 46 46
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 194 163 156 47 112
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182 158 31 48 53
CLONAZEPAM 181 127 35 B 49 36
BYSTOLIC 179 174* 34 50 101
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 169 106 42 R 51 77
LYRICA 161 119 27 52 79
PREDNISONE 150 139 41 53 42
CYMBALTA 150 95 24 53 45
IRBESARTAN 146 146 20 55 173
ZETIA 142 102 28 56 68
PREMARIN 142 108 26 R 56 145
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 142 117 35 56 48
SPIRIVA 141 100 28 59 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 141 141 22 59 33
JANUVIA 140 82 25 61 54
PAROXETINE HCL 133 111 26 62 58
BENICAR 132 127* 25 63 186
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132 92 36 63 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 132 127* 32 63 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 130 117 98 66 67
ROPINIROLE HCL 130 92 24 66 73
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 130 78 25 66 31
LOVASTATIN 127 109 24 69 75
LANTUS 126 99 22 70 69
DIGOX 120 120 25 71 84
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 118 113* 33 72 92
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 109 60 28 S2 73 72
BUSPIRONE HCL 108 83 17 74 87
FLUOXETINE HCL 108 71 27 74 64
MECLIZINE HCL 106 89 39 76 116
TRAZODONE HCL 105 71 22 77 41
AZITHROMYCIN 103 83 85 78 55
NAPROXEN 101 77 31 79 102
GLIPIZIDE ER 99 94* 14 80 125
MIRTAZAPINE 97 79 13 81 51
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 97 76 18 R 81 60
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 96 19 83 138
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 96 91* 25 83 143
GLIPIZIDE 95 64 17 85 61
SUCRALFATE 94 76 20 86 146
TRAMADOL HCL 93 88* 30 87 32
XARELTO 91 86* 20 88 149
PROAIR HFA 91 46 35 88 43
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 89 89 19 90 97
NYSTATIN 86 75 40 91 83
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86 74 26 S2 91 111
LANSOPRAZOLE 85 71 16 93 99
NOVOLOG 85 67 14 93 126
DETROL LA 84 79* 14 95 218
CEFDINIR 84 71 69 95 158
FELODIPINE ER 83 56 11 97 201
DIOVAN 83 78* 15 97 50
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 80 66 22 99 103
DEXILANT 79 66 13 100 188
CLONIDINE HCL 79 62 16 100 56
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 77 72* 14 102 85
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 77 62 70 102 113
FENOFIBRATE* 74 30 14 104 66
FLUCONAZOLE 74 51 46 104 159
METFORMIN HCL ER 73 68* 16 106 70
VYTORIN 72 72 11 107 180
WELCHOL 69 64* 13 108 206
CARISOPRODOL 68 48 12 R 109 198
FINASTERIDE 67 67 14 110 114
GEMFIBROZIL 67 62* 12 110 128
VERAPAMIL ER 67 50 11 110 122
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 61* 18 113 65
ADVAIR DISKUS 66 40 15 113 63
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 60* 12 115 98
FENOFIBRATE* 65 50 12 115 66
LUNESTA 65 <11 <11 115 317
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65 60* 13 115 137
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 64 <11 <11 119 337
CEPHALEXIN 63 58* 52 120 119
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62 46 12 121 105
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 62 57* 14 S3 121 123
ZOSTAVAX 61 56* 61 123 162
LOVAZA 59 34 13 124 106
SOTALOL 59 <11 <11 124 203
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 57 52* 36 126 263
TOPROL XL 56 51* 15 127 270
BACLOFEN 56 <11 <11 127 117
TERAZOSIN HCL 56 <11 <11 127 170
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 55 50* 12 R 130 202
KLOR-CON M10 55 <11 <11 130 176
BUPROPION HCL SR 54 <11 <11 132 200
SYMBICORT 53 34 14 133 109
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 52 47* 41 134 144
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 <11 <11 134 147
QUINAPRIL HCL 52 47* 11 134 142
DOXEPIN HCL 51 <11 <11 137 196
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50 45* 12 A 138 71
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50 39 18 138 210
FAMOTIDINE* 50 45* 11 138 93
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50 <11 <11 138 130
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 Oct. 27, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.