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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,597Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 39

$285K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 39

312 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
46% Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 312 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 20%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 25.


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
LISINOPRIL 426 235 59 1 2
ALPRAZOLAM 345 202 53 B 2 12
METFORMIN HCL 248 156 37 3 9
OMEPRAZOLE 231 136 38 4 3
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 220 155 43 S3 5 96
RANITIDINE HCL 217 112 35 6 20
GABAPENTIN 202 74 34 7 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 187 134 24 8 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 168 91 23 9 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 147 84 22 10 11
CLOPIDOGREL 140 59 21 11 15
MELOXICAM 140 83 34 11 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 130 70 19 13 18
TRAMADOL HCL 128 57 37 14 32
IBUPROFEN 128 17 39 14 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 69 23 16 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 115 63 17 16 10
PROMETHAZINE HCL 112 33 50 R 18 52
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 103 77 13 19 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102 76 20 S3 20 1
AMOXICILLIN 100 47 70 21 59
ATENOLOL 95 70 12 22 16
CRESTOR 88 52 16 23 28
NEXIUM 88 31 16 23 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 88 37 18 23 50
FUROSEMIDE 87 52 19 26 7
AZITHROMYCIN 84 50 60 27 42
PREDNISONE 80 59 31 28 55
SIMVASTATIN 79 50 13 29 5
PROAIR HFA 73 32 27 30 33
FENOFIBRATE* 70 <11 <11 31 49
GLIPIZIDE 66 <11 <11 32 61
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61 <11 <11 33 25
DIOVAN 59 <11 <11 34 47
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 <11 <11 35 189
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54 <11 <11 36 86
DIAZEPAM 52 <11 <11 B 37 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 <11 <11 37 30
CLONIDINE HCL 50 <11 <11 39 69
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50 <11 <11 39 34
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.