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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,502Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 85

$680K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 85

547 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older
4% 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

11% of this provider’s 547 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $98 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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
SIMVASTATIN 674 640 112 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 532 518 97 2 6
FUROSEMIDE 485 456 115 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 397 372 71 4 4
LISINOPRIL 396 382 76 5 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 376 371* 53 6 9
OMEPRAZOLE 376 371* 70 6 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 278 273* 55 8 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 273 260 51 9 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 255 241 41 10 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 254 241 43 11 67
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 253 224 43 12 98
TEMAZEPAM 240 224 55 B 13 131
ALLOPURINOL 234 222 38 14 52
CLOPIDOGREL 223 194 47 15 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 216 183 53 S3 16 1
METFORMIN HCL 213 182 35 17 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 194 189* 35 18 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 193 188* 30 19 17
NAPROXEN 185 164 43 20 189
CARVEDILOL 175 175 30 21 14
LOVASTATIN 172 172 37 22 106
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 161 145 33 23 56
GABAPENTIN 151 134 31 24 7
RANITIDINE HCL 150 137 33 25 43
KLOR-CON M20 138 133* 29 26 101
CITALOPRAM HBR 137 132* 26 27 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 133 128* 17 28 118
DIAZEPAM 131 108 23 B 29 39
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 123 118* 32 30 79
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 122 122 23 31 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 115* 22 32 87
SERTRALINE HCL 120 100 21 32 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 107* 26 34 22
SPIRIVA 107 96 17 35 50
CRESTOR 107 102* 20 35 21
DIOVAN 107 107 19 35 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 100 95* 19 38 73
AMOXICILLIN 98 93* 68 39 136
TERAZOSIN HCL 98 98 18 39 249
LORAZEPAM 97 92* 20 B 41 25
TRAMADOL HCL 96 91* 30 42 61
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95 90* 23 43 12
ATENOLOL 92 87* 22 44 23
SYNTHROID 90 85* 17 45 28
GEMFIBROZIL 81 76* 20 46 269
PREDNISONE 80 75* 31 47 34
FENOFIBRATE* 79 74* 14 48 47
DILTIAZEM HCL 79 74* 16 48 224
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78 78 23 50 71
FINASTERIDE 77 77 14 51 121
DONEPEZIL HCL 75 75 11 52 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75 75 14 52 108
GLYBURIDE 74 69* 30 R 54 218
RAMIPRIL 73 68* 14 55 116
ALPRAZOLAM 69 64* 17 B 56 16
NEXIUM 69 69 12 56 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64 59* 11 58 45
BYSTOLIC 64 <11 <11 58 69
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 64 59* 51 58 153
LEVOFLOXACIN 63 58* 47 61 66
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63 <11 <11 61 88
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 62 14 63 58
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 49 13 64 112
TAMSULOSIN HCL 60 <11 <11 65 53
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58 58 11 66 103
PAROXETINE HCL 58 <11 <11 66 63
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 38 11 66 37
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 56 <11 <11 69 82
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 <11 <11 R 70 50
ZETIA 54 <11 <11 71 76
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52 <11 <11 72 316
FENOFIBRATE* 50 45* 11 73 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 45* 39 73 84
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 Jan. 27, 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.