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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,323Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 104 out of 682

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 107 out of 682

799 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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

2% of this provider’s 799 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 799 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
SIMVASTATIN 799 742 163 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 705 617 113 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 675 624 95 3 7
LISINOPRIL 666 574 140 4 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 608 511 87 S3 5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 555 501 109 6 4
ALPRAZOLAM 413 283 64 B 7 18
OMEPRAZOLE 403 340 78 8 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 402 345 94 9 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 378 326 69 10 11
CARVEDILOL 274 209 55 11 24
GABAPENTIN 269 196 43 12 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 257 233 52 13 39
NAMENDA 254 254 17 14 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 245 178 39 15 28
METFORMIN HCL 236 171 57 16 10
CLOPIDOGREL 235 193 39 17 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 235 215 55 17 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225 190 48 19 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 222 195 33 20 15
SERTRALINE HCL 206 178 36 21 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 201 201 27 22 14
CLONAZEPAM 199 179 29 B 23 36
ATENOLOL 191 164 36 24 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 188 152 43 25 13
ALLOPURINOL 177 142 35 26 35
MELOXICAM 176 151 41 27 27
CRESTOR 166 153 34 28 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156 134 26 29 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 154 149* 31 30 37
TRAMADOL HCL 139 107 31 31 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 133 115 29 32 23
METOLAZONE 131 119 21 33 213
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 125 106 16 34 49
BUMETANIDE 125 101 20 34 115
NEXIUM 120 95 22 36 22
FENTANYL 119 <11 <11 S2 37 95
DONEPEZIL HCL 117 117 12 38 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 116 111* 25 39 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 111 106* 22 40 85
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 109 75 36 41 38
DIAZEPAM 107 52 18 B 42 47
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 105 81 18 R 43 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 102 75 20 44 20
PAROXETINE HCL 96 80 18 45 58
LOVASTATIN 93 88* 17 46 75
SPIRIVA 84 69 20 47 57
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 83 78* 18 48 40
CELEBREX 80 80 17 49 82
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 80 <11 <11 49 221
KLOR-CON M20 79 74* 18 51 74
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79 64 15 51 76
PREDNISONE 77 72* 34 53 42
VERAPAMIL ER 76 40 15 54 122
LEVETIRACETAM 74 <11 <11 55 108
MIRTAZAPINE 73 <11 <11 56 51
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73 68* 16 56 46
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 <11 <11 58 48
SPIRONOLACTONE 71 59 12 59 65
LORAZEPAM 70 59 20 B 60 34
AMIODARONE HCL 70 70 12 60 167
LANTUS 69 64* 13 62 69
RAMIPRIL 68 68 13 63 96
PREMARIN 67 54 12 R 64 145
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 67 <11 <11 S3 64 123
BENAZEPRIL HCL 66 42 11 66 94
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65 51 21 67 139
RISPERIDONE 64 <11 <11 A 68 89
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64 43 16 68 92
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 63 12 70 138
GLIPIZIDE 61 56* 16 71 61
DIGOX 60 60 12 72 84
EXELON 60 55* 11 72 134
EVISTA 60 <11 <11 72 121
ROPINIROLE HCL 60 55* 13 72 73
VYTORIN 59 <11 <11 76 180
RANITIDINE HCL 56 51* 18 77 30
TOVIAZ 55 <11 <11 78 280
FINASTERIDE 54 49* 13 79 114
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54 49* 45 79 107
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 53 42 15 R 81 118
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53 <11 <11 A 81 71
ABILIFY 52 <11 <11 A 83 140
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52 52 12 83 91
NYSTATIN 52 47* 21 83 83
GLIMEPIRIDE 51 46* 12 86 44
CLONIDINE HCL 50 <11 <11 87 56
OXYCODONE HCL 50 <11 <11 S2 87 88
QUINAPRIL HCL 50 35 11 87 142
TERAZOSIN HCL 50 <11 <11 87 170
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 Feb. 12, 2015.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.