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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,501Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 74 out of 1125

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 90 out of 1125

889 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older
37% 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

12% of this provider’s 889 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 889 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 21%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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 759 609 147 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 678 540 111 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 677 550 124 3 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 648 557 123 4 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 618 439 114 S3 5 1
SIMVASTATIN 558 481 100 6 5
OMEPRAZOLE 507 378 94 7 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 481 363 77 8 13
METFORMIN HCL 448 373 92 9 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 418 369 75 10 6
GABAPENTIN 349 232 67 11 10
LORAZEPAM 322 261 70 B 12 30
FENOFIBRATE* 298 225 50 13 55
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 286 234 57 14 11
CRESTOR 277 210 50 15 29
CLONIDINE HCL 274 215 50 16 58
MELOXICAM 267 213 58 17 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 256 241 44 18 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 243 173 43 19 33
ZETIA 237 183 40 20 77
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 224 182 51 21 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 212 184 39 22 50
ALLOPURINOL 210 186 35 23 40
DIAZEPAM 206 87 34 B 24 37
ALPRAZOLAM 199 136 36 B 25 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 192 187* 30 26 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 187 134 39 27 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 182 150 32 28 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174 146 41 29 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159 135 41 30 12
CARVEDILOL 148 117 30 31 26
TRAZODONE HCL 141 84 23 32 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 134 114 34 33 18
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 131 106 103 34 68
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 131 98 19 R 34 51
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 127 74 30 S2 36 105
CLOPIDOGREL 126 102 30 37 15
SERTRALINE HCL 126 115 26 37 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125 101 49 39 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 125 125 22 39 34
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 122 73 34 41 80
NAMENDA 116 <11 <11 42 38
NEXIUM 112 85 17 43 20
RISPERIDONE 111 66 19 A 44 87
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 108 46 27 R 45 73
DOXEPIN HCL 106 74 15 46 183
OXYCODONE HCL 105 27 25 S2 47 104
MECLIZINE HCL 103 98* 28 48 115
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 101 52 28 S2 49 70
PROMETHAZINE HCL 100 23 20 R 50 72
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 98 58 14 51 103
DIOVAN 95 83 13 52 57
KLOR-CON M20 93 75 18 53 79
DICYCLOMINE HCL 92 62 18 54 198
PREDNISONE 90 57 44 55 44
FLUOXETINE HCL 90 45 18 55 48
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 89 57 15 57 101
DILTIAZEM ER 88 83* 19 58 162
BENAZEPRIL HCL 86 86 16 59 88
RANITIDINE HCL 82 35 13 60 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82 <11 <11 60 35
CLONAZEPAM 81 45 15 B 62 32
TRAMADOL HCL 80 51 17 63 31
FENOFIBRATE* 80 75* 19 63 55
SPIRONOLACTONE 80 67 16 63 78
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 39 12 66 28
DIGOX 78 73* 11 67 97
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 76 19 12 S2 68 155
JANUVIA 76 71* 16 68 53
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76 60 17 68 91
KLOR-CON 10 74 69* 17 71 125
PAROXETINE HCL 73 52 11 72 49
METFORMIN HCL ER 72 67* 12 73 59
BACLOFEN 71 44 16 74 116
CEPHALEXIN 70 54 38 75 86
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 68 34 13 76 126
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68 63* 14 76 92
ATENOLOL 68 63* 20 76 21
NAPROXEN 67 52 16 79 81
TEMAZEPAM 67 53 15 B 79 100
VERAPAMIL ER 65 60* 11 81 122
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 65 12 81 102
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64 <11 <11 83 52
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 <11 <11 84 43
GLIPIZIDE ER 60 41 13 85 135
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 58 58 12 86 69
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 52* 12 87 56
ADVAIR DISKUS 57 52* 14 87 61
GLIMEPIRIDE 56 <11 <11 89 46
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55 <11 <11 90 149
PROAIR HFA 55 30 22 90 39
ROPINIROLE HCL 54 <11 <11 92 75
LOVASTATIN 53 <11 <11 93 63
SYMBICORT 53 48* 16 93 107
LYRICA 53 <11 <11 93 82
SYNTHROID 53 <11 <11 93 71
RAMIPRIL 53 <11 <11 93 93
TIZANIDINE HCL 51 <11 <11 98 74
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 June 25, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.