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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,510Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 449 out of 1125

$582K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 333 out of 1125

208 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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

8% of this provider’s 208 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 208 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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
SERTRALINE HCL 317 299 31 1 22
OMEPRAZOLE 307 231 51 2 4
NAMENDA 303 303 22 3 38
LISINOPRIL 287 209 42 4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 283 253 44 5 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 170 165* 26 6 42
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 167 106 35 S3 7 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 156 124 29 8 11
CARVEDILOL 145 131 26 9 26
GABAPENTIN 142 98 27 10 10
METFORMIN HCL 141 113 32 11 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 134 129* 25 12 14
JANUVIA 127 103 13 13 53
CYMBALTA 122 97 14 14 45
WARFARIN SODIUM 122 117* 16 14 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 116 83 19 16 9
MELOXICAM 99 33 23 17 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97 62 40 18 41
LOVASTATIN 95 67 16 19 63
DALIRESP 93 80 11 20 246
BENAZEPRIL HCL 91 67 15 21 88
RANITIDINE HCL 90 54 24 22 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88 56 18 23 13
ALLOPURINOL 87 <11 <11 24 40
SIMVASTATIN 83 57 18 25 5
CRESTOR 81 65 15 26 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 74 41 17 27 61
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 73 33 15 28 6
FUROSEMIDE 72 67* 16 29 7
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 71 57 11 30 215
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 47 18 31 12
CEPHALEXIN 68 53 43 32 86
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68 <11 <11 A 32 76
CLOPIDOGREL 68 37 19 32 15
CLONAZEPAM 68 <11 <11 B 32 32
NATEGLINIDE 65 60* 12 36 270
CITALOPRAM HBR 65 42 12 36 19
ALPRAZOLAM 64 51 16 B 38 16
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 56 <11 <11 39 219
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 51* 14 39 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 56 44 11 39 98
MUPIROCIN* 55 50* 32 42 171
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 53 <11 <11 43 170
LOVAZA 53 34 11 43 99
EVISTA 51 <11 <11 45 134
NYSTATIN 51 46* 14 45 94
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 March 19, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.