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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,469Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 682

$1.73M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 682

854 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% 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

9% of this provider’s 854 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 854 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,254 657 210 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 902 603 172 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 884 607 133 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 850 607 153 4 7
GABAPENTIN 757 397 145 5 9
SIMVASTATIN 747 552 128 6 6
LISINOPRIL 638 429 109 7 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 601 407 119 8 14
CLOPIDOGREL 528 391 82 9 16
ATENOLOL 495 329 98 10 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 484 256 75 11 20
METFORMIN HCL 407 294 68 12 10
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 389 223 108 13 103
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 362 286 62 14 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 356 295 66 15 8
CARVEDILOL 354 257 59 16 24
ALPRAZOLAM 338 213 72 B 17 18
CYMBALTA 322 166 60 18 45
NEXIUM 310 197 55 19 22
DIAZEPAM 306 134 56 B 20 47
TRAMADOL HCL 298 157 70 21 32
NAMENDA 297 292* 33 22 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 296 170 49 23 31
MELOXICAM 293 206 74 24 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 293 215 43 24 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 290 170 48 26 13
BACLOFEN 259 84 67 27 117
WARFARIN SODIUM 248 216 41 28 15
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 242 77 49 R 29 77
ROPINIROLE HCL 231 114 33 30 73
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 229 153 44 31 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 226 189 28 32 40
CLONAZEPAM 222 102 45 B 33 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 219 120 56 34 28
PROAIR HFA 213 71 62 35 43
CRESTOR 211 119 37 36 26
PREDNISONE 208 138 53 37 42
LORAZEPAM 208 152 55 B 37 34
SERTRALINE HCL 197 140 26 39 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195 81 37 40 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 185 107 28 A 41 71
TRAZODONE HCL 185 93 34 41 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184 101 32 43 12
DEXAMETHASONE 180 96 138 44 308
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 179 143 40 45 17
CEFPROZIL 177 108 133 10 46 246
LEVOFLOXACIN 168 116 114 47 59
PROMETHAZINE HCL 166 87 44 R 48 80
SPIRIVA 161 97 24 49 57
LANTUS 155 128 24 50 69
ADVAIR DISKUS 155 92 38 50 63
KLOR-CON M20 154 109 38 52 74
TOPIRAMATE 153 20 26 53 141
DOXEPIN HCL 151 58 49 54 196
TORSEMIDE 150 108 32 55 150
GLIMEPIRIDE 148 100 21 56 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 136 104 26 57 46
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 133 113 20 58 86
RANITIDINE HCL 121 41 21 59 30
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 119 71 23 R 60 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 115 53 18 61 64
DONEPEZIL HCL 111 106* 19 62 33
TEMAZEPAM 110 63 31 B 63 90
FENOFIBRATE* 109 79 14 64 66
CELEBREX 109 66 27 64 82
SYMBICORT 102 44 29 66 109
MIRTAZAPINE 102 97* 15 66 51
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 100 55 28 S2 68 72
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 99 67 31 69 124
PROPRANOLOL HCL 97 49 17 70 137
ALLOPURINOL 95 65 16 71 35
AMIODARONE HCL 95 67 16 71 167
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91 30 18 73 48
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 91 79 13 73 147
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 91 57 72 73 112
RISPERIDONE 88 29 15 A 76 89
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 85 15 16 77 359
ESTRADIOL 85 52 15 R 77 133
KLOR-CON 10 85 69 22 77 147
LYRICA 82 18 16 80 79
METFORMIN HCL ER 81 76* 13 81 70
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 79 54 20 82 19
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 79 35 16 82 190
SPIRONOLACTONE 78 60 18 84 65
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 56 16 85 53
IBUPROFEN 74 19 22 86 81
RAMIPRIL 74 74 13 86 96
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 74 57 16 R 86 202
RANEXA 74 57 15 86 187
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 74 50 14 86 62
ABILIFY 73 26 17 A 91 140
FENTANYL 73 40 11 S2 91 95
CLONIDINE HCL 73 26 18 91 56
TIZANIDINE HCL 72 18 18 94 78
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 72 60 14 94 91
PREMARIN 72 58 12 R 94 145
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 71 26 24 97 143
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67 <11 <11 98 105
OXYCODONE HCL 66 14 13 S2 99 88
NYSTATIN 66 36 30 99 83
FENOFIBRATE* 66 22 13 99 66
BYSTOLIC 65 <11 <11 102 101
METOLAZONE 63 38 14 103 213
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63 39 12 103 23
BENICAR HCT 62 <11 <11 105 268
NITROSTAT 61 49 21 106 168
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61 26 12 106 92
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 61 35 31 106 226
KLOR-CON M10 58 58 11 109 176
SYNTHROID 58 <11 <11 109 52
NAPROXEN 58 27 14 109 102
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 57 <11 <11 112 220
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 57 <11 <11 112 254
DILTIAZEM ER 57 <11 <11 112 171
JANUVIA 56 32 16 115 54
VERAPAMIL ER 56 <11 <11 115 122
VESICARE 56 <11 <11 115 185
INSULIN SYRINGE* 55 50* 17 118 131
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 55 <11 <11 118 244
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 54 39 18 120 164
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 33 48 120 67
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 54 34 15 S3 120 448
ULORIC 54 <11 <11 120 269
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53 <11 <11 124 181
LAMOTRIGINE 52 0 13 125 205
ZETIA 52 <11 <11 125 68
GLIPIZIDE 52 <11 <11 125 61
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 52 41 14 R 125 118
DEXILANT 51 <11 <11 129 188
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 51 <11 <11 129 273
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51 <11 <11 129 85
ONDANSETRON HCL* 50 18 12 132 165
BUPROPION HCL SR 50 19 11 132 200
NIASPAN 50 <11 <11 132 156
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 7, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.