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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,910Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 11

$733K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 11

450 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

6% of this provider’s 450 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 450 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $48 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 32.


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
FUROSEMIDE 655 641 96 1 1
LISINOPRIL 644 626 106 2 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 501 472 106 S3 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 498 486 86 4 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 483 448 84 5 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 477 433 76 6 6
CYMBALTA 405 400* 38 7 24
SIMVASTATIN 332 287 64 8 15
GABAPENTIN 317 288 43 9 14
NAMENDA 270 270 32 10 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 269 264* 59 11 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 265 253 45 12 19
CLOPIDOGREL 241 236* 36 13 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 222 222 35 14 7
SERTRALINE HCL 208 186 30 15 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 202 197* 29 16 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 184 184 31 17 20
OMEPRAZOLE 176 176 43 18 8
EXELON 172 172 29 19 60
METFORMIN HCL 167 143 26 20 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167 162* 24 20 28
LANTUS 150 145* 26 22 30
CARVEDILOL 148 143* 29 23 34
TRAMADOL HCL 147 147 37 24 32
MIRTAZAPINE 146 141* 34 25 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 133 128* 22 A 26 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 130 125* 24 27 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124 124 27 28 25
NOVOLOG 123 105 26 29 51
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120 115* 20 30 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118 103 36 31 59
RANITIDINE HCL 117 112* 26 32 48
LORAZEPAM 114 102 32 B 33 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 114 109* 23 33 47
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 112 107* 51 35 26
OLANZAPINE 101 96* 19 A 36 83
LACTULOSE 95 90* 18 37 21
RISPERIDONE 92 69 16 A 38 37
HYDRALAZINE HCL 88 88 16 39 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 85 85 15 40 95
ATENOLOL 85 85 14 40 67
NIASPAN 83 <11 <11 42 140
KLOR-CON M10 77 77 17 43 147
DIGOX 77 77 14 43 54
LATANOPROST 75 75 13 45 93
LEVETIRACETAM 75 52 17 45 44
DIOVAN 74 <11 <11 47 57
BUSPIRONE HCL 74 69* 13 47 65
NEXIUM 73 <11 <11 49 23
CEFTRIAXONE* 72 67* 52 50 74
LIDOCAINE HCL* 72 67* 51 50 84
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 71 66* 13 52 16
KLOR-CON M20 67 62* 20 53 94
ABILIFY 66 <11 <11 A 54 53
HUMALOG 64 59* 16 55 111
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 64 16 55 69
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64 <11 <11 55 77
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 <11 <11 58 70
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57 <11 <11 59 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 57 57 12 59 75
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 56 51* 19 61 110
ALPRAZOLAM 56 51* 13 B 61 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55 50* 22 63 36
CLONIDINE HCL 55 40 14 63 72
TRAZODONE HCL 55 44 17 63 41
NYSTATIN 55 50* 35 63 17
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54 49* 14 67 63
GLIPIZIDE 53 <11 <11 68 58
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53 53 12 68 99
SANTYL 53 48* 29 68 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 52 52 12 71 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51 <11 <11 72 45
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51 <11 <11 72 68
ALLOPURINOL 51 <11 <11 72 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51 46* 12 72 42
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 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.