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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,280Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 114 out of 1125

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 69 out of 1125

848 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older
39% 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

3% of this provider’s 848 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 848 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
OMEPRAZOLE 733 518 135 1 4
LISINOPRIL 677 551 129 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 568 436 112 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 480 317 91 4 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 447 410 79 5 11
METFORMIN HCL 445 322 79 6 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 374 283 64 7 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 365 281 57 8 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 300 252 57 9 6
MELOXICAM 292 249 95 10 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 285 217 51 11 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 284 212 69 S3 12 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 264 242 43 13 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 263 190 50 14 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 225 164 35 15 14
SYNTHROID 213 167 32 16 71
GABAPENTIN 212 124 58 17 10
TIZANIDINE HCL 198 86 55 18 74
WARFARIN SODIUM 193 160 38 19 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 192 159 35 20 50
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 187 101 40 21 80
DIGOX 181 176* 26 22 97
CRESTOR 171 146 34 23 29
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 170 138 38 24 69
CLOPIDOGREL 168 147 27 25 15
PREDNISONE 168 124 65 25 44
GLIPIZIDE 166 122 26 27 64
AZITHROMYCIN 159 124 116 28 47
SERTRALINE HCL 157 112 24 29 22
TRAMADOL HCL 157 97 51 29 31
NAMENDA 149 144* 20 31 38
CARVEDILOL 148 143* 26 32 26
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 142 98 32 R 33 51
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141 106 27 34 28
ALPRAZOLAM 138 108 28 B 35 16
SYMBICORT 130 92 38 36 107
VERAPAMIL ER 128 88 15 37 122
TAMSULOSIN HCL 124 85 23 38 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 115 71 20 39 43
NAPROXEN 115 66 29 39 81
PROPRANOLOL HCL 113 69 23 41 128
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 112 79 94 42 112
CELEBREX 109 77 35 43 83
NEXIUM 107 59 25 44 20
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 104 82 77 45 89
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 90 26 45 12
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 102 31 28 R 47 73
ALLOPURINOL 101 96* 16 48 40
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 101 84 17 48 85
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 100 88 24 50 91
PROAIR HFA 96 76 20 51 39
TRAZODONE HCL 95 75 22 52 36
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 93 78 57 53 68
LORAZEPAM 93 67 17 B 53 30
ABILIFY 92 63 11 A 55 129
CLONAZEPAM 86 70 14 B 56 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86 81* 15 56 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 84 79* 13 58 42
TORSEMIDE 84 84 13 58 173
DIOVAN 78 <11 <11 60 57
ADVAIR DISKUS 77 72* 19 61 61
BYSTOLIC 76 54 16 62 118
KLOR-CON M20 76 55 19 62 79
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75 61 17 64 33
ATENOLOL 74 69* 15 65 21
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73 <11 <11 66 108
DALIRESP 71 54 20 67 246
BUSPIRONE HCL 70 30 23 68 96
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69 69 18 69 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 68 22 13 70 48
XARELTO 67 <11 <11 71 169
LOVAZA 67 <11 <11 71 99
PAROXETINE HCL 66 15 13 73 49
JANUVIA 66 36 11 73 53
ZETIA 64 <11 <11 75 77
GEMFIBROZIL 63 26 11 76 113
LEVOFLOXACIN 62 43 54 77 67
SPIRIVA 62 62 13 77 60
NIASPAN 61 37 11 79 145
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59 <11 <11 80 88
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58 37 14 81 35
RAMIPRIL 58 <11 <11 81 93
BUPROPION HCL SR 56 36 14 83 192
EVISTA 55 43 13 84 134
CEPHALEXIN 55 44 46 84 86
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55 34 20 84 41
BACLOFEN 54 17 15 87 116
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53 48* 15 88 54
ONGLYZA 52 <11 <11 89 205
BENICAR 50 45* 11 90 229
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 7, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.