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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,095Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 58 out of 1125

$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 1125

534 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

10% of this provider’s 534 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 534 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 900 583 128 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 722 559 128 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 700 545 108 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 666 529 89 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 614 503 97 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 601 474 91 6 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 549 481 103 7 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 472 366 80 8 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 427 324 71 9 9
ALLOPURINOL 401 333 64 10 40
GABAPENTIN 391 279 67 11 10
CARVEDILOL 352 290 69 12 26
CRESTOR 329 199 48 13 29
CLOPIDOGREL 268 208 40 14 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 256 205 43 15 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 253 224 45 16 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 252 212 40 17 11
METFORMIN HCL 250 162 40 18 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 244 204 36 19 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 243 183 32 20 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 238 216 39 21 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 235 154 43 22 33
METFORMIN HCL ER 234 177 45 23 59
PREDNISONE 230 188 141 24 44
KLOR-CON M20 223 167 47 25 79
GLIMEPIRIDE 222 160 34 26 46
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 219 214* 36 27 14
ALPRAZOLAM 217 156 36 B 28 16
RANITIDINE HCL 192 176 33 29 24
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 188 101 25 S2 30 70
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188 167 31 30 12
JANUVIA 187 169 20 32 53
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 175 163 26 33 43
TRAMADOL HCL 173 162 28 34 31
ADVAIR DISKUS 167 126 34 35 61
ZETIA 163 89 32 36 77
NAMENDA 162 162 16 37 38
LORAZEPAM 159 110 25 B 38 30
NEXIUM 154 127 26 39 20
CYMBALTA 154 99 13 39 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 153 117 24 41 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 149 126 29 42 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 149 131 29 42 50
SERTRALINE HCL 147 97 26 44 22
TRAZODONE HCL 138 69 23 45 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 131 96 22 46 48
HYDRALAZINE HCL 131 126* 24 46 92
DONEPEZIL HCL 130 116 19 48 42
CLONAZEPAM 130 89 21 B 48 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128 102 28 50 28
MIRTAZAPINE 124 111 18 51 62
LANTUS 117 91 16 52 66
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 114 77 18 53 103
LYRICA 112 49 15 54 82
CELEBREX 110 105* 18 55 83
VERAPAMIL ER 108 89 21 56 122
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 107 84 20 57 54
PROAIR HFA 102 65 24 58 39
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 99 74 59 59 89
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 97 63 19 R 60 191
SPIRONOLACTONE 96 77 18 61 78
INSULIN SYRINGE* 94 65 14 62 151
ZOSTAVAX 94 89* 94 62 303
BUMETANIDE 92 87* 16 64 121
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 90 78 14 65 91
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 83* 19 66 56
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 88 83* 14 66 144
FENOFIBRATE* 88 44 15 66 55
SPIRIVA 88 69 13 66 60
XARELTO 87 <11 <11 70 169
VENTOLIN HFA 86 63 12 71 117
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 86 <11 <11 71 152
LACTULOSE 85 80* 32 73 110
DIGOX 84 67 18 74 97
RISPERIDONE 84 <11 <11 A 74 87
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79 74* 16 76 52
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 79 <11 <11 R 76 95
FINASTERIDE 78 78 11 78 120
BENAZEPRIL HCL 78 66 19 78 88
LEVOFLOXACIN 75 70* 53 80 67
NOVOLOG 75 70* 12 80 131
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74 28 15 82 41
ATENOLOL 71 66* 11 83 21
AZITHROMYCIN 70 65* 46 84 47
DETROL LA 69 <11 <11 85 200
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 69 <11 <11 A 85 76
DIOVAN 67 <11 <11 87 57
MELOXICAM 66 36 16 88 25
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65 30 19 R 89 73
TEMAZEPAM 62 <11 <11 B 90 100
ABILIFY 62 <11 <11 A 90 129
TAMIFLU 59 54* 33 92 263
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 <11 <11 92 102
KLOR-CON 10 59 54* 12 92 125
CLONIDINE HCL 58 53* 11 95 58
ROPINIROLE HCL 56 <11 <11 96 75
GLYBURIDE 56 <11 <11 R 96 90
LOVASTATIN 55 <11 <11 98 63
VYTORIN 54 39 13 99 190
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54 <11 <11 R 99 51
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53 <11 <11 101 126
KLOR-CON M10 51 40 13 102 154
LOVAZA 51 <11 <11 102 99
PAROXETINE HCL 51 46* 13 102 49
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51 46* 23 R 102 72
FAMOTIDINE* 51 <11 <11 102 109
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 Oct. 17, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.