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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,286Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 53

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 53

505 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

61% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 45%.

Prescription Price

$144 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $147 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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
SYNTHROID 1,258 933 193 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 699 475 118 2 1
ZETIA 529 358 97 3 32
CRESTOR 460 254 84 4 21
LANTUS 411 322 78 5 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 338 238 73 6 7
VYTORIN 266 195 61 7 65
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 257 172 48 8 13
WELCHOL 228 145 59 9 52
FENOFIBRATE* 215 124 46 10 25
LOVAZA 215 138 42 10 39
METFORMIN HCL 214 150 41 12 3
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 181 126 52 13 5
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 176 101 40 14 4
JANUVIA 161 118 32 15 14
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 139 64 28 16 17
INSULIN SYRINGE* 137 114 35 17 15
SIMVASTATIN 135 103 26 18 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 133 102 30 19 23
NATEGLINIDE 128 123* 23 20 83
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 121 88 22 21 32
LISINOPRIL 119 106 29 22 6
INSULIN SYRINGE* 119 107 30 22 15
NOVOLOG 113 59 32 24 18
NIASPAN 111 73 26 25 86
HUMALOG 101 59 28 26 11
TRILIPIX 100 60 23 27 75
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 89 78 20 28 20
LEVEMIR 84 53 24 29 40
HYDROCORTISONE 74 40 11 30 48
HUMULIN N 69 64* 26 31 82
NOVOLIN N 68 51 15 32 66
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 <11 <11 33 51
CLONIDINE HCL 59 <11 <11 34 62
FENOFIBRIC ACID 56 45 16 35 126
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 56 <11 <11 35 30
BENICAR 50 <11 <11 37 106
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 2, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.