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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,273Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 115 out of 1125

$815K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 173 out of 1125

691 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older
44% 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

15% of this provider’s 691 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 691 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 21%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
SIMVASTATIN 708 657 108 1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 645 596 104 2 6
LISINOPRIL 632 543 107 3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 622 387 107 S3 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 606 545 96 5 3
FUROSEMIDE 547 496 95 6 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 466 425 71 7 19
OMEPRAZOLE 461 375 79 8 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 369 354 57 9 11
METFORMIN HCL 360 313 56 10 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 315 269 58 11 14
NAMENDA 291 291 33 12 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 276 254 49 13 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 263 258* 39 14 42
LORAZEPAM 245 210 61 B 15 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 245 224 30 15 18
CLOPIDOGREL 214 214 30 17 15
SERTRALINE HCL 211 211 24 18 22
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 207 178 37 S2 19 105
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207 174 36 19 12
ALPRAZOLAM 202 111 40 B 21 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187 171 31 22 28
AZITHROMYCIN 173 150 124 23 47
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 169 94 32 S2 24 70
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 168 156 26 25 50
ATENOLOL 157 152* 21 26 21
OXYCODONE HCL 153 <11 19 S2 27 104
DIAZEPAM 153 67 29 B 27 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 141 128 27 29 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 137 126 23 30 27
FENTANYL 136 114 25 S2 31 111
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 131 126* 20 32 23
PAROXETINE HCL 127 122* 20 33 49
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112 98 16 34 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 111 106* 40 35 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 110 98 32 36 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 106 106 18 37 98
GABAPENTIN 105 90 24 38 10
DIOVAN 105 75 14 38 57
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103 98* 65 40 68
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 101 89 13 A 41 76
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98 86 16 42 52
RANITIDINE HCL 96 73 14 43 24
NEXIUM 96 60 13 43 20
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 96 91* 25 43 69
ALLOPURINOL 94 81 17 46 40
PROAIR HFA 94 46 18 46 39
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 83* 11 48 102
PREDNISONE 88 83* 31 48 44
DETROL LA 86 <11 <11 50 200
CARVEDILOL 80 75* 14 51 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78 64 15 52 34
AMIODARONE HCL 77 72* 13 53 189
NYSTATIN 74 69* 29 54 94
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74 <11 <11 54 103
IBUPROFEN 72 52 26 56 65
SPIRONOLACTONE 71 66* 11 57 78
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 71 50 15 R 57 73
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 69 64* 36 59 119
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68 63* 38 60 89
LOVASTATIN 67 <11 <11 61 63
GLYBURIDE 65 60* 13 R 62 90
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64 64 14 63 150
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 64 <11 <11 R 63 95
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62 62 14 65 160
LEVETIRACETAM 61 <11 <11 66 127
CRESTOR 61 46 14 66 29
BUSPIRONE HCL 61 <11 <11 66 96
CLONIDINE HCL 60 36 11 69 58
CYMBALTA 59 54* 12 70 45
NAPROXEN 58 53* 17 71 81
TRAZODONE HCL 57 <11 <11 72 36
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57 <11 <11 R 72 51
FENOFIBRATE* 56 <11 <11 74 55
LATANOPROST 56 <11 <11 74 264
CELEBREX 56 <11 <11 74 83
PROMETHAZINE HCL 56 31 28 R 74 72
LEVEMIR 55 <11 <11 78 161
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55 <11 <11 78 85
TRAMADOL HCL 54 49* 19 80 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52 47* 23 81 41
NOVOLOG 52 <11 <11 81 131
DILTIAZEM ER 52 <11 <11 81 162
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51 <11 <11 84 35
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51 <11 <11 84 88
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 50 36 33 86 165
TEMAZEPAM 50 39 12 B 86 100
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 Jan. 14, 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.