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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,966Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 85

$813K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 85

653 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older
12% 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

5% of this provider’s 653 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 653 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $98 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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
LISINOPRIL 595 536 109 1 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 564 515 108 2 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 531 492 98 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 413 393 89 4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 380 357 72 5 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 345 298 68 6 12
OMEPRAZOLE 336 294 61 7 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 306 277 59 8 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 302 226 80 S3 9 1
SERTRALINE HCL 266 199 55 10 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 242 227 53 11 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 225 199 50 12 31
METFORMIN HCL 221 164 44 13 18
CLOPIDOGREL 210 183 35 14 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 198 176 34 15 67
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 186 181* 37 16 20
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 181 176* 29 17 79
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 180 154 38 18 9
FUROSEMIDE 180 153 42 18 5
GABAPENTIN 177 118 43 20 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 175 170* 31 21 19
BUPROPION XL 154 116 29 22 133
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 152 140 29 23 56
ALPRAZOLAM 139 85 34 B 24 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 134 108 27 25 17
PAROXETINE HCL 132 103 27 26 63
CARVEDILOL 116 111* 25 27 14
ALLOPURINOL 112 107* 23 28 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109 96 19 29 53
ATENOLOL 108 108 16 30 23
MELOXICAM 108 83 24 30 44
PREDNISONE 106 92 52 32 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 105 100* 20 33 37
AZITHROMYCIN 99 86 76 34 90
LORAZEPAM 91 86* 23 B 35 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90 58 11 36 45
RAMIPRIL 90 75 14 36 116
CLONAZEPAM 89 49 24 B 38 13
KLOR-CON M20 89 72 15 38 101
NEXIUM 88 72 20 40 40
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 87 67 17 41 100
CRESTOR 87 72 15 41 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 86 86 17 43 27
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 85 33 14 44 96
LOVASTATIN 85 80* 17 44 106
TRAMADOL HCL 82 63 28 46 61
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 80 63 14 47 150
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 76 11 48 87
DIOVAN 75 75 12 49 59
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 73 61 17 50 15
BUPROPION HCL SR 71 <11 <11 51 128
DIAZEPAM 69 64* 14 B 52 39
CYMBALTA 68 54 13 53 57
TRAZODONE HCL 66 61* 19 54 33
ESTRADIOL 62 57* 12 R 55 92
ADVAIR DISKUS 59 54* 19 56 73
METFORMIN HCL ER 58 53* 11 57 80
PROAIR HFA 58 41 22 57 65
MECLIZINE HCL 55 43 24 59 208
IRBESARTAN 54 <11 <11 60 198
PRIMIDONE 54 49* 11 60 115
LANTUS 53 <11 <11 62 89
TIZANIDINE HCL 53 33 13 62 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 47* 35 64 84
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 47* 17 64 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51 46* 23 66 71
ABILIFY 50 <11 <11 A 67 129
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. 27, 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.