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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,566Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 1125

$1.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 1125

1,188 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

4% of this provider’s 1,188 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 1,188 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 1,605 807 223 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,419 1,081 241 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,307 1,000 214 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 1,094 876 172 4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,093 904 160 5 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 927 765 133 6 14
SIMVASTATIN 903 655 143 7 5
ALPRAZOLAM 723 386 116 B 8 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 639 512 108 9 11
GABAPENTIN 600 359 101 10 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 572 369 99 11 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 560 409 92 12 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 524 463 87 13 6
CLOPIDOGREL 515 401 84 14 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 513 383 79 15 17
METFORMIN HCL 506 319 82 16 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 484 358 83 17 12
LORAZEPAM 455 392 80 B 18 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 432 266 72 19 33
NEXIUM 421 256 65 20 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 414 329 58 21 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 409 360 59 22 23
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 389 312 62 23 69
NAMENDA 381 381 33 24 38
CEFUROXIME 306 219 231 25 143
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 306 210 57 25 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 280 177 43 27 46
SERTRALINE HCL 271 196 37 28 22
MELOXICAM 268 181 72 29 25
CYMBALTA 265 241 29 30 45
CRESTOR 256 202 42 31 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 248 205 51 32 13
PAROXETINE HCL 234 172 32 33 49
PREDNISONE 231 162 151 34 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 222 217* 32 35 42
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 219 189 56 36 54
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 214 161 25 A 37 76
ATENOLOL 206 166 40 38 21
EVISTA 204 204 26 39 134
TRAMADOL HCL 203 190 44 40 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 203 164 27 40 50
FLUOXETINE HCL 201 120 33 42 48
DIAZEPAM 199 82 30 B 43 37
DIGOX 186 158 27 44 97
LEVOFLOXACIN 185 131 143 45 67
AZITHROMYCIN 181 115 152 46 47
RISPERIDONE 181 121 27 A 46 87
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 178 45 34 R 48 73
TAMSULOSIN HCL 177 172* 32 49 34
ABILIFY 176 123 18 A 50 129
ZETIA 172 141 26 51 77
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 170 148 25 52 52
TIZANIDINE HCL 166 73 19 53 74
CARVEDILOL 164 140 25 54 26
RANITIDINE HCL 159 118 29 55 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 154 108 20 56 103
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146 125 27 57 28
ALLOPURINOL 146 122 22 57 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 145 84 36 59 41
CELEBREX 143 121 34 60 83
CLONIDINE HCL 142 96 27 61 58
PROMETHAZINE HCL 142 54 36 R 61 72
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 137 73 24 R 63 51
MECLIZINE HCL 135 119 42 64 115
CLONAZEPAM 134 89 19 B 65 32
TRAZODONE HCL 132 49 22 66 36
PROAIR HFA 132 59 48 66 39
TEMAZEPAM 132 111 22 B 66 100
DIOVAN 127 102 21 69 57
SPIRIVA 122 77 24 70 60
JANUVIA 122 59 15 70 53
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 115* 19 72 56
KLOR-CON M20 120 115* 19 72 79
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 116 91 22 74 108
ADVAIR DISKUS 115 66 24 75 61
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 108 94 23 76 91
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 108 93 11 76 98
MIRTAZAPINE 107 88 15 78 62
ROPINIROLE HCL 106 76 16 79 75
SPIRONOLACTONE 106 68 20 79 78
PROPRANOLOL HCL 100 77 19 81 128
GLIPIZIDE 100 83 18 81 64
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 100 53 17 81 35
DOXEPIN HCL 94 41 18 84 183
SUCRALFATE 93 70 25 85 114
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 91 80 17 86 136
BUSPIRONE HCL 90 69 15 87 96
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 90 62 14 87 101
ONDANSETRON HCL* 89 54 38 89 159
VENLAFAXINE HCL 88 <11 <11 90 207
RAMIPRIL 88 45 14 90 93
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 88 39 16 S2 90 70
DEXILANT 87 69 11 93 174
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 86 42 26 94 130
DILTIAZEM ER 85 74 14 95 162
LANTUS 83 78* 15 96 66
FINASTERIDE 83 83 13 96 120
GLYBURIDE 83 59 12 R 96 90
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 48 14 99 102
OLANZAPINE 82 77* 11 A 99 168
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 81 49 16 101 251
LYRICA 80 13 17 102 82
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 79 63 11 103 160
LEVEMIR 78 51 13 104 161
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77 61 17 105 43
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75 63 56 106 68
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 75 70* 11 R 106 95
NYSTATIN 75 51 41 106 94
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 74 <11 <11 S2 109 155
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 72 54 59 110 119
NAPROXEN 71 29 19 111 81
FAMOTIDINE* 70 65* 11 112 109
SOTALOL 68 <11 <11 113 238
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68 39 54 113 89
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66 37 14 115 150
FLUCONAZOLE 66 31 39 115 137
VYTORIN 64 <11 <11 117 190
FENTANYL 62 <11 <11 S2 118 111
NABUMETONE 62 45 13 118 182
PRADAXA 61 <11 <11 120 209
ONGLYZA 61 <11 <11 120 205
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 55* 12 S2 122 105
LOVASTATIN 60 <11 <11 122 63
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 60 <11 <11 122 185
NIFEDIPINE ER 59 <11 <11 125 142
VENTOLIN HFA 57 12 18 126 117
IBUPROFEN 57 22 13 126 65
NOVOLOG 57 40 17 126 131
GLIPIZIDE ER 56 56 12 129 135
DETROL LA 56 <11 <11 129 200
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 56 <11 <11 129 219
METFORMIN HCL ER 56 23 11 129 59
FENOFIBRATE* 56 <11 <11 129 55
SYNTHROID 55 41 11 134 71
TOPIRAMATE 55 <11 <11 134 141
BUMETANIDE 55 50* 16 134 121
DILT-XR 55 <11 <11 134 297
AMOXICILLIN 54 49* 36 138 84
EXELON 54 <11 <11 138 138
CARBAMAZEPINE 53 <11 <11 140 220
BENICAR 52 <11 <11 141 229
TERAZOSIN HCL 52 <11 <11 141 179
DILTIAZEM HCL 51 <11 <11 143 224
LANSOPRAZOLE 51 46* 11 143 106
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 3, 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.