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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,606Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 65 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$936K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 154 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

471 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Kentucky
lower than average

Antipsychotics

10% of this provider’s 393 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

57% of this provider’s 471 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

45% of this provider’s 471 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$935K

2014

$943K

2015

$936K

2016

Number of Claims

21,881

2014

22,564

2015

22,606

2016

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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 Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,133

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

865

prescriptions.

166

patients, 35% of all patients

O 1 6
FUROSEMIDE 803

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

114

patients, 24% of all patients

2 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 721

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

112

patients, 24% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 603

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

87

patients, 18% of all patients

4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 597

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

5 4
LISINOPRIL 575

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

6 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

7 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

8 11
METFORMIN HCL 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

9 10
SERTRALINE HCL 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

10 21
DIAZEPAM 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

11 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

12 14
LORAZEPAM 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

13 31
PREDNISONE 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

141

patients, 30% of all patients

14 39
SIMVASTATIN 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

15 9
TRAZODONE HCL 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

16 30
GABAPENTIN 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

17 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

18 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

19 17
CEPHALEXIN 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

115

patients, 24% of all patients

A 20 95
CLOPIDOGREL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

21 19
AZITHROMYCIN 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

126

patients, 27% of all patients

A 22 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

23 15
RANITIDINE HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

24 24
CARVEDILOL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

25 22
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

26 62
SUCRALFATE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

27 104
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

28 12
THEOPHYLLINE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

29 280
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

30 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

31 36
LEVOFLOXACIN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

A 31 68
XARELTO 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

33 100
RISPERIDONE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

P 34 85
SPIRONOLACTONE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

35 67
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O 36 37
GLIPIZIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

37 56
ALPRAZOLAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

38 18
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

39 140
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

40 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

41 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

42 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

43 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

43 38
NYSTATIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

45 115
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

46 78
CITALOPRAM HBR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

47 20
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

48 295
JANUVIA 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

49 55
MIRTAZAPINE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

49 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 43
LANTUS 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 91
TEMAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

53 119
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

54 122
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 128
MEMANTINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

55 79
ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

57 35
HYDRALAZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

58 72
VENTOLIN HFA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

58 46
NYAMYC 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

60 246
TRAMADOL HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O 60 33
DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

62 431
FINASTERIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

62 86
ELIQUIS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 64 102
AMOXICILLIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

A 65 90
LACTULOSE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

65 117
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 65 53
NEXIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 68 70
ONDANSETRON HCL* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

69 103
PROMETHAZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

69 83
DULOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 71 40
LEVETIRACETAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 72 97
LINZESS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

73 188
NAMENDA XR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 74 65
ATENOLOL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

74 28
PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

76 52
DIGOXIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

77 109
MEGESTROL ACETATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

78 239
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 78 111
LEVEMIR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

80 166
GLIPIZIDE XL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 80 196
FLUCONAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

80 125
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

A 83 150
BYSTOLIC 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 84 141
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 84 77
PROAIR HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

84 64
QUINAPRIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 87 181
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 87 154
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 87 47
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 90 96
AMITIZA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 91 179
CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 92 34
CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 93 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

93 59
HUMALOG 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 93 192
AMIODARONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

96 161
GLIPIZIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 97 133
NOVOLIN R 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 97 243
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 99 110
OXYCODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 O 99 93
BUMETANIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 101 127
LIDOCAINE HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

101 230
MUPIROCIN* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

101 152
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. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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 March 25, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.