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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,873Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 438 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$394K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 538 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

202 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
34% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

33% of this provider’s 202 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

42% of this provider’s 202 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

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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

$455K

2014

$521K

2015

$394K

2016

Number of Claims

11,941

2014

12,097

2015

8,873

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
CLONAZEPAM 648

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

74

patients, 37% of all patients

1 34
GABAPENTIN 583

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

126

patients, 62% of all patients

2 7
DIAZEPAM 451

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

51

patients, 25% of all patients

3 41
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 377

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

46

patients, 23% of all patients

O 4 6
LISINOPRIL 326

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

75

patients, 37% of all patients

5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

54

patients, 27% of all patients

6 4
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

O 7 123
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

38

patients, 19% of all patients

8 3
RANITIDINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

46

patients, 23% of all patients

9 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 17% of all patients

10 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

35

patients, 17% of all patients

11 11
IBUPROFEN 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

52

patients, 26% of all patients

12 60
MELOXICAM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

35

patients, 17% of all patients

13 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

34

patients, 17% of all patients

14 26
SIMVASTATIN 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 16% of all patients

14 9
VENTOLIN HFA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

47

patients, 23% of all patients

16 46
METFORMIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

17 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

18 47
TRAMADOL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

O 19 33
TIZANIDINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

34

patients, 17% of all patients

20 50
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

21 12
FUROSEMIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

22 8
PROAIR HFA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

42

patients, 21% of all patients

23 64
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

24 240
CRESTOR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

25 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

26 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

27 20
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

28 176
CLOPIDOGREL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

29 19
CARVEDILOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

30 22
SUBOXONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 31 114
BUSPIRONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

31 63
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

33 1
VOLTAREN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

34 180
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

35 57
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 O 35 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

37 32
LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

37 74
SYMBICORT 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

39 75
TOPIRAMATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

39 120
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

41 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 42 73
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 5, 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.
  • 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.