Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

13,706Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 228 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$763K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 241 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

716 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

2% of this provider’s 517 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

More resources »

Antibiotics

52% of this provider’s 716 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

More resources »

Opioids

9% of this provider’s 716 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$876K

2014

$842K

2015

$763K

2016

Number of Claims

15,099

2014

15,833

2015

13,706

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 493

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 486

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
METFORMIN HCL 466

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

3 10
SIMVASTATIN 462

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

127

patients, 18% of all patients

4 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

5 5
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

6 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

7 11
OMEPRAZOLE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

8 4
GABAPENTIN 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

9 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

10 3
LEVOFLOXACIN 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

A 11 68
RANITIDINE HCL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

12 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

13 13
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

132

patients, 18% of all patients

A 14 84
FUROSEMIDE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

15 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

16 14
ALLOPURINOL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

17 35
FLUNISOLIDE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

116

patients, 16% of all patients

10 18 363
CITALOPRAM HBR 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

19 20
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

A 20 107
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

21 15
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

A 22 113
ETODOLAC 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

23 245
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

24 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

25 25
PREDNISONE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

26 39
CLOPIDOGREL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

26 19
CRESTOR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

28 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

29 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

30 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

31 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

32 43
PROAIR HFA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

33 64
VENTOLIN HFA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

34 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

35 27
ATENOLOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 28
MELOXICAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

36 23
TRAMADOL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

O 38 33
ZETIA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

39 82
CEPHALEXIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

A 39 95
TRAZODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

41 30
ROPINIROLE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

42 61
AZITHROMYCIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A 43 54
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

44 62
LABETALOL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 234
JANUVIA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 55
IBUPROFEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

47 60
FLUCONAZOLE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

47 125
DONEPEZIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

49 36
CARVEDILOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 22
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 106
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

52 145
PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 52
SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 54 67
CHLORTHALIDONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 156
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 158
TRADJENTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 129
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 58 92
MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

59 118
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

60 122
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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 Aug. 3, 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.