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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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14,621Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 202 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$807K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 204 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

538 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

40% of this provider’s 538 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 538 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$889K

2014

$849K

2015

$807K

2016

Number of Claims

15,630

2014

14,731

2015

14,621

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 547

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 541

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 540

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

89

patients, 17% of all patients

O 4 6
GABAPENTIN 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

6 5
SIMVASTATIN 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

7 9
OMEPRAZOLE 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

8 4
FUROSEMIDE 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

9 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

10 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

11 13
METFORMIN HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

12 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

13 15
CARVEDILOL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

14 22
CLOPIDOGREL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

15 19
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

O 16 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

17 12
RANITIDINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

18 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

19 17
TIZANIDINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

20 50
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

21 26
DULOXETINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

22 40
MELOXICAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

23 23
ALPRAZOLAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

24 18
GLIPIZIDE ER 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

25 133
WARFARIN SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

26 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

27 20
FENOFIBRATE* 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 92
CRESTOR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

30 32
NAPROXEN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

31 88
TRAZODONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

32 30
DIAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

33 41
PROAIR HFA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

34 64
SPIRIVA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 98
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

36 29
CLONIDINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 66
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 16
ATENOLOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

40 27
NEXIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

41 70
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

42 69
ZETIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 82
METFORMIN HCL ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 48
GLIPIZIDE XL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

45 196
ADVAIR DISKUS 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 101
VENTOLIN HFA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

47 46
PAROXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 52
SYMBICORT 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 75
CLONAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

50 34
LYRICA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 74
DONEPEZIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 36
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 77
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 54 51
ROPINIROLE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 61
LORAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 31
PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

57 39
SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 58 21
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

A 59 150
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 59 73
GEMFIBROZIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 139
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 14
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 63 94
FAMOTIDINE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 64 87
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 65 43
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 65 62
FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 65 99
ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 35
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 69 172
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

A 70 107
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 70 106
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 374
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 April 27, 2018.
  • 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.