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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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27,947Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 106 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

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

62% 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

4% of this provider’s 590 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

42% of this provider’s 867 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 867 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$1.29M

2014

$1.34M

2015

$1.09M

2016

Number of Claims

30,570

2014

30,255

2015

27,947

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 1,451

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

845

prescriptions.

251

patients, 29% of all patients

O 1 6
ALPRAZOLAM 1,091

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

757

prescriptions.

144

patients, 17% of all patients

2 18
GABAPENTIN 1,003

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

157

patients, 18% of all patients

3 7
LISINOPRIL 917

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

147

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 917

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

731

prescriptions.

129

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 777

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 700

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
FUROSEMIDE 639

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 624

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

9 11
METFORMIN HCL 614

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

10 10
SIMVASTATIN 568

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

O 12 37
CLONAZEPAM 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

13 34
ATENOLOL 390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

14 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

15 15
LORAZEPAM 347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

16 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

17 3
RANITIDINE HCL 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

18 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

19 12
IBUPROFEN 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

20 60
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

21 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

22 20
TIZANIDINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

23 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

24 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

25 14
CLOPIDOGREL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

25 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

27 17
CLONIDINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

28 66
PREDNISONE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

29 39
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

30 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

31 27
GLIPIZIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

32 56
TRAMADOL HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

O 33 33
MELOXICAM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

34 23
SERTRALINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

35 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

36 43
DIAZEPAM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

37 41
GLIMEPIRIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

38 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

39 44
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

P 40 53
PROMETHAZINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

41 83
VENTOLIN HFA 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

42 46
ROPINIROLE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

43 61
ALLOPURINOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

44 35
CARVEDILOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

45 22
CEPHALEXIN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

A 46 95
BUSPIRONE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

47 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

48 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

49 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

50 51
FINASTERIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

51 86
HYDRALAZINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 72
FLUCONAZOLE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

53 125
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

54 134
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

55 62
MIRTAZAPINE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

56 45
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

56 57
PROPRANOLOL HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

58 154
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

59 38
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

60 69
DULOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

60 40
PROAIR HFA 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

62 64
ONDANSETRON HCL* 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

63 103
TRAZODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

64 30
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

65 122
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

66 26
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

67 131
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

68 77
FAMOTIDINE* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 69 87
TEMAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

70 119
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

A 71 107
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

71 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

71 25
PAROXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

74 52
METHADONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 75 233
ESTRADIOL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 147
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

77 47
LOVASTATIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

77 71
DICYCLOMINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

79 144
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

A 80 84
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

81 295
NYSTATIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

82 115
ELIQUIS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 82 102
NEXIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

84 70
VALSARTAN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 84 89
LANSOPRAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

86 137
CELECOXIB 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 86 108
AZITHROMYCIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

A 88 54
NAPROXEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

89 88
METFORMIN HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

89 48
TOPIRAMATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

91 120
MECLIZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

91 118
JANUVIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

93 55
SPIRIVA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

94 98
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

95 76
LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

95 91
SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 67
SYNTHROID 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 98 80
CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

98 49
OXYCODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 100 93
BUPROPION XL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 101 126
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

102 94
LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

102 74
SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

104 75
CHLORTHALIDONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 105 156
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 106 163
INVOKANA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 107 165
AMOXICILLIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 107 90
ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 107 101
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 110 123
RAMIPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 110 121
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 112 58
QUINAPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 112 181
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 Jan. 7, 2010.
  • 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.