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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,434Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 71 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

873 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

3% of this provider’s 680 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

36% of this provider’s 873 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 873 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

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$1.51M

2014

$1.36M

2015

$1.36M

2016

Number of Claims

25,104

2014

22,951

2015

22,434

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 1,040

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

160

patients, 18% of all patients

O 1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 764

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

141

patients, 16% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 741

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 734

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

127

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 642

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

5 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 630

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
LORAZEPAM 512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

7 31
GABAPENTIN 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

8 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

9 14
ALPRAZOLAM 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

10 18
SIMVASTATIN 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

11 9
METFORMIN HCL 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

12 10
CLOPIDOGREL 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

13 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

14 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

15 16
FUROSEMIDE 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

16 8
SERTRALINE HCL 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

17 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

18 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

19 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

20 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

21 17
TRAMADOL HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

O 22 33
CARVEDILOL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

23 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

24 12
DULOXETINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

25 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

26 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

27 27
DIAZEPAM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

28 41
ATENOLOL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

29 28
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O 30 37
JANUVIA 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

31 55
WARFARIN SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

32 25
PREDNISONE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

33 39
LYRICA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

34 74
CLONAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

35 34
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

36 124
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

37 69
MELOXICAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

37 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 26
METFORMIN HCL ER 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 48
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

40 77
TRAZODONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

42 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

43 29
TORSEMIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

43 187
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

45 15
VALSARTAN 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 89
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 57
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 73
ELIQUIS 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 102
CLONIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 66
SPIRIVA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

51 98
RANITIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 24
TOPIRAMATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 120
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

53 76
GLIMEPIRIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 42
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

A 56 107
PROAIR HFA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

57 64
CEFDINIR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

A 58 130
RAMIPRIL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 121
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

60 51
PAROXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

60 52
AZITHROMYCIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

A 62 54
OXYCODONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 62 93
IBUPROFEN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 60
VENTOLIN HFA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

65 46
NAMENDA XR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 66 65
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

67 32
CEPHALEXIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

A 67 95
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 67 53
NABUMETONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 70 204
ESTRADIOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 147
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 59
GLIPIZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 56
BUPROPION HCL SR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

73 157
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

73 94
ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

73 35
LANSOPRAZOLE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

77 137
LEVOFLOXACIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

A 77 68
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

79 105
LEVETIRACETAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 79 97
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

81 122
BUPROPION XL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

82 126
NEXIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 82 70
QUINAPRIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

84 181
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 85 110
MIRTAZAPINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 85 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

87 58
FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 87 99
RISPERIDONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P 89 85
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 89 43
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

91 96
BACLOFEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 91 81
CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

93 49
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

93 72
PRIMIDONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 93 195
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 96 112
MECLIZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

96 118
NAPROXEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

96 88
TEMAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

99 119
VESICARE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 100 200
FINASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 101 86
ZETIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

102 82
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A 102 113
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

102 158
SYMBICORT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

102 75
KLOR-CON M20 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

106 135
DIGOXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 106 109
FLUCONAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

108 125
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 108 176
OLANZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 P 108 142
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

111 38
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 111 92
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 Aug. 30, 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.