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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,637Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

793 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

6% of this provider’s 647 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

38% of this provider’s 793 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 793 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% 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

34 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

$1.41M

2014

$1.46M

2015

$1.47M

2016

Number of Claims

26,684

2014

26,224

2015

26,637

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
OMEPRAZOLE 871

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

1 4
FUROSEMIDE 857

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

2 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 857

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

132

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 789

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

149

patients, 19% of all patients

O 4 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 682

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

5 12
GABAPENTIN 673

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 552

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

7 5
LORAZEPAM 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

8 31
LISINOPRIL 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

9 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

9 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

11 3
ALPRAZOLAM 382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

12 18
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

13 69
SERTRALINE HCL 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

14 21
METFORMIN HCL 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

15 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

16 11
CARVEDILOL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

17 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

18 36
SIMVASTATIN 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

19 9
PREDNISONE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

20 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

21 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

22 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

23 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

24 16
ELIQUIS 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

25 102
CITALOPRAM HBR 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

26 20
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

27 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

28 14
LYRICA 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

29 74
CLOPIDOGREL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

30 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 53
ATENOLOL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

32 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

33 27
METFORMIN HCL ER 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

34 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

35 47
LACTULOSE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

36 117
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O 37 37
RANITIDINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

37 24
FLUOXETINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

39 44
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

40 110
NAMENDA XR 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 65
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

42 51
TRAMADOL HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O 43 33
NYSTATIN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

44 115
DIAZEPAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

44 41
MEMANTINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 79
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

46 29
XARELTO 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 100
DIGOXIN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 109
DULOXETINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 40
MIRTAZAPINE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

51 45
TRAZODONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

52 30
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

53 62
LEVOFLOXACIN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

A 53 68
WARFARIN SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

55 25
ALLOPURINOL 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

56 35
CEPHALEXIN 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

A 57 95
TEMAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

57 119
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

57 59
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

60 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

A 61 84
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

62 43
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

63 182
METOLAZONE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

64 186
BACLOFEN 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 81
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 78
ROPINIROLE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

67 61
OXYCODONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 68 93
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

68 13
DICYCLOMINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

70 144
LANTUS 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 91
NYAMYC 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

72 246
CELECOXIB 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

73 108
JANUVIA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 55
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 75 107
MELOXICAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

76 23
BYSTOLIC 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 141
BUDESONIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

78 253
VENTOLIN HFA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

79 46
CARBAMAZEPINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 80 197
FINASTERIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 86
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A 82 113
CHLORTHALIDONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 156
ONDANSETRON HCL* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

83 103
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 83 168
DALIRESP 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 86 226
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

86 140
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 88 160
PROPRANOLOL HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 89 154
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

90 94
SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

91 67
FAMOTIDINE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 87
PREMARIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 93 273
TRADJENTA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 94 129
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 95 237
COLESTIPOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 96 208
FLUCONAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

96 125
LEVETIRACETAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 96 97
FENTANYL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 96 132
PROAIR HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

100 64
LOPERAMIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

100 216
GLIMEPIRIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 42
DEXILANT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 103 162
NEXIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

103 70
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 105 73
VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 106 89
NOVOLOG 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 107 171
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 107 334
LEVEMIR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

109 166
SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

110 98
PAROXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 110 52
CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 110 49
VERAPAMIL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 113 146
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

113 321
VOLTAREN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 115 180
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 116 57
CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 117 34
MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

118 118
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 118 131
DUTASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 118 247
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 121 101
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 121 71
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 May 30, 2017.
  • 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.