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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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20,840Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 86 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 126 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

783 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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

50% of this provider’s 783 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

51% of this provider’s 783 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

$49 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

$1.02M

2014

$975K

2015

$1.02M

2016

Number of Claims

19,613

2014

19,061

2015

20,840

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 1,794

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,177

prescriptions.

253

patients, 32% of all patients

O 1 6
ALPRAZOLAM 981

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

2 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 588

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

3 5
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

O 4 37
GABAPENTIN 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

5 7
CLONAZEPAM 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

6 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

7 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

8 1
LISINOPRIL 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

9 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

10 3
OMEPRAZOLE 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

11 4
TRAMADOL HCL 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

O 12 33
LORAZEPAM 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

13 31
OXYCODONE HCL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O 14 93
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

15 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

16 14
METFORMIN HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

17 10
CLOPIDOGREL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

18 19
RANITIDINE HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

19 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

20 13
FUROSEMIDE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

21 8
DIAZEPAM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

21 41
PREDNISONE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

23 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

24 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

25 16
SIMVASTATIN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

26 9
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

27 59
CITALOPRAM HBR 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

28 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

29 47
AMOXICILLIN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

A 30 90
SERTRALINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

31 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 25
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

33 62
MELOXICAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

33 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

35 26
GLIPIZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

36 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

37 27
TIZANIDINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

38 50
CARVEDILOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 22
TRAZODONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

40 30
JANUVIA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

41 55
CRESTOR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 49
MUPIROCIN* 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

43 152
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

44 17
OXYCONTIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 45 205
ENDOCET 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 46 249
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

47 51
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

A 47 113
CLONIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 66
DONEPEZIL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

49 36
IBUPROFEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

49 60
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 52 155
GLIPIZIDE XL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

52 196
ALLOPURINOL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

54 35
ATENOLOL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

55 28
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 76
CEFDINIR 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

A 57 130
VENTOLIN HFA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

58 46
PAROXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 52
MIRTAZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 60 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 43
LEVOFLOXACIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

A 62 68
BUSPIRONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 63
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

A 64 84
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

A 64 107
VERAPAMIL ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 146
SYMBICORT 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 75
NYSTATIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

67 115
MECLIZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

69 118
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 57
FLUCONAZOLE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

71 125
FENTANYL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 O 71 132
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 38
ONDANSETRON HCL* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

74 103
MEMANTINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 74 79
GLIPIZIDE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

74 133
AZITHROMYCIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 77 54
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

77 69
FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

79 44
CEPHALEXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 80 95
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 110
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 92
DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

82 40
CARISOPRODOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 84 294
TEMAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

85 119
NEXIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

85 70
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

87 29
PROMETHAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

87 83
PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

89 64
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

90 77
ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 82
ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 91 61
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 93 53
SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

94 98
LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 94 74
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.