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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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11,205Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 323 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$1.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

408 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

7% of this provider’s 217 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

28% of this provider’s 408 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 408 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$138 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

$1.13M

2014

$1.07M

2015

$1.55M

2016

Number of Claims

7,842

2014

7,777

2015

11,205

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 402

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

129

patients, 32% of all patients

1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

83

patients, 20% of all patients

2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

78

patients, 19% of all patients

3 5
GABAPENTIN 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

77

patients, 19% of all patients

4 7
LISINOPRIL 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

77

patients, 19% of all patients

5 2
SIMVASTATIN 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

82

patients, 20% of all patients

6 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

78

patients, 19% of all patients

7 1
METFORMIN HCL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

8 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

9 11
ALLOPURINOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

10 35
CRESTOR 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

11 49
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

12 26
MELOXICAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

13 23
FUROSEMIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

14 8
ZETIA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

15 82
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

P 16 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

17 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

17 16
FENOFIBRATE* 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

19 92
CLONIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

20 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

21 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

22 20
INVOKANA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

22 165
AZITHROMYCIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

75

patients, 18% of all patients

A 24 54
SERTRALINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

25 21
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

26 77
RANITIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 24
RISPERIDONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

P 28 85
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

29 12
SYMBICORT 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

30 75
TRAZODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

30 30
PREDNISONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

32 39
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 256
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

34 158
VENTOLIN HFA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

34 46
PROAIR HFA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

36 64
INDAPAMIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

37 177
ADVAIR DISKUS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

37 101
IBUPROFEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

37 60
VALSARTAN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

40 89
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

40 145
DULOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

42 40
RALOXIFENE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

42 174
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 15
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

44 282
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

44 29
LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

47 74
NIACIN ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

48 242
TIZANIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

49 50
SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

50 98
ALPRAZOLAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

51 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

51 38
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

O 53 6
VICTOZA 3-PAK 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

53 284
TOPIRAMATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

53 120
CLOPIDOGREL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

56 19
PROMETHAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

56 83
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 58 78
WARFARIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

59 25
CARVEDILOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

60 22
FORTEO 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 60 465
CELECOXIB 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

62 108
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 63 191
BYSTOLIC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

63 141
SEROQUEL XR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P 65 206
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

66 59
VICTOZA 2-PAK 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

67 328
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 14, 2013.
  • 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.