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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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10,878Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 338 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$408K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 521 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

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

81% 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 209 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

58% of this provider’s 322 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 322 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$38 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

$513K

2014

$495K

2015

$408K

2016

Number of Claims

13,027

2014

12,790

2015

10,878

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
LISINOPRIL 392

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

62

patients, 19% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 388

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

62

patients, 19% of all patients

2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

66

patients, 20% of all patients

3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

4 1
FUROSEMIDE 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

5 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

6 12
GABAPENTIN 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

7 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

8 17
SIMVASTATIN 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

9 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

10 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

11 3
RANITIDINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

12 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

13 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

14 11
PREDNISONE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

81

patients, 25% of all patients

15 39
MELOXICAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

16 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

17 36
ATENOLOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

17 28
METFORMIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

19 10
CLOPIDOGREL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

20 19
TRAZODONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

21 30
MEMANTINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

22 79
SERTRALINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

23 21
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 24 76
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

25 13
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

78

patients, 24% of all patients

A 26 113
MIRTAZAPINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

27 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P 27 53
NAMENDA XR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 29 65
CITALOPRAM HBR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

30 20
HYDRALAZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

31 72
ONDANSETRON HCL* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

32 103
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

33 15
SPIRONOLACTONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

34 67
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

35 57
ACARBOSE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

35 332
CARVEDILOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

37 22
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

A 38 107
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

39 110
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 39 38
MECLIZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

41 118
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

A 41 84
TOPIRAMATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

43 120
ETODOLAC 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

44 245
DIGOXIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 44 109
DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 46 40
FLUCONAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

47 125
PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 47 52
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

47 43
BUSPIRONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

50 63
JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 51 55
GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 51 56
SEROQUEL XR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P 51 206
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 51 14
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 55 66
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

55 59
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 57 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 58 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

59 27
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. 6, 2014.
  • 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.