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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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17,259Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 138 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 88 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

601 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

46% of this provider’s 601 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 601 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$1.17M

2014

$1.13M

2015

$1.14M

2016

Number of Claims

17,575

2014

17,407

2015

17,259

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 990

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

792

prescriptions.

183

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 644

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

O 2 6
LISINOPRIL 523

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

117

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

100

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
SIMVASTATIN 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

5 9
FUROSEMIDE 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

6 8
OMEPRAZOLE 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

7 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

95

patients, 16% of all patients

8 3
METFORMIN HCL 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

9 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

10 15
DIAZEPAM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

11 41
CLOPIDOGREL 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

12 19
CARVEDILOL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

13 22
GABAPENTIN 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

14 7
FENOFIBRATE* 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

15 92
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

16 11
RANITIDINE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

17 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

18 20
CRESTOR 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

19 49
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

19 111
TRAMADOL HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O 21 33
SERTRALINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

22 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

23 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

24 17
ALPRAZOLAM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

25 18
GLIPIZIDE ER 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

26 133
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

27 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

28 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

29 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

30 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

31 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

32 27
FENOFIBRATE* 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

33 99
ALLOPURINOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

33 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 25
AZITHROMYCIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

A 36 54
ATENOLOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 28
CLONAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 34
LYRICA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

40 38
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

A 40 113
GLIPIZIDE XL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

42 196
TRAZODONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 30
MELOXICAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

44 23
JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 55
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

46 145
IBUPROFEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

46 60
DONEPEZIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 36
DULOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

49 40
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

A 50 84
NEXIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 70
ELIQUIS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

51 102
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

A 53 150
LORAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

54 43
DEXILANT 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

54 162
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 57 123
PAROXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

58 52
ZETIA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 82
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 57
ROPINIROLE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

60 61
CLONIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 66
FLUCONAZOLE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

63 125
LEVOFLOXACIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

A 63 68
METFORMIN HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

63 48
TRADJENTA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

66 129
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 67 154
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 47
VALSARTAN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

69 89
BENAZEPRIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 69 96
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

71 94
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 71 116
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 51
FLUOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 112
SYMBICORT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

76 75
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

76 105
LINZESS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

78 188
RAMIPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 79 121
TIZANIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

80 50
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

80 59
SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 82 80
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 56
AZELASTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

84 217
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 58
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 86 172
NYSTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

86 115
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 Oct. 4, 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.