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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,058Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$1.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

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

49% 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

3% of this provider’s 489 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

47% of this provider’s 598 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 598 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 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

$1.45M

2014

$1.36M

2015

$1.29M

2016

Number of Claims

31,332

2014

30,655

2015

31,058

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,547

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,286

prescriptions.

211

patients, 35% of all patients

1 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,060

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

959

prescriptions.

131

patients, 22% of all patients

2 5
FUROSEMIDE 1,047

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

961

prescriptions.

121

patients, 20% of all patients

3 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,011

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

863

prescriptions.

119

patients, 20% of all patients

4 1
LISINOPRIL 882

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

761

prescriptions.

135

patients, 23% of all patients

5 2
METFORMIN HCL 872

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

705

prescriptions.

124

patients, 21% of all patients

6 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 836

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

737

prescriptions.

110

patients, 18% of all patients

7 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 815

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

750

prescriptions.

114

patients, 19% of all patients

8 13
OMEPRAZOLE 690

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

9 4
MELOXICAM 654

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

109

patients, 18% of all patients

10 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 635

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

11 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 612

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

12 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 570

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

13 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 557

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

14 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

15 3
GABAPENTIN 447

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

16 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

17 42
CLOPIDOGREL 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

18 19
ALLOPURINOL 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

18 35
RANITIDINE HCL 382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

20 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

21 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

22 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

23 58
FENOFIBRATE* 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

24 99
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

118

patients, 20% of all patients

25 29
SERTRALINE HCL 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

26 21
TRAZODONE HCL 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

26 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

28 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

29 17
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

30 69
ROPINIROLE HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

31 61
ATENOLOL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

32 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

33 36
BUSPIRONE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

33 63
CARVEDILOL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

35 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

36 59
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

37 38
JANUVIA 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

38 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

39 14
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

40 76
FENOFIBRATE* 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

41 92
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

42 26
FAMOTIDINE* 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 87
PAROXETINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

44 52
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

45 51
AZITHROMYCIN 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

121

patients, 20% of all patients

A 46 54
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

47 32
ALPRAZOLAM 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 18
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

49 111
NIFEDIPINE ER 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 159
SUCRALFATE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

50 104
DIGOXIN 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

52 109
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 134
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

O 54 6
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

55 160
HYDRALAZINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

56 72
VENTOLIN HFA 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

56 46
LEVOFLOXACIN 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

A 58 68
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

<11 59 78
LEVETIRACETAM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 59 97
TRAMADOL HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

O 59 33
TIZANIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

59 50
PROAIR HFA 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

63 64
CLONAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

64 34
DULOXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 40
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

65 138
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 57
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 110
ZETIA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

69 82
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

70 105
SPIRIVA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

71 98
DICYCLOMINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

72 144
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

A 73 107
MIRTAZAPINE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

73 45
GLIPIZIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

73 56
SYMBICORT 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

76 75
AZELASTINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

76 217
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 151
MEMANTINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

79 79
LANTUS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

80 91
ONDANSETRON HCL* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

81 103
VALSARTAN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

82 89
VENLAFAXINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 83 214
CARTIA XT 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

83 193
SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 67
NEXIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

86 70
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

86 101
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

89 116
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 P 90 53
METFORMIN HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

91 48
VESICARE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 92 200
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

92 94
BACLOFEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

94 81
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

95 163
LORAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

96 31
GLIPIZIDE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 97 133
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

97 172
TEMAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

99 119
FINASTERIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 100 86
CRESTOR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

100 49
SOTALOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 102 215
QUINAPRIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 103 181
LOVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

103 71
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 105 128
CELECOXIB 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

106 108
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

A 107 113
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

107 122
KLOR-CON M20 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

107 135
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

107 158
PROMETHAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

111 83
DIGOX 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

111 218
NYSTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

111 115
LIVALO 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 114 408
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A 115 84
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 116 124
RAMIPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 116 121
WELCHOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 116 248
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 116 131
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 120 380
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

121 77
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 122 66
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 March 5, 2008.
  • 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.