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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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11,640Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 303 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$507K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 421 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

312 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

41% of this provider’s 312 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 312 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

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$560K

2014

$474K

2015

$507K

2016

Number of Claims

12,740

2014

11,994

2015

11,640

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 454

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

76

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 443

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

76

patients, 24% of all patients

O 2 6
FUROSEMIDE 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

3 8
SIMVASTATIN 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

60

patients, 19% of all patients

3 9
GABAPENTIN 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

60

patients, 19% of all patients

5 7
METFORMIN HCL 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

6 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

7 1
CARVEDILOL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

8 22
OMEPRAZOLE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

9 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

10 13
LORAZEPAM 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

11 31
TRAMADOL HCL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

O 12 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

13 20
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

14 69
WARFARIN SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

15 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

15 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

17 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

18 11
RANITIDINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

19 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

20 27
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

21 57
CLOPIDOGREL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

22 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

22 3
MELOXICAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

24 23
IBUPROFEN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

24 60
PREDNISONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

26 39
GLIPIZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

27 56
TIZANIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

27 50
CLONAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

29 34
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

30 59
ROPINIROLE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

30 61
DONEPEZIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

30 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

33 14
SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

34 67
GLIPIZIDE XL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

35 196
ZETIA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

36 82
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

37 15
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

A 38 113
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

39 72
ALPRAZOLAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 40 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

41 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 41 58
NABUMETONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 43 204
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

43 32
BACLOFEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

45 81
SYMBICORT 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

45 75
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

45 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 48 44
GLIPIZIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

48 133
AZITHROMYCIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

A 50 54
DIAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 50 41
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

A 52 107
ALLOPURINOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 53 35
ATENOLOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 53 28
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.