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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,749Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 148 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$688K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 281 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

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

53% 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

4% of this provider’s 383 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

45% of this provider’s 465 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 465 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

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$902K

2014

$885K

2015

$688K

2016

Number of Claims

21,327

2014

20,068

2015

16,749

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 851

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

97

patients, 21% of all patients

O 1 6
LISINOPRIL 567

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

100

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

3 1
ALPRAZOLAM 535

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

4 18
FUROSEMIDE 525

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

97

patients, 21% of all patients

5 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 515

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

84

patients, 18% of all patients

6 14
OMEPRAZOLE 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

94

patients, 20% of all patients

7 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 483

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

8 3
DIAZEPAM 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

9 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

10 5
GABAPENTIN 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

11 7
METFORMIN HCL 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

12 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

13 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

14 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

15 32
SIMVASTATIN 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

16 9
ATENOLOL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

17 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

18 44
AMOXICILLIN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

100

patients, 22% of all patients

A 19 90
LORAZEPAM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

20 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

21 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

22 25
TRAMADOL HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

O 23 33
DIGOXIN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 109
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

25 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

26 13
CLOPIDOGREL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

27 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

29 67
CRESTOR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

30 49
RANITIDINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

31 24
ALLOPURINOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

32 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

33 47
MELOXICAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

33 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 36
GLIPIZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 56
TRAZODONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 30
CEPHALEXIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

A 38 95
BACLOFEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

38 81
NAPROXEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

40 88
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 O 41 37
ZETIA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 82
CITALOPRAM HBR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

43 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 44 53
DILTIAZEM HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 175
PROMETHAZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

46 83
VENTOLIN HFA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

47 46
KLOR-CON M20 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

48 135
SERTRALINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 21
CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 34
PROPRANOLOL HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 154
CARVEDILOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

52 22
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

A 53 84
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 54 38
PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

55 39
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 55 57
DOXEPIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 183
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 116
MECLIZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

58 118
IBUPROFEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

60 60
FINASTERIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 61 86
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

61 16
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 63 168
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 63 55
ONDANSETRON HCL* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

65 103
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

65 29
DEXAMETHASONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

67 278
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

67 295
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

69 64
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 77
LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 71 91
NITROSTAT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

71 222
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 73 112
FLUCONAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

74 125
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.