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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,666Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$1.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

804 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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 566 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

36% of this provider’s 804 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 804 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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

$1.83M

2014

$1.79M

2015

$1.8M

2016

Number of Claims

34,720

2014

33,332

2015

36,666

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 1,421

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,019

prescriptions.

218

patients, 27% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,384

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,061

prescriptions.

186

patients, 23% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,066

prescriptions.

169

patients, 21% of all patients

3 8
SIMVASTATIN 1,168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

741

prescriptions.

174

patients, 22% of all patients

4 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,045

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

167

patients, 21% of all patients

5 11
METFORMIN HCL 946

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

145

patients, 18% of all patients

6 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 925

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

139

patients, 17% of all patients

7 3
OMEPRAZOLE 918

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

151

patients, 19% of all patients

8 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 824

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

9 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 736

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

10 12
GABAPENTIN 645

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

129

patients, 16% of all patients

11 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 586

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

12 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 576

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

O 13 6
RANITIDINE HCL 523

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

14 24
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 507

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

O 15 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 486

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

16 13
ATENOLOL 469

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

17 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

18 16
CLONAZEPAM 451

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

19 34
CLOPIDOGREL 431

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

20 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 416

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

21 14
GLIPIZIDE 405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

22 56
ALPRAZOLAM 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

23 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

24 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

25 36
ALLOPURINOL 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

26 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

27 43
NAMENDA XR 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

28 65
CITALOPRAM HBR 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

29 20
TRAMADOL HCL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

O 30 33
NEXIUM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

31 70
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

32 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

33 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

33 72
CARVEDILOL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

35 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

36 32
NYSTATIN 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

37 115
MELOXICAM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

38 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

39 59
WARFARIN SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

40 25
PAROXETINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

40 52
TRAZODONE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

42 30
CRESTOR 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 49
BUSPIRONE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

44 63
LORAZEPAM 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

45 31
IBUPROFEN 180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

46 60
LACTULOSE 180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

46 117
TRADJENTA 180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

46 129
CILOSTAZOL 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

49 219
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

49 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 78
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

52 57
RISPERIDONE 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 53 85
MEMANTINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

54 79
HALOPERIDOL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 55 201
LANTUS 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

56 91
SERTRALINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

57 21
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

57 110
FINASTERIDE 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 86
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

60 51
LEVETIRACETAM 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 97
PREDNISONE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

62 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

63 67
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 38
ONDANSETRON HCL* 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

65 103
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

66 62
VENTOLIN HFA 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

67 46
AMITIZA 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 68 179
PROAIR HFA 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

69 64
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

70 262
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 189
ROPINIROLE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

72 61
LEVOFLOXACIN 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

A 73 68
SUCRALFATE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

73 104
JANUVIA 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

75 55
LYRICA 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 74
LANSOPRAZOLE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

77 137
DICYCLOMINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

77 144
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

79 207
CLONIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

80 66
ADVAIR DISKUS 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

80 101
MIRTAZAPINE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

82 45
KETOCONAZOLE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

82 281
VALSARTAN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

84 89
AMIODARONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

84 161
ZETIA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

86 82
NOVOLIN 70-30 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

87 268
NAPROXEN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

88 88
LOVASTATIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

88 71
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

90 69
DILTIAZEM HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

90 175
SYMBICORT 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

92 75
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

92 176
PRIMIDONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

94 195
DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

95 40
ELIQUIS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

96 102
XARELTO 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 97 100
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

A 97 107
FLUOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

99 44
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 111
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

101 140
SPIRIVA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

101 98
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

103 77
BACLOFEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

104 81
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 104 53
TIZANIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

106 50
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

106 263
OXYCODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 108 93
MEGESTROL ACETATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

108 239
GEMFIBROZIL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 108 139
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

111 73
DIGOXIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

112 109
EASY TOUCH* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

112 445
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

114 203
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

114 122
RAMIPRIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 116 121
DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

117 41
NITROSTAT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

118 222
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 118 151
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

118 131
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

A 121 190
BENAZEPRIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 121 96
METOLAZONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

123 186
BUPROPION HCL SR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

124 157
OLANZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P 124 142
PHENYTOIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 126 251
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

126 143
AMOXICILLIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A 126 90
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A 129 84
CARBAMAZEPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 129 197
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

129 145
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 132 136
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

133 58
DIGOX 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 133 218
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 135 94
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 135 47
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 137 99
FAMOTIDINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 137 87
VESICARE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 137 200
IRBESARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 140 148
CEFTRIAXONE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

A 140 209
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 Jan. 26, 2018.
  • 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.