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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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17,454Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 134 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$941K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 150 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

583 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% 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 506 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 583 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 583 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$890K

2014

$915K

2015

$941K

2016

Number of Claims

16,871

2014

16,344

2015

17,454

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 629

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

148

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 540

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

2 8
OMEPRAZOLE 520

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

114

patients, 20% of all patients

3 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

4 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

116

patients, 20% of all patients

5 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

6 38
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

7 1
SIMVASTATIN 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

123

patients, 21% of all patients

8 9
METFORMIN HCL 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

8 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

10 3
GABAPENTIN 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

11 7
RANITIDINE HCL 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

12 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

13 5
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

14 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

15 17
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

16 26
TRAZODONE HCL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

17 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

18 27
SERTRALINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

19 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

20 36
ALLOPURINOL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

21 35
CLOPIDOGREL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

22 19
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

23 136
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

24 11
DIGOXIN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

25 109
BUPROPION XL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

26 126
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

27 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

28 20
ATENOLOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

29 28
ELIQUIS 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 102
CARVEDILOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 22
FINASTERIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

32 86
GLIMEPIRIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

33 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

34 13
MIRTAZAPINE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

36 29
TRAMADOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

O 37 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

38 15
LANTUS 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 91
MEMANTINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 40 79
LORAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 31
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 42 138
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 43 78
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O 44 6
BYSTOLIC 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 45 141
CLONAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 34
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 73
LEVOFLOXACIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A 48 68
TRADJENTA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 49 129
NEXIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 50 70
WARFARIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 25
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

52 57
PREDNISONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

52 39
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 350
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A 55 107
RANEXA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 56 198
LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

57 71
SYNTHROID 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 80
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 51
AMOXICILLIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

A 60 90
LANSOPRAZOLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 137
NAMENDA XR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 62 65
BRILINTA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 62 328
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

62 69
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 131
FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

65 44
BUSPIRONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 67 63
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 67 43
SEROQUEL XR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 69 206
GLIPIZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

70 56
CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

70 49
DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 40
IBUPROFEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

73 60
ROPINIROLE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

73 61
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 75 140
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

75 105
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

A 77 84
RISPERIDONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 77 85
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

77 154
LEVETIRACETAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 80 97
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 81 76
KLOR-CON 8 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 81 351
FLUCONAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

81 125
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

84 62
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

84 92
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

86 122
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 Feb. 23, 2016.
  • 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.