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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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8,198Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 472 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$373K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 565 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

499 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

0% of this provider’s 434 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

33% of this provider’s 499 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 499 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$315K

2014

$349K

2015

$373K

2016

Number of Claims

6,236

2014

7,161

2015

8,198

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
ALPRAZOLAM 412

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

1 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 399

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 358

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 330

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

4 47
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 320

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

5 1
SIMVASTATIN 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

6 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

O 7 6
LEVOFLOXACIN 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

108

patients, 22% of all patients

A 8 68
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

9 5
PREDNISONE 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

10 39
TRAMADOL HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

O 11 33
OMEPRAZOLE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

12 4
FUROSEMIDE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

13 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

14 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

15 15
METFORMIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

16 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

17 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

18 17
MELOXICAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

19 23
LORAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

19 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

21 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

22 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

23 25
GABAPENTIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

23 7
CLOPIDOGREL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 19
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

26 26
DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 27 41
ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

29 29
SERTRALINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 29 21
LANSOPRAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

31 137
CARVEDILOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

31 22
DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 40
IRBESARTAN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 34 148
FLUCONAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

35 125
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 112
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

A 37 113
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 12
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 May 19, 2011.
  • 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.