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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,703Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 38 providers in this state and specialty

$901K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 38 providers in this state and specialty

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

56% 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

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

11 of this provider’s 246 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

58% of this provider’s 346 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 41%.

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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 346 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 15%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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

$949K

2014

$862K

2015

$901K

2016

Number of Claims

17,765

2014

16,904

2015

17,703

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
OMEPRAZOLE 503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

70

patients, 20% of all patients

1 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 493

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

O 2 7
ALPRAZOLAM 445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

3 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

63

patients, 18% of all patients

4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

54

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
LISINOPRIL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

6 1
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

O 7 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

8 18
FUROSEMIDE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

9 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

10 16
GABAPENTIN 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

11 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

12 6
OXYCODONE HCL 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

O 13 117
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

14 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

15 17
CLONAZEPAM 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

16 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

16 35
SIMVASTATIN 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

18 8
METFORMIN HCL ER 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

19 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

20 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

21 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

22 13
CLOPIDOGREL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

22 20
CARVEDILOL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

24 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

25 33
ATENOLOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

26 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

26 53
JANUVIA 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

28 61
CITALOPRAM HBR 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

29 21
RANITIDINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

30 22
PREDNISONE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

30 41
ALLOPURINOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

32 34
CRESTOR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

33 51
METFORMIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

34 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

35 26
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

36 149
AMOXICILLIN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

78

patients, 23% of all patients

A 37 65
GLIMEPIRIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

38 38
DOXEPIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

39 101
CLONIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

40 63
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

41 15
GLIPIZIDE ER 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

41 124
TRAZODONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

43 36
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

44 62
AZITHROMYCIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

69

patients, 20% of all patients

A 45 42
IRBESARTAN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

46 120
GLIPIZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

46 52
PROPRANOLOL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

48 94
PROAIR HFA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

48 54
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

50 90
NIZATIDINE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

10 51 169
VENTOLIN HFA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

51 47
LANSOPRAZOLE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

53 110
DIAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

54 40
FLUCONAZOLE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

55 106
QUINAPRIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 56 134
BUSPIRONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

57 58
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

57 72
DICYCLOMINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

59 129
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

60 110
MELOXICAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

61 24
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

61 100
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

63 89
SYNTHROID 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 64 88
NITROSTAT 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

65 145
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 65 104
VALSARTAN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 67 80
LORAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 68 32
CEPHALEXIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

A 68 101
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

70 96
ROPINIROLE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

71 60
MECLIZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

72 81
BUPROPION HCL SR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 72 106
TORSEMIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

74 158
ELIQUIS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 75 108
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

75 50
IBUPROFEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

75 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 75 31
FLOVENT HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

79 201
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 80 48
HYDROCORTISONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

80 139
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

82 103
NEXIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

83 85
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 83 43
SERTRALINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

85 28
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

A 85 136
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 85 92
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 Nov. 2, 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.