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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,451Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$2.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

762 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

11% of this provider’s 514 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

32% of this provider’s 762 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 762 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

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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

$2.04M

2014

$2.03M

2015

$2.03M

2016

Number of Claims

29,046

2014

29,758

2015

30,451

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.

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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 952

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

159

patients, 21% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 879

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

139

patients, 18% of all patients

2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 780

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

140

patients, 18% of all patients

3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 768

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
FUROSEMIDE 756

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

5 8
GABAPENTIN 725

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

123

patients, 16% of all patients

6 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 694

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

O 7 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 630

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

8 3
TRAZODONE HCL 595

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

9 30
SIMVASTATIN 563

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

10 9
METFORMIN HCL 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

11 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

P 12 53
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

13 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

14 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 448

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

15 15
BUSPIRONE HCL 431

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

16 63
DULOXETINE HCL 389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

17 40
ALPRAZOLAM 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

18 18
MELOXICAM 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

19 23
SERTRALINE HCL 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

20 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

21 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

22 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

23 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

24 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

25 36
TIZANIDINE HCL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

26 50
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

27 14
CLOPIDOGREL 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

28 19
XARELTO 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

29 100
PAROXETINE HCL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

30 52
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

31 47
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

32 57
MEMANTINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

33 79
LORAZEPAM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

34 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

35 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

36 38
RISPERIDONE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 37 85
MIRTAZAPINE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

38 45
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

39 77
CLONAZEPAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

39 34
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

41 73
CARVEDILOL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

41 22
ATENOLOL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

43 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

44 32
ALLOPURINOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

45 35
CLONIDINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

46 66
ARIPIPRAZOLE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 47 166
NAMENDA XR 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

48 65
ROPINIROLE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

49 61
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

50 59
LEVETIRACETAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 97
CRESTOR 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

52 49
TRAMADOL HCL 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O 52 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

54 27
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

55 128
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 111
WARFARIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 25
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

58 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

58 78
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

60 76
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

60 58
ESTRADIOL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

62 147
PROMETHAZINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

63 83
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

64 94
BACLOFEN 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 81
ONDANSETRON HCL* 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

66 103
FLUOXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

67 44
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 68 37
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 62
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

70 158
RANITIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

72 43
SPIRONOLACTONE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

73 67
PREDNISONE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

74 39
LANTUS 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 91
ZETIA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

76 82
OLANZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 77 142
LAMOTRIGINE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 185
CELECOXIB 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 108
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

79 51
AZELASTINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

81 217
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 134
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

83 203
PROAIR HFA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

84 64
VENTOLIN HFA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

84 46
IBUPROFEN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

86 60
BYSTOLIC 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

87 141
MECLIZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

88 118
LYRICA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 74
LEVEMIR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 166
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 138
SUCRALFATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

91 104
AZITHROMYCIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

A 91 54
PROPRANOLOL HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

94 154
TOPIRAMATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

95 120
NEXIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

96 70
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

96 105
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

98 189
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

99 163
FAMOTIDINE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

100 87
HYDRALAZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

101 72
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

101 124
DIGOXIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 103 109
HALOPERIDOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P 104 201
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

104 131
LOVASTATIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 104 71
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 107 227
KLOR-CON M20 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

107 135
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

109 191
RAMIPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 110 121
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

110 169
CARBAMAZEPINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 112 197
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 112 168
NOVOLOG 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

114 171
ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

115 101
SPIRIVA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

115 98
HUMALOG 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

115 192
VENLAFAXINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 115 214
AMOXICILLIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A 119 90
SYMBICORT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

120 75
VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 120 89
VERAPAMIL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

120 146
DIAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 120 41
FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

124 99
NAPROXEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

125 88
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

126 145
METHOCARBAMOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

126 260
NYSTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

128 115
AMANTADINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 129 292
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 P 129 249
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

131 270
JANUVIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

131 55
COLESTIPOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 133 208
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

133 202
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A 133 84
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 April 11, 2013.
  • 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.