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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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20,300Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 90 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$796K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 215 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

433 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

16% of this provider’s 340 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

37% of this provider’s 433 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 433 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 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

$636K

2014

$1.12M

2015

$796K

2016

Number of Claims

16,077

2014

27,283

2015

20,300

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
FUROSEMIDE 741

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

104

patients, 24% of all patients

1 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 678

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

94

patients, 22% of all patients

O 2 6
GABAPENTIN 588

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

85

patients, 20% of all patients

3 7
LISINOPRIL 575

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

92

patients, 21% of all patients

4 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 573

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

84

patients, 19% of all patients

5 12
OMEPRAZOLE 536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

96

patients, 22% of all patients

6 4
LORAZEPAM 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

7 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

81

patients, 19% of all patients

8 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

9 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

10 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

11 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

12 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

13 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

14 20
ALPRAZOLAM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

15 18
RANITIDINE HCL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

16 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

17 14
METFORMIN HCL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

18 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

19 11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

20 59
CARVEDILOL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

21 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

P 22 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

23 27
SIMVASTATIN 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

24 9
TRAMADOL HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

O 25 33
MIRTAZAPINE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

26 45
DULOXETINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

27 40
PAROXETINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

28 52
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O 29 37
DIGOXIN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

30 109
ATENOLOL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

31 28
CLOPIDOGREL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

31 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

33 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

34 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

35 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

35 78
DIAZEPAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

37 41
NEXIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

38 70
TRAZODONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

39 30
MEMANTINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 79
ALLOPURINOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

40 35
ROPINIROLE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

42 61
TIZANIDINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

43 50
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

44 76
RISPERIDONE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

P 45 85
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

45 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

47 38
JANUVIA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

48 55
GLIMEPIRIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

49 42
ZETIA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

50 82
SERTRALINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

51 21
KLOR-CON M20 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

52 135
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 168
SPIRONOLACTONE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

54 67
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 55 143
CLONAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

57 43
SPIRIVA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

58 98
LANTUS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

58 91
BUSPIRONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

60 63
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 61 172
ONDANSETRON HCL* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

62 103
LEVOFLOXACIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

A 63 68
LEVETIRACETAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

63 97
INSULIN SYRINGE* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

65 170
MECLIZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

65 118
CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

67 49
FAMOTIDINE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

68 87
LACTULOSE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 68 117
NITROFURANTOIN* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 A 70 213
SUCRALFATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 71 104
PROMETHAZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

72 83
FLUOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

73 44
LOVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

73 71
ELIQUIS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

75 102
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

76 72
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

A 77 107
LYRICA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 77 74
FINASTERIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 79 86
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 79 128
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

81 26
PREDNISONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

82 39
SYNTHROID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 82 80
IBUPROFEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

84 60
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

85 182
NYSTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

85 115
FENTANYL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 O 85 132
TEMAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 88 119
NAMENDA XR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 89 65
METFORMIN HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 90 48
VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

90 46
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 92 227
SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

93 75
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

94 32
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 94 184
DEXILANT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 94 162
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 June 14, 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.