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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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19,503Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 104 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 109 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

535 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

8% of this provider’s 291 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

39% of this provider’s 535 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 535 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$1.19M

2014

$1.08M

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

19,831

2014

18,711

2015

19,503

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,149

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

137

patients, 26% of all patients

O 1 6
GABAPENTIN 1,010

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

168

patients, 31% of all patients

2 7
LISINOPRIL 672

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

114

patients, 21% of all patients

3 2
METFORMIN HCL 569

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

105

patients, 20% of all patients

4 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 527

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

6 4
FUROSEMIDE 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

97

patients, 18% of all patients

7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

8 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

9 20
CLOPIDOGREL 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

10 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

11 13
CLONAZEPAM 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

12 34
MELOXICAM 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

13 23
TRAZODONE HCL 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

14 30
SIMVASTATIN 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

15 9
PROMETHAZINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

16 83
RISPERIDONE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

P 17 85
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

17 3
IBUPROFEN 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

19 60
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

20 14
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

21 69
VENTOLIN HFA 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

22 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

23 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

24 15
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O 25 37
DIAZEPAM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

26 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

27 11
PROAIR HFA 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

28 64
GLIPIZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

29 56
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

30 57
TIZANIDINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

31 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

32 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

34 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

P 35 53
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

36 32
SERTRALINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

37 21
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

37 77
SYMBICORT 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

39 75
LYRICA 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

40 74
RANITIDINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

41 24
LEVOFLOXACIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

A 42 68
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

43 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

44 44
TRAMADOL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O 45 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

45 16
ATENOLOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

47 28
CELECOXIB 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

48 108
DULOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 40
BUPROPION HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

50 252
CARVEDILOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

51 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 67
NEXIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 70
PAROXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

54 52
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 76
AZITHROMYCIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

A 56 54
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

57 158
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

57 105
NYSTATIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

59 115
ADVAIR DISKUS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

60 101
LOVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

61 71
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 61 36
BUSPIRONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

64 63
SPIRIVA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 98
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 78
JANUVIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

67 55
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

68 94
SEROQUEL XR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 69 206
ARIPIPRAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 70 166
DEXILANT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 71 162
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 72 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

73 38
ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 73 35
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 75 154
GLIMEPIRIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 76 42
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 144
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 26, 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.