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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,580Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$2.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

632 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
46% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

32% of this provider’s 632 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

58% of this provider’s 632 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

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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

$1.87M

2014

$1.77M

2015

$2.05M

2016

Number of Claims

25,642

2014

25,074

2015

28,580

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 1,962

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

231

patients, 37% of all patients

O 1 6
GABAPENTIN 1,491

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

189

patients, 30% of all patients

2 7
DIAZEPAM 1,160

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

132

patients, 21% of all patients

10 3 41
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 841

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

107

patients, 17% of all patients

O 4 37
OMEPRAZOLE 826

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

123

patients, 19% of all patients

5 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 741

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

118

patients, 19% of all patients

6 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 732

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

7 1
SIMVASTATIN 507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

8 9
LISINOPRIL 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

9 2
CLONAZEPAM 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

10 34
ALPRAZOLAM 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

11 18
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

12 26
CLOPIDOGREL 412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

13 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

14 15
FUROSEMIDE 398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

15 8
SERTRALINE HCL 388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

16 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

17 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

18 17
SUBOXONE 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 4% of all patients

19 114
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

20 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

21 5
OXYCODONE HCL 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

O 22 93
CRESTOR 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

23 49
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

24 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

25 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

26 47
TIZANIDINE HCL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

27 50
SUCRALFATE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

28 104
TRAMADOL HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

O 29 33
PREDNISONE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

117

patients, 19% of all patients

30 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

31 13
FENOFIBRATE* 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

32 92
MELOXICAM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

33 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

34 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

35 27
METFORMIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

36 10
HYDRALAZINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

37 72
JANUVIA 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

38 55
NEXIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

39 70
LORAZEPAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

40 31
JANUMET XR 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

40 276
BUPROPION XL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

42 126
RANITIDINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

42 24
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

44 57
FENOFIBRATE* 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 184
ROPINIROLE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

46 61
IBUPROFEN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

46 60
SPIRIVA 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

48 98
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

49 116
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

50 38
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

51 59
CITALOPRAM HBR 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

51 20
ALLOPURINOL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 35
DULERA 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

54 347
DULOXETINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

55 40
PROAIR HFA 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

56 64
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

57 69
METFORMIN HCL ER 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

58 48
XARELTO 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 100
NAPROXEN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

59 88
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

61 94
AZITHROMYCIN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

A 62 54
ZETIA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

63 82
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 210
ONDANSETRON HCL* 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

64 103
VENTOLIN HFA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

66 46
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

67 77
FLUOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 44
PAROXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

69 52
TRAZODONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

70 30
ADVAIR HFA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

70 428
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 240
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 43
LYRICA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 74
LEVOFLOXACIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

A 75 68
ATENOLOL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

75 28
CARVEDILOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

77 22
FENTANYL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 O 78 132
BUSPIRONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 63
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 14
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

81 145
VALSARTAN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

82 89
INVOKANA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

83 165
BACLOFEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

84 81
AZELASTINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

85 217
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

85 158
TOPIRAMATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 120
TEMAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 119
CARISOPRODOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 89 294
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

89 124
EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

91 336
ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 92 101
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

92 76
PROMETHAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

94 83
DALIRESP 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

95 226
VERAPAMIL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

95 146
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

95 111
SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

98 67
LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

98 91
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 100 172
FENOFIBRATE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 101 99
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

101 299
DEXILANT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 103 162
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

103 202
SYMBICORT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

105 75
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

105 29
JANUMET 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 107 221
NYSTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

108 115
WARFARIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 109 25
METOLAZONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 109 186
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 O 111 155
ULORIC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 111 241
DONEPEZIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 113 36
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

114 151
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 March 17, 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.