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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,568Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 58 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

822 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% 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

3% of this provider’s 698 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

43% of this provider’s 822 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 822 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$1.49M

2014

$1.53M

2015

$1.37M

2016

Number of Claims

29,473

2014

30,043

2015

28,568

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 1,263

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

943

prescriptions.

165

patients, 20% of all patients

O 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,175

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

976

prescriptions.

202

patients, 25% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 1,143

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,030

prescriptions.

200

patients, 24% of all patients

3 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,111

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,010

prescriptions.

150

patients, 18% of all patients

4 8
ALPRAZOLAM 899

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

5 18
OMEPRAZOLE 893

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

711

prescriptions.

151

patients, 18% of all patients

6 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 879

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

765

prescriptions.

158

patients, 19% of all patients

7 3
SIMVASTATIN 670

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

136

patients, 17% of all patients

8 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 616

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

9 12
GABAPENTIN 583

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

10 7
ATENOLOL 545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

11 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

12 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

13 11
METFORMIN HCL 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

14 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

14 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

16 14
LORAZEPAM 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

17 31
CLOPIDOGREL 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

18 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

19 13
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

20 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

21 36
JANUVIA 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

22 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

23 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

24 29
ALLOPURINOL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

25 35
ELIQUIS 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

26 102
TRAMADOL HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

O 27 33
DULOXETINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

28 40
CLONIDINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

28 66
RANITIDINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

30 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

31 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

32 59
CARVEDILOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

33 22
SERTRALINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

34 21
MELOXICAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

35 23
TRAZODONE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

36 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

37 38
GLIPIZIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

37 56
NAMENDA XR 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

39 65
CLONAZEPAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

40 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

40 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

42 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

42 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 17
AMOXICILLIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

A 45 90
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O 46 37
PREDNISONE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

47 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 47 53
MECLIZINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

49 118
PROAIR HFA 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

49 64
CRESTOR 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

51 49
LEVOFLOXACIN 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

A 52 68
IBUPROFEN 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

53 60
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

54 62
CARTIA XT 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 193
MEMANTINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

56 79
XARELTO 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

<11 57 100
WARFARIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 25
BACLOFEN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 81
VALSARTAN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

60 89
PAROXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

60 52
AZITHROMYCIN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

A 62 54
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

A 63 113
PROMETHAZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

64 83
AMIODARONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

65 161
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

66 122
MIRTAZAPINE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 45
TRADJENTA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 68 129
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 57
KLOR-CON M20 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

70 135
CELECOXIB 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 108
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 112
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A 73 107
NAPROXEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

73 88
VENTOLIN HFA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

73 46
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

73 116
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

77 110
NEXIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 70
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

79 94
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 131
LANSOPRAZOLE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 137
FLUOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 81 44
NOVOLIN 70-30 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 268
ONDANSETRON HCL* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

84 103
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 84 73
DIAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 41
SYNTHROID 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

86 80
RAMIPRIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

86 121
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 47
RISPERIDONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 P 90 85
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 91 76
VENLAFAXINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 92 214
ZETIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

92 82
NYSTOP 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

92 199
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

92 69
METHOCARBAMOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 96 260
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 97 168
NYSTATIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

97 115
SOTALOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 99 215
KLOR-CON 10 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 100 193
LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 101 71
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

101 58
METOLAZONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

101 186
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

104 182
TIZANIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 104 50
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A 104 84
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 104 207
LIDOCAINE HCL* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

104 230
PRADAXA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 104 254
BYSTOLIC 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 110 141
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 111 339
SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 111 98
VERAPAMIL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

113 146
NYAMYC 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 113 246
NOVOLOG 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 115 171
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 O 116 123
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 Sept. 22, 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.