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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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14,184Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 214 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$886K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 165 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

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

44% 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

5% of this provider’s 521 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

26% of this provider’s 656 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 656 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

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$1.07M

2014

$991K

2015

$886K

2016

Number of Claims

16,781

2014

15,551

2015

14,184

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 497

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

143

patients, 22% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

144

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
GABAPENTIN 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

125

patients, 19% of all patients

4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

5 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

6 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

O 7 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

8 15
METFORMIN HCL 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

9 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

10 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

11 14
ALPRAZOLAM 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

12 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

13 13
OMEPRAZOLE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

14 4
CLOPIDOGREL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

15 19
TRAMADOL HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

O 16 33
SIMVASTATIN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

17 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

18 27
FUROSEMIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

19 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

20 16
CARVEDILOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

21 22
HYDRALAZINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

22 72
SERTRALINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

23 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

24 59
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O 25 37
ELIQUIS 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

26 102
CITALOPRAM HBR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

27 20
RANITIDINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

28 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

29 43
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

30 12
TRAZODONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

31 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

32 32
JANUVIA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

33 55
CLONAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 34
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P 35 53
GLIPIZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 56
SPIRONOLACTONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

37 67
DULOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

38 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

39 25
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

39 124
CLONIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

41 66
LORAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 31
LYRICA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 74
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

44 29
METFORMIN HCL ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 48
ALLOPURINOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

46 35
MELOXICAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

46 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

48 26
SPIRIVA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

49 98
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 47
FINASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

51 86
MIRTAZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

52 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 36
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 169
CRESTOR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

54 49
GLIMEPIRIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 42
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 51
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 69
SEROQUEL XR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P 59 206
FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 44
DIAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 41
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

62 163
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 57
ATENOLOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 28
ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 65 82
NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

67 88
NAMZARIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 67 149
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 52
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 Jan. 15, 2008.
  • 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.