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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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5,217Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 667 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$238K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 727 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

711 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

67% of this provider’s 711 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

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

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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

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

7 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

$218K

2014

$219K

2015

$238K

2016

Number of Claims

4,553

2014

4,882

2015

5,217

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
LISINOPRIL 257

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

1 2
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 254

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

207

patients, 29% of all patients

2 29
CEPHALEXIN 222

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

182

patients, 26% of all patients

A 3 95
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

4 14
OMEPRAZOLE 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

5 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

7 5
METFORMIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

8 10
VENTOLIN HFA 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

9 46
PREDNISONE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

10 39
AZITHROMYCIN 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

A 11 54
MELOXICAM 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

12 23
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

A 13 107
GABAPENTIN 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

13 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

15 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

16 13
PROAIR HFA 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

16 64
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

18 77
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

A 19 113
SYMBICORT 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

20 75
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

21 16
SIMVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

22 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 23 32
NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

24 88
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 May 19, 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.