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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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28,117Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$1.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

1,072 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

9% of this provider’s 975 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

29% of this provider’s 1,072 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 1,072 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$1.23M

2014

$1.36M

2015

$1.5M

2016

Number of Claims

23,734

2014

26,966

2015

28,117

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,269

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,244

prescriptions.

171

patients, 16% of all patients

1 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,072

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,058

prescriptions.

199

patients, 19% of all patients

2 12
OMEPRAZOLE 830

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

793

prescriptions.

186

patients, 17% of all patients

3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 789

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

763

prescriptions.

172

patients, 16% of all patients

4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 663

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

160

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 654

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

185

patients, 17% of all patients

6 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 603

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

7 36
NAMENDA XR 580

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

8 65
WARFARIN SODIUM 559

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

9 25
LISINOPRIL 541

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

156

patients, 15% of all patients

10 2
GABAPENTIN 528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

134

patients, 13% of all patients

11 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

132

patients, 12% of all patients

12 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

O 13 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

14 38
MIRTAZAPINE 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

15 45
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

16 78
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

17 17
MEMANTINE HCL 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

18 79
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

139

patients, 13% of all patients

19 15
CARVEDILOL 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

20 22
TRAZODONE HCL 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

21 30
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

22 140
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

O 22 123
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

24 124
METFORMIN HCL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

25 10
TRAMADOL HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

O 26 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

27 43
CLOPIDOGREL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

28 19
SERTRALINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

29 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

30 27
LORAZEPAM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

31 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

32 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

33 59
DIGOXIN 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

33 109
DULOXETINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

35 40
HYDRALAZINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

36 72
ELIQUIS 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

37 102
SIMVASTATIN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

37 9
CLONAZEPAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

39 34
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

39 202
ATENOLOL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

41 28
ONDANSETRON HCL* 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

42 103
BUMETANIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

43 127
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

44 16
RISPERIDONE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

P 44 85
CITALOPRAM HBR 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

46 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

47 29
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

48 128
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

49 163
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

50 14
NYSTATIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

51 115
AZITHROMYCIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

A 51 54
MUPIROCIN* 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

53 152
KLOR-CON 10 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

54 193
ALLOPURINOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

55 35
LEVETIRACETAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

56 97
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

57 26
CEPHALEXIN 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

A 58 95
ALPRAZOLAM 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

59 18
AMIODARONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

60 161
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

P 61 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

62 67
BUSPIRONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

63 63
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

64 76
BACLOFEN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

65 81
ROPINIROLE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

66 61
FINASTERIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

67 86
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

67 138
METOLAZONE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

69 186
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

A 70 107
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

A 71 150
KLOR-CON M10 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

72 224
PREDNISONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

72 39
GLIMEPIRIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

74 42
KLOR-CON M20 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

74 135
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

76 312
BYSTOLIC 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

77 141
FLUOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

77 44
XARELTO 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

79 100
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 80 58
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

O 81 37
LATANOPROST 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

82 223
LEVEMIR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

82 166
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

A 84 84
LEVOFLOXACIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

A 85 68
ADVAIR DISKUS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

86 101
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

86 160
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

88 182
PAROXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

89 52
LOPERAMIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

90 216
SYMBICORT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

91 75
PRADAXA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 91 254
MYRBETRIQ 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 93 238
VALSARTAN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 94 89
SEROQUEL XR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 P 94 206
GLIPIZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 56
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

96 47
SPIRIVA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

96 98
JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 99 55
SUCRALFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

99 104
LACTULOSE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

99 117
DILTIAZEM HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

102 175
LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 102 74
NUEDEXTA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 104 212
RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

105 24
OLANZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 106 142
VIMPAT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 107 287
LAMOTRIGINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 107 185
MELOXICAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

109 23
DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 109 41
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 April 9, 2013.
  • 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.