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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,427Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$2.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

792 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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 556 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

58% of this provider’s 792 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 792 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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

$1.83M

2014

$1.98M

2015

$2.2M

2016

Number of Claims

26,895

2014

28,092

2015

36,427

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 1,413

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

955

prescriptions.

220

patients, 28% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

916

prescriptions.

158

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,016

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

169

patients, 21% of all patients

O 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 1,002

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

148

patients, 19% of all patients

4 9
GABAPENTIN 963

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

154

patients, 19% of all patients

5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 930

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

140

patients, 18% of all patients

6 5
FUROSEMIDE 927

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

147

patients, 19% of all patients

7 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 874

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

8 3
OMEPRAZOLE 853

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

137

patients, 17% of all patients

9 4
CLOPIDOGREL 783

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

10 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 742

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

128

patients, 16% of all patients

11 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 677

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

130

patients, 16% of all patients

12 15
CARVEDILOL 675

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

13 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 603

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

14 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 567

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

15 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 544

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

16 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 539

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

17 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 464

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

18 11
METFORMIN HCL 464

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

18 10
DIAZEPAM 462

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

20 41
RANITIDINE HCL 454

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

21 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

22 26
TIZANIDINE HCL 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

23 50
PREDNISONE 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

180

patients, 23% of all patients

24 39
TRAMADOL HCL 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

O 25 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

26 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

27 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

28 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

29 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

30 27
LEVOFLOXACIN 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

189

patients, 24% of all patients

A 31 68
ZETIA 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

32 82
CRESTOR 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

33 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

34 32
ALLOPURINOL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

35 35
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O 36 37
DULOXETINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

37 40
METFORMIN HCL ER 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

38 48
ALPRAZOLAM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

39 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

40 36
AZITHROMYCIN 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

133

patients, 17% of all patients

A 41 54
NEXIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

42 70
VALSARTAN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

42 89
CLONAZEPAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 34
JANUVIA 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

45 55
PROMETHAZINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

46 83
VENTOLIN HFA 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

46 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

48 58
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

135

patients, 17% of all patients

A 49 113
ROPINIROLE HCL 179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

49 61
CLONIDINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

49 66
ATENOLOL 176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

52 28
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

53 124
SERTRALINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

54 21
HYDRALAZINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

55 72
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

56 94
SPIRONOLACTONE 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

57 67
ONDANSETRON HCL* 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

58 103
MELOXICAM 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

59 23
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

60 77
SPIRIVA 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

61 98
LORAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

62 31
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

63 51
FLUCONAZOLE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

64 125
INSULIN SYRINGE* 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

65 170
MECLIZINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

66 118
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

67 151
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

68 57
IBUPROFEN 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

69 60
INVOKANA 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

70 165
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

71 176
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 62
LYRICA 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 74
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

74 145
PAROXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

75 52
LEVEMIR 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

75 166
FENOFIBRATE* 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

77 99
LANSOPRAZOLE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

78 137
GLIPIZIDE ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

79 133
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 80 173
CEFDINIR 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

A 81 130
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

A 81 292
PROAIR HFA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

83 64
TRAZODONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

84 30
LANTUS 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

85 91
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 85 123
PRADAXA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 254
AMIODARONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

88 161
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

89 38
GLIPIZIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

90 56
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 91 207
BUSPIRONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

92 63
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

93 59
MIRTAZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

94 45
GLIPIZIDE XL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

95 196
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

A 95 107
GLIMEPIRIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 97 42
SYMBICORT 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

97 75
JANUMET 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

99 221
TRADJENTA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

99 129
ADVAIR DISKUS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

99 101
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

99 172
BUPROPION XL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

103 126
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

A 104 150
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 104 53
FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

106 44
DEXILANT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

107 162
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

108 160
NYSTATIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

108 115
OXYCODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 O 108 93
VOLTAREN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

111 180
SUCRALFATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

112 104
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 112 110
ELIQUIS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

114 102
LACTULOSE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

114 117
PRIMIDONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 116 195
MYRBETRIQ 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

117 238
TOPIRAMATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

117 120
FAMOTIDINE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

119 87
CELECOXIB 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

119 108
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A 119 84
BUPROPION HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

119 252
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

119 158
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

124 116
RISPERIDONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 124 85
DALIRESP 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

126 226
SYNTHROID 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 127 80
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

128 111
LINZESS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

128 188
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 128 168
RAMIPRIL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

128 121
NOVOLOG 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

132 171
FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

133 86
CARBAMAZEPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 133 197
VERAPAMIL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 135 146
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 136 138
MEMANTINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 137 79
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 137 78
NYSTOP 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

137 199
WELCHOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 140 248
NITROSTAT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

140 222
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

140 122
LIDOCAINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

140 231
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 144 73
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 144 184
DILTIAZEM HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 146 175
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 Aug. 9, 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.