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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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28,286Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$1.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

875 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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 647 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

34% of this provider’s 875 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 875 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$1.64M

2014

$1.54M

2015

$1.5M

2016

Number of Claims

29,527

2014

27,782

2015

28,286

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 1,186

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

870

prescriptions.

191

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 903

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

144

patients, 16% of all patients

2 4
GABAPENTIN 836

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

132

patients, 15% of all patients

3 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 828

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

136

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
SIMVASTATIN 824

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

136

patients, 16% of all patients

5 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 802

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

678

prescriptions.

126

patients, 14% of all patients

6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 761

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 749

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

145

patients, 17% of all patients

O 8 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 642

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

9 11
FUROSEMIDE 582

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

10 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 578

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

11 12
CARVEDILOL 550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

12 22
METFORMIN HCL ER 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

13 48
METFORMIN HCL 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

14 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

15 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

16 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

17 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

18 15
CLOPIDOGREL 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

19 19
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

O 20 37
TRAMADOL HCL 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

O 21 33
TRAZODONE HCL 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

22 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

23 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

24 32
RANITIDINE HCL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

24 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

26 16
DULOXETINE HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

26 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

28 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

29 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

30 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

31 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

32 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

33 25
PREDNISONE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

34 39
ALLOPURINOL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

35 35
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

36 62
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

37 58
SERTRALINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

38 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

39 43
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

40 51
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

41 106
LORAZEPAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

42 31
CRESTOR 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

43 49
MELOXICAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

44 23
ALPRAZOLAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

45 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

46 73
CLONAZEPAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

47 34
GLIPIZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

48 56
PAROXETINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

49 52
PROAIR HFA 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

50 64
FINASTERIDE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

51 86
VENTOLIN HFA 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

52 46
TIZANIDINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

53 50
MIRTAZAPINE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

54 45
ZETIA 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 82
IBUPROFEN 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

56 60
DIAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

57 41
FAMOTIDINE* 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

58 87
LABETALOL HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 234
SYNTHROID 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

60 80
LYRICA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 74
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

61 59
SYMBICORT 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

63 75
JANUVIA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

64 55
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

A 65 150
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 172
VALSARTAN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

67 89
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

68 116
ATENOLOL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

69 28
SUCRALFATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

70 104
FENOFIBRATE* 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

71 99
ONDANSETRON HCL* 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

71 103
ELIQUIS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

73 102
ROPINIROLE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

73 61
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

75 69
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 57
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 94
CELECOXIB 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

78 108
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 110
TRADJENTA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

79 129
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 77
HYDRALAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

82 72
NEXIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

82 70
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

A 84 107
SPIRIVA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

84 98
BENAZEPRIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 84 96
DEXILANT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 87 162
PRADAXA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

88 254
OXYCODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 O 88 93
BUPROPION HCL SR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

90 157
ONGLYZA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 90 310
FENTANYL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 O 90 132
DICYCLOMINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

93 144
LANTUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

94 91
NYSTATIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

95 115
BUSPIRONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

96 63
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 P 97 53
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

97 122
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

99 38
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 99 168
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 101 112
FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 102 44
AMOXICILLIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A 103 90
BENICAR HCT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 103 368
MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 105 79
SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

106 67
LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A 107 68
LANSOPRAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

107 137
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

107 145
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 Feb. 19, 2010.
  • 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.