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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,893Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 38 providers in this state and specialty

$1.86M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 38 providers in this state and specialty

886 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

18 of this provider’s 581 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

53% of this provider’s 886 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 41%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 886 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 15%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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

$1.67M

2014

$2.04M

2015

$1.86M

2016

Number of Claims

37,443

2014

40,988

2015

38,893

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
ATENOLOL 1,352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,010

prescriptions.

186

patients, 21% of all patients

10 1 19
GABAPENTIN 1,265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

760

prescriptions.

199

patients, 22% of all patients

2 4
SIMVASTATIN 1,122

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

781

prescriptions.

157

patients, 18% of all patients

3 8
LISINOPRIL 1,121

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

734

prescriptions.

160

patients, 18% of all patients

4 1
METFORMIN HCL 1,052

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

153

patients, 17% of all patients

5 9
OMEPRAZOLE 1,050

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

724

prescriptions.

162

patients, 18% of all patients

6 5
FUROSEMIDE 1,039

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

798

prescriptions.

185

patients, 21% of all patients

7 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,038

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

837

prescriptions.

141

patients, 16% of all patients

8 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 971

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

9 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 941

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

144

patients, 16% of all patients

10 12
ALPRAZOLAM 912

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

129

patients, 15% of all patients

11 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 840

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

202

patients, 23% of all patients

O 12 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 808

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

121

patients, 14% of all patients

13 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 757

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

139

patients, 16% of all patients

14 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 663

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

15 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 614

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

16 18
RANITIDINE HCL 610

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

17 22
CLOPIDOGREL 609

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

18 20
GLIPIZIDE 488

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

19 52
ALLOPURINOL 465

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

20 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 434

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

21 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

22 21
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

23 87
CLONAZEPAM 378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

24 29
PREDNISONE 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

169

patients, 19% of all patients

25 41
ROPINIROLE HCL 362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

26 60
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

27 53
TRAZODONE HCL 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

28 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

29 15
HYDRALAZINE HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

30 71
DONEPEZIL HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

31 65
SERTRALINE HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

32 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

33 31
TRAMADOL HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

O 34 25
PROMETHAZINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

34 56
LORAZEPAM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

36 32
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

37 104
CARVEDILOL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

38 23
NAPROXEN 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

39 91
IBUPROFEN 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

40 44
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

41 35
CLONIDINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

42 63
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

43 62
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

44 68
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

44 137
VENTOLIN HFA 183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

46 47
TIZANIDINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

47 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

48 76
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

49 96
DIAZEPAM 175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

50 40
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

50 110
FLUOXETINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

52 49
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

53 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

53 89
BUSPIRONE HCL 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

55 58
PAROXETINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

55 82
CEPHALEXIN 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

115

patients, 13% of all patients

A 57 101
PROAIR HFA 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

57 54
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

59 13
MELOXICAM 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

60 24
GEMFIBROZIL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

61 144
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

A 62 75
SUBOXONE 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 69
ADVAIR DISKUS 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

64 131
NIFEDIPINE ER 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

65 134
PROPRANOLOL HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

66 94
NEXIUM 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

67 85
ONDANSETRON HCL* 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

68 95
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 69 70
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

70 33
LEVOFLOXACIN 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

A 71 109
LYRICA 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

71 103
SUCRALFATE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

73 99
GLIPIZIDE ER 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

74 124
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

A 75 98
MECLIZINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

75 81
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O 77 37
HYDROCORTISONE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

77 139
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

79 64
BACLOFEN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

80 77
ELIQUIS 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

80 108
CRESTOR 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

80 51
BUPROPION HCL SR 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

83 106
LANTUS 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

83 116
DULOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

85 45
INSULIN SYRINGE* 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

85 165
NIFEDICAL XL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

87 167
QUINAPRIL HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

88 134
FLUCONAZOLE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

88 106
PRADAXA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

88 142
TRADJENTA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

91 141
VERAPAMIL ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

92 170
KETOCONAZOLE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

93 140
JANUVIA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

94 61
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

94 50
CILOSTAZOL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

96 171
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

96 72
ZETIA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

98 67
LOVASTATIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

99 57
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

A 99 173
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

A 101 79
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

102 27
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

102 59
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

104 174
CAPTOPRIL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 104 174
FENOFIBRATE* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

106 112
FINASTERIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

107 92
VALSARTAN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

108 80
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

A 109 136
AZITHROMYCIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A 110 42
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 110 146
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

112 74
AMOXICILLIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

A 113 65
LEVETIRACETAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

113 132
DICYCLOMINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

115 129
SYMBICORT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

116 84
SPIRIVA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

116 114
NITROSTAT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

118 145
TOPIRAMATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 119 130
FLUOCINONIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

120 155
DOXEPIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

121 101
GLIPIZIDE XL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 121 187
LANSOPRAZOLE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

123 110
DUTASTERIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 124 192
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 125 128
DIGOXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 125 118
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 127 48
AMIODARONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

127 196
ACYCLOVIR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

129 147
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

130 198
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 130 121
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

130 154
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 133 199
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

133 152
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

135 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 135 46
GLIMEPIRIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 135 38
ACEBUTOLOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 135 203
MIRTAZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 139 97
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

140 208
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A 140 208
KLOR-CON M20 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 140 161
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O 143 78
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 Dec. 28, 2016.
  • 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.