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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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15,817Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 171 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$535K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 397 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

384 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% 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

43% of this provider’s 384 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 384 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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

$614K

2014

$656K

2015

$535K

2016

Number of Claims

16,594

2014

19,128

2015

15,817

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 692

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

131

patients, 34% of all patients

1 2
ALPRAZOLAM 540

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

2 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 531

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

85

patients, 22% of all patients

3 12
GABAPENTIN 490

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

4 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 485

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

74

patients, 19% of all patients

5 11
DIAZEPAM 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

6 41
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

7 1
OMEPRAZOLE 445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

77

patients, 20% of all patients

8 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

9 13
SIMVASTATIN 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

77

patients, 20% of all patients

10 9
TRAMADOL HCL 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

O 11 33
RANITIDINE HCL 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

64

patients, 17% of all patients

12 24
FUROSEMIDE 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

13 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

14 5
METFORMIN HCL 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

15 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

16 3
IBUPROFEN 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

17 60
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

18 26
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O 19 123
CLOPIDOGREL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

20 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

21 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

22 17
LORAZEPAM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

23 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

24 29
VENTOLIN HFA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

25 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

26 58
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

27 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

<11 27 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

29 15
GLIPIZIDE ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

30 133
MELOXICAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

31 23
NAPROXEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

32 88
TRAZODONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 30
CLONAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 34 34
DICYCLOMINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

34 144
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

34 14
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

37 105
CITALOPRAM HBR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

38 20
FLUCONAZOLE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

39 125
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

40 59
LYRICA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 41 74
CHLORTHALIDONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

42 156
FENOFIBRATE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

42 92
SERTRALINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

42 21
ADVAIR DISKUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

45 101
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 45 62
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 32
LEVOFLOXACIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

A 47 68
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P 47 53
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

50 122
MECLIZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

51 118
BUSPIRONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

52 63
WARFARIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 53 25
PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

54 64
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

55 43
BENAZEPRIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 56 96
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

56 57
NIACIN ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 56 242
NOVOLIN 70-30 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 56 268
CEPHALEXIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

A 56 95
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

61 72
NEXIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 61 70
SUCRALFATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

61 104
GLIMEPIRIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

61 42
GLIPIZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

65 56
CARVEDILOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

66 22
HUMULIN 70-30 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 67 398
NYSTATIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

68 115
TIZANIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

69 50
ROPINIROLE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

70 61
CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

71 66
DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 71 40
ATENOLOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 71 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 74 44
GEMFIBROZIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

74 139
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 O 74 319
GLIPIZIDE XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 77 196
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. 24, 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.