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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,801Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 38 providers in this state and specialty

$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 38 providers in this state and specialty

1,016 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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.

24 of this provider’s 908 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

57% of this provider’s 1,016 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 41%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 1,016 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$1.33M

2014

$1.38M

2015

$1.35M

2016

Number of Claims

25,331

2014

27,272

2015

26,801

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 1,239

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,095

prescriptions.

233

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,022

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

897

prescriptions.

209

patients, 21% of all patients

2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 958

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

885

prescriptions.

171

patients, 17% of all patients

3 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 718

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

143

patients, 14% of all patients

4 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 702

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

5 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 640

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

6 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 627

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

7 3
GABAPENTIN 594

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

137

patients, 13% of all patients

8 4
METFORMIN HCL ER 565

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

125

patients, 12% of all patients

9 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

10 16
ALPRAZOLAM 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
FUROSEMIDE 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

12 10
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

327

patients, 32% of all patients

13 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

14 46
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

15 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

16 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

17 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

18 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

19 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

O 20 7
TIZANIDINE HCL 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

122

patients, 12% of all patients

21 39
AZITHROMYCIN 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

230

patients, 23% of all patients

A 22 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

23 21
SIMVASTATIN 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

24 8
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

25 59
CLOPIDOGREL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

26 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

27 17
LORAZEPAM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

28 32
BUSPIRONE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

29 58
METFORMIN HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

30 9
CEFUROXIME 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

161

patients, 16% of all patients

A 31 123
DONEPEZIL HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

32 65
WARFARIN SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

33 31
TRAMADOL HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

O 34 25
ALLOPURINOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

35 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

36 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

36 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

38 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

39 74
DIGOXIN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

40 118
RANITIDINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

41 22
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

A 42 98
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 43 70
CARVEDILOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

44 23
ATENOLOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

45 19
MELOXICAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

46 24
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

47 62
LYRICA 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

47 103
AMOXICILLIN 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

A 49 65
MIRTAZAPINE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

50 97
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

51 50
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

52 48
PREDNISONE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

53 41
PROAIR HFA 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

54 54
CRESTOR 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

55 51
CLONIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

55 63
BUPROPION XL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

57 122
FINASTERIDE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

58 92
NAMENDA XR 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 165
VENTOLIN HFA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

59 47
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

61 89
LEVOFLOXACIN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

A 61 109
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

63 72
IRBESARTAN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 120
SERTRALINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 28
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

A 66 75
MECLIZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

67 81
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

67 35
PAROXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

69 82
VALSARTAN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 80
TERAZOSIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

71 176
CEFDINIR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

A 72 127
PROPRANOLOL HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

73 94
CLONAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

73 29
ACYCLOVIR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

75 147
SUCRALFATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

75 99
SYNTHROID 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

77 88
FENOFIBRATE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

78 112
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 79 87
DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

79 45
WELCHOL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

81 182
RALOXIFENE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

82 153
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

82 90
RAMIPRIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

82 118
CELECOXIB 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

82 93
ROPINIROLE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

86 60
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

86 86
XARELTO 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

86 148
MUPIROCIN* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

89 151
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 89 143
LANTUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

91 116
TRAZODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

91 36
DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

93 40
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

93 64
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

95 113
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

A 95 79
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 97 194
BUMETANIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

97 138
COLESTIPOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

97 194
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

100 68
SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

101 84
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 101 71
LEVETIRACETAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 103 132
NEXIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

104 85
DICYCLOMINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

104 129
ONDANSETRON HCL* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

104 95
LABETALOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 104 162
NIFEDIPINE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 108 134
LANSOPRAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 108 110
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

110 49
BYSTOLIC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 110 150
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 Sept. 7, 2007.
  • 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.