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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,247Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 75 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

553 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

4% of this provider’s 474 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

44% of this provider’s 553 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 553 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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

$1.52M

2014

$1.52M

2015

$1.42M

2016

Number of Claims

23,629

2014

23,770

2015

22,247

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
OMEPRAZOLE 740

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

107

patients, 19% of all patients

1 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 665

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

99

patients, 18% of all patients

O 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 639

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
FUROSEMIDE 619

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

4 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 595

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

100

patients, 18% of all patients

5 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 584

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

99

patients, 18% of all patients

6 3
LISINOPRIL 560

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

7 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

8 14
GABAPENTIN 473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

9 7
ALLOPURINOL 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

10 35
CARVEDILOL 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

10 22
SIMVASTATIN 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

12 9
METFORMIN HCL ER 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

13 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

14 15
PREDNISONE 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

173

patients, 31% of all patients

15 39
HYDRALAZINE HCL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

16 72
JANUVIA 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

17 55
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

18 12
SERTRALINE HCL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

19 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

20 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

21 11
CLOPIDOGREL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

22 19
METFORMIN HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

23 10
MIRTAZAPINE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

24 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

25 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

26 42
CRESTOR 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

27 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

28 51
TRAZODONE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

29 30
ALPRAZOLAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

30 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

31 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

32 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

33 13
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O 34 37
TRAMADOL HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O 35 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

36 25
LORAZEPAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

36 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

38 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

38 43
ZETIA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

40 82
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

41 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

42 58
DONEPEZIL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 36
DULOXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 40
CLONAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

45 34
CELECOXIB 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

46 108
RISPERIDONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 85
TIZANIDINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 50
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

49 110
FLUOXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

50 44
KLOR-CON M20 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

51 135
MELOXICAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 23
VERAPAMIL ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

51 146
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

54 73
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 106
LYRICA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 74
ROPINIROLE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

57 61
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

58 38
BENAZEPRIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

59 96
FENOFIBRATE* 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

60 92
VENTOLIN HFA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

60 46
RANITIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

62 24
NEXIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 62 70
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 76
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

A 62 107
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

66 47
LEVOFLOXACIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

A 67 68
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

68 145
BUMETANIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 127
MEMANTINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 68 79
ATENOLOL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

71 112
SPIRONOLACTONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

73 67
XARELTO 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

74 100
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 305
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 75 237
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 143
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 78 124
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

79 94
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

79 62
ADVAIR DISKUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

81 101
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

82 116
ELIQUIS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

83 102
DIGOXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 84 109
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

85 77
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 86 168
AMITIZA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 86 179
PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

88 64
CLONIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

88 66
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

88 59
TEMAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 91 119
TOPIRAMATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 91 120
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A 93 84
BENICAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 94 259
LOVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 95 71
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 95 151
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 97 202
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 97 164
OLANZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P 99 142
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

99 57
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

101 160
DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 102 41
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A 102 54
ULORIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 102 241
PROMETHAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

102 83
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 Oct. 17, 2012.
  • 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.