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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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12,622Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 265 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$365K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 570 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

502 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

57% of this provider’s 502 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 502 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

$29 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$388K

2014

$367K

2015

$365K

2016

Number of Claims

13,045

2014

13,054

2015

12,622

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
SIMVASTATIN 658

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

92

patients, 18% of all patients

1 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 598

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

89

patients, 18% of all patients

2 5
LISINOPRIL 595

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 509

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 478

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

5 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

6 32
MELOXICAM 346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

7 23
OMEPRAZOLE 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

8 4
FUROSEMIDE 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
GABAPENTIN 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

10 7
METFORMIN HCL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

12 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

13 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

13 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

15 51
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

16 3
CEFUROXIME 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

115

patients, 23% of all patients

A 17 153
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

18 17
ATENOLOL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

19 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

20 16
GLIPIZIDE ER 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

21 133
CITALOPRAM HBR 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

22 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

23 27
AZITHROMYCIN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

98

patients, 20% of all patients

A 24 54
WARFARIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

26 29
FINASTERIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 86
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

28 59
ALLOPURINOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 35
VENTOLIN HFA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

30 46
LANTUS 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 91
DONEPEZIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 36
SERTRALINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

33 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 34 58
LEVOFLOXACIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

A 35 68
PREDNISONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

35 39
MECLIZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

37 118
GLIPIZIDE XL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 38 196
RANITIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 24
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 40 134
SYNTHROID 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 41 80
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 42 62
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 26
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 116
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

A 44 84
PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

46 64
LANSOPRAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 47 137
SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 67
MUPIROCIN* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

49 152
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 50 69
NAPROXEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 88
JANUVIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 51 55
NIFEDIPINE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 53 159
AMOXICILLIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

A 53 90
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

53 270
DIAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 56 41
PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 56 52
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. 29, 2013.
  • 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.