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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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17,492Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 132 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$742K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 251 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

687 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

53% of this provider’s 687 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 687 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

$42 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

$669K

2014

$698K

2015

$742K

2016

Number of Claims

16,916

2014

17,505

2015

17,492

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 901

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

829

prescriptions.

168

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN 832

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

752

prescriptions.

159

patients, 23% of all patients

2 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 725

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

146

patients, 21% of all patients

3 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 599

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

4 16
OMEPRAZOLE 572

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

5 4
METFORMIN HCL 471

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

6 10
FUROSEMIDE 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

8 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

9 13
GABAPENTIN 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

10 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

11 5
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

12 26
RANITIDINE HCL 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

13 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

14 3
CLOPIDOGREL 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

15 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

16 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

17 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

18 12
CARVEDILOL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

19 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

20 29
ALPRAZOLAM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

21 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

22 25
ATENOLOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

23 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

24 27
PREDNISONE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

25 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

26 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

27 58
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

28 38
TRAMADOL HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 33
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

A 30 113
MIRTAZAPINE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

31 45
MELOXICAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

32 23
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

O 32 123
LORAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

34 31
CLONIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

35 66
SPIRONOLACTONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

36 67
AZITHROMYCIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

A 37 54
DULOXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

37 40
ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

39 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

A 40 84
SERTRALINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

41 21
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

A 42 150
CITALOPRAM HBR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

43 20
DIGOXIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 109
ADVAIR DISKUS 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

45 101
DONEPEZIL HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

46 36
GLIPIZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

47 56
ROPINIROLE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 61
AMOXICILLIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

A 49 90
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

49 105
VENTOLIN HFA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

51 46
FLUOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 44
GEMFIBROZIL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

53 139
XARELTO 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

53 100
ONDANSETRON HCL* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

55 103
JANUVIA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 47
LOVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 71
PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

58 64
ZETIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 82
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 51
AMIODARONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 161
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 43
CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 64 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 57
TRAZODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 30
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

65 69
BUPROPION XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 126
SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 80
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 32
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 71 96
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 72
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 94
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 Nov. 25, 2015.
  • 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.