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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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19,023Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 112 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 76 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

916 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

32% of this provider’s 916 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 916 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

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$1.22M

2014

$1.27M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

19,460

2014

19,331

2015

19,023

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,223

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

872

prescriptions.

223

patients, 24% of all patients

O 1 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 755

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

151

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 643

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

127

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
ALPRAZOLAM 555

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

4 18
GABAPENTIN 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

6 5
METFORMIN HCL 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

7 10
OMEPRAZOLE 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

8 4
LISINOPRIL 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

9 2
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

O 10 37
FUROSEMIDE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

10 8
CLONAZEPAM 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

12 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

13 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

13 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

15 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

16 47
MELOXICAM 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

17 23
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

O 18 155
SIMVASTATIN 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

19 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

20 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

21 17
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

22 26
DIAZEPAM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

23 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

24 12
TOPIRAMATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

25 120
CLOPIDOGREL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

26 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

27 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

28 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

29 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

30 25
TRAMADOL HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

O 31 33
PREDNISONE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

31 39
TRAZODONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

33 30
OXYCODONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 34 93
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

35 16
TERAZOSIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

36 178
ALLOPURINOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

37 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

38 112
GLIMEPIRIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

39 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

40 58
CEFDINIR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

A 40 130
CARVEDILOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

42 22
SERTRALINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 21
DULOXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

43 40
LORAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

43 31
RANITIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

46 24
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

46 105
SPIRONOLACTONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

48 67
BUPROPION XL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

48 126
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

50 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

51 131
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

52 106
FLUOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

52 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

54 36
LANSOPRAZOLE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 137
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

55 29
FINASTERIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 86
FENOFIBRATE* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 92
CRESTOR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

59 49
LEVOFLOXACIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

A 59 68
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

A 61 107
PROMETHAZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

62 83
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 228
LYRICA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

63 74
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

65 51
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 62
BYSTOLIC 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 141
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

68 69
BACLOFEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

68 81
GLIPIZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 56
ATENOLOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

70 28
TIZANIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

72 50
SYNTHROID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

72 80
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

74 404
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

75 73
PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 52
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

76 124
SUCRALFATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

78 104
HUMULIN N 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 78 397
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A 80 113
METOLAZONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

81 186
MEMANTINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 79
ROPINIROLE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

81 61
PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

84 64
MIRTAZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

85 45
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 July 8, 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.