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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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12,652Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 263 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$536K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 395 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

427 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

29% of this provider’s 427 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 427 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

30 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

$461K

2014

$490K

2015

$536K

2016

Number of Claims

11,559

2014

12,241

2015

12,652

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 503

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

76

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 480

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

81

patients, 19% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
GABAPENTIN 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

6 7
SIMVASTATIN 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

7 9
METFORMIN HCL 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

8 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

10 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

O 11 6
FUROSEMIDE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

11 8
CLOPIDOGREL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

13 19
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

14 62
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

15 14
MELOXICAM 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

16 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

17 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

18 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

19 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

20 27
GLIPIZIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

21 56
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

21 17
ATENOLOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

23 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

24 20
ALPRAZOLAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

25 18
CARVEDILOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

26 22
TRAZODONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

27 30
RANITIDINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

28 24
METFORMIN HCL ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

29 48
TRAMADOL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O 30 33
FAMOTIDINE* 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

30 87
VENTOLIN HFA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

32 46
LORAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

33 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

34 12
JANUVIA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

36 47
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

37 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

38 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

39 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

40 29
PREDNISONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

41 39
IBUPROFEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

41 60
DULOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

43 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 44 25
ALLOPURINOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 45 35
DIAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 41
PROAIR HFA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

47 64
GLIPIZIDE XL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 48 196
MIRTAZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 45
NEXIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 50 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 101
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

52 57
GLIMEPIRIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

53 42
SERTRALINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

54 21
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

54 69
CELECOXIB 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

56 108
TIZANIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

56 50
SPIRIVA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 58 98
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

58 58
DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

60 36
ROPINIROLE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 60 61
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 60 38
GLIPIZIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

63 133
ONDANSETRON HCL* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

64 103
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 Aug. 3, 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.