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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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18,679Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 115 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 105 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

504 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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 376 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

54% of this provider’s 504 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 504 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$1.17M

2014

$1.24M

2015

$1.09M

2016

Number of Claims

19,709

2014

19,582

2015

18,679

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 664

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

127

patients, 25% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 656

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

105

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 641

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

107

patients, 21% of all patients

3 8
LISINOPRIL 639

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

131

patients, 26% of all patients

4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 624

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

125

patients, 25% of all patients

5 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

6 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 485

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

O 7 6
CLOPIDOGREL 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

8 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

9 16
GABAPENTIN 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

10 7
LORAZEPAM 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

11 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

12 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

13 17
METFORMIN HCL 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

14 10
FLUOXETINE HCL 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

15 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

16 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

17 15
CARVEDILOL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

18 22
ALPRAZOLAM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

19 18
SIMVASTATIN 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

20 9
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

O 21 123
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

22 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

23 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

O 24 37
PREDNISONE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

25 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

26 27
VENTOLIN HFA 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

27 46
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

117

patients, 23% of all patients

28 105
SPIRONOLACTONE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

29 67
ZETIA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

30 82
GEMFIBROZIL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

31 139
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

32 58
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

32 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

34 47
ALLOPURINOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

35 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

36 51
AZITHROMYCIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

A 37 54
HYDRALAZINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

38 72
RANITIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

39 24
DULOXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 40
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

A 41 84
WARFARIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

42 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

42 14
LEVOFLOXACIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

A 44 68
ATENOLOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 36
TRAMADOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 46 33
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

48 76
CLONAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 34
BYSTOLIC 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 141
PROAIR HFA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

51 64
NEXIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

52 70
SERTRALINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 21
MIRTAZAPINE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

54 45
DIGOXIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

55 109
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

56 59
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

57 111
LYRICA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

58 74
NAMENDA XR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 59 65
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

A 60 113
MELOXICAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

60 23
CEPHALEXIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

A 62 95
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 163
OXYCODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 O 64 93
LEVEMIR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 65 166
PAROXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 66 52
CRESTOR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

67 49
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

A 68 107
CELECOXIB 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

68 108
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 P 68 53
HUMALOG 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 192
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 112
TORSEMIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 187
DIAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 41
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

74 57
TRAZODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

76 30
BENAZEPRIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 96
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 77 282
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 94
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 79 124
XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 81 100
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 81 26
AMIODARONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 83 161
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

83 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 85 32
BUSPIRONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

85 63
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

87 145
LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 87 91
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 June 3, 2010.
  • 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.