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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,831Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 63 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 103 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

659 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
52% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

46% of this provider’s 659 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 659 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

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$863K

2014

$918K

2015

$1.1M

2016

Number of Claims

17,734

2014

19,210

2015

22,831

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 1,118

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

173

patients, 26% of all patients

1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 976

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

147

patients, 22% of all patients

O 2 6
GABAPENTIN 804

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

115

patients, 17% of all patients

3 7
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 674

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

153

patients, 23% of all patients

4 111
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 643

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 639

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

6 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

7 3
FUROSEMIDE 473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

8 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

9 13
METFORMIN HCL 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

10 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

11 14
CLOPIDOGREL 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

12 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

13 5
SIMVASTATIN 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

14 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

15 15
IBUPROFEN 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

16 60
CLONAZEPAM 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

17 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

18 12
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

19 26
RANITIDINE HCL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

20 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

21 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

22 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

23 17
ALPRAZOLAM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

24 18
SERTRALINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

25 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

26 16
TRAZODONE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

27 30
TIZANIDINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

28 50
CRESTOR 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

29 49
FLUOXETINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

30 44
BUPROPION XL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

31 126
MELOXICAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

32 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

33 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

34 27
DULOXETINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

35 40
PROAIR HFA 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

36 64
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

37 32
AMOXICILLIN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

A 38 90
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

39 43
DIAZEPAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 41
CARVEDILOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

40 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

42 47
TOPIRAMATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 120
GLIPIZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

44 56
ATENOLOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 28
ONDANSETRON HCL* 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

46 103
PAROXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

46 52
NEXIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

48 70
PROMETHAZINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 4% of all patients

49 83
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 3% of all patients

50 57
SYMBICORT 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

51 75
LEVOFLOXACIN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

A 52 68
VENTOLIN HFA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

53 46
TRAMADOL HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O 54 33
FINASTERIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 86
SUCRALFATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

56 104
PREDNISONE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

56 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 36
PROPRANOLOL HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 154
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

61 255
SPIRIVA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

62 98
CELECOXIB 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 108
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

64 69
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 64 37
NITROSTAT 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

66 222
CLONIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 66
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 76
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

69 59
ALLOPURINOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

69 35
LYRICA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 71 74
LORAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 38
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

74 94
VALSARTAN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 89
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

76 122
ROPINIROLE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 61
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

A 78 107
NYSTATIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

79 115
JANUVIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 55
ELIQUIS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 81 102
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 82 73
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

83 58
XARELTO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 83 100
QUINAPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 85 181
LANTUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

86 91
NAPROXEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

87 88
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A 87 113
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 89 151
DEXILANT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 89 162
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

89 77
SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 92 67
MIRTAZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

93 45
METFORMIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 93 48
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 Sept. 25, 2014.
  • 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.