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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,172Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 60 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 75 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

704 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

2% of this provider’s 621 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

33% of this provider’s 704 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 704 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

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$1.1M

2014

$1.16M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

20,970

2014

20,479

2015

23,172

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
SIMVASTATIN 909

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

844

prescriptions.

140

patients, 20% of all patients

1 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 844

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
FUROSEMIDE 819

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

737

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

3 8
OMEPRAZOLE 649

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 629

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 625

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
LISINOPRIL 604

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

7 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 599

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

8 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

122

patients, 17% of all patients

O 9 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

10 32
METFORMIN HCL 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

11 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

12 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

13 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

14 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

15 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

16 25
MELOXICAM 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

17 23
ALPRAZOLAM 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

18 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

19 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

20 14
GABAPENTIN 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

21 7
CLOPIDOGREL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

21 19
RANITIDINE HCL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

21 24
SERTRALINE HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

24 21
ALLOPURINOL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

25 35
ATENOLOL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

26 28
TRAZODONE HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

27 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

28 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

29 16
CRESTOR 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

30 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

30 51
MIRTAZAPINE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

30 45
PREDNISONE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

33 39
NAMENDA XR 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

34 65
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

35 58
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

36 26
INVOKANA 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

37 165
CARVEDILOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

38 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

38 43
TRAMADOL HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

O 40 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

41 27
LORAZEPAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

42 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

43 112
CLONAZEPAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

44 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

45 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

46 59
LEVETIRACETAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 47 97
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 47 78
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

49 69
FLUOXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 44
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 P 50 53
PAROXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 52
NEXIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 70
JANUMET 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

54 221
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 38
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

A 56 84
DIGOXIN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 57 109
CELECOXIB 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 108
VALSARTAN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 89
FAMOTIDINE* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 60 87
CILOSTAZOL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 219
FINASTERIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 86
JANUVIA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

62 55
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 62
LANTUS 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 65 91
VASCEPA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 364
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 73
VENTOLIN HFA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

67 46
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

67 122
SYMBICORT 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 75
MEMANTINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 71 79
ZETIA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 82
BYSTOLIC 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 141
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

74 145
LANSOPRAZOLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 137
MECLIZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

74 118
AZITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

A 77 54
PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

77 64
CEFDINIR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A 79 130
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 79 116
DIAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 41
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

79 228
KLOR-CON M10 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 83 224
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 83 128
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

83 94
KLOR-CON M20 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 86 135
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 86 72
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

88 96
LEVOFLOXACIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A 89 68
LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 89 74
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 91 57
NAPROXEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

91 88
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 93 92
DICYCLOMINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 93 144
METFORMIN HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 93 48
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

96 76
METOLAZONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 97 186
DILTIAZEM HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 97 175
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

97 105
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 97 67
INSULIN SYRINGE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 101 170
KLOR-CON 10 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 102 193
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 April 9, 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.