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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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17,463Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 133 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 121 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

480 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% 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

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

43% of this provider’s 480 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 480 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$1.06M

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

19,350

2014

18,368

2015

17,463

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 805

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

125

patients, 26% of all patients

O 1 6
LISINOPRIL 705

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

116

patients, 24% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 520

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

101

patients, 21% of all patients

3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 468

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

5 5
FUROSEMIDE 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

6 8
SIMVASTATIN 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

7 9
METFORMIN HCL 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

8 10
ALPRAZOLAM 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

9 18
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

10 26
GABAPENTIN 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

11 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

12 3
DIAZEPAM 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

13 41
CLOPIDOGREL 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

14 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

14 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

16 12
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

O 17 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

18 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

19 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

20 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

21 17
SUBOXONE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

22 114
RANITIDINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

23 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

24 27
ATENOLOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

25 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

26 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

27 47
ALLOPURINOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

28 35
SERTRALINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

29 21
TRAMADOL HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

O 30 33
IBUPROFEN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

31 60
CARVEDILOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

31 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

33 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

35 29
LOVASTATIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

36 71
NEXIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

37 70
ZETIA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

38 82
CRESTOR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 49
SUCRALFATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

40 104
FENOFIBRATE* 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 99
FLUOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

42 44
TIZANIDINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

42 50
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

44 51
PAROXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

45 52
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 38
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

46 94
VALSARTAN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

48 89
PROAIR HFA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

48 64
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

50 77
DONEPEZIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 36
NAPROXEN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

52 88
VENTOLIN HFA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

53 46
LORAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

54 31
LEVOFLOXACIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

A 55 68
CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 34
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

56 69
GEMFIBROZIL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 139
AZITHROMYCIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

A 59 54
GLIPIZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 60 56
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

60 43
LYRICA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

60 74
FINASTERIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 86
CLONIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 64 66
ONDANSETRON HCL* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

64 103
BUPROPION XL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 66 126
MECLIZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

67 118
MELOXICAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

68 23
BUMETANIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 127
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 70 73
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 70 62
ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

72 101
SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

73 98
SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 73 80
TRAZODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

73 30
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

76 111
CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 76 108
ROPINIROLE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 76 61
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 Oct. 18, 2017.
  • 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.