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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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21,855Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 78 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$967K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 141 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

1,015 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

1% of this provider’s 883 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

31% of this provider’s 1,015 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 1,015 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$1.14M

2014

$1.03M

2015

$967K

2016

Number of Claims

22,666

2014

21,770

2015

21,855

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 848

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

166

patients, 16% of all patients

1 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 841

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

739

prescriptions.

144

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 778

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

165

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 729

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

172

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
ALPRAZOLAM 694

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

5 18
OMEPRAZOLE 598

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

120

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
METFORMIN HCL 574

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

7 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 551

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

8 5
FUROSEMIDE 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

10 15
ATENOLOL 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

11 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

12 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

13 14
MELOXICAM 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

14 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

15 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

16 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

17 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

18 58
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

O 19 6
GABAPENTIN 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

20 7
CLOPIDOGREL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

21 19
LOVASTATIN 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

22 71
SERTRALINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

23 21
TRAZODONE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

24 30
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

25 116
ALLOPURINOL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

26 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

27 20
GLIPIZIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

28 56
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

29 17
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

30 62
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

31 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

32 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

33 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

34 42
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

35 26
CARVEDILOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

36 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

36 32
TRAMADOL HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

O 38 33
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

39 106
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

40 112
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

A 41 84
FENOFIBRATE* 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

42 92
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

43 47
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

44 51
VALSARTAN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

45 89
DONEPEZIL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

46 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

46 38
FINASTERIDE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

48 86
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

49 43
CLONAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

49 34
AMOXICILLIN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

A 51 90
SPIRONOLACTONE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

52 67
ETODOLAC 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

53 245
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

54 131
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

55 122
RAMIPRIL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

56 121
IRBESARTAN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

57 148
DIAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

57 41
LANTUS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

59 91
AZITHROMYCIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

A 60 54
ROPINIROLE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

61 61
CRESTOR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

62 49
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

62 76
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 57
RANITIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 24
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

65 77
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 72
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

O 67 37
SYNTHROID 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

69 80
COLESTIPOL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 69 208
NAPROXEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 88
DIGOXIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

72 109
VERAPAMIL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 73 146
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 74 110
BUSPIRONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 63
PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

76 64
CARTIA XT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 193
FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

76 44
TOPIRAMATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 76 120
ZETIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

76 82
MUPIROCIN* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

81 152
CELECOXIB 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

81 108
VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

83 46
DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

83 40
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

83 358
METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 83 48
LORAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 83 31
IBUPROFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

88 60
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 89 228
MECLIZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

90 118
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 91 154
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

92 101
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

92 94
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 Feb. 1, 2011.
  • 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.