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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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19,055Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 111 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$1.73M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

431 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
41% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

38% of this provider’s 431 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

50% of this provider’s 431 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$91 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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

$1.82M

2014

$1.8M

2015

$1.73M

2016

Number of Claims

19,235

2014

19,304

2015

19,055

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
ALPRAZOLAM 1,606

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

190

patients, 44% of all patients

1 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,200

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

136

patients, 32% of all patients

O 2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 733

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

126

patients, 29% of all patients

3 5
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 681

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

81

patients, 19% of all patients

O 4 37
GABAPENTIN 554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

82

patients, 19% of all patients

5 7
BYSTOLIC 484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

86

patients, 20% of all patients

6 141
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

7 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

8 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

9 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

10 47
BUMETANIDE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

11 127
CRESTOR 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

12 49
IBUPROFEN 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

13 60
METFORMIN HCL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

14 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

15 1
FENOFIBRATE* 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

16 99
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 7% of all patients

17 256
DULOXETINE HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

18 40
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

19 106
FUROSEMIDE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

20 8
KLOR-CON M20 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

21 135
CARVEDILOL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

22 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

23 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

24 13
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 43

patients, 10% of all patients

25 77
VALSARTAN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

26 89
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

27 57
AZOR 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

28 361
SYNTHROID 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

29 80
OMEPRAZOLE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

30 4
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

31 38
CLOPIDOGREL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

32 19
NIFEDIPINE ER 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

33 159
CEFDINIR 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

78

patients, 18% of all patients

A 34 130
SYMBICORT 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

35 75
TOPIRAMATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

36 120
FAMOTIDINE* 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

37 87
PROAIR HFA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

38 64
DALIRESP 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

39 226
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

87

patients, 20% of all patients

39 105
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

41 145
ROPINIROLE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

42 61
MIRTAZAPINE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

43 45
ARIPIPRAZOLE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 43 166
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

A 45 84
SIMVASTATIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 9
VENTOLIN HFA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

47 46
FENOFIBRATE* 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 47 92
PRISTIQ 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 348
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

49 29
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

51 116
OPANA ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

O 51 429
DIAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 53 41
ALLOPURINOL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

54 35
CARISOPRODOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 294
BENICAR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

56 259
TRAMADOL HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 57 33
AZITHROMYCIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

A 58 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

58 20
ZETIA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

60 82
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

61 73
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

62 94
MELOXICAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

63 23
VICTOZA 3-PAK 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

63 284
TIZANIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

63 50
FLUCONAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

63 125
INVOKANA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

67 165
SPIRIVA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

67 98
JANUVIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

69 55
SUCRALFATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

70 104
HYDRALAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

70 72
WARFARIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

70 25
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 73 366
LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

74 74
JANUMET XR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 75 276
TRIBENZOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

76 464
PROMETHAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 4% of all patients

76 83
CELECOXIB 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 76 108
SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 79 21
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

80 158
CLONAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 81 34
RANITIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 82 24
ELIQUIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 83 102
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 Nov. 30, 2016.
  • 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.