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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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10,957Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 336 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$642K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 308 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

508 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

28% of this provider’s 508 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 508 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% 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

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

$1.53M

2014

$1.21M

2015

$642K

2016

Number of Claims

32,035

2014

26,373

2015

10,957

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
OMEPRAZOLE 408

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

98

patients, 19% of all patients

1 4
FUROSEMIDE 373

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

2 8
SIMVASTATIN 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

3 9
GABAPENTIN 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

5 1
LISINOPRIL 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

6 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

7 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

8 15
CLOPIDOGREL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

9 19
ATENOLOL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

10 28
METFORMIN HCL ER 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

11 48
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

12 13
TRAZODONE HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

13 30
IBUPROFEN 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

14 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

15 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

16 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

17 5
MELOXICAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

18 23
NAPROXEN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

19 88
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

20 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

21 27
CARVEDILOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

22 22
PAROXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

23 52
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

24 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

25 25
BUSPIRONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

26 63
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

27 58
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

28 122
MECLIZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

29 118
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

30 51
PREDNISONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

31 39
VENTOLIN HFA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 46
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

33 76
GLIMEPIRIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

35 29
SERTRALINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

37 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

38 26
FINASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 86
NEXIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

40 70
PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

41 64
TIZANIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

41 50
ADVAIR DISKUS 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

43 101
RANITIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 24
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 57
LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 91
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 43
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 69
DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 49 40
MIRTAZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 45
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 72
CEPHALEXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

A 51 95
DEXILANT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 53 162
CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 108
CRESTOR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 49
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

56 77
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 May 29, 2008.
  • 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.