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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,783Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$2.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

1,193 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

7% of this provider’s 1,016 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

26% of this provider’s 1,193 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 1,193 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$2.03M

2014

$2.15M

2015

$2.01M

2016

Number of Claims

34,022

2014

34,389

2015

32,783

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 1,500

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,108

prescriptions.

311

patients, 26% of all patients

O 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

998

prescriptions.

179

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,025

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

876

prescriptions.

133

patients, 11% of all patients

3 8
OMEPRAZOLE 912

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

792

prescriptions.

172

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 846

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

750

prescriptions.

186

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
LISINOPRIL 742

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

157

patients, 13% of all patients

6 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 677

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

123

patients, 10% of all patients

7 12
GABAPENTIN 598

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

8 7
SERTRALINE HCL 583

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

9 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 577

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

118

patients, 10% of all patients

10 5
ALPRAZOLAM 507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

11 18
SIMVASTATIN 493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

111

patients, 9% of all patients

12 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

13 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 459

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

14 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 455

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

15 16
NAMENDA XR 451

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

16 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 433

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

17 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

18 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

19 15
LORAZEPAM 402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

20 31
DULOXETINE HCL 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

21 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

22 20
ATENOLOL 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

23 28
MIRTAZAPINE 362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

24 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

25 11
METFORMIN HCL 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

26 10
JANUVIA 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

27 55
TRAZODONE HCL 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

27 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

29 78
CLOPIDOGREL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

30 19
RISPERIDONE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

P 31 85
DONEPEZIL HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

32 36
PREDNISONE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

33 39
CARVEDILOL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

34 22
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

35 182
CLONAZEPAM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

36 34
DIGOXIN 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

37 109
FENTANYL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

O 38 132
RANITIDINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

39 24
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

40 76
PAROXETINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

41 52
LOVASTATIN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

42 71
TRAMADOL HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

O 43 33
XARELTO 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

43 100
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

O 45 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

45 27
ALLOPURINOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

47 35
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

48 210
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

49 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

50 44
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 51 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

52 29
TRADJENTA 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

53 129
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

54 43
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

55 26
BUSPIRONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

56 63
NAMZARIC 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

<11 57 149
LEVOFLOXACIN 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

A 58 68
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

59 124
MEMANTINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

59 79
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

61 59
HYDRALAZINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

62 72
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

62 266
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

64 47
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

O 65 123
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

66 151
CLONIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

67 66
CEFTRIAXONE* 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

A 67 209
SPIRONOLACTONE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

69 67
GENERLAC 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

70 337
SUCRALFATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

70 104
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

72 202
OLANZAPINE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 73 142
VENTOLIN HFA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

74 46
LIDOCAINE HCL* 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

75 230
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

75 62
NYSTATIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

77 115
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

77 163
DIAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

79 41
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

79 57
AZITHROMYCIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

A 81 54
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

81 134
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

83 73
PROMETHAZINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

84 83
ESTRADIOL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

85 147
LANTUS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

86 91
ONDANSETRON HCL* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

87 103
ELIQUIS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

88 102
NUEDEXTA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 89 212
KLOR-CON M20 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

90 135
CEFUROXIME 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

A 90 153
RAMIPRIL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

92 121
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

92 116
CHLORTHALIDONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

94 156
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

A 94 301
SOTALOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

96 215
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

A 97 84
BUPROPION HCL SR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 157
LEVETIRACETAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

97 97
EXELON 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

97 236
MORPHINE SULFATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

O 97 302
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

102 227
ARIPIPRAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 102 166
FINASTERIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

104 86
METFORMIN HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

105 48
MECLIZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

105 118
RIVASTIGMINE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

107 232
NIACIN ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 108 242
TOPIRAMATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

109 120
RISPERDAL CONSTA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P 110 354
GLIMEPIRIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 110 42
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

110 122
TERAZOSIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

113 178
NIFEDIPINE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

113 159
GLIPIZIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

115 133
CEPHALEXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

A 115 95
SYNTHROID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

117 80
WELCHOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

118 248
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

119 51
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 119 255
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

119 262
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

122 98
NEXIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 122 70
CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

122 49
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 125 56
DICYCLOMINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

125 144
PRIMIDONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 127 195
LINZESS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 128 188
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

128 138
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 130 154
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 130 240
DEXILANT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 130 162
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

130 94
SANTYL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

130 265
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 Sept. 1, 2015.
  • 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.