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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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12,474Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 274 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$823K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 187 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

340 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

39% of this provider’s 340 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 340 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$750K

2014

$781K

2015

$823K

2016

Number of Claims

12,300

2014

12,656

2015

12,474

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
LISINOPRIL 531

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

90

patients, 26% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 460

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

80

patients, 24% of all patients

2 5
GABAPENTIN 446

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

79

patients, 23% of all patients

3 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

67

patients, 20% of all patients

4 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

59

patients, 17% of all patients

5 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

6 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

7 16
OMEPRAZOLE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

66

patients, 19% of all patients

8 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

9 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

10 14
FUROSEMIDE 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

10 8
METFORMIN HCL 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

12 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

13 17
CARVEDILOL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

14 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

O 15 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

16 11
SIMVASTATIN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

17 9
GLIPIZIDE XL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

18 196
GLIPIZIDE ER 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

19 133
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

20 110
WARFARIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

21 25
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

22 57
CLOPIDOGREL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

23 19
FELODIPINE ER 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

24 298
VENTOLIN HFA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

25 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

26 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

27 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

27 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

27 15
RANITIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

30 24
SERTRALINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

31 21
IBUPROFEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

32 60
ATENOLOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

33 28
CLONIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

34 66
CRESTOR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

35 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

62

patients, 18% of all patients

A 36 84
NEXIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

37 70
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

38 62
TOPIRAMATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

38 120
SPIRONOLACTONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

40 67
SYMBICORT 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

40 75
HYDRALAZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

42 72
ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

43 35
DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

44 40
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 45 37
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 46 176
PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

47 64
TIZANIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

48 50
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 49 73
JANUVIA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 50 55
TRAZODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

50 30
BACLOFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

52 81
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

53 122
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 54 380
TRADJENTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 54 129
MELOXICAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

54 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

57 27
ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 58 102
LOVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 59 71
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

60 52
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 Jan. 3, 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.