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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,172Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

715 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

4% of this provider’s 568 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

47% of this provider’s 715 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 715 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$1.39M

2014

$1.44M

2015

$1.42M

2016

Number of Claims

29,022

2014

28,714

2015

27,172

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 999

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

189

patients, 26% of all patients

O 1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 959

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

805

prescriptions.

158

patients, 22% of all patients

2 4
FUROSEMIDE 908

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

867

prescriptions.

136

patients, 19% of all patients

3 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 885

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

769

prescriptions.

134

patients, 19% of all patients

4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 848

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

743

prescriptions.

114

patients, 16% of all patients

5 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 741

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

116

patients, 16% of all patients

6 3
LISINOPRIL 608

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

7 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 603

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

8 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 580

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

9 12
LORAZEPAM 489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

10 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

10 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

12 25
GABAPENTIN 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

13 7
ALPRAZOLAM 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

14 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

15 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

16 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

17 43
METFORMIN HCL 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

18 10
CLOPIDOGREL 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

19 19
SIMVASTATIN 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

20 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

21 11
TRAZODONE HCL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

22 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

23 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

24 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

25 20
DULOXETINE HCL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

26 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

27 15
CARVEDILOL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

28 22
METFORMIN HCL ER 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

29 48
ALLOPURINOL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

30 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

31 36
ATENOLOL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

32 28
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

33 164
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

O 34 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

35 27
ZETIA 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

36 82
AMOXICILLIN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

114

patients, 16% of all patients

A 37 90
PREDNISONE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

38 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

38 47
ROPINIROLE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 61
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

41 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

41 29
FINASTERIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 86
JANUVIA 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

43 55
TIZANIDINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

45 50
SERTRALINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

46 21
TRAMADOL HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O 47 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

48 51
MELOXICAM 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

49 23
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 57
MIRTAZAPINE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 45
LEVOFLOXACIN 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

A 52 68
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 26
CRESTOR 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

53 49
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 110
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

A 55 190
MECLIZINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

57 118
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

A 57 107
LYRICA 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

59 74
PAROXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 52
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 160
SPIRONOLACTONE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 67
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

62 124
DIGOXIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 109
CLONIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

65 66
BUSPIRONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

66 63
SPIRIVA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 98
RALOXIFENE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 174
GLIPIZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 68 56
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 76
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 32
LEVEMIR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 72 166
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

A 73 150
TEMAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

74 119
FLUCONAZOLE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

74 125
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

74 145
PROAIR HFA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

77 64
LANSOPRAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

78 137
BACLOFEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

79 81
RANITIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 24
PROMETHAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

80 83
HYDRALAZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

82 72
CLONAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

82 34
CELECOXIB 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

82 108
AZITHROMYCIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A 85 54
ELIQUIS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

85 102
IBUPROFEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

87 60
LEVETIRACETAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 87 97
FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

89 44
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

89 94
LOVASTATIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

91 71
DIAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

91 41
NAPROXEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

93 88
VENTOLIN HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

93 46
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 95 62
NABUMETONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

95 204
FENTANYL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 97 132
AMIODARONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

97 161
SYNTHROID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

99 80
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 99 53
NYSTATIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

99 115
FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 99 99
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

99 163
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

104 116
DILTIAZEM HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 104 175
NOVOLOG 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 106 171
VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 106 89
MUPIROCIN* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

106 152
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A 109 84
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

110 58
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

110 158
DEXILANT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

112 162
MEMANTINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 113 79
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

113 122
XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 115 100
BUMETANIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 115 127
CARBAMAZEPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 117 197
LANTUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 117 91
ONDANSETRON HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

119 103
SUCRALFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 119 104
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 March 11, 2013.
  • 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.