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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,480Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 80 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

544 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

3% of this provider’s 392 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

62% of this provider’s 544 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

45% of this provider’s 544 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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

$1.01M

2014

$1.04M

2015

$1.17M

2016

Number of Claims

25,421

2014

24,927

2015

27,480

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 1,618

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

158

patients, 29% of all patients

O 1 6
LISINOPRIL 848

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

121

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 842

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

110

patients, 20% of all patients

3 1
SIMVASTATIN 786

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

99

patients, 18% of all patients

4 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 730

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

114

patients, 21% of all patients

5 15
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 691

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

O 6 37
ALPRAZOLAM 662

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

7 18
GABAPENTIN 634

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

8 7
ATENOLOL 589

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

9 28
FUROSEMIDE 584

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

108

patients, 20% of all patients

10 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 547

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

11 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 536

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

12 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

13 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

14 3
OMEPRAZOLE 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

15 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

16 20
LORAZEPAM 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

17 31
MELOXICAM 388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

18 23
TIZANIDINE HCL 387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

19 50
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

20 11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

21 62
METFORMIN HCL 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

22 10
CLOPIDOGREL 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

23 19
DIAZEPAM 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

23 41
GLIPIZIDE 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

25 56
WARFARIN SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

26 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

27 27
CLONAZEPAM 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

28 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

29 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

29 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

31 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

32 29
PROAIR HFA 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

33 64
CARVEDILOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

34 22
CEFUROXIME 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

108

patients, 20% of all patients

A 35 153
VENTOLIN HFA 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

36 46
NEXIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

37 70
IBUPROFEN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

38 60
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

39 43
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 40 123
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

40 26
LEVOFLOXACIN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

A 42 68
TRAMADOL HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

O 43 33
ROPINIROLE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

44 61
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

45 73
PROMETHAZINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

46 83
TEMAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

47 119
CLONIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

48 66
ALLOPURINOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

49 35
LANTUS 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

50 91
VALSARTAN 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 89
FLUCONAZOLE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

52 125
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

A 53 84
AMOXICILLIN 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

A 54 90
ENDOCET 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 55 249
AZITHROMYCIN 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

A 56 54
NAMENDA XR 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

57 65
PREDNISONE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

58 39
ONDANSETRON HCL* 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

59 103
MECLIZINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

59 118
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

61 77
DEXILANT 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

61 162
VERAPAMIL ER 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 146
TRAZODONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

63 30
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 65 136
ESTRADIOL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 147
NYSTATIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

67 115
BUMETANIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

67 127
GLIPIZIDE XL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

69 196
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

70 59
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

A 71 107
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

71 143
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

73 138
NAPROXEN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

73 88
CELECOXIB 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 108
SPIRONOLACTONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 67
SPIRIVA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 98
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 69
RAMIPRIL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 121
RANITIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 24
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 81 128
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 82 57
CRESTOR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

82 49
GEMFIBROZIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 84 139
FENOFIBRATE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 84 99
GLIPIZIDE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

86 133
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

87 38
PAROXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

88 52
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 89 134
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

90 47
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

90 76
SERTRALINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 90 21
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 93 172
BREO ELLIPTA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

93 275
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

A 93 113
DEPO-MEDROL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 10 93 460
GLIMEPIRIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 97 42
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 97 72
NITROSTAT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

99 222
SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 100 80
JANUVIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 101 55
TERAZOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 101 178
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 3, 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.