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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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12,595Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 267 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$485K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 441 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

197 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

16% of this provider’s 184 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

53% of this provider’s 197 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 197 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%. This is far more than peers.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

64 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

$360K

2014

$381K

2015

$485K

2016

Number of Claims

11,346

2014

10,246

2015

12,595

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,077

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,052

prescriptions.

52

patients, 26% of all patients

1 8
ELIQUIS 451

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

28

patients, 14% of all patients

2 102
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

48

patients, 24% of all patients

3 1
NAMENDA XR 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

4 65
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

47

patients, 24% of all patients

O 5 6
LORAZEPAM 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

34

patients, 17% of all patients

6 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

29

patients, 15% of all patients

7 12
GABAPENTIN 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

27

patients, 14% of all patients

8 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

28

patients, 14% of all patients

9 20
LISINOPRIL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

31

patients, 16% of all patients

10 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

32

patients, 16% of all patients

11 5
RISPERIDONE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

P 12 85
NEXIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

<11 13 70
DONEPEZIL HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

<11 14 36
MIRTAZAPINE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

27

patients, 14% of all patients

15 45
METFORMIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

16 10
TRAMADOL HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

O 17 33
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

O 18 37
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

44

patients, 22% of all patients

19 59
CARVEDILOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

20 22
CLOPIDOGREL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

21 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

22 11
ALPRAZOLAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

<11 23 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

<11 24 38
FAMOTIDINE* 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

24 87
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 16% of all patients

26 15
DULOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

<11 27 40
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

<11 P 28 53
OMEPRAZOLE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

29 4
CLONAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

<11 30 34
RANEXA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11 31 198
ONDANSETRON HCL* 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 16% of all patients

32 103
SERTRALINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

32 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

34 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

34 25
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

31

patients, 16% of all patients

36 140
CEFUROXIME 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

A 37 153
OLANZAPINE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 142
LEVOFLOXACIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

35

patients, 18% of all patients

A 39 68
NYSTATIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 13% of all patients

40 115
CARBAMAZEPINE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 41 197
RANITIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

42 24
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 249
ROPINIROLE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 42 61
CEPHALEXIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

33

patients, 17% of all patients

A 45 95
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 45 27
DIGOXIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 47 109
HYDRALAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 48 72
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

37

patients, 19% of all patients

49 182
NAMZARIC 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 50 149
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 50 17
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 52 154
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 52 43
SYNTHROID 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 54 80
ZETIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 55 82
CELECOXIB 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 56 108
AMIODARONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

56 161
SUCRALFATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 58 104
MEMANTINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

58 79
METHOTREXATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 58 296
PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 61 39
APRISO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 62 480
NYAMYC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

62 246
WELCHOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 62 248
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 65 16
CEFTRIAXONE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 12% of all patients

A 65 209
ENTACAPONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 65 391
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 24, 2018.
  • 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.