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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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13,876Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 225 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$790K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 218 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

209 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

21% of this provider’s 182 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

43% of this provider’s 209 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 209 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

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

66 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

$626K

2014

$822K

2015

$790K

2016

Number of Claims

12,926

2014

14,551

2015

13,876

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
NAMENDA XR 680

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

48

patients, 23% of all patients

1 65
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 572

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

52

patients, 25% of all patients

O 2 6
FUROSEMIDE 514

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

46

patients, 22% of all patients

3 8
OMEPRAZOLE 507

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

54

patients, 26% of all patients

4 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

47

patients, 22% of all patients

5 36
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

48

patients, 23% of all patients

6 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

38

patients, 18% of all patients

7 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

36

patients, 17% of all patients

8 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

40

patients, 19% of all patients

9 12
MIRTAZAPINE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

46

patients, 22% of all patients

10 45
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

11 78
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

31

patients, 15% of all patients

12 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

42

patients, 20% of all patients

13 11
GABAPENTIN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

14 7
LISINOPRIL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

31

patients, 15% of all patients

15 2
SIMVASTATIN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

16 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

17 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11 18 25
HYDRALAZINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

19 72
CARVEDILOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

20 22
SERTRALINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

21 21
ALPRAZOLAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

22 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

23 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

24 43
TRAZODONE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

25 30
XARELTO 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

26 100
CLOPIDOGREL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

27 19
LEVETIRACETAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

28 97
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

29 138
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 17% of all patients

30 140
OLANZAPINE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 142
CITALOPRAM HBR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

31 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

P 33 53
LORAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 34 31
TRAMADOL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

O 34 33
NYSTOP 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

36 199
METFORMIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 37 10
CLONAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 38 34
BACLOFEN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

38 81
LEVEMIR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

40 166
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 41 17
BUSPIRONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 41 63
DULOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 43 40
GLYCOPYRROLATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 44 314
ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 44 35
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O 46 37
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 47 73
ONDANSETRON HCL* 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

47 103
PRIMIDONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 49 195
SEROQUEL XR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 P 49 206
PROMETHAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

51 83
JANUMET 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 52 221
LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 53 91
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 54 14
LAMOTRIGINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 55 185
MEMANTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 55 79
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

57 29
KLOR-CON 10 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 57 193
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 57 128
LEVOFLOXACIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

33

patients, 16% of all patients

A 60 68
ARIPIPRAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 P 61 166
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 61 16
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 Oct. 6, 2010.
  • 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.