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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,469Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$1.67M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

1,184 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

6% of this provider’s 865 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

36% of this provider’s 1,184 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 1,184 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

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$1.98M

2014

$1.89M

2015

$1.67M

2016

Number of Claims

35,749

2014

33,981

2015

32,469

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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,310

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

927

prescriptions.

206

patients, 17% of all patients

1 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,302

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

796

prescriptions.

195

patients, 16% of all patients

O 2 6
LISINOPRIL 1,235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

921

prescriptions.

231

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,086

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

908

prescriptions.

163

patients, 14% of all patients

4 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 973

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

784

prescriptions.

155

patients, 13% of all patients

5 1
ALPRAZOLAM 867

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

124

patients, 10% of all patients

6 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 862

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

747

prescriptions.

145

patients, 12% of all patients

7 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 825

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

139

patients, 12% of all patients

8 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 683

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

114

patients, 10% of all patients

9 11
SIMVASTATIN 661

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

131

patients, 11% of all patients

10 9
GABAPENTIN 642

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

122

patients, 10% of all patients

11 7
LORAZEPAM 578

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

12 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 542

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

100

patients, 8% of all patients

13 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

14 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

15 16
METFORMIN HCL 473

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

16 10
CLOPIDOGREL 453

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

17 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

18 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

19 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

20 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

21 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

22 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

23 42
SERTRALINE HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

24 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

25 47
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

26 62
MELOXICAM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

27 23
PAROXETINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

28 52
CEFUROXIME 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

174

patients, 15% of all patients

A 28 153
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

30 38
TRAZODONE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

31 30
RISPERIDONE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

P 32 85
ZETIA 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

33 82
DULOXETINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

34 40
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

35 73
ATENOLOL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

36 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

37 27
NAMENDA XR 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

38 65
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

39 14
RANITIDINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

40 24
DIAZEPAM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

41 41
TRAMADOL HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

O 42 33
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

O 43 37
CLONIDINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

43 66
MEMANTINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

45 79
PREDNISONE 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

46 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

P 47 53
LYRICA 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

47 74
FLUOXETINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

47 44
ALLOPURINOL 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

50 35
TEMAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

51 119
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

52 59
CARVEDILOL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

53 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

54 29
LEVOFLOXACIN 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

A 55 68
JANUVIA 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

56 55
OLANZAPINE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 57 142
MIRTAZAPINE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

58 45
TIZANIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

59 50
SUCRALFATE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

60 104
KLOR-CON M20 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

60 135
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

60 58
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

60 57
RALOXIFENE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

60 174
CRESTOR 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

65 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

66 51
BUSPIRONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

67 63
CLONAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

67 34
NEXIUM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

69 70
VALSARTAN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

70 89
DIGOXIN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

70 109
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

72 32
AZITHROMYCIN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

A 73 54
ARIPIPRAZOLE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 74 166
SPIRONOLACTONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 67
ONDANSETRON HCL* 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

76 103
SYMBICORT 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

77 75
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

77 106
PRADAXA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 79 254
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

79 134
SUBOXONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 81 114
MECLIZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

81 118
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

A 83 113
FLUCONAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

84 125
SOTALOL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 85 215
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 2% of all patients

86 77
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

87 94
VENLAFAXINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 88 214
DOXEPIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

89 183
BUMETANIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

90 127
VENTOLIN HFA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

91 46
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

92 154
BENICAR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 259
LOVASTATIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

94 71
PROMETHAZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 2% of all patients

94 83
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

96 69
ESTRADIOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

96 147
DEXILANT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 98 162
ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

99 101
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

99 124
GLIPIZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

101 56
SYNTHROID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

101 80
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

103 72
BYSTOLIC 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 104 141
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

104 240
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

104 26
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 104 128
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

108 78
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

108 76
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

110 43
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 111 116
NIFEDIPINE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

111 159
DICYCLOMINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

111 144
NYSTATIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

111 115
METFORMIN HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

115 48
IBUPROFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

115 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

A 115 84
FAMOTIDINE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 115 87
ROPINIROLE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 115 61
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 O 120 155
BACLOFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

120 81
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

122 64
SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

123 98
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

124 110
LEVETIRACETAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 125 97
XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

125 100
DILT-XR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 127 387
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 July 3, 2014.
  • 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.