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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,965Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 953 providers in this state and specialty

$982K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 953 providers in this state and specialty

545 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

44% of this provider’s 545 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 545 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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

$833K

2014

$968K

2015

$982K

2016

Number of Claims

16,033

2014

19,027

2015

18,965

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 1,124

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

139

patients, 26% of all patients

O 1 5
GABAPENTIN 913

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

131

patients, 24% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 649

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

100

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 487

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

4 4
SIMVASTATIN 482

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

5 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

6 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

7 11
FUROSEMIDE 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

8 9
LISINOPRIL 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

9 1
METFORMIN HCL 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

10 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

11 6
CLOPIDOGREL 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

12 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

13 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

14 14
MELOXICAM 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

15 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

16 16
ALPRAZOLAM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

17 28
TRAMADOL HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

O 18 32
RANITIDINE HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

19 23
CLONIDINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

20 56
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

21 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

22 19
SERTRALINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

23 25
GEMFIBROZIL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

24 101
TIZANIDINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

25 35
LORAZEPAM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

26 50
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

27 17
AZITHROMYCIN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

110

patients, 20% of all patients

A 28 36
ROPINIROLE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

29 62
CARVEDILOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

30 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 37
DIAZEPAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 47
ATENOLOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

33 27
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

34 52
AMOXICILLIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

A 35 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

36 20
VENTOLIN HFA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

37 30
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

38 58
CLONAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

40 12
BACLOFEN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

41 65
ALLOPURINOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

42 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 88
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 39
PROMETHAZINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

46 85
CITALOPRAM HBR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

47 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 69
FLUCONAZOLE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

49 89
JANUVIA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

49 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

51 48
NEXIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 70
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 79
CEPHALEXIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A 53 86
CRESTOR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

55 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

56 49
SPIRONOLACTONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

57 82
CELECOXIB 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 113
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

59 78
GLIPIZIDE XL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 207
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

A 60 77
IBUPROFEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

62 38
HYDRALAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

62 84
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 62 61
LYRICA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

65 75
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

66 71
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

66 98
ESTRADIOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 109
WARFARIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

66 29
THEOPHYLLINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 266
PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

70 26
PROAIR HFA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

72 40
DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 41
LEVOFLOXACIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

A 74 68
SPIRIVA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 72
GLIPIZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 46
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

77 51
TOPIRAMATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 87
DONEPEZIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 79 59
DICYCLOMINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

80 120
BUSPIRONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

80 43
GLIPIZIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 82 109
SYMBICORT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

82 54
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 84 171
VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 84 123
FINASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 86 132
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

87 169
MUPIROCIN* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

87 114
MECLIZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

89 139
ELIQUIS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 89 90
ONDANSETRON HCL* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

89 124
VOLTAREN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

92 194
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 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.