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Prescriber Checkup

KENNETH LUCAS MD

405 N CLYDE MORRIS BLVD 405 N CLYDE MORRIS BLVD

Daytona beach | Florida | 32114

(386) 257-1626

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,081Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 73 out of 3593

$819K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 213 out of 3593

1,369 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
37% 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
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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 1,369 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 1,369 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 19,888 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Florida
LOVASTATIN 1,192 1,064 1 20
OMEPRAZOLE 1,178 989 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,118 943 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 808 702 4 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 720 650 5 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 700 474 S3 6 7
LISINOPRIL 697 545 7 2
SIMVASTATIN 639 532 8 1
METFORMIN HCL 624 495 9 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 567 478 10 18
FUROSEMIDE 514 474 11 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 486 397 12 8
ATENOLOL 445 437 13 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 434 366 14 24
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 407 350 15 38
GABAPENTIN 350 232 16 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 340 326 17 14
TRAMADOL HCL 332 287 18 17
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 306 258 19 66
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 264 233 20 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 246 246 21 31
ALLOPURINOL 233 197 22 35
CLONIDINE HCL 229 175 23 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 226 157 24 32
KLOR-CON 10 221 202 25 114
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 214 193 26 15
SPIRONOLACTONE 211 193 27 86
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 204 137 28 12
DIGOXIN 200 176 29 58
GLYBURIDE 188 173 R 30 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 180 138 31 45
RANITIDINE HCL 172 134 32 27
CAPTOPRIL 171 164 33 213
CARVEDILOL 159 117 34 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151 125 35 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 149 125 36 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 147 102 37 60
AZITHROMYCIN 146 109 38 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 144 142 39 33
CLOPIDOGREL 143 129 40 30
GLIPIZIDE 140 139 41 40
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 138 120 42 63
PROAIR HFA 137 98 43 54
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 136 124 44 61
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122 108 45 22
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 114 105 46 173
SERTRALINE HCL 113 71 47 28
DILTIAZEM ER 110 104 48 194
PREDNISONE 108 88 49 49
HYDRALAZINE HCL 108 104 49 107
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 79 51 26
PLAVIX 105 96 52 42
NAMENDA 103 103 53 50
NIFEDIPINE ER 103 99 53 75
MELOXICAM 102 84 55 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 96 71 56 44
TRAZODONE HCL 96 68 56 53
COMBIVENT 95 86 58 161
INSULIN SYRINGE 92 69 59 91
NAPROXEN 92 65 59 68
CHLORTHALIDONE 90 90 61 227
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89 75 R 62 90
CARISOPRODOL 85 0 R 63 97
FINASTERIDE 83 83 64 79
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 82 70 65 177
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 81 39 S2 66 108
CRESTOR 81 68 66 21
TERAZOSIN HCL 80 67 68 115
ADVAIR DISKUS 78 46 69 47
LEVOXYL 75 75 70 111
VERAPAMIL ER 73 60 71 99
IBUPROFEN 72 38 72 43
BACLOFEN 68 44 73 109
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 52 73 52
VENTOLIN HFA 67 45 75 80
PROPRANOLOL HCL 66 50 76 181
MECLIZINE HCL 66 46 76 96
JANTOVEN 65 51 78 169
PAROXETINE HCL 65 51 78 62
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 49 S2 80 82
LANTUS 62 50 81 57
RAMIPRIL 62 50 81 92
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 62 28 81 165
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61 57 84 69
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60 22 R 85 72
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59 48 86 71
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 57 87 48
MIRTAZAPINE 57 52 88 64
BUSPIRONE HCL 55 48 89 156
GEMFIBROZIL 54 51 90 88
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52 47 91 102
GUANFACINE HCL 52 52 R 91 406
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52 52 91 135
ESTRADIOL 52 40 R 91 174
BUMETANIDE 52 45 91 148
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51 48 96 231
CEPHALEXIN 50 36 97 150
AMIODARONE HCL 50 33 97 269
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 Dec. 13, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.