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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,051Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 415

$437K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 415

196 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
48%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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 avg Average for
this specialty
in Kentucky
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

47% of this provider’s 196 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 4,237 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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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.

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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 Kentucky
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 688 256 S3 1 4
LISINOPRIL 338 166 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 322 122 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 266 128 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 250 140 5 3
METFORMIN HCL 232 121 6 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 229 137 7 11
FUROSEMIDE 183 95 8 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174 86 9 10
RANITIDINE HCL 165 68 10 21
GABAPENTIN 163 64 11 7
ATENOLOL 163 75 11 15
TRAMADOL HCL 148 76 13 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 139 102 14 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 136 81 15 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 126 80 16 14
NEXIUM 117 49 17 13
MELOXICAM 105 47 18 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102 49 19 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 97 48 20 19
PROAIR HFA 89 38 21 24
GLYBURIDE 80 56 R 22 56
WARFARIN SODIUM 80 51 22 18
CLOPIDOGREL 79 67 24 27
SERTRALINE HCL 74 43 25 29
CRESTOR 74 63 25 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72 14 27 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 0 28 25
LEVOFLOXACIN 67 25 29 73
CLONIDINE HCL 61 0 30 63
TRAZODONE HCL 61 43 30 38
AZITHROMYCIN 60 19 32 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 59 26 33 55
PROMETHAZINE HCL 58 24 R 34 36
PLAVIX 57 46 35 48
TIZANIDINE HCL 57 0 35 35
SYMBICORT 56 22 37 86
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55 41 38 31
ROPINIROLE HCL 52 31 39 64
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 Oct. 17, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.