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Prescriber Checkup

ERIC HILGEFORD MD

201 MERIDIAN AVE DRS HILGEFORD MORGAN & HANEY PLLC

Louisville | Kentucky | 40207

(502) 893-0495

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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48,415Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 1107

$3.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 1107

933 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 933 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 933 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 42,198 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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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 Kentucky
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,624 1,355 S3 1 1
NAMENDA 1,352 1,317 2 42
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,246 1,138 3 6
LACTULOSE 1,235 1,128 10 4 89
FUROSEMIDE 1,186 1,108 5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,120 1,035 6 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,073 1,064 7 32
LISINOPRIL 1,044 872 8 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,044 973 8 15
OMEPRAZOLE 958 817 10 4
MIRTAZAPINE 940 850 11 61
SIMVASTATIN 925 813 12 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 887 789 13 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 862 749 14 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 754 672 15 82
SERTRALINE HCL 629 549 16 20
GABAPENTIN 578 470 17 9
LANTUS 555 481 18 49
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 525 416 19 96
NOVOLOG 525 465 19 127
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 517 474 21 144
TAMSULOSIN HCL 497 453 22 30
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 494 465 23 154
LEVETIRACETAM 494 404 23 141
METFORMIN HCL 439 389 25 8
EXELON 438 414 26 103
CITALOPRAM HBR 430 330 27 17
RISPERIDONE 409 387 28 79
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 388 318 29 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 383 372 30 16
SINGULAIR 363 318 31 65
MELOXICAM 354 305 32 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 352 335 33 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 350 298 34 13
CLOPIDOGREL 327 284 35 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 302 247 36 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 301 280 37 54
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 301 274 37 122
JANUVIA 296 265 39 60
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 293 275 40 11
CARVEDILOL 286 241 41 27
LEVOFLOXACIN 274 252 42 71
NYSTATIN 271 237 43 110
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 269 254 44 246
SPIRIVA 266 253 45 57
DIOVAN 262 258 46 51
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 254 228 47 29
PREDNISONE 252 222 48 40
ALLOPURINOL 248 214 49 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 244 208 50 41
RANITIDINE HCL 243 206 51 21
LOVASTATIN 236 220 52 55
HYDRALAZINE HCL 232 227 53 99
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 230 209 54 94
BUDESONIDE 230 206 10 54 291
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 225 201 56 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 223 188 57 38
CYMBALTA 221 168 58 50
PLAVIX 221 197 58 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 210 183 60 12
BACLOFEN 207 111 61 133
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 206 193 62 59
NIASPAN 198 148 63 125
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 197 177 64 128
LEXAPRO 188 171 65 219
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 181 151 66 118
VESICARE 178 163 67 228
TRAZODONE HCL 176 147 68 33
PROMETHAZINE HCL 175 148 R 69 44
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 169 135 70 116
BUMETANIDE 160 120 71 123
FINASTERIDE 159 156 72 130
ATENOLOL 159 159 72 19
FAMOTIDINE 158 118 74 111
FORTICAL 157 157 75 235
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 156 128 76 198
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 155 125 77 88
PAROXETINE HCL 150 126 78 45
MUPIROCIN 148 124 79 161
HYDROXYZINE HCL 146 134 R 80 162
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 143 141 81 126
NEXIUM 139 80 82 18
LIDODERM 137 132 83 140
NOVOLIN R 134 128 84 187
METFORMIN HCL ER 133 110 85 58
DIGOXIN 132 115 86 52
DETROL LA 124 120 87 223
FLUCONAZOLE 124 93 87 150
CRESTOR 121 99 89 23
AZELASTINE HCL 120 114 90 311
FLUOXETINE HCL 120 74 90 47
SANTYL 119 100 92 255
CEPHALEXIN 119 108 92 81
LORATADINE 119 88 92 235
GALANTAMINE HBR 118 108 95 277
ABILIFY 117 99 96 170
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 117 111 96 92
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 112 107 98 62
OLANZAPINE 112 85 98 176
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 84 98 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 111 92 101 72
ROPINIROLE HCL 109 92 102 69
PRIMIDONE 108 108 103 251
HUMALOG 107 89 104 226
VERAPAMIL ER 103 100 105 113
BUSPIRONE HCL 103 103 105 107
PROCRIT 98 98 107 274
AZITHROMYCIN 97 91 108 35
BENAZEPRIL HCL 97 89 108 86
CELEBREX 94 93 110 85
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 94 94 110 232
RAMIPRIL 93 91 112 84
AMITIZA 93 71 112 275
NAPROXEN 92 84 114 80
CLONIDINE HCL 92 89 114 53
BUPROPION HCL SR 92 57 114 190
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 90 77 117 131
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 90 58 117 117
TRAMADOL HCL 89 75 119 26
TOPIRAMATE 87 43 120 160
AGGRENOX 87 60 120 243
METRONIDAZOLE 86 73 122 301
LAMOTRIGINE 85 62 123 244
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 85 50 R 123 48
CEFTRIAXONE 83 70 125 227
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 83 63 S3 125 120
VOLTAREN 83 81 125 265
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 82 55 128 74
CEFUROXIME 81 73 129 157
ZETIA 79 68 130 76
RIVASTIGMINE 79 79 130 309
FLECTOR 79 77 130 347
FENOFIBRATE 75 63 133 67
AMIODARONE HCL 74 72 134 199
LEVEMIR 72 46 135 191
SEROQUEL 71 70 136 182
AMOXICILLIN 71 65 136 90
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 71 51 136 216
LIDOCAINE HCL 71 69 136 242
GLIPIZIDE 71 39 136 64
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 52 S2 141 93
LATANOPROST 70 58 141 293
CEFDINIR 70 57 141 163
LORAZEPAM 69 69 144 155
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 69 31 144 147
LYRICA 68 43 146 83
TORSEMIDE 68 68 146 177
TRICOR 67 45 148 95
BUPROPION XL 67 21 148 200
AMANTADINE 66 49 150 421
COMBIVENT 66 53 150 112
ASTEPRO 64 62 152 380
GLUCAGEN 64 59 152 310
PREMARIN 64 55 R 152 149
KLOR-CON M20 64 64 152 75
RISPERDAL CONSTA 63 63 156 263
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 61 49 R 157 174
DILANTIN 61 56 157 324
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 60 21 159 325
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60 26 R 159 56
SYMBICORT 59 59 161 124
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 52 S2 162 104
LOPERAMIDE 57 40 163 229
CLONIDINE 56 49 164 286
DESONIDE 55 40 165 451
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 50 166 66
ENABLEX 53 41 167 271
TIMOLOL MALEATE 53 52 167 346
TERAZOSIN HCL 53 52 167 173
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 52 52 170 184
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 51 27 171 294
CALCITONIN-SALMON 51 43 171 301
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51 46 171 196
CLONAZEPAM 50 29 174 220
VANCOMYCIN HCL 50 29 174 317
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 May 14, 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.