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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,738Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 415

$657K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 415

629 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

37% of this provider’s 629 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 8,268 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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 1,016 441 S3 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 876 519 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 573 332 3 2
LISINOPRIL 530 277 4 1
TRAMADOL HCL 413 180 5 26
METFORMIN HCL 398 249 6 6
FUROSEMIDE 367 239 7 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 318 189 8 3
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 250 182 9 57
GABAPENTIN 246 81 10 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 239 175 11 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 217 78 12 34
MELOXICAM 212 116 13 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 210 188 14 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 209 149 15 9
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 205 97 S3 16 102
TRAZODONE HCL 188 66 17 38
SERTRALINE HCL 181 60 18 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 180 117 19 30
NEXIUM 174 50 20 13
BACLOFEN 163 52 21 72
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154 88 22 10
PROMETHAZINE HCL 152 58 R 23 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 149 64 24 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 143 105 25 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 141 91 26 22
ATENOLOL 140 72 27 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 139 84 28 16
GLYBURIDE 139 95 R 28 56
RANITIDINE HCL 134 87 30 21
SINGULAIR 130 55 31 42
CRESTOR 130 76 31 17
KLOR-CON 10 129 96 33 115
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 126 76 34 47
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 124 60 35 14
CARVEDILOL 120 71 36 28
DIGOXIN 118 104 37 75
CLOPIDOGREL 117 54 38 27
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 113 47 R 39 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 110 48 40 43
SPIRIVA 107 40 41 37
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 103 53 42 154
INSULIN SYRINGE 99 45 43 76
PROAIR HFA 96 30 44 24
PLAVIX 87 52 45 48
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86 61 46 46
GLIMEPIRIDE 84 55 47 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83 44 48 55
PROPRANOLOL HCL 83 30 48 131
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 81 21 R 50 33
LANTUS 78 29 51 69
CETIRIZINE HCL 77 43 52 167
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 31 53 65
PAROXETINE HCL 70 16 54 52
VENTOLIN HFA 69 20 55 50
AZITHROMYCIN 67 29 56 20
KLOR-CON 8 66 42 57 162
MECLIZINE HCL 65 59 58 101
FAMOTIDINE 65 28 58 161
SYMBICORT 63 13 60 86
IBUPROFEN 61 24 61 32
FINASTERIDE 60 27 62 118
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58 18 63 77
ROPINIROLE HCL 58 34 63 64
NITROSTAT 54 20 65 130
BUSPIRONE HCL 53 0 66 89
LOVASTATIN 52 46 67 44
KLOR-CON M20 52 23 67 112
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 31 69 80
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51 18 69 125
PENTAZOCINE-NALOXONE HCL 51 17 R 69 241
ALLOPURINOL 50 21 72 54
DONEPEZIL HCL 50 50 72 103
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 July 8, 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.