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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,967Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 333

$301K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 45 out of 333

331 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
52%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

10% of this provider’s 331 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 3,651 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

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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
LISINOPRIL 367 186 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 309 158 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 280 151 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 243 143 4 6
SIMVASTATIN 177 96 5 4
METFORMIN HCL 152 49 6 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 148 77 7 10
FUROSEMIDE 130 85 8 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130 37 8 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 129 92 10 17
GABAPENTIN 113 31 11 8
CRESTOR 107 83 12 20
ATENOLOL 98 69 13 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 78 14 11
TRAMADOL HCL 93 47 15 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 87 51 16 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 45 17 31
MELOXICAM 85 61 18 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 83 79 19 18
PREDNISONE 80 45 20 34
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 76 35 21 72
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75 53 22 52
SERTRALINE HCL 74 53 23 29
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 72 17 24 70
PROAIR HFA 70 22 25 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70 38 25 14
GLYBURIDE 62 41 R 27 57
CEPHALEXIN 61 33 28 85
FENOFIBRATE 59 19 29 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 58 20 30 23
LEVOFLOXACIN 58 30 30 64
ADVAIR DISKUS 57 36 32 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 57 24 32 49
SPIRIVA 55 22 34 36
NEXIUM 55 21 34 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55 14 34 44
RANITIDINE HCL 54 35 37 22
PAROXETINE HCL 52 37 38 45
VENTOLIN HFA 50 31 39 68
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50 49 39 27
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 11 R 39 37
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 9, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.