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Prescriber Checkup

KENNETH COOK MD

225 MEDICAL CENTER DRIVE SUITE 208-C DR. KENNETH C COOK, M.D., PSC

Paducah | Kentucky | 42003

(270) 441-4144

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,079Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 241 out of 1107

$701K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 222 out of 1107

540 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
25% 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 Kentucky
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 540 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 540 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 9,831 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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 840 592 S3 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 538 458 2 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 303 249 3 10
FUROSEMIDE 285 250 4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 283 248 5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 277 225 6 4
LISINOPRIL 272 205 7 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 245 207 8 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218 192 9 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 213 188 10 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 200 155 11 13
CEPHALEXIN 194 168 12 81
GABAPENTIN 192 137 13 9
NEXIUM 191 165 14 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 190 161 15 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186 150 16 24
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 186 171 16 62
MELOXICAM 179 140 18 25
METFORMIN HCL 175 163 19 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 173 148 20 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173 138 20 66
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 162 155 22 3
AMOXICILLIN 143 119 23 90
PROMETHAZINE HCL 135 104 R 24 44
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 130 115 25 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 124 108 26 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 120 104 27 15
SYNTHROID 112 98 28 70
CLOPIDOGREL 100 83 29 28
ALLOPURINOL 99 79 30 36
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 96 73 31 195
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94 85 32 30
DIGOXIN 92 87 33 52
CLONIDINE HCL 89 65 34 53
CELEBREX 79 79 35 85
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78 64 36 59
AZITHROMYCIN 77 63 37 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 75 61 38 29
PLAVIX 65 61 39 39
CYMBALTA 65 25 39 50
TRAZODONE HCL 64 39 41 33
ALPRAZOLAM 63 63 42 87
DONEPEZIL HCL 63 63 42 32
ATENOLOL 61 52 44 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 61 44 11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58 17 R 46 56
INSULIN SYRINGE 58 39 46 78
KLOR-CON M20 56 43 48 75
QUINAPRIL HCL 55 47 49 145
CARVEDILOL 54 48 50 27
BUMETANIDE 53 37 51 123
HUMULIN 70-30 53 19 51 266
NABUMETONE 53 42 51 181
ADVAIR DISKUS 52 48 54 54
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 35 R 55 48
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 40 55 137
PREMARIN 50 36 R 55 149
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 50 46 55 189
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. 22, 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.