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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,290Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 415

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 415

452 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
14%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

84% of this provider’s 452 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 2,986 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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 2,696 332 S3 1 4
GABAPENTIN 1,638 157 2 7
LISINOPRIL 1,387 155 3 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 701 68 4 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 700 49 5 11
RANITIDINE HCL 671 74 6 21
MELOXICAM 619 58 7 23
SIMVASTATIN 477 54 8 5
PROAIR HFA 477 74 8 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 415 59 10 46
TIZANIDINE HCL 406 25 11 35
OMEPRAZOLE 375 30 12 2
IBUPROFEN 369 13 13 32
CYMBALTA 363 16 14 53
METFORMIN HCL 323 27 15 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 300 61 16 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 289 19 17 10
SPIRIVA 273 58 18 37
NEXIUM 272 17 19 13
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 248 24 R 20 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 246 43 21 9
CRESTOR 231 41 22 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 226 28 23 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 221 51 24 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 193 39 25 16
LYRICA 181 14 26 79
SYMBICORT 175 31 27 86
DULERA 174 0 28 153
FUROSEMIDE 172 47 29 8
PROMETHAZINE HCL 166 22 R 30 36
CELEBREX 164 36 31 85
VENTOLIN HFA 151 20 32 50
SERTRALINE HCL 138 0 33 29
LOVAZA 133 16 34 74
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 132 33 35 14
DEXILANT 131 28 36 150
ATENOLOL 130 20 37 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 130 32 37 3
ZETIA 130 0 37 60
METHOCARBAMOL 124 0 R 40 98
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 114 22 41 47
CLOPIDOGREL 111 14 42 27
FLUOXETINE HCL 102 51 43 65
GLIMEPIRIDE 101 30 44 51
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 96 0 R 45 92
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93 0 46 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 11 47 25
PLAVIX 88 20 48 48
SINGULAIR 88 14 48 42
TRAZODONE HCL 83 0 50 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 83 13 R 50 45
ALLOPURINOL 82 0 52 54
DIOVAN 81 0 53 59
PAROXETINE HCL 77 0 54 52
NASONEX 77 15 54 177
TRICOR 76 26 56 70
ONDANSETRON HCL 75 17 57 201
CARVEDILOL 73 0 58 28
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67 23 59 57
BUSPIRONE HCL 66 0 60 89
LANSOPRAZOLE 66 0 60 104
ROPINIROLE HCL 65 13 62 64
ALPRAZOLAM 64 20 63 127
GLIPIZIDE 62 0 64 58
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 0 64 39
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 61 0 66 125
ATELVIA 61 19 66 218
TOPIRAMATE 58 0 68 105
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58 0 68 12
INSULIN SYRINGE 57 0 70 76
FENOFIBRATE 57 11 70 62
BACLOFEN 57 0 70 72
TRILIPIX 54 0 73 110
LANTUS 53 0 74 69
PREMARIN 53 18 R 74 107
LIPITOR 51 0 76 129
GEMFIBROZIL 51 0 76 91
JANUVIA 50 20 78 61
SUCRALFATE 50 0 78 244
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.