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Prescriber Checkup

KIMBERLY COMPTON P.A.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,064Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 248

$244K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 248

285 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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 Virginia
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 285 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 285 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 4,363 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 6.


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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 Virginia
OMEPRAZOLE 336 229 1 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 295 123 S3 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 255 188 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 235 196 4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 211 179 5 4
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 187 148 6 74
LISINOPRIL 179 147 7 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173 141 8 10
METFORMIN HCL 144 115 9 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128 88 10 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 125 116 11 19
LOVASTATIN 122 91 12 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 113 112 13 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98 41 14 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84 80 15 97
ALLOPURINOL 80 80 16 113
ATENOLOL 80 80 16 26
FUROSEMIDE 76 70 18 8
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75 52 19 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 73 55 20 28
GABAPENTIN 67 52 21 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 66 66 22 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 61 36 23 40
NEXIUM 56 18 24 39
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54 39 R 25 108
RANITIDINE HCL 53 42 26 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 51 27 27 27
METFORMIN HCL ER 50 26 28 109
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 Feb. 11, 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.