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Prescriber Checkup

ELIZABETH KASBOHM PA-C

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,929Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 478

$442K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 478

303 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
41%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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 North Carolina
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 303 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 303 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 2,976 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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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 North Carolina
OMEPRAZOLE 286 114 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 250 126 2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 243 140 3 4
METFORMIN HCL 183 92 4 9
CRESTOR 154 61 5 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 141 55 S3 6 1
LISINOPRIL 134 68 7 3
FUROSEMIDE 120 51 8 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 113 65 9 12
NEXIUM 112 46 10 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 104 21 11 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 101 58 12 11
CELEBREX 99 76 13 126
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 94 55 14 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 62 14 18
GABAPENTIN 92 27 16 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89 62 17 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 34 18 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80 20 19 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75 32 20 16
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 75 23 20 71
TRAMADOL HCL 74 44 22 17
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 71 28 23 114
DIOVAN HCT 61 20 24 91
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58 32 25 44
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57 14 R 26 35
RANITIDINE HCL 56 26 27 51
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 33 28 65
WARFARIN SODIUM 53 32 29 28
SINGULAIR 51 0 30 97
VALACYCLOVIR 50 15 31 107
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. 21, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.