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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,598Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 2170

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 72 out of 2170

624 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 624 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 624 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 17,130 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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
LISINOPRIL 717 574 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 627 497 2 6
SIMVASTATIN 622 513 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 513 410 4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 503 345 5 2
ATENOLOL 484 399 6 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 463 367 7 20
ALLOPURINOL 414 382 8 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 412 351 9 9
METFORMIN HCL 393 328 10 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 389 274 S3 11 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 330 253 12 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 307 265 13 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 293 259 14 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 290 268 15 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 276 275 16 32
GLYBURIDE 264 211 R 17 118
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 257 235 18 10
BENAZEPRIL HCL 255 196 19 55
NEXIUM 251 185 20 22
CRESTOR 247 231 21 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 238 177 22 19
PREDNISONE 222 189 23 41
NOVOLIN 70-30 216 151 24 217
SYNTHROID 209 205 25 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 208 155 26 63
NIFEDIPINE ER 193 160 27 129
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 184 176 28 50
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 179 150 29 66
CARVEDILOL 178 138 30 26
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 176 161 31 5
TERAZOSIN HCL 173 169 32 156
CLOPIDOGREL 166 141 33 37
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 138 34 42
PLAVIX 154 137 35 58
GABAPENTIN 149 91 36 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 148 130 37 33
TRAMADOL HCL 145 97 38 18
SERTRALINE HCL 144 97 39 25
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 143 126 40 101
VERAPAMIL ER 141 128 41 94
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140 115 42 21
DIOVAN HCT 139 130 43 76
GLIPIZIDE ER 137 116 44 86
ABILIFY 133 76 45 159
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132 87 46 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128 105 47 17
HUMULIN 70-30 126 125 48 242
PROAIR HFA 120 51 49 43
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 119 117 50 188
PAROXETINE HCL 114 106 51 65
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 113 89 52 69
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 112 66 R 53 154
AZITHROMYCIN 109 83 54 47
DIOVAN 104 96 55 53
TRAZODONE HCL 103 57 56 38
TEKTURNA 98 91 57 300
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98 73 R 57 61
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94 94 59 36
GLIPIZIDE XL 93 82 60 81
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 88 61 61 202
METHOCARBAMOL 87 48 R 62 205
HALOPERIDOL 86 76 63 176
RANITIDINE HCL 83 67 64 40
RAMIPRIL 82 82 65 77
SPIRONOLACTONE 79 59 66 71
MOEXIPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 73 10 67 385
FLUOCINONIDE 76 50 68 313
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 75 34 69 127
PREMARIN 74 44 R 70 145
LIPITOR 74 57 70 83
INSULIN SYRINGE 74 62 70 113
ONGLYZA 74 63 70 216
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 71 59 74 67
GLIPIZIDE 70 54 75 62
LANTUS 70 38 75 51
ETODOLAC 69 47 77 218
CELEBREX 69 68 77 89
GLIMEPIRIDE 68 62 79 31
CEFDINIR 68 55 79 192
ESTRADIOL 67 46 R 81 151
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67 37 R 81 52
KLOR-CON M20 66 47 83 68
INDAPAMIDE 66 66 83 186
RISPERIDONE 65 64 85 73
AMILORIDE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 49 86 351
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 42 S2 86 60
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64 54 86 11
COUMADIN 63 57 89 163
DILANTIN 63 37 89 223
IBUPROFEN 62 26 91 105
MUPIROCIN 62 42 91 177
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61 54 93 75
NAMENDA 61 50 93 48
KLOR-CON M10 61 61 93 132
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60 48 96 82
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 59 97 161
LOVASTATIN 58 39 98 34
NABUMETONE 56 45 99 183
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56 56 99 110
ACTOS 55 42 101 108
CHLORTHALIDONE 55 55 101 166
LEVETIRACETAM 53 24 103 109
METHOTREXATE 53 53 103 268
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 52 37 R 105 172
LYRICA 51 36 106 90
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 51 51 106 167
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51 37 106 142
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 May 1, 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.