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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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53,520Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 2170

$3.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 2170

1,210 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

11% of this provider’s 1,210 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 1,210 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 44,576 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

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,805 1,431 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,745 1,602 2 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,482 1,146 S3 3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,465 1,341 4 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,178 1,004 5 15
SIMVASTATIN 1,003 834 6 1
GABAPENTIN 970 760 7 14
LISINOPRIL 969 844 8 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 960 869 9 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 757 669 10 10
CARVEDILOL 739 657 11 26
SERTRALINE HCL 715 597 12 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 623 535 13 63
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 622 560 14 16
LANTUS 550 445 15 51
TRAMADOL HCL 546 495 16 18
METFORMIN HCL 537 436 17 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 518 420 18 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 501 483 19 32
RISPERIDONE 496 451 20 73
NOVOLOG 491 424 21 98
TAMSULOSIN HCL 468 422 22 33
MIRTAZAPINE 460 392 23 46
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 460 380 23 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 459 380 25 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 448 333 26 11
NAMENDA 425 421 27 48
TRAZODONE HCL 420 344 28 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 419 363 29 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 416 367 30 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 409 332 31 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 407 378 32 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 401 363 33 19
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 394 356 34 174
FAMOTIDINE 385 371 35 96
SYNTHROID 370 324 36 27
ROPINIROLE HCL 369 306 37 92
ATENOLOL 344 292 38 23
PROMETHAZINE HCL 335 250 R 39 70
GLIMEPIRIDE 318 263 40 31
NEXIUM 314 238 41 22
CLOPIDOGREL 310 266 42 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 306 278 43 88
LEVETIRACETAM 299 246 44 109
AMOXICILLIN 298 259 45 114
SPIRIVA 294 240 46 49
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 292 242 47 91
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 290 234 48 100
PREDNISONE 289 244 49 41
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 283 255 50 69
ADVAIR DISKUS 278 202 51 45
CRESTOR 277 251 52 24
GLIPIZIDE 271 244 53 62
TORSEMIDE 267 236 54 184
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 265 194 55 30
AZITHROMYCIN 264 214 56 47
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 261 245 57 110
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 259 224 58 64
LOVASTATIN 256 222 59 34
FINASTERIDE 250 221 60 122
ALLOPURINOL 249 193 61 29
PLAVIX 241 212 62 58
MELOXICAM 240 226 63 28
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 234 173 64 127
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 231 225 65 82
CYMBALTA 228 191 66 44
OXYCODONE HCL 224 130 S2 67 56
LYRICA 219 184 68 90
LIDODERM 217 188 69 162
CEPHALEXIN 209 172 70 120
KLOR-CON M20 202 186 71 68
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 197 162 72 95
RANITIDINE HCL 191 168 73 40
HYDRALAZINE HCL 188 168 74 84
LEVOFLOXACIN 188 167 74 99
CLONIDINE HCL 181 156 76 54
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 175 147 77 131
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 174 148 78 75
KLOR-CON M10 172 144 79 132
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 169 136 80 101
PAROXETINE HCL 167 136 81 65
DIGOXIN 161 148 82 72
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 159 138 83 310
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 158 85 R 84 52
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 95 85 20
GLIPIZIDE XL 155 134 86 81
LIDOCAINE HCL 154 127 87 238
SINGULAIR 149 113 88 85
LOVAZA 148 114 89 178
MECLIZINE HCL 145 109 90 134
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 145 113 90 126
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 142 86 R 92 61
CEFTRIAXONE 142 124 92 211
FENOFIBRATE 141 131 94 57
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 139 127 95 229
MUPIROCIN 138 102 96 177
CALCITONIN-SALMON 138 137 96 266
OLANZAPINE 138 128 96 139
JANUVIA 138 111 96 80
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 137 113 100 148
FENTANYL 136 112 S2 101 87
BACLOFEN 136 51 101 137
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 135 121 103 36
CELEBREX 134 114 104 89
SEROQUEL 132 121 105 168
RAMIPRIL 130 130 106 77
BUSPIRONE HCL 127 109 107 143
NOVOLIN R 126 98 108 149
DICYCLOMINE HCL 123 94 109 254
INSULIN SYRINGE 121 68 110 113
DIOVAN 120 100 111 53
EXELON 120 117 111 119
SPIRONOLACTONE 120 83 111 71
VOLTAREN 119 111 114 226
RISPERDAL CONSTA 118 113 115 260
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 117 99 116 164
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 117 105 116 400
BUPROPION XL 114 83 118 170
ENABLEX 114 112 118 264
VENTOLIN HFA 113 66 120 102
LATANOPROST 112 111 121 194
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 111 111 122 66
AGGRENOX 111 101 122 169
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 110 77 124 261
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 110 93 124 200
PROAIR HFA 105 53 126 43
BUMETANIDE 104 93 127 191
CILOSTAZOL 102 102 128 220
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99 65 S2 129 60
IBUPROFEN 98 80 130 105
FLUOXETINE HCL 98 79 130 59
NITROSTAT 97 71 132 227
LAMOTRIGINE 96 41 133 136
KETOCONAZOLE 96 82 133 212
BENAZEPRIL HCL 96 95 133 55
PROPRANOLOL HCL 95 83 136 153
NUEDEXTA 93 84 137 308
TRIMETHOPRIM 93 82 137 331
ZETIA 92 68 139 78
NYSTATIN 91 69 140 160
DILTIAZEM HCL 88 74 141 224
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 67 142 42
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 87 69 142 128
PENTOXIFYLLINE 87 76 142 424
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 87 66 142 67
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86 65 146 157
BENICAR 84 72 147 213
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83 45 148 97
QUINAPRIL HCL 82 66 149 117
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 81 56 150 189
ABILIFY 81 60 150 159
DEXTROSE WITH SODIUM CHLORIDE 80 79 152 431
GLIPIZIDE ER 78 65 153 86
DOXEPIN HCL 78 74 153 202
RESTASIS 77 63 155 233
FLUCONAZOLE 77 52 155 158
NAPROXEN 77 64 155 107
HYDROXYZINE HCL 76 51 R 158 173
TRICOR 76 63 158 130
ONDANSETRON HCL 75 46 160 230
PERPHENAZINE 72 62 161 390
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 71 50 162 232
BUPROPION HCL 70 57 163 352
AVODART 70 56 163 250
METRONIDAZOLE 69 58 165 277
TRAVATAN Z 69 69 165 181
NOVOLIN 70-30 69 69 165 217
ULORIC 68 54 168 265
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68 65 168 135
PREMARIN 67 53 R 170 145
METHOCARBAMOL 67 29 R 170 205
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 67 63 170 358
EVISTA 66 64 173 147
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65 39 174 142
LACTULOSE 65 38 174 125
LIPITOR 64 40 176 83
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64 32 176 79
SANTYL 61 52 178 221
RIVASTIGMINE 61 61 178 295
ONGLYZA 61 48 178 216
TAMIFLU 60 54 181 234
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 60 60 181 201
VENLAFAXINE HCL 60 44 181 225
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 58 33 S2 184 124
LEXAPRO 57 54 185 198
NIASPAN 56 51 186 103
BUPROPION HCL SR 56 40 186 182
TERAZOSIN HCL 56 44 186 156
VERAPAMIL ER 55 23 189 94
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 55 49 189 468
PRENATAL PLUS 55 43 189 403
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54 29 192 93
NIFEDIPINE ER 54 54 192 129
TIZANIDINE HCL 54 16 192 123
LEVOXYL 53 53 195 115
LANSOPRAZOLE 53 28 195 165
MEGACE ES 52 52 R 197 325
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 52 40 197 280
AVELOX 51 40 199 271
GEMFIBROZIL 50 34 200 121
CARAFATE 50 23 200 336
DILANTIN 50 14 200 223
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50 45 R 200 262
TOPIRAMATE 50 34 200 155
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 Jan. 26, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.