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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,828Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 2170

$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 2170

503 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

18% of this provider’s 503 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 503 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 16,831 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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
FUROSEMIDE 825 771 1 6
LISINOPRIL 699 603 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 643 588 3 2
CRESTOR 544 407 4 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 502 337 S3 5 7
CARVEDILOL 439 397 6 26
MIRTAZAPINE 432 391 7 46
SIMVASTATIN 421 379 8 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 389 372 9 88
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 380 362 10 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 373 299 11 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 336 316 12 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 334 327 13 15
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 281 268 14 63
LANTUS 281 247 14 51
GABAPENTIN 270 202 16 14
NIASPAN 263 203 17 103
NAMENDA 258 258 18 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 231 227 19 32
FENOFIBRATE 212 181 20 57
SERTRALINE HCL 211 159 21 25
TRAMADOL HCL 208 177 22 18
SYNTHROID 197 168 23 27
METFORMIN HCL 188 137 24 8
NOVOLIN R 187 174 25 149
LACTULOSE 184 182 26 125
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 178 153 27 12
NEXIUM 175 119 28 22
CYMBALTA 166 130 29 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 161 95 30 17
CLOPIDOGREL 156 144 31 37
TRAZODONE HCL 153 110 32 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 152 143 33 21
SPIRONOLACTONE 147 115 34 71
TIZANIDINE HCL 147 60 34 123
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 139 134 36 10
SEROQUEL 136 128 37 168
CITALOPRAM HBR 134 123 38 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133 86 39 30
SPIRIVA 132 122 40 49
FENTANYL 129 119 S2 41 87
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129 128 41 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 128 100 43 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 126 121 44 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 124 113 45 31
ALLOPURINOL 118 101 46 29
LEVOXYL 117 101 47 115
DIOVAN 114 113 48 53
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 114 104 48 50
METFORMIN HCL ER 111 58 50 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 107 84 51 91
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 107 42 R 51 52
PLAVIX 103 94 53 58
ADVAIR DISKUS 100 80 54 45
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 92 70 55 100
DEXILANT 88 66 56 199
NASONEX 87 50 57 285
LYRICA 87 69 57 90
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87 75 S2 57 60
ETODOLAC 84 49 60 218
PROAIR HFA 82 65 61 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81 75 62 36
AGGRENOX 81 81 62 169
TRICOR 78 78 64 130
EVISTA 77 77 65 147
ULORIC 77 76 65 265
ABILIFY 73 63 67 159
RAMIPRIL 71 69 68 77
PROMETHAZINE HCL 70 48 R 69 70
RANITIDINE HCL 69 63 70 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69 67 70 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 57 72 20
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 65 17 S2 73 74
ROPINIROLE HCL 65 63 73 92
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64 60 75 75
TRAVATAN Z 63 63 76 181
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 62 62 77 167
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61 46 78 153
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 61 47 78 127
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 61 78 180
AMITIZA 60 44 81 267
LEVOFLOXACIN 60 55 81 99
SYMBICORT 58 47 83 150
NOVOLIN 70-30 57 57 84 217
MEGESTROL ACETATE 56 55 R 85 262
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 56 46 85 201
ACTOS 55 42 87 108
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 55 46 87 126
NITROSTAT 54 46 89 227
PAROXETINE HCL 54 54 89 65
FAMOTIDINE 53 51 91 96
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 53 91 110
FLUOXETINE HCL 51 28 93 59
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 Nov. 13, 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.