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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,744Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 2170

$976K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 85 out of 2170

716 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

14% of this provider’s 716 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 716 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 12,531 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,149 556 S3 1 7
LISINOPRIL 865 497 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 744 454 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 680 495 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 628 523 5 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 529 364 6 10
FUROSEMIDE 511 355 7 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 452 288 8 4
GABAPENTIN 422 180 9 14
METFORMIN HCL 381 241 10 8
METFORMIN HCL ER 362 234 11 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 330 246 12 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 301 202 13 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 282 158 14 17
PROAIR HFA 262 140 15 43
NEXIUM 255 119 16 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 247 173 17 15
ATENOLOL 246 160 18 23
TRAMADOL HCL 232 142 19 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 232 170 19 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 197 64 21 19
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 187 78 R 22 52
MELOXICAM 186 92 23 28
CRESTOR 170 98 24 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 169 78 25 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 168 129 26 21
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 165 107 27 64
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 165 125 27 16
SPIRIVA 156 110 29 49
ADVAIR DISKUS 155 110 30 45
PROMETHAZINE HCL 153 47 R 31 70
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 150 99 32 12
ALLOPURINOL 149 115 33 29
ENDOCET 138 52 S2 34 106
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136 71 35 39
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 135 54 S2 36 60
PAROXETINE HCL 133 97 37 65
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 130 90 R 38 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 129 117 39 33
TRAZODONE HCL 125 66 40 38
CELEBREX 124 86 41 89
SYNTHROID 124 93 41 27
DIOVAN 120 105 43 53
GLIPIZIDE ER 118 77 44 86
FENOFIBRATE 117 82 45 57
COMBIVENT 111 56 46 112
SYMBICORT 109 64 47 150
OXYCODONE HCL 108 0 S2 48 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106 64 49 30
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 105 44 S2 50 74
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 105 30 50 101
TIZANIDINE HCL 104 27 52 123
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 104 73 52 82
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 103 77 54 67
LANTUS 97 47 55 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 97 34 55 97
GLIPIZIDE XL 93 62 57 81
CARISOPRODOL 91 0 R 58 111
MECLIZINE HCL 90 77 59 134
CLONIDINE HCL 88 38 60 54
CYMBALTA 87 18 61 44
VERAPAMIL ER 86 65 62 94
FENTANYL 85 40 S2 63 87
GLIPIZIDE 82 50 64 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81 58 65 50
CARVEDILOL 80 48 66 26
SERTRALINE HCL 80 33 66 25
NAPROXEN 80 57 66 107
KLOR-CON 10 77 40 69 144
BENAZEPRIL HCL 77 74 69 55
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 75 55 71 135
LYRICA 72 36 72 90
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71 34 73 75
DIGOXIN 71 61 73 72
CLOPIDOGREL 70 49 75 37
GLYBURIDE 69 51 R 76 118
GLIMEPIRIDE 68 68 77 31
ROPINIROLE HCL 68 16 77 92
ETODOLAC 67 22 79 218
RANITIDINE HCL 67 22 79 40
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 66 41 81 66
PROPRANOLOL HCL 66 48 81 153
SINGULAIR 65 46 83 85
LOVASTATIN 65 46 83 34
INSULIN SYRINGE 64 42 85 113
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58 33 86 127
ESTRADIOL 57 28 R 87 151
DILTIAZEM ER 56 45 88 133
DONEPEZIL HCL 56 56 88 32
FINASTERIDE 56 51 88 122
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55 21 91 79
LIPITOR 54 18 92 83
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53 13 93 88
AZITHROMYCIN 53 29 93 47
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53 47 93 128
CEPHALEXIN 51 40 96 120
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 50 35 R 97 349
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 July 27, 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.