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Prescriber Checkup

TERRY HESS MD

1225 LEWISVILLE CLEMMONS RD DBA FAMILY MEDICAL ASSOCIATES OF LEWISVILLE

Lewisville | North Carolina | 27023

(336) 712-0700

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,940Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 375 out of 2170

$574K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 346 out of 2170

469 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
29% 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
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this specialty
in North Carolina
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 469 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 7,552 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% 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

21 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
SIMVASTATIN 422 363 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 383 273 2 2
LISINOPRIL 274 187 3 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 256 218 4 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 245 207 5 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 243 205 6 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 241 186 7 5
SYNTHROID 203 199 8 27
FUROSEMIDE 203 161 8 6
CRESTOR 189 143 10 24
METFORMIN HCL ER 182 149 11 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 164 121 12 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147 137 13 21
SERTRALINE HCL 138 101 14 25
LEVOXYL 129 104 15 115
TRAMADOL HCL 129 92 15 18
NEXIUM 119 68 17 22
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113 87 18 161
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 113 91 18 10
ALLOPURINOL 102 60 20 29
SPIRIVA 102 65 20 49
BENAZEPRIL HCL 100 84 22 55
METFORMIN HCL 99 80 23 8
RANITIDINE HCL 98 89 24 40
ATENOLOL 98 87 24 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97 60 S3 26 7
MELOXICAM 96 64 27 28
BUPROPION XL 96 56 27 170
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93 75 29 33
GABAPENTIN 91 74 30 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 71 30 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 63 32 9
ADVAIR DISKUS 89 52 33 45
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 82 33 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83 43 35 39
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80 41 R 36 52
AMOXICILLIN 77 58 37 114
FENOFIBRATE 75 70 38 57
CITALOPRAM HBR 75 51 38 19
AZITHROMYCIN 71 59 40 47
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67 33 41 17
CELEBREX 67 60 41 89
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 66 57 43 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 66 50 43 16
DIOVAN HCT 65 57 45 76
GLIPIZIDE XL 64 64 46 81
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64 39 46 67
CEPHALEXIN 63 49 48 120
VERAPAMIL ER 62 56 49 94
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59 52 50 164
CLOPIDOGREL 56 45 51 37
EVISTA 55 55 52 147
NAPROXEN 55 37 52 107
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54 54 54 50
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54 53 R 54 61
DIOVAN 52 25 56 53
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. 15, 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.