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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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64,342Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 2170

$3.53M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 2170

1,384 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

14% of this provider’s 1,384 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 1,384 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 52,677 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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 2,661 2,260 1 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 2,271 1,994 2 15
OMEPRAZOLE 2,075 1,664 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,867 1,545 4 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,573 1,372 5 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,490 1,304 6 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,267 1,089 S3 7 7
LISINOPRIL 1,243 1,077 8 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,175 988 9 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,173 1,136 10 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,080 918 11 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,077 948 12 4
MIRTAZAPINE 1,061 1,006 13 46
GABAPENTIN 1,020 818 14 14
NAMENDA 978 945 15 48
LANTUS 761 586 16 51
TRAMADOL HCL 730 572 17 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 693 577 18 91
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 678 512 19 63
RISPERIDONE 662 517 20 73
SERTRALINE HCL 645 541 21 25
METFORMIN HCL 643 532 22 8
CARVEDILOL 580 499 23 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 574 466 24 33
TRAZODONE HCL 574 491 24 38
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 549 446 26 88
FAMOTIDINE 534 415 27 96
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 523 398 28 12
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 495 437 29 110
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 491 444 30 50
CLOPIDOGREL 445 408 31 37
CYMBALTA 442 311 32 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 420 307 33 17
PREDNISONE 414 335 34 41
NOVOLOG 399 323 35 98
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 386 354 36 13
KLOR-CON M20 385 299 37 68
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 380 340 38 75
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 371 326 39 131
EXELON 366 349 40 119
MUPIROCIN 364 250 41 177
NYSTATIN 350 258 42 160
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 347 310 43 39
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 344 295 44 79
DIGOXIN 340 313 45 72
ALLOPURINOL 335 259 46 29
LEVOFLOXACIN 334 298 47 99
RANITIDINE HCL 329 298 48 40
CLONIDINE HCL 312 243 49 54
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 309 256 50 95
LEVETIRACETAM 301 236 51 109
SEROQUEL 293 252 52 168
PLAVIX 272 236 53 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 271 215 54 69
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 269 223 55 11
SPIRONOLACTONE 264 229 56 71
PROMETHAZINE HCL 264 161 R 56 70
JANTOVEN 262 208 58 104
NEXIUM 262 207 58 22
SPIRIVA 261 210 60 49
NYSTOP 255 208 61 219
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 252 201 62 9
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 251 173 S2 63 60
BUSPIRONE HCL 248 207 64 143
OLANZAPINE 246 164 65 139
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 242 176 66 127
METOLAZONE 230 172 67 210
DIOVAN 228 207 68 53
KLOR-CON M10 228 198 68 132
ADVAIR DISKUS 226 198 70 45
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 226 181 70 82
HUMALOG 221 162 72 190
FLUOXETINE HCL 221 171 72 59
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 219 182 74 21
GLIPIZIDE 218 202 75 62
LAMOTRIGINE 217 156 76 136
GLIMEPIRIDE 216 155 77 31
DILTIAZEM ER 213 187 78 133
MELOXICAM 213 153 78 28
CEFTRIAXONE 204 168 80 211
DILTIAZEM HCL 202 156 81 224
NOVOLIN R 201 141 82 149
CEPHALEXIN 198 158 83 120
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 194 164 84 126
RISPERDAL CONSTA 192 127 85 260
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 189 141 86 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 189 173 86 36
LACTULOSE 187 110 88 125
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 186 136 89 148
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 183 165 90 97
BACLOFEN 182 101 91 137
COMBIVENT 182 119 91 112
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 181 166 93 196
HALOPERIDOL 176 153 94 176
LYRICA 172 102 95 90
ABILIFY 172 106 95 159
PAROXETINE HCL 172 106 95 65
ROPINIROLE HCL 169 133 98 92
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 167 81 R 99 172
HYDRALAZINE HCL 163 136 100 84
ATENOLOL 162 152 101 23
FINASTERIDE 159 158 102 122
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 158 121 103 135
LIDOCAINE HCL 149 126 104 238
OXYCODONE HCL 147 111 S2 105 56
VENLAFAXINE HCL 145 107 106 225
LEVEMIR 144 89 107 195
SANTYL 142 120 108 221
PRADAXA 137 111 109 258
CELEBREX 134 105 110 89
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 134 84 110 142
GALANTAMINE HBR 133 133 112 274
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 131 101 113 100
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 130 102 114 174
LIDODERM 129 101 115 162
FLUCONAZOLE 127 98 116 158
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 126 79 117 189
FENTANYL 123 88 S2 118 87
LEXAPRO 123 108 118 198
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 122 102 120 171
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 121 102 S2 121 124
ENABLEX 119 102 122 264
TOPIRAMATE 116 22 123 155
LABETALOL HCL 113 92 124 208
HYDROXYZINE HCL 113 80 R 124 173
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 111 78 126 341
BUPROPION XL 110 74 127 170
SINGULAIR 108 80 128 85
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 106 94 129 128
CEFEPIME HCL 104 66 10 130 414
VENTOLIN HFA 101 63 131 102
MORPHINE SULFATE 99 54 S2 132 253
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 97 96 133 64
CRESTOR 96 67 134 24
AZITHROMYCIN 94 81 135 47
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 92 56 136 164
LOVASTATIN 89 87 137 34
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 89 45 S2 137 74
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88 46 R 139 61
CARBAMAZEPINE 87 37 140 204
PROAIR HFA 87 73 140 43
NYAMYC 85 63 142 382
BUPROPION HCL SR 85 62 142 182
KETOCONAZOLE 83 70 144 212
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 81 64 145 93
BUPROPION HCL 81 76 145 352
LATANOPROST 80 76 147 194
VALPROIC ACID 79 51 148 222
ONDANSETRON HCL 79 61 148 230
CLOZAPINE 79 27 148 284
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 78 67 151 242
SUCRALFATE 78 74 151 197
GENERLAC 77 52 153 214
RAMIPRIL 75 72 154 77
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75 55 154 157
BUMETANIDE 75 70 154 191
FENOFIBRATE 74 50 157 57
GLYCOPYRROLATE 74 62 157 355
PREVACID 73 47 159 312
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 73 73 159 229
LUMIGAN 72 72 161 315
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 55 161 42
COLCRYS 72 64 161 140
MEGESTROL ACETATE 70 65 R 164 262
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 70 56 164 185
SOTALOL 70 70 164 339
SPS 68 61 167 295
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 67 46 168 167
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 66 63 169 232
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 62 170 20
PREMARIN 65 29 R 170 145
TRAVATAN Z 65 57 170 181
RIVASTIGMINE 65 55 170 295
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63 55 R 174 52
LIPITOR 63 47 174 83
APIDRA 63 44 174 454
AGGRENOX 63 60 174 169
GLIPIZIDE ER 61 44 178 86
NIASPAN 61 45 178 103
VIGAMOX 60 47 180 459
INSULIN SYRINGE 60 47 180 113
CEFUROXIME 60 42 180 175
METHADONE HCL 59 45 S2 183 152
NOVOLIN 70-30 59 39 183 217
INVANZ 58 47 185 396
ACTOS 58 54 185 108
RESTASIS 57 55 187 233
HYDROCORTISONE 56 23 188 304
SODIUM CHLORIDE 55 45 189 353
CILOSTAZOL 55 54 189 220
AMIODARONE HCL 55 40 189 235
CALCITONIN-SALMON 54 49 192 266
NITROSTAT 54 46 192 227
TRICOR 54 39 192 130
MECLIZINE HCL 53 49 195 134
TIMOLOL MALEATE 52 51 196 294
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 52 52 196 248
IBUPROFEN 52 33 196 105
AMOXICILLIN 52 41 196 114
ZETIA 52 24 196 78
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 51 35 201 371
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 51 42 201 280
DRONABINOL 50 33 203 484
COUMADIN 50 50 203 163
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 50 49 203 484
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50 36 203 254
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. 1, 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.