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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,920Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 2170

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 2170

947 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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

25% of this provider’s 947 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 947 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 14,261 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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 741 431 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 730 452 2 6
LISINOPRIL 718 529 3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 689 389 S3 4 7
SIMVASTATIN 539 404 5 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 492 381 6 10
GABAPENTIN 459 272 7 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 406 336 8 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 311 228 9 16
LANTUS 285 243 10 51
NOVOLOG 276 238 11 98
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 274 118 12 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 274 179 12 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 247 226 14 32
METFORMIN HCL 240 173 15 8
RANITIDINE HCL 211 146 16 40
RISPERIDONE 199 175 17 73
WARFARIN SODIUM 197 151 18 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 196 135 19 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 196 173 19 39
ATENOLOL 191 159 21 23
JANTOVEN 186 185 22 104
CARVEDILOL 186 114 22 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL 183 152 24 84
SERTRALINE HCL 182 88 25 25
CLOPIDOGREL 181 129 26 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 174 127 S2 27 60
ENDOCET 174 70 S2 27 106
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 170 137 29 50
GLIMEPIRIDE 169 105 30 31
TRAMADOL HCL 166 134 31 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 162 106 32 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 160 120 33 12
NAMENDA 154 127 34 48
LEVOFLOXACIN 153 122 35 99
NEXIUM 148 92 36 22
PROMETHAZINE HCL 144 71 R 37 70
ALLOPURINOL 142 119 38 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140 92 39 11
FENTANYL 140 87 S2 39 87
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 139 67 R 41 52
SINGULAIR 139 79 41 85
LACTULOSE 136 103 43 125
PLAVIX 132 97 44 58
RAMIPRIL 125 100 45 77
CLONIDINE HCL 124 107 46 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 123 76 47 19
MIRTAZAPINE 120 94 48 46
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 116 94 49 95
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 112 101 50 131
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 54 51 20
CRESTOR 107 62 52 24
LEVETIRACETAM 107 59 52 109
TRAZODONE HCL 103 66 54 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100 56 55 33
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 99 74 56 174
DIGOXIN 97 61 57 72
LANSOPRAZOLE 97 78 57 165
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 92 38 S2 59 74
DILTIAZEM HCL 90 59 60 224
NAPROXEN 88 45 61 107
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87 80 62 21
NIFEDIPINE ER 84 57 63 129
TIZANIDINE HCL 81 21 64 123
EXELON 79 61 65 119
OXYCODONE HCL 79 40 S2 65 56
BACLOFEN 78 18 67 137
AMOXICILLIN 78 42 67 114
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77 50 69 157
CEPHALEXIN 77 59 69 120
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 76 76 71 229
COLCRYS 76 56 71 140
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 74 33 73 127
HYDROXYZINE HCL 71 46 R 74 173
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 71 50 74 126
ADVAIR DISKUS 70 38 76 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69 55 77 63
MUPIROCIN 68 42 78 177
PREVACID 68 54 78 312
PAROXETINE HCL 67 43 80 65
FAMOTIDINE 66 45 81 96
ONDANSETRON HCL 66 55 81 230
PROAIR HFA 66 25 81 43
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65 35 84 97
VERAPAMIL ER 64 50 85 94
LIPITOR 63 46 86 83
CARISOPRODOL 63 16 R 86 111
MECLIZINE HCL 62 57 88 134
PREDNISONE 62 53 88 41
FLUCONAZOLE 61 33 90 158
CARBAMAZEPINE 60 25 91 204
CLOTRIMAZOLE 59 54 92 344
VENTOLIN HFA 59 30 92 102
GLIPIZIDE 58 50 94 62
IBUPROFEN 58 33 94 105
VALPROIC ACID 57 45 96 222
ENULOSE 57 38 96 273
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56 42 98 30
GENERLAC 55 36 99 214
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 54 32 100 189
METHOCARBAMOL 52 23 R 101 205
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51 0 102 142
MELOXICAM 51 24 102 28
NITROSTAT 51 32 102 227
CELEBREX 50 39 105 89
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 March 11, 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.