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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,831Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 2170

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 2170

718 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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

2% of this provider’s 718 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 718 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 15,310 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$57 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 953 750 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 768 512 2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 727 570 3 12
METFORMIN HCL ER 619 490 4 35
FUROSEMIDE 573 433 5 6
SIMVASTATIN 570 437 6 1
SYNTHROID 554 430 7 27
LISINOPRIL 515 397 8 3
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 479 314 9 30
CRESTOR 471 364 10 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 387 272 11 5
MELOXICAM 347 195 12 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 342 218 S3 13 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 321 275 14 10
GLIPIZIDE XL 313 280 15 81
NEXIUM 302 198 16 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 293 225 17 9
METFORMIN HCL 241 180 18 8
GABAPENTIN 228 181 19 14
GLIPIZIDE ER 228 171 19 86
JANUVIA 219 140 21 80
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 217 159 22 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 209 178 23 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 209 173 23 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 207 177 25 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 200 191 26 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189 154 27 20
DIOVAN 187 155 28 53
WARFARIN SODIUM 186 172 29 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 182 158 30 39
ATENOLOL 172 152 31 23
LIPITOR 161 120 32 83
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 152 119 33 16
SPIRIVA 142 93 34 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142 130 34 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 138 98 36 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 133 133 37 32
BENAZEPRIL HCL 131 102 38 55
CLOPIDOGREL 131 105 38 37
PROAIR HFA 127 66 40 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 127 103 40 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 121 99 42 19
CELEBREX 118 81 43 89
SERTRALINE HCL 114 104 44 25
PAROXETINE HCL 114 92 44 65
DIGOXIN 113 90 46 72
ADVAIR DISKUS 112 83 47 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 109 68 48 71
BYSTOLIC 106 74 49 138
KLOR-CON M20 106 75 49 68
RAMIPRIL 103 86 51 77
PREDNISONE 103 89 51 41
COLCRYS 103 78 51 140
ZETIA 94 65 54 78
ALLOPURINOL 93 69 55 29
AZITHROMYCIN 91 67 56 47
FENOFIBRATE 90 49 57 57
GLIMEPIRIDE 88 63 58 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 88 55 58 59
DEXILANT 87 44 60 199
QUINAPRIL HCL 87 56 60 117
DIOVAN HCT 84 65 62 76
CARVEDILOL 84 62 62 26
NAMENDA 83 83 64 48
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 82 74 R 65 154
LEVOXYL 82 73 65 115
SINGULAIR 80 48 67 85
PLAVIX 79 61 68 58
NIFEDIPINE ER 77 43 69 129
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 74 55 70 174
TRAMADOL HCL 74 52 70 18
LEVOFLOXACIN 73 59 72 99
TRILIPIX 72 53 73 187
METHOCARBAMOL 69 56 R 74 205
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69 32 74 79
MECLIZINE HCL 68 41 76 134
NIASPAN 67 67 77 103
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65 61 78 50
LOVAZA 63 46 79 178
LIVALO 61 31 80 395
ZOSTAVAX 61 55 80 209
CYMBALTA 61 46 80 44
VERAPAMIL ER 60 45 83 94
GLIPIZIDE 60 40 83 62
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58 58 85 82
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 57 19 86 66
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 57 34 86 100
LEXAPRO 57 49 86 198
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 36 89 95
CLONIDINE HCL 55 28 89 54
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53 32 91 67
LANTUS 53 42 91 51
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52 29 R 93 52
TRAZODONE HCL 51 26 94 38
LOVASTATIN 50 45 95 34
INSULIN SYRINGE 50 36 95 113
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50 44 95 153
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 9, 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.