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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,504Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 2170

$1.86M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 2170

474 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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

12% of this provider’s 474 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 474 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 15,750 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

41% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$91 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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
NAMENDA 837 768 1 48
FUROSEMIDE 797 699 2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 589 523 3 4
EXELON 560 540 4 119
LISINOPRIL 550 452 5 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 549 461 6 16
OMEPRAZOLE 431 276 7 2
MELOXICAM 378 298 8 28
SIMVASTATIN 378 292 8 1
LYRICA 328 233 10 90
DIOVAN 316 222 11 53
MIRTAZAPINE 313 311 12 46
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 305 218 13 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 293 272 14 10
CRESTOR 284 218 15 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 275 224 16 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 269 204 17 33
METFORMIN HCL 245 178 18 8
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 244 187 19 79
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226 170 20 9
CARVEDILOL 204 167 21 26
ACTOS 191 132 22 108
ARICEPT 182 168 23 316
SINGULAIR 168 116 24 85
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 161 157 25 50
LANTUS 160 115 26 51
GABAPENTIN 159 106 27 14
NEXIUM 158 157 28 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 157 99 29 63
RISPERIDONE 157 81 29 73
SPIRIVA 156 109 31 49
WARFARIN SODIUM 150 144 32 15
DIOVAN HCT 145 109 33 76
KLOR-CON M20 139 115 34 68
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 139 108 34 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 137 122 36 88
ULORIC 135 110 37 265
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 133 133 38 67
TRAZODONE HCL 131 73 39 38
CYMBALTA 130 83 40 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129 101 41 13
LOVASTATIN 126 81 42 34
CLOPIDOGREL 123 98 43 37
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 122 55 R 44 172
CITALOPRAM HBR 122 78 44 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 120 87 46 11
OLANZAPINE 119 67 47 139
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115 102 48 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 114 55 49 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113 90 50 75
KLOR-CON M10 106 105 51 132
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106 86 S3 51 7
KETOCONAZOLE 105 76 53 212
ATENOLOL 101 83 54 23
CLONIDINE HCL 97 75 55 54
ADVAIR DISKUS 96 81 56 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 92 88 57 31
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 90 24 58 91
TRAMADOL HCL 88 58 59 18
LATANOPROST 87 70 60 194
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 86 61 R 61 259
SEROQUEL XR 86 49 61 276
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 86 86 61 82
TRAVATAN Z 86 80 61 181
ALLOPURINOL 85 43 65 29
PLAVIX 85 66 65 58
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 83 49 67 95
PRADAXA 81 77 68 258
SERTRALINE HCL 79 55 69 25
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 78 62 70 131
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76 70 71 69
DIGOXIN 75 61 72 72
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73 46 S2 73 60
INSULIN SYRINGE 70 59 74 113
AGGRENOX 68 45 75 169
PREDNISONE 68 48 75 41
SUCRALFATE 67 55 77 197
HYDRALAZINE HCL 66 65 78 84
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 65 34 79 126
SEROQUEL 64 59 80 168
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63 38 81 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63 50 81 64
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62 40 83 157
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62 47 83 21
GLIPIZIDE XL 61 25 85 81
DESONIDE 61 43 85 457
LIDODERM 61 56 85 162
FENTANYL 61 39 S2 85 87
CELEBREX 60 48 89 89
FAMOTIDINE 58 49 90 96
MICARDIS 58 40 90 272
RANITIDINE HCL 58 40 90 40
HALOPERIDOL 58 49 90 176
VYTORIN 57 50 94 179
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 36 94 55
JANTOVEN 56 56 96 104
BACLOFEN 55 14 97 137
LEVETIRACETAM 55 40 97 109
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 54 54 R 99 154
TERAZOSIN HCL 54 38 99 156
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54 43 99 142
FORTEO 53 31 102 412
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53 39 102 128
LEXAPRO 50 39 104 198
TIMOLOL MALEATE 50 49 104 294
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 Jan. 14, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.