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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,579Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 2170

$1.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 2170

753 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

19% of this provider’s 753 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 753 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 20,487 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,045 703 S3 1 7
SIMVASTATIN 920 663 2 1
LISINOPRIL 842 678 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 794 521 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 792 645 5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 770 620 6 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 636 539 7 15
METFORMIN HCL 595 434 8 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 483 406 9 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 370 304 10 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 350 242 11 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 344 241 12 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 338 273 13 9
ENDOCET 324 170 S2 14 106
GABAPENTIN 320 257 15 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 301 301 16 32
AZITHROMYCIN 292 210 17 47
TRAMADOL HCL 290 183 18 18
LANTUS 272 206 19 51
NEXIUM 268 146 20 22
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 265 201 21 100
ALLOPURINOL 227 172 22 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 218 146 23 17
RANITIDINE HCL 210 176 24 40
SPIRIVA 196 138 25 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 196 156 25 13
SERTRALINE HCL 192 150 27 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 192 175 27 33
CLOPIDOGREL 192 140 27 37
KLOR-CON M20 190 159 30 68
GLIMEPIRIDE 178 133 31 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 176 144 32 75
CARVEDILOL 175 140 33 26
TRAZODONE HCL 168 118 34 38
AMOXICILLIN 167 133 35 114
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 166 154 36 39
FENTANYL 166 144 S2 36 87
MELOXICAM 164 108 38 28
NAMENDA 164 153 38 48
PROMETHAZINE HCL 160 73 R 40 70
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 157 142 41 50
PREDNISONE 156 121 42 41
MIRTAZAPINE 155 128 43 46
ATENOLOL 155 146 43 23
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 151 75 R 45 52
PROAIR HFA 148 57 46 43
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 147 92 S2 47 60
PAROXETINE HCL 146 106 48 65
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 144 134 49 64
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 144 114 49 12
LOVASTATIN 138 107 51 34
SINGULAIR 135 99 52 85
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 128 92 R 53 61
ROPINIROLE HCL 127 110 54 92
EXELON 123 123 55 119
ADVAIR DISKUS 123 70 55 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 120 99 57 71
PREMARIN 117 78 R 58 145
OXYCONTIN 117 69 S2 58 146
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 117 58 S2 58 74
BYSTOLIC 117 63 58 138
CYMBALTA 112 70 62 44
PLAVIX 111 87 63 58
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110 79 64 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108 97 65 21
FLUCONAZOLE 107 79 66 158
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 104 83 67 95
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 53 68 20
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 103 68 68 157
CELEBREX 102 71 70 89
DIOVAN 99 99 71 53
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98 82 72 42
SYNTHROID 96 84 73 27
TERAZOSIN HCL 96 82 73 156
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96 56 73 30
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 94 86 76 82
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 94 94 76 110
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93 59 78 97
METHADONE HCL 91 68 S2 79 152
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 91 85 79 200
CLONIDINE HCL 90 63 81 54
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 89 42 82 79
METFORMIN HCL ER 88 66 83 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 85 69 84 36
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82 71 85 69
LEVOFLOXACIN 79 66 86 99
FAMOTIDINE 79 67 86 96
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 78 59 88 88
CRESTOR 78 23 88 24
NOVOLIN N 78 67 88 293
JANUVIA 77 64 91 80
TRICOR 76 46 92 130
LEXAPRO 75 60 93 198
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 73 59 94 167
ESTRADIOL 72 48 R 95 151
LYRICA 72 29 95 90
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 71 52 97 67
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 71 24 S2 97 124
KLOR-CON M10 70 67 99 132
LACTULOSE 70 56 99 125
BUSPIRONE HCL 69 57 101 143
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 69 59 101 188
LEVETIRACETAM 67 38 103 109
MECLIZINE HCL 67 62 103 134
INSULIN SYRINGE 66 13 105 113
LEVOXYL 66 51 105 115
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66 63 105 63
COMBIVENT 66 39 105 112
GEMFIBROZIL 65 47 109 121
RISPERIDONE 63 39 110 73
TOPIRAMATE 62 35 111 155
OXYCODONE HCL 62 48 S2 111 56
DIOVAN HCT 62 41 111 76
BENICAR 60 43 114 213
LIPITOR 60 50 114 83
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 60 47 114 126
NAPROXEN 59 56 117 107
GLYBURIDE 58 46 R 118 118
NOVOLIN R 58 41 118 149
GLIPIZIDE 57 57 120 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57 34 120 91
VENTOLIN HFA 57 23 120 102
KLOR-CON 10 57 57 120 144
DIGOXIN 57 53 120 72
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56 52 125 135
HALOPERIDOL 56 47 125 176
OLANZAPINE 56 42 125 139
SEROQUEL 56 50 125 168
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 56 37 125 142
BACLOFEN 55 19 130 137
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 55 34 130 206
LIDOCAINE HCL 54 50 132 238
FLUOXETINE HCL 54 24 132 59
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 54 16 R 132 172
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53 46 135 164
DICYCLOMINE HCL 52 36 136 254
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52 39 136 84
DEXILANT 52 37 136 199
LAMOTRIGINE 52 45 136 136
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. 16, 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.