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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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40,274Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 2170

$2.87M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 2170

790 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 790 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 790 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 26,148 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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 1,634 964 S3 1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 1,412 845 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,156 831 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 925 679 4 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 921 550 5 16
LISINOPRIL 792 618 6 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 724 587 7 10
GABAPENTIN 684 345 8 14
OXYCODONE HCL 665 316 S2 9 56
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 645 459 10 4
CRESTOR 621 346 11 24
SIMVASTATIN 619 460 12 1
METFORMIN HCL ER 574 286 13 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 483 294 14 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 454 300 15 17
RANITIDINE HCL 442 234 16 40
SYNTHROID 429 286 17 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 428 284 18 31
SPIRIVA 420 259 19 49
NEXIUM 415 243 20 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 414 278 21 11
NAMENDA 413 380 22 48
TRAMADOL HCL 409 199 23 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 407 306 24 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 400 232 25 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 366 239 26 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 340 273 27 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 332 277 28 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 300 242 29 9
ADVAIR DISKUS 292 168 30 45
CYMBALTA 273 134 31 44
AZITHROMYCIN 266 196 32 47
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 262 149 33 63
MELOXICAM 260 181 34 28
METFORMIN HCL 255 123 35 8
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 249 124 R 36 61
PROAIR HFA 243 89 37 43
JANTOVEN 242 242 38 104
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 237 130 39 30
FAMOTIDINE 226 158 40 96
FENTANYL 223 172 S2 41 87
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 223 171 41 50
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 223 163 41 75
LYRICA 208 116 44 90
ATENOLOL 208 150 44 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 204 193 46 32
PAROXETINE HCL 201 129 47 65
ALLOPURINOL 201 162 47 29
ROPINIROLE HCL 194 122 49 92
PROMETHAZINE HCL 192 91 R 50 70
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 192 36 R 50 52
NOVOLOG 185 144 52 98
CARVEDILOL 185 92 52 26
MIRTAZAPINE 181 143 54 46
VENTOLIN HFA 179 62 55 102
BENAZEPRIL HCL 175 127 56 55
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 172 78 57 201
SERTRALINE HCL 170 138 58 25
SPIRONOLACTONE 167 142 59 71
CLOPIDOGREL 159 121 60 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 155 97 61 39
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 153 132 62 69
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 151 79 63 66
EXELON 151 139 63 119
LEVEMIR 147 94 65 195
RISPERIDONE 147 116 65 73
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144 114 67 42
FINASTERIDE 140 102 68 122
DEXILANT 140 67 68 199
TOPIRAMATE 140 34 68 155
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 136 93 71 95
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 135 123 72 110
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 134 19 S2 73 124
LANTUS 130 114 74 51
KLOR-CON M20 129 124 75 68
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 129 92 75 97
TRAZODONE HCL 129 63 75 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 127 81 78 59
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 126 54 79 79
PREDNISONE 124 109 80 41
OXYCONTIN 124 11 S2 80 146
DIOVAN 123 84 82 53
PLAVIX 122 94 83 58
LAMOTRIGINE 121 67 84 136
LEVOFLOXACIN 120 107 85 99
VESICARE 119 101 86 237
PROPRANOLOL HCL 118 65 87 153
METHADONE HCL 117 57 S2 88 152
BUPROPION HCL SR 117 91 88 182
LIDODERM 115 92 90 162
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 114 80 91 200
ABILIFY 113 49 92 159
DIGOXIN 110 96 93 72
LIPITOR 110 69 93 83
LEVOXYL 109 88 95 115
SYMBICORT 107 34 96 150
KLOR-CON 8 105 76 97 350
NIFEDIPINE ER 103 96 98 129
CLONIDINE HCL 102 66 99 54
LACTULOSE 102 40 99 125
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 56 99 116
DILTIAZEM ER 101 85 102 133
METHOTREXATE 100 75 103 268
IBUPROFEN 95 21 104 105
CELEBREX 93 33 105 89
LANOXIN 91 91 106 281
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 90 68 S2 107 74
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 89 36 108 88
PEN NEEDLE 89 38 108 141
TIZANIDINE HCL 88 17 110 123
DETROL LA 87 53 111 257
FLUCONAZOLE 86 60 112 158
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 86 41 112 185
AVODART 85 60 114 250
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 85 60 114 135
GLIPIZIDE XL 81 60 116 81
BYSTOLIC 81 57 116 138
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 80 50 118 255
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 79 72 119 248
LEXAPRO 77 55 120 198
COMBIVENT 77 43 120 112
LEVETIRACETAM 77 39 120 109
ACTOS 77 34 120 108
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 76 60 124 128
CARISOPRODOL 75 21 R 125 111
VERAPAMIL ER 75 49 125 94
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 75 24 125 171
JANUVIA 74 54 128 80
BUSPIRONE HCL 74 55 128 143
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 73 73 130 167
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 73 31 130 142
SUCRALFATE 73 35 130 197
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 73 59 R 130 440
AMITIZA 72 29 134 267
RAMIPRIL 72 23 134 77
CEPHALEXIN 70 59 136 120
MORPHINE SULFATE 70 0 S2 136 253
ESTRADIOL 70 33 R 136 151
GEODON 69 69 139 444
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 68 67 140 232
KLOR-CON 10 67 47 141 144
DILTIAZEM HCL 67 43 141 224
NITROSTAT 66 44 143 227
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 65 46 144 450
LOVAZA 64 23 145 178
PREMARIN 63 41 R 146 145
MECLIZINE HCL 63 53 146 134
LANSOPRAZOLE 62 36 148 165
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62 34 148 82
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 62 55 148 126
RESTASIS 61 56 151 233
TRILIPIX 61 0 151 187
BENICAR 61 25 151 213
PRENATAL PLUS 59 23 154 403
LIDOCAINE HCL 58 57 155 238
CLONIDINE 57 57 156 263
DOXEPIN HCL 57 56 156 202
ONDANSETRON HCL 57 42 156 230
SINGULAIR 55 24 159 85
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 55 55 159 131
ZOSTAVAX 55 38 159 209
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 41 162 20
AMOXICILLIN 54 43 162 114
BUMETANIDE 54 37 162 191
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 53 0 165 189
FORTEO 52 33 166 412
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 49 S2 166 60
PRIMIDONE 52 32 166 319
INDAPAMIDE 51 34 169 186
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51 51 169 67
ENDOCET 51 33 S2 169 106
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 16, 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.