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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,281Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 51 out of 2170

$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 2170

584 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

10% of this provider’s 584 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 584 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 18,070 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
JANTOVEN 1,018 907 1 104
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 709 678 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 695 646 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 601 571 4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 568 553 5 5
LISINOPRIL 458 419 6 3
SIMVASTATIN 420 394 7 1
GABAPENTIN 406 377 8 14
NAMENDA 400 400 9 48
MIRTAZAPINE 380 368 10 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 378 373 11 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 315 298 12 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 315 315 12 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 302 263 14 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 266 265 15 21
EXELON 239 239 16 119
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 233 216 17 10
METFORMIN HCL 230 208 18 8
SERTRALINE HCL 224 222 19 25
SYNTHROID 206 205 20 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 205 193 21 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 194 194 22 36
TRAMADOL HCL 186 172 23 18
CYMBALTA 184 156 24 44
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 160 153 S3 25 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 151 26 9
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 154 154 27 110
CRESTOR 153 147 28 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 133 131 29 75
ATENOLOL 133 126 29 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 131 127 31 69
TRAZODONE HCL 130 103 32 38
CARVEDILOL 128 128 33 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 126 126 34 91
ALLOPURINOL 126 111 34 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122 121 36 39
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 119 119 37 82
CELEBREX 111 110 38 89
DIOVAN 110 110 39 53
MELOXICAM 109 93 40 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108 106 41 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101 99 42 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98 93 43 30
NEXIUM 98 85 43 22
CLOPIDOGREL 95 86 45 37
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 94 55 46 97
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92 88 47 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89 89 48 13
HYDROCORTISONE 87 86 49 304
LEVETIRACETAM 85 84 50 109
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 85 60 50 67
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 83 83 52 64
PLAVIX 82 75 53 58
CLONIDINE HCL 81 81 54 54
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 80 55 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 80 67 55 59
PREDNISONE 78 77 57 41
ZETIA 75 68 58 78
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 74 74 59 100
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 74 61 59 148
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 73 71 61 167
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 73 73 61 88
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 72 72 63 206
KLOR-CON M20 71 70 64 68
WARFARIN SODIUM 70 67 65 15
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 66 66 71
SPIRIVA 66 65 66 49
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 65 55 68 131
GLIMEPIRIDE 65 58 68 31
DILTIAZEM ER 63 63 70 133
DIGOXIN 63 63 70 72
RISPERIDONE 62 60 72 73
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61 57 73 95
LIPITOR 58 49 74 83
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 55 75 55
NIASPAN 57 56 75 103
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57 57 75 200
ROPINIROLE HCL 56 56 78 92
VERAPAMIL ER 56 56 78 94
PROMETHAZINE HCL 55 46 R 80 70
ACTONEL 54 54 81 328
GENERLAC 54 54 81 214
LANTUS 52 52 83 51
MUPIROCIN 51 48 84 177
SINGULAIR 51 38 84 85
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50 50 86 164
BUSPIRONE HCL 50 49 86 143
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 Feb. 25, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.