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DOUGLAS KELLING M.D.

200 MEDICAL PARK DR SUITE 550 CONCORD INTERNAL MEDICINE

Concord | North Carolina | 28025

(704) 403-1307

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,799Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 1454

$2.53M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 1454

1,554 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%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
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this specialty
in North Carolina
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 1,554 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 1,554 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 27,084 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
LISINOPRIL 1,368 1,059 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 1,352 1,011 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,147 994 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,017 791 4 6
SIMVASTATIN 878 706 5 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 839 724 6 17
CRESTOR 794 625 7 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 784 651 8 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 778 644 9 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 748 606 10 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 714 567 11 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 615 476 12 10
SPIRIVA 554 437 13 52
METFORMIN HCL 506 357 14 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 473 384 15 21
KLOR-CON M20 443 340 16 54
SYMBICORT 425 310 17 143
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 413 306 S3 18 7
GABAPENTIN 404 308 19 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 398 319 20 13
ATENOLOL 380 359 21 18
ZETIA 373 327 22 69
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 355 318 23 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 340 310 24 35
NEXIUM 323 202 25 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 319 256 26 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 307 252 27 30
PROAIR HFA 304 210 28 56
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 298 214 29 27
HYDRALAZINE HCL 298 268 29 67
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 287 248 31 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 287 239 31 19
PREDNISONE 281 202 33 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 280 216 34 31
CLOPIDOGREL 269 211 35 32
PEN NEEDLE 264 171 36 113
CHLORTHALIDONE 262 181 37 109
LOVASTATIN 251 221 38 39
FENOFIBRATE 242 172 39 68
CARVEDILOL 240 194 40 24
NOVOLOG 235 178 41 99
LANTUS 231 156 42 51
MIRTAZAPINE 227 178 43 53
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 212 155 44 61
INSULIN SYRINGE 203 143 45 97
SINGULAIR 203 141 45 83
SERTRALINE HCL 190 142 47 26
DIOVAN 185 152 48 40
ALLOPURINOL 185 172 48 28
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 181 102 50 79
TAMSULOSIN HCL 180 153 51 34
RANITIDINE HCL 179 140 52 43
SYNTHROID 178 153 53 25
CLONIDINE HCL 177 110 54 49
BYSTOLIC 176 137 55 110
PRADAXA 175 161 56 206
ADVAIR DISKUS 173 126 57 47
PLAVIX 171 141 58 45
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 170 108 59 157
PAROXETINE HCL 165 149 60 73
FELODIPINE ER 158 142 61 159
TRAMADOL HCL 155 121 62 20
LEVOXYL 154 150 63 84
DONEPEZIL HCL 153 147 64 29
VENTOLIN HFA 144 87 65 112
EVISTA 143 129 66 136
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 141 95 67 144
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 137 126 68 76
LIPITOR 137 92 68 74
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 136 103 70 171
HUMALOG 127 87 71 153
DILTIAZEM ER 123 106 72 126
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 121 111 73 87
CYMBALTA 118 51 74 55
LOVAZA 113 54 75 172
LEVOFLOXACIN 110 83 76 95
TRAZODONE HCL 109 66 77 50
BUPROPION XL 105 74 78 194
KLOR-CON 10 104 83 79 141
NIASPAN 104 57 79 117
QUINAPRIL HCL 103 89 81 101
COLCRYS 100 74 82 116
DIGOXIN 99 89 83 70
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 95 60 R 84 71
TORSEMIDE 89 84 85 125
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 89 33 R 85 59
NAMENDA 88 88 87 48
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 85 49 88 247
SPIRONOLACTONE 82 56 89 63
PROMETHAZINE HCL 81 47 R 90 82
EXELON 79 79 91 135
COMBIVENT 79 57 91 115
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 72 93 38
NITROSTAT 77 70 94 208
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 75 70 95 190
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 74 59 96 142
TRICOR 74 53 96 134
NIFEDIPINE ER 73 66 98 102
MICARDIS 72 68 99 233
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72 60 99 105
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 71 65 101 65
BENICAR 71 69 101 189
BENAZEPRIL HCL 70 64 103 57
LACTULOSE 70 65 103 152
WELCHOL 69 59 105 236
FAMOTIDINE 69 48 105 88
LYRICA 68 35 107 103
DIOVAN HCT 67 52 108 75
ACTOS 65 48 109 90
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 63 37 110 211
GLIPIZIDE XL 61 51 111 85
VICTOZA 3-PAK 60 27 112 319
VENLAFAXINE HCL 56 33 113 229
PROVENTIL HFA 56 50 113 395
DOXEPIN HCL 56 53 113 234
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55 50 116 58
AMIODARONE HCL 55 55 116 223
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55 29 116 120
FINASTERIDE 53 35 119 94
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 51 40 120 269
METOLAZONE 50 26 121 216
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. 11, 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.