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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,232Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 2170

$1.9M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 2170

610 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
49%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

13% of this provider’s 610 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 610 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 10,513 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

$89 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 846 548 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 811 476 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 638 352 3 1
LISINOPRIL 561 267 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 525 331 5 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 521 281 S3 6 7
METFORMIN HCL 444 197 7 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 437 264 8 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 435 242 9 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 406 230 10 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 368 165 11 9
GABAPENTIN 345 132 12 14
CARVEDILOL 344 206 13 26
NEXIUM 322 155 14 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 320 168 15 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 300 183 16 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 272 123 17 12
ALLOPURINOL 241 153 18 29
PROAIR HFA 223 108 19 43
HYDRALAZINE HCL 204 124 20 84
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198 122 21 20
SINGULAIR 197 91 22 85
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 194 97 23 171
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 191 145 24 50
CLOPIDOGREL 189 79 25 37
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 186 85 26 185
CRESTOR 183 97 27 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 178 94 28 5
TRAMADOL HCL 176 103 29 18
RANITIDINE HCL 175 106 30 40
TRAZODONE HCL 174 53 31 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 170 42 32 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 168 82 33 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 157 93 34 15
JANUVIA 152 83 35 80
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 150 70 R 36 61
CLONIDINE HCL 148 57 37 54
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145 47 38 42
RAMIPRIL 138 59 39 77
SERTRALINE HCL 138 43 39 25
BENAZEPRIL HCL 125 65 41 55
ATENOLOL 122 73 42 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120 63 43 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 118 46 44 45
PLAVIX 117 47 45 58
NORVIR 115 12 46 244
TRUVADA 113 0 47 250
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108 50 48 39
HYDROXYZINE HCL 107 62 R 49 173
DONEPEZIL HCL 107 93 49 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 104 45 51 157
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 103 24 52 95
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 101 31 R 53 52
ROPINIROLE HCL 96 59 54 92
KLOR-CON M10 95 63 55 132
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 94 44 S2 56 60
NIFEDIPINE ER 92 53 57 129
SYMBICORT 92 20 57 150
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 92 67 57 79
COLCRYS 90 39 60 140
PAROXETINE HCL 89 58 61 65
DIOVAN 87 59 62 53
IBUPROFEN 87 27 62 105
PEN NEEDLE 85 46 64 141
ENDOCET 84 50 S2 65 106
LYRICA 82 19 66 90
ATRIPLA 81 0 67 290
FLUOXETINE HCL 81 33 67 59
VENTOLIN HFA 79 44 69 102
RISPERIDONE 77 35 70 73
LIPITOR 77 49 70 83
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 77 50 70 206
ZETIA 74 41 73 78
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74 37 73 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 37 73 71
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74 40 73 63
SPIRIVA 74 45 73 49
LOVASTATIN 74 14 73 34
LANTUS 73 24 79 51
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 71 35 80 127
ISENTRESS 71 0 80 287
COMBIVENT 71 11 80 112
QUINAPRIL HCL 70 48 83 117
CITALOPRAM HBR 68 52 84 19
REYATAZ 68 0 84 275
GLIPIZIDE 65 35 86 62
METFORMIN HCL ER 62 29 87 35
MECLIZINE HCL 61 45 88 134
DIOVAN HCT 61 32 88 76
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61 40 88 33
INSULIN SYRINGE 59 28 91 113
DOXEPIN HCL 58 44 92 202
FENTANYL 58 15 S2 92 87
NAMENDA 56 48 94 48
PROMETHAZINE HCL 56 15 R 94 70
TOPIRAMATE 55 25 96 155
GLIPIZIDE XL 54 31 97 81
LABETALOL HCL 53 0 98 208
AGGRENOX 52 16 99 169
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51 26 100 148
BYSTOLIC 51 33 100 138
PREZISTA 50 12 102 302
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 July 13, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.