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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,183Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 307

$2.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 307

536 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
10%Patients 65 Years and Older
0% 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

2% of this provider’s 536 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 536 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 4,223 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

69 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,952 257 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,428 131 2 7
LACTULOSE 1,269 147 10 3 88
RISPERIDONE 1,090 93 4 33
SIMVASTATIN 1,020 214 5 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 862 23 6 91
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 781 123 R 7 74
SINGULAIR 694 39 8 70
LAMOTRIGINE 684 52 9 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 642 0 10 86
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 603 94 11 55
LEVETIRACETAM 584 30 12 83
CARBAMAZEPINE 554 37 10 13 142
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 427 48 14 65
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 419 83 15 13
ABILIFY 416 0 16 77
KETOCONAZOLE 407 19 17 103
NABUMETONE 395 64 18 184
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 369 20 19 36
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 360 78 20 89
TAMSULOSIN HCL 360 63 20 10
METFORMIN HCL 353 58 22 15
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 353 12 22 195
BACLOFEN 343 0 24 129
LISINOPRIL 337 0 25 6
CLONIDINE HCL 319 15 26 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 319 118 26 14
NEXIUM 308 39 28 21
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 294 0 29 100
SEROQUEL 285 15 30 173
LIPITOR 281 41 31 125
TRAZODONE HCL 268 27 32 34
PROPRANOLOL HCL 266 0 33 225
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 259 13 34 17
OXCARBAZEPINE 258 0 35 229
ZETIA 241 15 36 110
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 241 11 36 75
GABAPENTIN 239 28 38 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 239 13 38 28
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 237 13 40 217
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 230 63 41 3
TOPIRAMATE 227 37 42 72
PAROXETINE HCL 216 49 43 171
FUROSEMIDE 206 109 44 4
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 196 23 45 203
OLANZAPINE 195 0 46 121
FLUOXETINE HCL 194 14 47 82
AMITIZA 192 0 48 260
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 187 39 49 164
FINASTERIDE 186 63 50 26
SERTRALINE HCL 184 16 51 29
DETROL LA 183 68 52 268
LITHIUM CARBONATE 182 11 53 153
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179 45 54 18
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 175 0 55 176
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 167 0 56 218
TERAZOSIN HCL 165 76 57 196
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 161 39 58 157
NAPROXEN 156 20 59 159
CLOZAPINE 154 30 60 186
CICLOPIROX 151 23 61 172
BUSPIRONE HCL 149 0 62 192
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 145 20 63 148
CARBAMAZEPINE XR 143 13 64 285
FORTICAL 142 36 65 286
AZITHROMYCIN 141 12 66 71
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 139 26 R 67 48
RANITIDINE HCL 138 27 68 93
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 138 11 68 92
MINOCYCLINE HCL 137 0 70 259
NASONEX 137 24 70 264
MIRTAZAPINE 133 36 72 57
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 133 12 S3 72 2
LEXAPRO 127 0 74 269
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 126 29 75 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123 21 76 20
VALPROIC ACID 123 0 76 307
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115 13 78 22
ZONISAMIDE 115 0 78 213
HYDROXYZINE HCL 115 0 R 78 216
TIZANIDINE HCL 110 25 81 123
DONEPEZIL HCL 108 27 82 37
METRONIDAZOLE 108 0 82 190
MOMETASONE FUROATE 103 12 84 276
HALOPERIDOL 103 31 84 201
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 102 0 R 86 329
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 101 39 87 11
CALCITONIN-SALMON 101 17 87 240
ZYPREXA 100 0 89 330
LEVOCARNITINE 93 0 90 334
BONIVA 93 11 90 283
CARVEDILOL 91 13 92 12
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 88 0 93 336
ACTOS 87 12 94 145
ATENOLOL 86 0 95 42
FAMOTIDINE 86 12 95 128
CEPHALEXIN 86 0 95 46
GEODON 86 13 95 339
NALTREXONE HCL 85 0 99 340
GEMFIBROZIL 85 0 99 263
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84 0 101 180
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 84 16 101 87
PREDNISONE 84 0 101 19
VIMPAT 84 0 101 218
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 84 26 101 9
DILANTIN 83 0 106 341
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 82 0 107 344
PREVACID 80 11 108 278
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 80 0 108 161
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 80 14 108 66
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 79 12 111 111
NITROFURANTOIN 78 11 112 209
PREMPRO 78 0 R 112 291
CARBATROL 78 0 112 351
MUPIROCIN 77 19 115 114
SEROQUEL XR 77 0 115 158
ALLOPURINOL 76 0 117 39
LOXAPINE 76 0 117 353
LANSOPRAZOLE 75 0 119 204
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74 0 120 90
NAMENDA 74 13 120 43
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 73 0 122 356
CEFDINIR 73 13 122 220
PRIMIDONE 69 27 124 290
KLOR-CON M10 67 0 125 187
LOVAZA 64 0 126 224
DOXEPIN HCL 62 0 127 272
STRATTERA 61 0 128 377
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 59 29 129 152
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 58 0 R 130 383
GLIPIZIDE XL 58 14 130 163
FELBATOL 57 13 132 386
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 57 0 132 296
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57 0 132 31
PLAVIX 57 0 132 52
SUCRALFATE 56 0 136 194
METHOTREXATE 56 0 136 23
AMANTADINE 55 0 138 318
CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE 55 0 138 294
VESICARE 55 0 138 84
THIORIDAZINE HCL 54 0 R 141 395
LYRICA 54 0 141 103
TRICOR 53 25 143 277
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53 0 143 25
PREMARIN 52 0 R 145 149
AMOXICILLIN 52 0 145 207
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51 0 R 147 120
LAMICTAL 51 0 147 407
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50 0 149 255
LOVASTATIN 50 0 149 68
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. 23, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.