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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,071Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 2170

$2.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 2170

976 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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

25% of this provider’s 976 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 976 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 29,745 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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 1,481 1,231 1 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,150 945 2 10
FUROSEMIDE 1,064 902 3 6
LISINOPRIL 924 726 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 813 673 5 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 803 668 6 5
NAMENDA 766 682 7 48
RISPERIDONE 718 566 8 73
MIRTAZAPINE 680 608 9 46
TRAZODONE HCL 663 508 10 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 608 498 11 15
FENTANYL 573 508 S2 12 87
GABAPENTIN 562 334 13 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 552 467 14 16
LANTUS 550 459 15 51
DONEPEZIL HCL 542 492 16 32
LACTULOSE 460 341 17 125
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 426 350 18 75
OMEPRAZOLE 423 344 19 2
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 411 336 S2 20 60
SERTRALINE HCL 403 328 21 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 368 266 22 19
DIOVAN 327 256 23 53
RAMIPRIL 322 263 24 77
TAMSULOSIN HCL 316 287 25 33
METFORMIN HCL 314 255 26 8
COUMADIN 303 298 27 163
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 300 232 28 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 299 259 29 88
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 292 240 S3 30 7
TRAMADOL HCL 286 233 31 18
NOVOLIN R 283 252 32 149
HYDRALAZINE HCL 277 211 33 84
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 274 225 34 13
ALLOPURINOL 273 223 35 29
CARVEDILOL 269 215 36 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 269 231 36 50
CRESTOR 263 160 38 24
ADVAIR DISKUS 262 215 39 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 247 229 40 11
NOVOLOG 242 188 41 98
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 238 188 42 95
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 237 199 43 63
LEVETIRACETAM 233 133 44 109
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 228 196 45 131
CLOPIDOGREL 225 171 46 37
LIDODERM 223 176 47 162
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 222 191 48 69
PREDNISONE 203 155 49 41
FAMOTIDINE 201 159 50 96
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199 135 51 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 196 143 52 91
SPIRIVA 192 153 53 49
NEXIUM 187 103 54 22
ABILIFY 186 125 55 159
CYMBALTA 176 123 56 44
LYRICA 175 116 57 90
OLANZAPINE 174 116 58 139
RANITIDINE HCL 174 137 58 40
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 169 101 R 60 172
LABETALOL HCL 166 116 61 208
OXYCODONE HCL 163 99 S2 62 56
LATANOPROST 162 132 63 194
AGGRENOX 160 135 64 169
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 150 117 65 21
FINASTERIDE 144 129 66 122
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 142 130 67 110
PLAVIX 139 100 68 58
GLIPIZIDE 134 113 69 62
LEXAPRO 134 114 69 198
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 133 85 71 17
ATENOLOL 133 118 71 23
SANTYL 128 117 73 221
LEVOFLOXACIN 123 101 74 99
SEROQUEL 123 107 74 168
BACLOFEN 119 43 76 137
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 118 100 77 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 115 114 78 36
ONDANSETRON HCL 111 95 79 230
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 110 103 80 97
KETOCONAZOLE 108 86 81 212
EXELON 107 107 82 119
GENERLAC 105 97 83 214
RISPERDAL CONSTA 102 90 84 260
LANSOPRAZOLE 100 81 85 165
HUMALOG 99 58 86 190
ZETIA 98 96 87 78
VENLAFAXINE HCL 96 73 88 225
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 95 87 89 278
KLOR-CON M20 95 79 89 68
DIGOXIN 94 84 91 72
HALOPERIDOL 93 40 92 176
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 93 84 92 229
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 92 67 R 94 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92 66 94 30
LIPITOR 92 79 94 83
GLIMEPIRIDE 90 88 97 31
PAROXETINE HCL 89 57 98 65
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 89 87 98 232
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 86 64 100 126
CLONIDINE HCL 86 65 100 54
FLUOXETINE HCL 82 64 102 59
SPS 82 78 102 295
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 82 78 102 82
METOLAZONE 81 69 105 210
TRAVATAN Z 80 79 106 181
AZITHROMYCIN 79 59 107 47
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 79 69 107 142
MUPIROCIN 79 47 107 177
DILANTIN 78 40 110 223
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 76 43 111 189
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75 64 112 64
DILTIAZEM HCL 75 69 112 224
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 50 114 71
KLOR-CON M10 72 68 115 132
PROMETHAZINE HCL 72 39 R 115 70
TRICOR 71 63 117 130
PREVACID 69 52 118 312
OXYCONTIN 69 57 S2 118 146
BUPROPION XL 69 43 118 170
COLCRYS 69 67 118 140
MORPHINE SULFATE 68 57 S2 122 253
FENOFIBRATE 66 38 123 57
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66 56 123 79
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 65 53 125 167
VALPROIC ACID 65 44 125 222
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 64 56 127 100
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 64 56 127 196
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 64 58 127 148
CEPHALEXIN 62 48 130 120
HUMULIN R 62 58 130 384
JANUVIA 61 58 132 80
LEVEMIR 61 54 132 195
METRONIDAZOLE 59 51 134 277
FLUCONAZOLE 59 42 134 158
COMBIVENT 59 29 134 112
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 45 S2 137 74
IBUPROFEN 57 14 138 105
LOVASTATIN 56 56 139 34
NYSTATIN 56 43 139 160
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 40 141 128
GLIPIZIDE ER 54 47 142 86
NIFEDIPINE ER 54 38 142 129
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 54 39 142 470
LAMOTRIGINE 53 31 145 136
TOPIRAMATE 52 13 146 155
VENTOLIN HFA 51 37 147 102
INSULIN SYRINGE 51 31 147 113
BUSPIRONE HCL 51 41 147 143
RENVELA 51 51 147 303
NITROFURANTOIN 51 50 147 270
COMBIGAN 50 49 152 484
VIMPAT 50 33 152 316
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 4, 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.