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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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48,308Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 2170

$3.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 2170

1,067 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

7% of this provider’s 1,067 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 1,067 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 37,292 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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
FUROSEMIDE 2,004 1,666 1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 1,625 1,274 2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,489 935 3 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,484 1,246 4 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,195 1,120 5 32
NAMENDA 1,145 1,070 6 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,134 992 7 16
GABAPENTIN 956 713 8 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 920 798 9 63
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 913 727 10 10
LISINOPRIL 905 722 11 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 751 592 12 4
MIRTAZAPINE 712 646 13 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 706 619 14 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 576 412 15 91
SIMVASTATIN 558 415 16 1
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 495 342 17 79
SERTRALINE HCL 478 399 18 25
EXELON 472 441 19 119
TRAMADOL HCL 464 395 20 18
LANTUS 440 324 21 51
CARVEDILOL 440 356 21 26
METFORMIN HCL 425 343 23 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 417 294 24 75
CYMBALTA 412 242 25 44
RANITIDINE HCL 399 304 26 40
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 393 337 S3 27 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 388 230 28 12
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 379 302 29 131
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 369 303 30 148
LEVETIRACETAM 366 191 31 109
LEVOFLOXACIN 357 302 32 99
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 355 260 33 171
ADVAIR DISKUS 352 244 34 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 318 222 35 88
SPIRIVA 314 216 36 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 310 221 37 39
NOVOLOG 306 241 38 98
PROMETHAZINE HCL 295 205 R 39 70
CLOPIDOGREL 294 245 40 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 294 239 40 33
NYSTATIN 294 245 40 160
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 275 199 43 95
ALLOPURINOL 275 221 43 29
RISPERIDONE 273 226 45 73
PREDNISONE 270 230 46 41
PAROXETINE HCL 266 216 47 65
TRAZODONE HCL 259 183 48 38
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 258 183 49 185
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 246 236 50 110
JANTOVEN 245 205 51 104
FLUOXETINE HCL 244 195 52 59
PLAVIX 229 201 53 58
DIGOXIN 220 183 54 72
OLANZAPINE 220 143 54 139
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 213 180 56 69
MELOXICAM 210 169 57 28
CLONIDINE HCL 208 126 58 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 205 147 59 71
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 205 151 59 36
KLOR-CON M20 198 127 61 68
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 190 144 62 50
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 188 155 63 126
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 188 146 63 167
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 183 117 65 97
KLOR-CON M10 182 133 66 132
LAMOTRIGINE 177 132 67 136
ROPINIROLE HCL 177 144 67 92
TRAVATAN Z 175 164 69 181
GLIMEPIRIDE 173 152 70 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172 157 71 13
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 170 140 72 196
MUPIROCIN 167 110 73 177
LEVEMIR 164 130 74 195
NEXIUM 164 89 74 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 164 99 74 30
ATENOLOL 164 136 74 23
SEROQUEL 163 117 78 168
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160 112 79 9
HYDRALAZINE HCL 159 122 80 84
GENERLAC 157 81 81 214
CEFTRIAXONE 157 125 81 211
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 154 102 83 128
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149 110 84 17
BACLOFEN 143 84 85 137
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 142 94 86 100
LEXAPRO 142 113 86 198
TOPIRAMATE 142 65 86 155
FINASTERIDE 141 130 89 122
SANTYL 139 117 90 221
AGGRENOX 137 122 91 169
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 135 104 92 21
BUSPIRONE HCL 134 111 93 143
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 134 108 93 82
RESTASIS 130 122 95 233
DIOVAN 126 110 96 53
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 125 99 97 127
ABILIFY 123 94 98 159
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 121 65 99 11
FLUCONAZOLE 121 107 99 158
SYNTHROID 120 93 101 27
NYSTOP 110 100 102 219
GLIPIZIDE 108 94 103 62
HALOPERIDOL 107 84 104 176
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 103 88 105 239
COUMADIN 103 99 105 163
CEPHALEXIN 101 69 107 120
LIDOCAINE HCL 99 76 108 238
TIZANIDINE HCL 99 65 108 123
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 98 83 110 142
NOVOLIN R 92 67 111 149
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 91 59 112 67
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 87 50 113 189
LIDODERM 86 53 114 162
PRADAXA 85 56 115 258
LATANOPROST 84 69 116 194
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 82 50 R 117 52
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 81 55 118 347
VESICARE 80 41 119 237
AZITHROMYCIN 78 58 120 47
LACTULOSE 77 57 121 125
XARELTO 77 65 121 383
CEFUROXIME 76 60 123 175
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 75 64 124 232
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 75 74 124 188
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 75 56 124 93
RISPERDAL CONSTA 75 45 124 260
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 72 54 128 248
PATANOL 71 35 129 339
HYDROXYZINE HCL 71 42 R 129 173
TIMOLOL MALEATE 71 71 129 294
DETROL LA 70 53 132 257
ONDANSETRON HCL 69 48 133 230
TRICOR 68 21 134 130
ENULOSE 67 41 135 273
BUPROPION XL 67 33 135 170
IBUPROFEN 66 45 137 105
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66 47 137 164
NIASPAN 66 30 137 103
LANSOPRAZOLE 65 58 140 165
METRONIDAZOLE 65 52 140 277
HYDROCORTISONE 65 34 140 304
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 64 57 143 242
SPS 64 57 143 295
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63 48 145 64
HUMALOG 63 29 145 190
GLYCOPYRROLATE 62 52 147 355
VALPROIC ACID 61 48 148 222
FAMOTIDINE 61 36 148 96
SINGULAIR 60 40 150 85
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 59 56 151 174
CARBAMAZEPINE 58 0 152 204
SENSIPAR 58 21 152 404
DIOVAN HCT 57 57 154 76
GLIPIZIDE ER 57 34 154 86
BUMETANIDE 57 37 154 191
CLONIDINE 57 44 154 263
VENLAFAXINE HCL 56 28 158 225
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56 49 158 135
PROCRIT 55 39 160 298
PRIMIDONE 53 47 161 319
NITROSTAT 53 41 161 227
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 36 163 20
KETOCONAZOLE 51 25 164 212
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51 28 164 157
RENVELA 51 23 164 303
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 39 164 42
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 50 41 168 371
LOPERAMIDE 50 42 168 314
BYSTOLIC 50 46 168 138
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 June 26, 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.