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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,143Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 2170

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 2170

663 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

10% of this provider’s 663 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 663 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 18,254 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 890 812 1 5
OMEPRAZOLE 776 645 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 699 621 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 649 570 4 6
LISINOPRIL 552 440 5 3
METFORMIN HCL 474 397 6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 447 380 7 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 376 355 8 16
TRAMADOL HCL 351 313 9 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 336 277 S3 10 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 334 292 11 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 310 297 12 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 295 270 13 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 284 275 14 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 270 263 15 32
NAMENDA 267 257 16 48
GABAPENTIN 251 213 17 14
SERTRALINE HCL 251 192 17 25
ALLOPURINOL 241 192 19 29
NEXIUM 224 197 20 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218 205 21 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216 192 22 9
FENOFIBRATE 215 192 23 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 207 190 24 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 186 167 25 39
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 168 168 26 110
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 168 166 26 63
MIRTAZAPINE 167 155 28 46
CARVEDILOL 164 96 29 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163 158 30 21
LANTUS 154 154 31 51
GLIMEPIRIDE 148 121 32 31
CLOPIDOGREL 148 118 32 37
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 147 137 34 82
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 146 142 35 50
DIOVAN 144 140 36 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 141 141 37 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135 134 38 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134 110 39 20
MELOXICAM 130 124 40 28
RISPERIDONE 127 109 41 73
TRAZODONE HCL 127 107 41 38
CYMBALTA 117 100 43 44
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 117 107 43 88
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116 104 45 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 116 66 45 17
METFORMIN HCL ER 110 110 47 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110 89 47 75
AZITHROMYCIN 110 98 47 47
RANITIDINE HCL 109 89 50 40
CRESTOR 108 79 51 24
LEVOFLOXACIN 104 93 52 99
ADVAIR DISKUS 103 92 53 45
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 102 99 54 64
ROPINIROLE HCL 102 91 54 92
SPIRONOLACTONE 100 76 56 71
DIGOXIN 97 97 57 72
ATENOLOL 95 84 58 23
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 93 81 59 135
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 90 67 60 128
LEVOXYL 88 61 61 115
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88 86 61 36
PLAVIX 87 72 63 58
LOVASTATIN 86 83 64 34
ESTRADIOL 86 72 R 64 151
VERAPAMIL ER 85 82 66 94
PAROXETINE HCL 85 81 66 65
VENTOLIN HFA 82 49 68 102
CELEBREX 80 72 69 89
BENAZEPRIL HCL 79 75 70 55
LACTULOSE 78 63 71 125
HUMALOG 78 65 71 190
NYSTATIN 71 69 73 160
ETODOLAC 71 48 73 218
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 70 60 75 201
KLOR-CON M20 65 20 76 68
EXELON 64 64 77 119
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 64 53 77 91
OLANZAPINE 64 57 77 139
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63 35 80 79
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 62 61 81 200
PREDNISONE 61 56 82 41
SINGULAIR 59 52 83 85
INDAPAMIDE 59 59 83 186
PROAIR HFA 59 35 83 43
CLONIDINE HCL 59 49 83 54
TORSEMIDE 58 58 87 184
NYSTOP 58 57 87 219
PROMETHAZINE HCL 58 23 R 87 70
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58 43 87 97
DILTIAZEM ER 56 56 91 133
SPIRIVA 56 56 91 49
BUPROPION XL 55 25 93 170
SYNTHROID 54 43 94 27
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53 40 95 164
NOVOLOG 53 43 95 98
BUPROPION HCL SR 51 31 97 182
TOPIRAMATE 50 23 98 155
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 45 98 67
GLIPIZIDE 50 48 98 62
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 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.