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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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45,532Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 2170

$2.93M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 2170

950 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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 950 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 950 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 39,233 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 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 1,526 1,391 1 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,397 1,342 2 32
OMEPRAZOLE 1,324 1,117 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,250 1,159 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 1,194 1,024 5 1
TRAZODONE HCL 1,075 979 6 38
LISINOPRIL 1,064 932 7 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,048 957 8 4
NAMENDA 970 930 9 48
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 877 795 10 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 874 759 11 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 798 713 12 91
JANTOVEN 718 611 13 104
MIRTAZAPINE 698 600 14 46
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 610 551 15 16
RISPERIDONE 608 497 16 73
SERTRALINE HCL 602 495 17 25
GABAPENTIN 581 486 18 14
CARVEDILOL 557 473 19 26
NOVOLOG 532 445 20 98
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 494 426 S3 21 7
CYMBALTA 488 423 22 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 470 448 23 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 458 355 24 88
TAMSULOSIN HCL 436 359 25 33
RANITIDINE HCL 430 399 26 40
CLONIDINE HCL 409 361 27 54
LANTUS 381 301 28 51
KLOR-CON M20 380 333 29 68
LEVETIRACETAM 379 302 30 109
METFORMIN HCL 318 272 31 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 311 279 32 12
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 310 256 33 69
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 306 290 34 110
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 279 250 35 75
EXELON 272 251 36 119
GLIPIZIDE 269 231 37 62
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 262 214 38 131
HYDRALAZINE HCL 258 217 39 84
TRAMADOL HCL 250 231 40 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 248 213 41 13
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 248 220 41 148
CLOPIDOGREL 247 236 43 37
TRAVATAN Z 245 217 44 181
OLANZAPINE 242 140 45 139
PREDNISONE 242 196 45 41
FAMOTIDINE 240 203 47 96
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 235 208 48 36
SEROQUEL 225 181 49 168
DIGOXIN 225 211 49 72
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 223 156 51 185
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 222 189 52 11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 219 205 53 63
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 217 202 54 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212 201 55 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 208 168 56 30
LEVEMIR 208 197 56 195
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 207 181 58 95
ALLOPURINOL 199 196 59 29
PAROXETINE HCL 198 152 60 65
SPIRIVA 198 160 60 49
ADVAIR DISKUS 192 123 62 45
ABILIFY 186 150 63 159
ATENOLOL 185 173 64 23
BACLOFEN 180 92 65 137
LEVOFLOXACIN 180 158 65 99
CEFTRIAXONE 176 152 67 211
PLAVIX 175 173 68 58
MELOXICAM 173 145 69 28
GLUCAGON EMERGENCY KIT 169 165 10 70 367
SPIRONOLACTONE 166 131 71 71
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 155 124 72 50
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 154 141 73 128
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 147 97 74 126
CEPHALEXIN 144 112 75 120
DIOVAN 144 131 75 53
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 144 116 75 171
PROMETHAZINE HCL 140 88 R 78 70
BUSPIRONE HCL 135 125 79 143
FINASTERIDE 133 123 80 122
KLOR-CON M10 131 121 81 132
SANTYL 131 120 81 221
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 130 111 83 389
LIDODERM 130 128 83 162
RAMIPRIL 128 128 85 77
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 128 98 85 82
TIMOLOL MALEATE 128 116 85 294
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127 84 88 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123 85 89 39
GENERLAC 122 107 90 214
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 116 65 R 91 172
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 114 104 92 135
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 109 101 93 196
NEXIUM 106 93 94 22
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 105 92 95 64
LIDOCAINE HCL 104 94 96 238
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 102 83 97 97
LATANOPROST 101 99 98 194
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 101 95 98 278
OXCARBAZEPINE 100 87 100 345
GLIMEPIRIDE 99 92 101 31
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 99 80 101 127
MUPIROCIN 97 83 103 177
FLUOXETINE HCL 96 73 104 59
PREVACID 93 83 105 312
AVELOX 92 79 106 271
SINGULAIR 90 63 107 85
HYDROXYZINE HCL 90 71 R 107 173
GALANTAMINE HBR 84 80 109 274
CRESTOR 82 69 110 24
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 81 59 111 100
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 81 71 111 377
LAMOTRIGINE 80 39 113 136
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 79 50 114 189
LUMIGAN 78 77 115 315
NIFEDIPINE ER 78 58 115 129
VANCOMYCIN HCL 77 76 117 371
LEXAPRO 77 71 117 198
VENLAFAXINE HCL 77 46 117 225
AMOXICILLIN 76 66 120 114
NUEDEXTA 75 72 121 308
NOVOLIN R 74 74 122 149
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72 63 S2 123 60
IBUPROFEN 71 46 124 105
AZITHROMYCIN 71 61 124 47
MEGACE ES 71 69 R 124 325
VOLTAREN 70 59 127 226
BUMETANIDE 70 70 127 191
VALPROIC ACID 69 52 129 222
FENTANYL 68 53 S2 130 87
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 60 130 20
AMIODARONE HCL 68 68 130 235
RENVELA 67 41 133 303
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 67 47 133 248
NYSTATIN 67 57 133 160
METOLAZONE 66 59 136 210
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 66 62 136 358
ROPINIROLE HCL 64 43 138 92
VERAPAMIL ER 64 57 138 94
CLONIDINE 63 42 140 263
NITROFURANTOIN 60 56 141 270
TIZANIDINE HCL 59 34 142 123
TERAZOSIN HCL 58 46 143 156
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 58 58 143 232
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 58 56 143 229
LOVASTATIN 58 58 143 34
ENULOSE 58 41 143 273
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58 49 143 164
FLUCONAZOLE 57 45 149 158
LOPERAMIDE 56 53 150 314
LABETALOL HCL 56 50 150 208
HALOPERIDOL 56 13 150 176
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 55 45 153 167
OXYCODONE HCL 55 36 S2 153 56
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55 44 153 153
DILANTIN 55 46 153 223
DILTIAZEM ER 55 55 153 133
METRONIDAZOLE 55 49 153 277
CARBAMAZEPINE 55 42 153 204
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 54 48 160 174
FLAVOXATE HCL 54 43 160 470
SUCRALFATE 54 54 160 197
AGGRENOX 53 40 163 169
PATANOL 52 44 164 339
METHOTREXATE 52 52 164 268
KETOCONAZOLE 51 44 166 212
NOVOLIN 70-30 50 35 167 217
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. 19, 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.