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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,896Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 2170

$1.75M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 2170

1,182 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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
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this specialty
in North Carolina
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 1,182 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 1,182 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 22,314 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 1,322 979 1 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,130 783 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 1,022 678 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 970 773 4 1
METFORMIN HCL 920 604 5 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 767 546 6 9
VERAPAMIL ER 698 508 10 7 94
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 681 487 8 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 652 378 S3 9 7
LISINOPRIL 601 335 10 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 543 381 11 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 496 348 12 15
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 478 359 10 13 206
CLONIDINE HCL 446 304 14 54
CLOPIDOGREL 444 346 15 37
CRESTOR 411 227 16 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 409 401 17 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 402 281 18 16
SERTRALINE HCL 389 283 19 25
PLAVIX 324 254 20 58
DIOVAN HCT 322 177 21 76
DIOVAN 308 247 22 53
GLIPIZIDE 299 210 23 62
ALLOPURINOL 290 229 24 29
GLIPIZIDE XL 290 163 24 81
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 275 155 26 67
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 267 233 27 5
LANTUS 253 188 28 51
CARVEDILOL 251 179 29 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 233 175 30 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 231 158 31 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227 157 32 20
HYDRALAZINE HCL 224 151 33 84
NAPROXEN 217 135 34 107
IBUPROFEN 194 94 35 105
GABAPENTIN 192 91 36 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 187 140 37 39
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 186 133 38 66
AMOXICILLIN 183 103 39 114
GLIPIZIDE ER 179 149 40 86
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 177 149 41 63
PROAIR HFA 176 98 42 43
LIPITOR 174 118 43 83
DIGOXIN 173 156 44 72
RISPERIDONE 170 119 45 73
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 167 119 46 128
NOVOLOG 164 129 47 98
ATENOLOL 162 124 48 23
RAMIPRIL 159 106 49 77
NAMENDA 153 153 50 48
NEXIUM 153 70 50 22
ADVAIR DISKUS 148 116 52 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147 108 53 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146 138 54 21
NOVOLIN 70-30 145 106 55 217
INSULIN SYRINGE 140 98 56 113
JANUMET 137 101 57 249
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 136 96 58 126
TRAMADOL HCL 133 76 59 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 132 103 60 88
PROMETHAZINE HCL 131 80 R 61 70
KLOR-CON M20 128 88 62 68
SPIRIVA 127 104 63 49
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 126 82 64 180
MIRTAZAPINE 125 121 65 46
TRAZODONE HCL 125 82 65 38
VENTOLIN HFA 125 66 65 102
MUPIROCIN 124 72 68 177
PREDNISONE 120 69 69 41
LACTULOSE 120 88 69 125
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 117 48 R 71 52
TAMIFLU 114 100 72 234
COLCRYS 114 68 72 140
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 112 41 74 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 110 55 75 71
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109 109 76 13
EXELON 107 107 77 119
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 106 83 78 95
MECLIZINE HCL 103 93 79 134
CYMBALTA 99 88 80 44
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 95 36 81 142
TRICOR 94 62 82 130
BENAZEPRIL HCL 93 75 83 55
DILANTIN 91 80 84 223
NOVOLIN R 89 76 85 149
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 88 55 86 242
LOVASTATIN 86 71 87 34
LATANOPROST 85 83 88 194
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 83 52 89 164
RANITIDINE HCL 82 76 90 40
SYMBICORT 81 47 91 150
AGGRENOX 79 61 92 169
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78 32 93 64
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 75 63 94 127
TRAVATAN Z 75 71 94 181
COMBIVENT 75 66 94 112
RESTASIS 74 74 97 233
SINGULAIR 73 29 98 85
MELOXICAM 72 57 99 28
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72 51 99 97
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70 56 101 36
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69 32 102 79
JANUVIA 68 35 103 80
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 68 67 103 148
PAROXETINE HCL 68 57 103 65
FENTANYL 68 43 S2 103 87
HALOPERIDOL 68 58 103 176
OLANZAPINE 68 23 103 139
CARBAMAZEPINE 68 30 103 204
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66 25 S2 110 60
PHENYTOIN 65 43 111 310
METHIMAZOLE 65 51 111 450
LEVETIRACETAM 64 37 113 109
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 64 46 113 82
LYRICA 62 31 115 90
SYNTHROID 61 49 116 27
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 60 0 R 117 172
COUMADIN 60 57 117 163
EXFORGE 60 28 117 240
TORSEMIDE 60 60 117 184
HUMALOG 59 46 121 190
INDOMETHACIN 59 26 R 121 306
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 33 123 59
HUMULIN 70-30 58 26 123 242
CAPTOPRIL 57 48 125 320
CITALOPRAM HBR 57 45 125 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 12 125 42
ACTOS 56 35 128 108
METOLAZONE 55 33 129 210
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54 26 130 50
METFORMIN HCL ER 53 26 131 35
FLUCONAZOLE 53 16 131 158
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 35 133 69
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 52 35 133 261
BACLOFEN 52 12 133 137
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 25 136 417
BYSTOLIC 51 25 136 138
THIORIDAZINE HCL 51 40 R 136 478
QUINAPRIL HCL 50 36 139 117
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 1, 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.