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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,301Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 71 out of 2170

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 2170

477 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

19% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 477 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 11,247 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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
OMEPRAZOLE 673 538 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 627 360 S3 2 7
FUROSEMIDE 554 422 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 442 357 4 1
LISINOPRIL 400 298 5 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 373 155 6 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 355 268 7 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 354 285 8 15
GABAPENTIN 335 173 9 14
TRAMADOL HCL 291 134 10 18
NEXIUM 283 74 11 22
CARVEDILOL 264 217 12 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 249 183 13 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 242 167 14 12
CRESTOR 232 123 15 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 213 160 16 11
SERTRALINE HCL 211 148 17 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 207 128 18 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 197 124 19 13
METFORMIN HCL 183 95 20 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 180 121 21 19
CLOPIDOGREL 174 127 22 37
SPIRIVA 143 94 23 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 143 98 23 33
MELOXICAM 142 98 25 28
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 142 67 S2 25 60
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142 80 25 9
NOVOLIN R 127 110 28 149
CLONIDINE HCL 125 66 29 54
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 124 93 30 50
DIOVAN 123 96 31 53
PROAIR HFA 122 61 32 43
ACTOS 121 83 33 108
AZITHROMYCIN 118 56 34 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 115 113 35 32
ENDOCET 114 0 S2 36 106
PROMETHAZINE HCL 112 49 R 37 70
PLAVIX 106 77 38 58
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 106 90 38 88
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 103 96 40 16
ADVAIR DISKUS 102 53 41 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100 66 42 39
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 97 48 43 126
LANTUS 95 59 44 51
LYRICA 93 52 45 90
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 91 54 46 127
CELEBREX 89 48 47 89
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 89 21 R 47 52
ALLOPURINOL 88 73 49 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87 71 50 69
OXYCODONE HCL 87 29 S2 50 56
LEVEMIR 86 76 52 195
JANUVIA 86 77 52 80
TRAZODONE HCL 85 44 54 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 85 43 54 59
CARISOPRODOL 82 13 R 56 111
FAMOTIDINE 81 70 57 96
VENTOLIN HFA 81 41 57 102
CYMBALTA 79 37 59 44
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 78 66 60 63
RISPERIDONE 78 64 60 73
NAMENDA 77 77 62 48
KLOR-CON M10 74 72 63 132
KLOR-CON M20 74 32 63 68
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 71 17 S2 65 74
OLANZAPINE 71 62 65 139
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69 64 67 36
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 68 46 R 68 256
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66 50 69 95
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 24 69 20
VERAPAMIL ER 65 31 71 94
VICTOZA 3-PAK 64 45 72 380
FENOFIBRATE 63 56 73 57
BUSPIRONE HCL 61 33 74 143
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61 40 74 21
FENTANYL 60 40 S2 76 87
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60 44 76 142
DIGOXIN 57 37 78 72
LEVOXYL 57 29 78 115
NOVOLOG 56 44 80 98
MIRTAZAPINE 55 55 81 46
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55 42 81 55
NIASPAN 54 46 83 103
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53 32 84 30
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 51 85 82
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 35 86 71
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 Sept. 23, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.