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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,307Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 2170

$2.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 2170

1,134 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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

15% of this provider’s 1,134 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 1,134 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 20,793 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,038 796 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 993 637 S3 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 891 640 3 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 690 520 4 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 605 445 5 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 579 438 6 5
LISINOPRIL 579 395 6 3
FUROSEMIDE 529 362 8 6
GABAPENTIN 495 343 9 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 471 400 10 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 459 321 11 13
METFORMIN HCL 421 291 12 8
NEXIUM 402 229 13 22
CRESTOR 369 309 14 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 369 237 14 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 365 319 16 9
ENDOCET 358 152 S2 17 106
ALLOPURINOL 332 266 18 29
AZITHROMYCIN 326 212 19 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 317 231 20 33
CLOPIDOGREL 304 267 21 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 300 239 22 15
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 298 184 S2 23 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 291 166 24 17
RANITIDINE HCL 288 177 25 40
TRAMADOL HCL 287 220 26 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 281 192 27 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 279 210 28 11
MELOXICAM 242 169 29 28
OXYCODONE HCL 240 51 S2 30 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 239 159 31 30
PLAVIX 220 175 32 58
CARVEDILOL 204 142 33 26
NIASPAN 204 188 33 103
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 199 154 35 64
ROPINIROLE HCL 193 123 36 92
SYNTHROID 193 140 36 27
CYMBALTA 189 79 38 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 186 158 39 50
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 178 90 40 67
ATENOLOL 171 136 41 23
PROAIR HFA 166 103 42 43
AMOXICILLIN 159 117 43 114
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 159 145 R 43 61
CARISOPRODOL 153 39 R 45 111
CITALOPRAM HBR 150 96 46 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 150 125 46 69
ADVAIR DISKUS 148 116 48 45
SUCRALFATE 146 105 49 197
LANTUS 145 100 50 51
DIOVAN HCT 145 119 50 76
PAROXETINE HCL 143 66 52 65
CILOSTAZOL 143 116 52 220
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 141 139 54 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 130 90 55 75
SPIRIVA 130 114 55 49
PROMETHAZINE HCL 129 69 R 57 70
CELEBREX 128 96 58 89
GLIMEPIRIDE 124 98 59 31
LEVETIRACETAM 123 31 60 109
PREMARIN 123 95 R 60 145
CEPHALEXIN 122 81 62 120
SPIRONOLACTONE 121 71 63 71
FENTANYL 121 60 S2 63 87
PREDNISONE 120 92 65 41
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 119 101 66 63
BENAZEPRIL HCL 117 66 67 55
MECLIZINE HCL 116 94 68 134
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 116 44 S2 68 74
VYTORIN 116 93 68 179
TRICOR 116 88 68 130
DIOVAN 116 110 68 53
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113 85 73 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 103 74 42
LIPITOR 110 93 75 83
NOVOLOG 110 66 75 98
SERTRALINE HCL 109 82 77 25
SINGULAIR 109 88 77 85
INSULIN SYRINGE 108 70 79 113
MIRTAZAPINE 108 52 79 46
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 107 41 81 97
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 105 52 R 82 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105 73 82 39
COLCRYS 103 84 84 140
GLYBURIDE 100 74 R 85 118
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 100 84 85 128
METHOTREXATE 100 79 85 268
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 99 85 245
NITROSTAT 96 58 89 227
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 95 67 R 90 154
TRAZODONE HCL 94 25 91 38
ZETIA 94 61 91 78
FLUOXETINE HCL 93 73 93 59
FENOFIBRATE 92 81 94 57
RAMIPRIL 90 66 95 77
BYSTOLIC 89 62 96 138
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 89 70 96 95
FINASTERIDE 84 68 98 122
LYRICA 83 46 99 90
VERAPAMIL ER 81 80 100 94
DIGOXIN 81 69 100 72
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 79 69 102 93
DEXILANT 77 59 103 199
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 76 56 104 164
PROPRANOLOL HCL 75 61 105 153
LOVASTATIN 74 69 106 34
EVISTA 72 66 107 147
MUPIROCIN 71 46 108 177
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 70 58 109 82
TRILIPIX 68 67 110 187
EXELON 67 67 111 119
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 67 46 111 255
HYDROXYZINE HCL 66 37 R 113 173
TOPROL XL 64 42 114 369
METFORMIN HCL ER 63 55 115 35
ESTRADIOL 62 26 R 116 151
IBUPROFEN 61 50 117 105
LEVOFLOXACIN 59 48 118 99
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58 22 119 88
TEKTURNA 58 47 119 300
NIFEDIPINE ER 58 57 119 129
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 57 48 122 174
KLOR-CON 10 56 55 123 144
CLONIDINE HCL 56 38 123 54
AVODART 55 44 125 250
ZOSTAVAX 55 49 125 209
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54 36 127 157
VESICARE 54 49 127 237
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53 36 129 127
VITAMIN D2 53 53 129 412
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 53 39 129 171
LEVEMIR 53 42 129 195
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 52 36 S3 133 206
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 52 32 133 301
AMIODARONE HCL 52 47 133 235
PEN NEEDLE 51 36 136 141
NAMENDA 50 50 137 48
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 Aug. 14, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.