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Prescriber Checkup

ROBERT SURRATT MD

1085 NE GATEWAY CT SUITE 200, ARDSLEY INTERNAL MEDICINE

Concord | North Carolina | 28025

(704) 260-8650

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,142Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 81 out of 1454

$825K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 160 out of 1454

614 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
33% 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

3% of this provider’s 614 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 614 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 15,024 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 935 641 S3 1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 834 695 2 3
LISINOPRIL 725 594 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 564 495 4 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 500 377 5 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 474 424 6 2
SIMVASTATIN 446 387 7 1
TRAMADOL HCL 420 339 8 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 419 347 9 5
ATENOLOL 384 300 10 18
METFORMIN HCL 312 241 11 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 310 281 12 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 298 271 13 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 271 251 14 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 260 224 15 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 251 243 16 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 240 195 17 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 234 202 18 11
CRESTOR 230 217 19 22
GABAPENTIN 222 144 20 16
CLONIDINE HCL 220 207 21 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209 193 22 9
NEXIUM 197 131 23 23
SERTRALINE HCL 190 161 24 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 172 131 25 15
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 164 110 R 26 59
CITALOPRAM HBR 156 117 27 21
MELOXICAM 154 123 28 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 150 147 29 34
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 148 143 30 87
PREDNISONE 144 128 31 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 139 139 32 29
DILTIAZEM ER 127 115 33 126
JANUVIA 126 108 34 77
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 126 122 34 61
CLOPIDOGREL 120 102 36 32
DIOVAN 120 120 36 40
GLYBURIDE 117 92 R 38 98
HYDRALAZINE HCL 113 102 39 67
VERAPAMIL ER 112 88 40 89
SPIRONOLACTONE 111 105 41 63
SYNTHROID 107 85 42 25
BENAZEPRIL HCL 106 106 43 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104 95 44 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102 102 45 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 52 46 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99 82 47 46
CARVEDILOL 97 93 48 24
KLOR-CON M20 95 94 49 54
ALLOPURINOL 93 85 50 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 74 51 38
PLAVIX 87 74 52 45
DIOVAN HCT 87 87 52 75
LOVASTATIN 85 83 54 39
TIZANIDINE HCL 83 51 55 154
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 83 57 R 55 139
PROAIR HFA 77 50 57 56
CARISOPRODOL 76 33 R 58 123
MIRTAZAPINE 75 47 59 53
NAMENDA 73 73 60 48
LEVOFLOXACIN 73 60 60 95
MECLIZINE HCL 72 68 62 132
PROMETHAZINE HCL 69 46 R 63 82
LANTUS 67 55 64 51
TRAZODONE HCL 63 55 65 50
ROPINIROLE HCL 62 41 66 96
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61 42 67 79
COLCRYS 60 60 68 116
INSULIN SYRINGE 60 52 68 97
PAROXETINE HCL 60 29 68 73
NITROSTAT 59 51 71 208
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 54 R 71 71
BUPROPION XL 59 13 71 194
AZITHROMYCIN 59 46 71 42
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 58 41 75 148
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57 57 76 78
NABUMETONE 56 39 77 204
LIPITOR 55 51 78 74
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54 54 79 76
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53 45 80 64
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52 52 81 105
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52 35 81 35
IBUPROFEN 51 42 83 107
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 50 28 84 44
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 50 84 124
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 June 11, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.