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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,969Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 108 out of 2170

$764K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 169 out of 2170

516 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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 516 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 516 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 13,108 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 741 603 1 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 681 592 2 15
SIMVASTATIN 666 588 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 646 557 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 526 420 5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 461 436 6 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 405 371 7 16
LISINOPRIL 402 332 8 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 329 285 9 12
SERTRALINE HCL 326 274 10 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 298 298 11 10
ATENOLOL 262 237 12 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262 257 12 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 258 248 14 21
METFORMIN HCL 226 194 15 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 223 210 16 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 219 147 S3 17 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 214 199 18 13
ALLOPURINOL 196 183 19 29
TRAMADOL HCL 195 136 20 18
GABAPENTIN 182 123 21 14
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 167 123 22 164
CARVEDILOL 151 126 23 26
SPIRONOLACTONE 149 134 24 71
RANITIDINE HCL 132 90 25 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 129 129 26 36
RAMIPRIL 128 118 27 77
PREDNISONE 123 119 28 41
MIRTAZAPINE 120 120 29 46
OLANZAPINE 112 96 30 139
NAMENDA 109 109 31 48
DIOVAN 107 107 32 53
METOLAZONE 100 75 33 210
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98 88 34 42
DIOVAN HCT 97 86 35 76
BENAZEPRIL HCL 96 82 36 55
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94 51 37 88
JANUVIA 94 68 37 80
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 93 77 39 66
GEMFIBROZIL 91 62 40 121
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 87 62 41 63
ACTOS 85 54 42 108
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85 73 42 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84 72 44 50
GLYBURIDE 84 66 R 44 118
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78 29 46 97
DIGOXIN 76 64 47 72
TERAZOSIN HCL 75 54 48 156
CITALOPRAM HBR 70 64 49 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69 60 50 39
TRICOR 69 34 50 130
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 69 69 50 82
CARTIA XT 68 54 53 445
NAPROXEN 68 68 53 107
NIASPAN 66 54 55 103
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64 53 56 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64 52 56 67
CELEBREX 64 56 56 89
TAMSULOSIN HCL 64 49 56 33
LOVAZA 63 51 60 178
FLUOXETINE HCL 62 19 61 59
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60 55 62 17
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60 53 62 93
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56 56 64 135
INSULIN SYRINGE 56 15 64 113
LANTUS 56 29 64 51
CEFUROXIME 55 51 67 175
PAROXETINE HCL 54 50 68 65
INDAPAMIDE 54 54 68 186
HALOPERIDOL 54 36 68 176
CRESTOR 54 54 68 24
LEVETIRACETAM 53 26 72 109
PROAIR HFA 52 50 73 43
LEVEMIR 52 15 73 195
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 46 75 69
CYMBALTA 50 50 76 44
RISPERIDONE 50 39 76 73
IBUPROFEN 50 27 76 105
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50 50 76 148
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 Dec. 9, 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.