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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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40,754Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 2170

$2.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 2170

1,063 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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

9% of this provider’s 1,063 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 1,063 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 34,065 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,709 1,579 S3 1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 1,628 1,354 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,477 1,346 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,244 1,137 4 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,192 1,170 5 15
SIMVASTATIN 1,173 1,027 6 1
LISINOPRIL 905 750 7 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 798 732 8 32
MIRTAZAPINE 766 678 9 46
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 762 635 10 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 745 696 11 10
GABAPENTIN 723 576 12 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 719 653 13 19
SERTRALINE HCL 584 469 14 25
NAMENDA 579 554 15 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 553 464 16 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 531 427 17 17
RISPERIDONE 498 391 18 73
METFORMIN HCL 452 330 19 8
LANTUS 426 347 20 51
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 374 312 21 63
JANTOVEN 350 300 22 104
RANITIDINE HCL 341 288 23 40
TRAMADOL HCL 316 242 24 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 313 219 25 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 303 256 26 88
NYSTATIN 300 231 27 160
DIGOXIN 298 271 28 72
FENTANYL 289 273 S2 29 87
CARVEDILOL 281 253 30 26
TRAZODONE HCL 266 201 31 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 260 223 32 13
CLOPIDOGREL 255 225 33 37
NEXIUM 252 176 34 22
LEVOFLOXACIN 245 230 35 99
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 241 229 36 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 235 212 37 30
LIDODERM 231 221 38 162
CYMBALTA 219 153 39 44
KLOR-CON M20 217 185 40 68
PREDNISONE 215 191 41 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215 169 41 9
COUMADIN 213 213 43 163
KLOR-CON 10 213 194 43 144
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 212 199 45 110
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 209 60 R 46 172
TAMSULOSIN HCL 209 154 46 33
CLONIDINE HCL 202 160 48 54
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 201 165 49 75
ADVAIR DISKUS 196 144 50 45
NOVOLOG 195 184 51 98
CRESTOR 193 148 52 24
TRICOR 187 145 53 130
ALLOPURINOL 185 183 54 29
PAROXETINE HCL 183 157 55 65
PLAVIX 183 158 55 58
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 178 103 57 91
ATENOLOL 174 133 58 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162 155 59 21
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 160 138 60 127
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 159 116 61 39
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 159 147 61 95
SPIRIVA 158 127 63 49
OLANZAPINE 158 71 63 139
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 153 98 65 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 151 118 66 143
NYSTOP 146 133 67 219
GLIPIZIDE 142 119 68 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 141 84 69 59
HALOPERIDOL 138 65 70 176
RESTASIS 135 135 71 233
LIPITOR 134 86 72 83
CEPHALEXIN 129 106 73 120
DIOVAN 129 123 73 53
HYDROXYZINE HCL 123 92 R 75 173
PROMETHAZINE HCL 122 110 R 76 70
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 121 117 77 128
SEROQUEL 119 97 78 168
ABILIFY 119 92 78 159
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 118 90 80 97
AGGRENOX 115 103 81 169
ROPINIROLE HCL 113 89 82 92
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 110 110 83 135
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 107 38 84 189
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 106 102 85 232
SINGLE USE SWAB 106 91 85 295
HYDRALAZINE HCL 105 68 87 84
NOVOLIN R 105 105 87 149
DETROL LA 103 87 89 257
LAMOTRIGINE 102 40 90 136
AZITHROMYCIN 101 73 91 47
FAMOTIDINE 99 63 92 96
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 99 99 92 36
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 99 97 92 164
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 98 74 95 248
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 97 91 96 67
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 97 96 96 82
BUMETANIDE 96 96 98 191
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 95 88 99 131
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 94 63 R 100 52
NOVOLIN 70-30 94 81 100 217
SPIRONOLACTONE 93 79 102 71
MONOJECT INSULIN SAFETY SYRNG 90 73 103 322
TIZANIDINE HCL 88 75 104 123
LEVETIRACETAM 87 60 105 109
DILTIAZEM HCL 86 83 106 224
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 85 71 107 148
GENERLAC 85 84 107 214
AMIODARONE HCL 82 82 109 235
LACTULOSE 82 66 109 125
LOVASTATIN 82 64 109 34
CELEBREX 81 76 112 89
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 80 77 113 196
LOPERAMIDE 79 56 114 314
GLIMEPIRIDE 78 69 115 31
ACTOS 76 44 116 108
INSULIN SYRINGE 74 38 117 113
CEFUROXIME 72 68 118 175
COMBIVENT 72 30 118 112
EXELON 72 72 118 119
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70 64 121 69
KLOR-CON M10 69 58 122 132
TOPIRAMATE 69 43 122 155
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 69 65 122 64
SINGULAIR 69 39 122 85
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 61 S2 126 60
LEXAPRO 66 61 127 198
NITROFURANTOIN 65 53 128 270
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65 53 R 128 61
AMOXICILLIN 64 55 130 114
DILTIAZEM ER 64 55 130 133
TRAVATAN Z 63 46 132 181
LYRICA 62 50 133 90
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 61 61 134 167
FLUCONAZOLE 61 57 134 158
CARBAMAZEPINE 60 13 136 204
GALANTAMINE HBR 60 55 136 274
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58 58 138 93
BACLOFEN 58 33 138 137
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 58 56 138 66
BUPROPION HCL SR 57 41 141 182
DOXEPIN HCL 57 47 141 202
MELOXICAM 57 43 141 28
LATANOPROST 56 56 144 194
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 56 56 144 239
CALCITONIN-SALMON 56 56 144 266
OXYCODONE HCL 56 53 S2 144 56
VALPROIC ACID 55 18 148 222
BUPROPION XL 55 41 148 170
SANTYL 55 47 148 221
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55 39 148 55
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54 33 152 153
MOMETASONE FUROATE 54 54 152 470
CALCITRIOL 54 54 152 404
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 54 54 152 470
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 52 156 116
GLIPIZIDE XL 53 31 156 81
LANSOPRAZOLE 53 28 156 165
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 38 159 142
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 52 52 159 338
SOTALOL 52 52 159 339
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 51 38 162 229
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 May 16, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.