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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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46,929Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 2170

$2.9M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 2170

1,407 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

17% of this provider’s 1,407 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 1,407 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 38,051 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 2,402 2,205 1 15
OMEPRAZOLE 1,425 1,141 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,394 1,249 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,259 1,042 4 5
LISINOPRIL 1,051 837 5 3
MIRTAZAPINE 963 871 6 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 926 869 7 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 867 755 8 4
GABAPENTIN 866 666 9 14
SIMVASTATIN 821 645 10 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 794 689 11 19
TRAZODONE HCL 776 641 12 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 741 650 13 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 738 632 14 16
CYMBALTA 720 561 15 44
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 696 530 S3 16 7
NAMENDA 690 654 17 48
METFORMIN HCL 630 464 18 8
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 615 538 19 63
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 543 466 20 88
SERTRALINE HCL 527 383 21 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 497 333 22 17
LANTUS 484 364 23 51
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 424 347 24 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 418 373 25 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 414 353 26 75
TRAMADOL HCL 398 311 27 18
ADVAIR DISKUS 366 313 28 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 349 301 29 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 329 244 30 91
PREDNISONE 329 298 30 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 320 261 32 11
SPIRIVA 307 242 33 49
FAMOTIDINE 304 221 34 96
TAMSULOSIN HCL 295 250 35 33
ATENOLOL 282 262 36 23
RANITIDINE HCL 276 249 37 40
BUSPIRONE HCL 267 195 38 143
CLONIDINE HCL 266 195 39 54
DIGOXIN 254 229 40 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 253 189 41 30
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 250 211 42 167
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 249 222 43 12
LAMOTRIGINE 245 184 44 136
FENTANYL 243 184 S2 45 87
SEROQUEL 241 200 46 168
LIDODERM 241 194 46 162
NYSTATIN 240 201 48 160
OXYCODONE HCL 240 150 S2 48 56
RISPERIDONE 239 219 50 73
PROMETHAZINE HCL 237 191 R 51 70
EXELON 233 230 52 119
CLOPIDOGREL 229 207 53 37
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 224 185 54 131
NOVOLOG 224 153 54 98
ALLOPURINOL 219 169 56 29
LEVOFLOXACIN 217 178 57 99
NEXIUM 205 152 58 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 199 179 59 71
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 194 177 60 21
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 192 181 61 110
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 189 171 62 69
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 185 163 63 50
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 185 138 63 97
LEVETIRACETAM 181 105 65 109
CARVEDILOL 179 167 66 26
NYSTOP 178 142 67 219
BACLOFEN 173 71 68 137
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 173 151 S2 68 60
PROAIR HFA 170 103 70 43
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 168 42 71 189
RAMIPRIL 167 145 72 77
RESTASIS 163 145 73 233
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 159 113 R 74 52
DIOVAN 157 147 75 53
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 156 68 S2 76 124
LEXAPRO 155 138 77 198
MELOXICAM 155 98 77 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 148 84 79 59
ABILIFY 147 98 80 159
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 145 72 81 248
INSULIN SYRINGE 143 83 82 113
LYRICA 140 130 83 90
SUCRALFATE 135 123 84 197
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132 106 85 20
VOLTAREN 127 108 86 226
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 127 105 86 36
AGGRENOX 126 108 88 169
CELEBREX 126 101 88 89
KLOR-CON M20 125 113 90 68
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 124 114 91 82
ROPINIROLE HCL 122 89 92 92
MUPIROCIN 121 98 93 177
LACTULOSE 121 65 93 125
SYNTHROID 118 108 95 27
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 118 107 95 95
PLAVIX 116 102 97 58
ENABLEX 116 100 97 264
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 115 97 99 100
OLANZAPINE 111 87 100 139
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 109 82 101 148
TRAVATAN Z 109 87 101 181
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 108 51 103 142
LATANOPROST 107 96 104 194
TOPIRAMATE 105 51 105 155
CEFTRIAXONE 105 81 105 211
AZITHROMYCIN 104 91 107 47
PROPRANOLOL HCL 104 64 107 153
VENTOLIN HFA 103 92 109 102
HUMALOG 98 51 110 190
LABETALOL HCL 97 53 111 208
GLIPIZIDE 97 84 111 62
JANUVIA 95 77 113 80
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 93 85 114 93
PRADAXA 91 78 115 258
LEVEMIR 88 59 116 195
IBUPROFEN 86 72 117 105
SINGULAIR 84 72 118 85
BUMETANIDE 84 69 118 191
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 84 76 118 135
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 82 70 121 196
CRESTOR 82 67 121 24
VESICARE 82 66 121 237
HALOPERIDOL 81 76 124 176
FINASTERIDE 78 78 125 122
CLONIDINE 75 56 126 263
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 74 62 127 280
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 74 68 127 239
NAPROXEN 72 33 129 107
SEROQUEL XR 72 29 129 276
FLUCONAZOLE 72 63 129 158
COMBIVENT 70 43 132 112
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 35 S2 132 74
GLIMEPIRIDE 69 47 134 31
DILTIAZEM ER 69 61 134 133
TIZANIDINE HCL 68 47 136 123
CARBAMAZEPINE 68 37 136 204
MORPHINE SULFATE 67 50 S2 138 253
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 64 39 R 139 172
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 64 58 139 126
LANSOPRAZOLE 64 63 139 165
FENOFIBRATE 64 46 139 57
LIDOCAINE HCL 63 49 143 238
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62 57 144 128
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61 42 R 145 61
CEPHALEXIN 60 45 146 120
NOVOLIN R 60 45 146 149
COLCRYS 60 54 146 140
CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL 60 58 146 400
HYDROXYZINE HCL 60 52 R 146 173
SODIUM CHLORIDE 60 55 146 353
KLOR-CON M10 60 54 146 132
LOPERAMIDE 60 52 146 314
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 59 55 154 66
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 57 45 155 127
DILANTIN 56 45 156 223
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 56 44 156 229
PAROXETINE HCL 55 40 158 65
METOLAZONE 54 45 159 210
AMITIZA 54 19 159 267
CARISOPRODOL 53 17 R 161 111
OXYCONTIN 52 34 S2 162 146
AZELASTINE HCL 52 51 162 375
DETROL LA 52 44 162 257
CHOLESTYRAMINE 50 48 165 484
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 37 165 67
KETOCONAZOLE 50 31 165 212
METFORMIN HCL ER 50 35 165 35
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 Feb. 3, 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.