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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,883Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 2170

$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 2170

893 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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

6% of this provider’s 893 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 893 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 13,762 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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
LISINOPRIL 808 593 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 696 546 2 1
TRAMADOL HCL 551 305 3 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 531 457 4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 501 322 5 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 478 383 6 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 457 302 7 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 367 296 8 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 359 151 S3 9 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 341 233 10 11
FUROSEMIDE 337 224 11 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 298 208 12 16
GABAPENTIN 296 133 13 14
METFORMIN HCL 285 203 14 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 247 152 15 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 245 159 16 20
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 237 63 R 17 52
CITALOPRAM HBR 230 157 18 19
AZITHROMYCIN 223 137 19 47
MELOXICAM 222 156 20 28
SERTRALINE HCL 207 142 21 25
NEXIUM 207 102 21 22
CYMBALTA 200 116 23 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 194 171 24 21
CRESTOR 192 139 25 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 185 158 26 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 164 139 27 13
TRAZODONE HCL 164 85 27 38
SYNTHROID 160 147 29 27
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 156 57 30 289
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 154 110 31 69
PROAIR HFA 150 47 32 43
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 149 115 33 66
WARFARIN SODIUM 145 127 34 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 138 92 35 75
GLIMEPIRIDE 137 97 36 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 104 37 9
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 126 101 38 100
SYMBICORT 126 59 38 150
PREDNISONE 124 80 40 41
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 124 80 R 40 61
DIOVAN 121 103 42 53
TRICOR 119 99 43 130
ALLOPURINOL 118 103 44 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 112 71 45 59
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 101 46 42
DIOVAN HCT 109 60 46 76
CEFDINIR 108 76 48 192
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 107 55 49 97
BUPROPION XL 104 46 50 170
ATENOLOL 102 94 51 23
CARVEDILOL 101 39 52 26
CELEBREX 100 51 53 89
TRILIPIX 99 22 54 187
VENTOLIN HFA 98 59 55 102
OXYCODONE HCL 94 47 S2 56 56
NAPROXEN 94 41 56 107
EVISTA 90 80 58 147
SPIRIVA 89 63 59 49
LYRICA 89 40 59 90
LOVASTATIN 87 87 61 34
CLOPIDOGREL 87 63 61 37
NASONEX 86 64 63 285
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85 68 64 30
ROPINIROLE HCL 84 39 65 92
DOXEPIN HCL 80 38 66 202
NAMENDA 80 70 66 48
SINGULAIR 79 35 68 85
VOLTAREN 79 62 68 226
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 75 61 70 67
PROMETHAZINE HCL 72 38 R 71 70
RAMIPRIL 71 62 72 77
FENOFIBRATE 71 33 72 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68 41 74 39
LANTUS 67 36 75 51
JANUVIA 67 45 75 80
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65 34 77 157
KETOCONAZOLE 64 44 78 212
FINASTERIDE 63 49 79 122
BYSTOLIC 62 56 80 138
LIPITOR 62 42 80 83
PLAVIX 61 50 82 58
TIZANIDINE HCL 60 21 83 123
LIDODERM 59 28 84 162
COMBIVENT 59 30 84 112
METFORMIN HCL ER 59 57 84 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 16 87 45
DIGOXIN 58 58 87 72
VERAPAMIL ER 58 39 87 94
INSULIN SYRINGE 57 43 90 113
MIRTAZAPINE 57 17 90 46
BACLOFEN 56 0 92 137
IBUPROFEN 55 0 93 105
KLOR-CON M20 55 40 93 68
DONEPEZIL HCL 55 55 93 32
DEXILANT 54 43 96 199
LANSOPRAZOLE 54 23 96 165
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54 46 96 50
PAROXETINE HCL 54 40 96 65
PEN NEEDLE 54 0 96 141
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 24 101 71
KLOR-CON 10 53 44 101 144
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 53 39 101 407
BUSPIRONE HCL 52 29 104 143
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 March 7, 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.