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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,550Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 57 out of 2170

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 2170

630 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

13% of this provider’s 630 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 630 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 9,735 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

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
OMEPRAZOLE 739 431 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 735 423 2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 547 282 S3 3 7
METFORMIN HCL 547 284 3 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 485 241 5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 451 295 6 4
LISINOPRIL 422 238 7 3
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 406 252 8 20
TRAMADOL HCL 353 174 9 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 337 140 10 17
FUROSEMIDE 336 191 11 6
GABAPENTIN 303 145 12 14
NEXIUM 290 123 13 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 288 146 14 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 281 219 15 9
GLIMEPIRIDE 267 167 16 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 245 186 17 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 235 90 18 19
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 220 73 R 19 52
ATENOLOL 218 111 20 23
CRESTOR 205 125 21 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 202 115 22 11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 201 61 S2 23 60
ADVAIR DISKUS 187 81 24 45
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 186 122 25 12
MELOXICAM 184 106 26 28
ALLOPURINOL 176 147 27 29
TRAZODONE HCL 172 86 28 38
SPIRIVA 159 73 29 49
COMBIVENT 158 97 30 112
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 147 95 31 13
FENOFIBRATE 135 71 32 57
WARFARIN SODIUM 132 70 33 15
PROMETHAZINE HCL 130 22 R 34 70
ZETIA 127 86 35 78
LANTUS 125 66 36 51
RANITIDINE HCL 120 84 37 40
CELEBREX 119 103 38 89
SINGULAIR 117 58 39 85
CYMBALTA 117 43 39 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117 65 39 30
SERTRALINE HCL 114 55 42 25
CLOPIDOGREL 110 81 43 37
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 108 22 S2 44 74
VENTOLIN HFA 104 50 45 102
PROAIR HFA 101 50 46 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99 40 47 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 99 42 47 71
LYRICA 95 39 49 90
VYTORIN 90 28 50 179
CARVEDILOL 90 43 50 26
SYNTHROID 90 58 50 27
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 84 48 53 188
IBUPROFEN 83 30 54 105
JANUVIA 81 58 55 80
DONEPEZIL HCL 79 71 56 32
PLAVIX 76 60 57 58
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 57 58 59
LOVASTATIN 72 46 58 34
ACTOS 71 52 60 108
GLYBURIDE 70 35 R 61 118
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70 54 61 33
PREDNISONE 70 28 61 41
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 69 23 64 127
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67 33 65 69
KLOR-CON M20 67 49 65 68
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67 50 65 36
PAROXETINE HCL 67 29 65 65
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66 31 69 157
AMOXICILLIN 66 30 69 114
METFORMIN HCL ER 66 47 69 35
INSULIN SYRINGE 65 47 72 113
LIPITOR 64 45 73 83
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64 47 73 67
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62 41 75 63
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 33 76 42
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61 26 76 75
DIOVAN HCT 61 16 76 76
GLIPIZIDE 60 37 79 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59 59 80 50
KLOR-CON 10 59 21 80 144
AZITHROMYCIN 58 24 82 47
HUMALOG 58 22 82 190
CLONIDINE HCL 57 25 84 54
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 29 84 55
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57 24 84 79
LACTULOSE 56 15 87 125
TORSEMIDE 52 27 88 184
NAPROXEN 51 0 89 107
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 33 R 90 61
NIFEDIPINE ER 50 39 90 129
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.