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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,544Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 2170

$1.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 2170

697 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 697 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 697 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 15,178 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

$72 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
FUROSEMIDE 647 513 1 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 568 353 S3 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 515 406 3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 507 366 4 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 501 355 5 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 498 364 6 4
SIMVASTATIN 486 359 7 1
LISINOPRIL 432 323 8 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 368 302 9 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 365 350 10 32
GABAPENTIN 363 228 11 14
TRAMADOL HCL 344 264 12 18
MIRTAZAPINE 313 260 13 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 294 230 14 11
NAMENDA 294 281 14 48
NOVOLOG 288 205 16 98
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 268 196 17 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 253 187 18 20
MELOXICAM 246 184 19 28
SERTRALINE HCL 229 173 20 25
RANITIDINE HCL 221 154 21 40
METFORMIN HCL 221 155 21 8
LANTUS 207 134 23 51
NEXIUM 199 119 24 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 194 155 25 13
CYMBALTA 194 130 25 44
CARVEDILOL 193 163 27 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 192 148 28 19
OLANZAPINE 176 143 29 139
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 170 102 30 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 168 116 31 88
LEVETIRACETAM 158 69 32 109
TRAZODONE HCL 152 83 33 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 150 111 34 75
PREDNISONE 148 105 35 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 146 114 36 91
CLOPIDOGREL 143 111 37 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 142 126 38 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 138 118 39 12
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 134 102 40 95
ABILIFY 131 55 41 159
KLOR-CON M20 128 92 42 68
CEPHALEXIN 124 103 43 120
PROMETHAZINE HCL 120 73 R 44 70
LEVOFLOXACIN 118 95 45 99
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 116 62 R 46 52
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 116 90 46 131
LACTULOSE 115 74 48 125
RISPERIDONE 113 68 49 73
CLONIDINE HCL 109 67 50 54
LAMOTRIGINE 104 12 51 136
EXELON 100 80 52 119
GLIPIZIDE 98 77 53 62
FAMOTIDINE 96 74 54 96
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 95 84 55 67
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94 78 56 39
BACLOFEN 93 26 57 137
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 80 58 9
ADVAIR DISKUS 90 71 59 45
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89 62 60 69
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 88 72 61 148
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 88 77 61 63
ATENOLOL 86 75 63 23
SPIRIVA 84 67 64 49
HYDROXYZINE HCL 84 76 R 64 173
SYNTHROID 81 58 66 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 81 33 66 71
ALLOPURINOL 77 53 68 29
PLAVIX 76 60 69 58
AZITHROMYCIN 74 53 70 47
CEFUROXIME 72 40 71 175
TRAVATAN Z 72 64 71 181
DIOVAN 69 60 73 53
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68 50 74 21
LEVEMIR 68 44 74 195
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 67 56 76 127
BENAZEPRIL HCL 67 61 76 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66 49 78 50
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 65 47 79 64
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 65 28 79 261
MEGACE ES 65 55 R 79 325
METOLAZONE 64 48 82 210
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 64 26 82 142
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 63 31 84 189
ONDANSETRON HCL 62 44 85 230
TIZANIDINE HCL 62 25 85 123
DIGOXIN 62 56 85 72
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 62 48 85 174
FLUOXETINE HCL 61 38 89 59
NYSTATIN 61 49 89 160
OXYCONTIN 60 31 S2 91 146
NOVOLIN 70-30 60 32 91 217
PAROXETINE HCL 60 20 91 65
CARISOPRODOL 60 11 R 91 111
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 60 54 91 110
NAPROXEN 59 46 96 107
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 28 96 42
VENTOLIN HFA 59 26 96 102
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58 41 99 97
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57 52 100 79
CRESTOR 57 39 100 24
CELEBREX 57 30 100 89
SINGULAIR 56 43 103 85
LIDODERM 54 31 104 162
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52 35 105 164
HUMALOG 51 41 106 190
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 June 21, 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.