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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,016Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 27 providers in this state and specialty

$960K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 27 providers in this state and specialty

468 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in North Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

16% of this provider’s 415 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Antibiotics

40% of this provider’s 468 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 468 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 25.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$694K

2014

$1.1M

2015

$960K

2016

Number of Claims

13,677

2014

17,406

2015

18,016

2016

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
FUROSEMIDE 1,121

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,021

prescriptions.

140

patients, 30% of all patients

1 2
SERTRALINE HCL 557

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

2 9
LISINOPRIL 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 471

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

83

patients, 18% of all patients

4 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

5 4
GABAPENTIN 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

6 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

6 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

8 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

9 10
MIRTAZAPINE 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

10 15
OMEPRAZOLE 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

83

patients, 18% of all patients

11 5
CLOPIDOGREL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

12 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

13 26
CARVEDILOL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

14 25
HUMALOG 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

15 94
TRAZODONE HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

16 19
MEMANTINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

17 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

18 14
RISPERIDONE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

P 19 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

20 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

21 23
LEVETIRACETAM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

22 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

23 12
LACTULOSE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

24 87
LANTUS 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

25 53
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

106

patients, 23% of all patients

26 64
JANTOVEN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

<11 27 126
LORAZEPAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

28 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

P 29 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

29 20
SIMVASTATIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

31 16
RANITIDINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

32 36
METFORMIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

33 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

O 34 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

35 27
HYDRALAZINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

36 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

37 13
DULOXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

38 35
ALLOPURINOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 33
FINASTERIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

40 49
TRAMADOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

O 41 31
NAMENDA XR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 24
TRADJENTA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 43 93
CLONAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

44 59
FAMOTIDINE* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

45 46
WARFARIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

46 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

47 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

47 44
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

A 49 110
CLONIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

50 74
ELIQUIS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

51 48
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

51 72
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

A 53 81
CRESTOR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 54 57
BACLOFEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

54 54
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

O 56 47
ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

57 39
LEVOFLOXACIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

A 58 95
MELOXICAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

58 51
FLUOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 68
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

61 22
EXELON 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 61 227
LATANOPROST 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

63 69
PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

64 38
ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 65 164
RISPERDAL CONSTA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 P 66 238
NEXIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

66 63
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

66 100
DIGOX 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

66 151
PERMETHRIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

70 160
NYSTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

71 92
LAMOTRIGINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 72 79
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 72 113
ALPRAZOLAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

74 40
AMITIZA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 74 118
NOVOLOG 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

76 108
OXYCODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 77 55
SANTYL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

77 157
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

A 77 62
XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 80 50
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

81 194
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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. 8, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.