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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,735Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 27 providers in this state and specialty

$579K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 27 providers in this state and specialty

348 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

11% of this provider’s 324 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

37% of this provider’s 348 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 348 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

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$1.05M

2014

$783K

2015

$579K

2016

Number of Claims

12,805

2014

14,785

2015

12,735

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 555

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 481

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

77

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 478

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

60

patients, 17% of all patients

3 10
SERTRALINE HCL 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

4 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

5 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

6 3
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

61

patients, 18% of all patients

7 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

8 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
OMEPRAZOLE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

10 5
LISINOPRIL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

11 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

12 12
GABAPENTIN 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

13 7
MIRTAZAPINE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

14 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

15 20
LEVETIRACETAM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

16 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

16 13
CLOPIDOGREL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

18 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

19 27
LORAZEPAM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

20 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

21 14
CARVEDILOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

22 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

23 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

24 18
TRAZODONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

25 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

26 29
METFORMIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

27 17
RANITIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

28 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

29 23
CLONAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

30 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

31 44
TRAMADOL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

O 32 31
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P 33 34
ROPINIROLE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 86
RISPERIDONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 35 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

36 22
NAMENDA XR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 36 24
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 42
PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

39 38
MELOXICAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

40 51
BUSPIRONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 41 84
FAMOTIDINE* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

42 46
LEVOFLOXACIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

A 42 95
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

42 72
XARELTO 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

45 50
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

46 105
ALPRAZOLAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

46 40
MEMANTINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 41
ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

50 30
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

50 58
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

52 89
LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 52 53
PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

54 88
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

O 54 28
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

A 56 250
LABETALOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 57 144
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

57 64
ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

59 39
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

59 104
NEXIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 61 63
DIGOX 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 61 151
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 63 67
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 Aug. 25, 2015.
  • 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.