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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,498Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 192 out of 2229

$684K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 331 out of 2229

424 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in North Carolina
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 424 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 424 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in North Carolina
OMEPRAZOLE 949 762 145 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 856 634 127 2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 792 628 101 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 719 554 114 4 7
LISINOPRIL 569 370 81 5 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 503 348 78 6 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 460 376 69 7 6
METFORMIN HCL 439 351 68 8 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 438 364 50 9 5
GABAPENTIN 316 250 57 10 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 312 218 41 11 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 292 208 43 12 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 284 217 43 13 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 272 227 23 14 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 211 110 51 S3 15 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 202 159 30 16 14
CRESTOR 190 163 28 17 24
ALLOPURINOL 185 147 26 18 33
BENAZEPRIL HCL 170 165* 22 19 62
SERTRALINE HCL 160 109 27 20 26
NEXIUM 148 80 21 21 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 145 79 37 22 71
CLOPIDOGREL 143 138* 18 23 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 139 92 50 24 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 137 116 19 25 38
DIOVAN 136 110 19 26 56
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124 104 15 27 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122 88 15 28 20
KLOR-CON 10 115 94 18 29 153
LORAZEPAM 111 99 22 B 30 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 86 11 31 40
TRAMADOL HCL 100 82 18 32 18
CARVEDILOL 98 82 15 33 29
HYDRALAZINE HCL 95 74 13 34 84
RANITIDINE HCL 92 61 16 35 42
PROAIR HFA 90 60 36 36 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83 59 11 37 48
ATENOLOL 80 64 13 38 27
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80 49 16 38 66
JANUVIA 78 78 12 40 79
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 66 13 40 78
NAMENDA 76 <11 <11 42 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76 51 15 42 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 75 <11 <11 44 73
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 75 56 58 44 117
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 74 34 24 46 138
ZETIA 73 <11 <11 47 77
DONEPEZIL HCL 70 59 11 48 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69 64* 11 49 21
LOVASTATIN 65 65 12 50 45
LYRICA 64 <11 <11 51 85
PREDNISONE 63 38 15 52 43
GLYBURIDE 62 50 11 R 53 151
CITALOPRAM HBR 60 <11 <11 54 23
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 60 <11 <11 54 272
FELODIPINE ER 59 <11 <11 56 202
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 <11 <11 57 75
KLOR-CON M10 58 53* 11 57 149
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 38 13 59 53
VERAPAMIL ER 55 <11 <11 59 95
SPIRIVA 55 40 11 59 52
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 29 29 59 114
MECLIZINE HCL 53 48* 15 63 130
LANTUS 52 <11 <11 64 65
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 34 14 S2 65 63
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 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.
  • 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.