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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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48,707Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 2229

$3.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 2229

1,035 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

5% of this provider’s 1,035 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 1,035 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 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
FUROSEMIDE 2,561 2,033 325 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,831 1,533 210 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 1,651 1,320 286 3 1
NAMENDA 1,427 1,357 116 4 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,368 1,088 195 5 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 975 682 62 6 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 949 887 156 7 41
LISINOPRIL 933 732 160 8 3
GABAPENTIN 894 623 135 9 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 840 652 127 10 12
CYMBALTA 760 462 64 11 46
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 754 470 123 12 6
MIRTAZAPINE 737 704 165 13 51
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 721 557 110 14 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 686 592 115 15 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 638 477 97 16 97
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 545 446 143 17 71
CLOPIDOGREL 511 418 87 18 22
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 506 342 41 10 19 148
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 502 343 81 20 50
XARELTO 490 363 58 21 159
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 486 313 45 22 66
TRAMADOL HCL 474 413 113 23 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 436 320 62 A 24 81
SERTRALINE HCL 431 365 77 25 26
LANTUS 424 299 71 26 65
CARVEDILOL 424 328 83 26 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 400 267 86 28 31
TRAZODONE HCL 399 307 82 29 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 372 306 69 30 35
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 370 276 40 31 157
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 349 312 119 32 129
NEXIUM 335 106 32 33 25
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 331 215 55 34 162
SIMVASTATIN 320 295 74 35 4
ADVAIR DISKUS 315 235 58 36 53
SPIRIVA 310 216 62 37 52
PREDNISONE 304 258 98 38 43
LEVETIRACETAM 304 161 40 38 104
METFORMIN HCL 286 221 51 40 9
ALLOPURINOL 284 235 54 41 33
EXELON 276 257 40 42 132
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 260 182 35 43 88
PROMETHAZINE HCL 255 152 110 R 44 86
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 254 175 44 45 54
RANITIDINE HCL 248 190 44 46 42
LEVOFLOXACIN 245 213 167 47 89
SPIRONOLACTONE 234 175 50 48 75
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 232 192 44 49 14
PAROXETINE HCL 229 181 39 50 69
FLUOXETINE HCL 221 162 30 51 59
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 219 153 113 52 101
OLANZAPINE 219 114 32 A 52 139
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 216 197 31 54 131
NOVOLOG 207 136 53 55 105
DIGOX 205 172 39 56 107
NYSTATIN 203 169 109 57 146
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 197 148 55 58 30
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 196 142 68 59 114
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 194 148 32 60 92
MELOXICAM 193 133 39 61 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 192 154 67 S3 62 8
ROPINIROLE HCL 192 166 26 62 93
LEVEMIR 187 147 30 64 156
RISPERIDONE 186 144 32 A 65 91
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 185 123 45 66 11
TOPIRAMATE 173 96 20 67 142
ABILIFY 173 118 14 A 67 152
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172 127 32 69 15
DIOVAN 168 145 12 70 56
LAMOTRIGINE 168 101 24 70 150
CLONIDINE HCL 167 95 30 72 60
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 158 105 88 73 120
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156 115 25 74 10
RESTASIS 154 119 17 75 242
LORAZEPAM 150 123 74 B 76 28
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 149 112 29 77 147
ATENOLOL 148 121 23 78 27
AGGRENOX 147 128 12 79 145
JANTOVEN 144 <11 <11 80 99
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 143 119 26 81 49
ENULOSE 140 65 19 82 233
LATANOPROST 140 119 18 82 170
HUMALOG 134 75 23 84 172
GLIPIZIDE 132 102 22 85 64
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 131 126* 42 86 180
BACLOFEN 131 95 21 86 127
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 130 91 81 88 76
GLIMEPIRIDE 129 115 24 89 38
CEPHALEXIN 128 88 76 90 116
TRAVATAN Z 128 123* 24 90 216
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 124 90 23 92 48
NUEDEXTA 124 119* 20 92 219
BUSPIRONE HCL 121 91 21 94 141
MUPIROCIN* 120 85 69 95 184
FLUCONAZOLE 120 98 73 95 158
ONDANSETRON HCL* 119 70 53 97 198
KLOR-CON M20 118 83 34 98 72
FAMOTIDINE* 117 83 27 99 94
FINASTERIDE 114 100 18 100 109
HYDRALAZINE HCL 111 88 20 101 84
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 109 77 28 R 102 57
LACTULOSE 108 53 15 103 137
ALPRAZOLAM 107 73 36 B 104 16
KLOR-CON M10 102 72 20 105 149
SYNTHROID 102 66 11 105 36
RISPERDAL CONSTA 102 59 12 A 105 285
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 101 96* 52 108 207
NYSTOP 100 76 53 109 235
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 99 74 16 110 73
HYDROXYZINE HCL 97 72 35 R 111 169
CEFTRIAXONE* 96 79 78 112 201
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 95 74 70 113 117
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 95 68 17 113 154
LIDODERM 94 64 20 115 175
SUCRALFATE 91 73 12 116 194
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 91 76 16 116 74
VESICARE 90 72 11 118 165
NIASPAN 90 <11 <11 118 133
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89 63 29 120 21
BUPROPION XL 87 40 13 121 134
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 86 71 15 122 122
SANTYL 85 74 41 123 214
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 83 41 13 124 163
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 82 63 15 R 125 82
PRADAXA 79 <11 <11 126 211
LIDOCAINE HCL* 75 60 62 127 223
CARBAMAZEPINE 74 <11 <11 128 225
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 73 51 37 129 318
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 <11 <11 130 40
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 71 <11 <11 131 241
RENVELA 70 13 11 132 258
TIZANIDINE HCL 70 35 15 132 108
CRESTOR 70 <11 <11 132 24
AZITHROMYCIN 70 58 56 132 61
HALOPERIDOL 67 48 17 A 136 186
DOXEPIN HCL 66 <11 <11 137 221
DEXILANT 66 <11 <11 137 171
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 65 <11 <11 139 191
COUMADIN 64 <11 <11 140 181
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 63 39 12 A 141 244
LIDOCAINE 62 <11 <11 142 276
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61 37 11 143 62
SYMBICORT 61 <11 <11 143 118
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 61 <11 <11 143 182
PREMARIN 61 41 11 R 143 155
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 60 55* 20 147 245
PRIMIDONE 60 <11 <11 147 281
FENOFIBRATE* 59 <11 <11 149 58
TERAZOSIN HCL 58 53* 13 150 166
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 47 15 R 150 67
LABETALOL HCL 56 <11 <11 152 206
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55 32 11 153 135
BUMETANIDE 55 <11 <11 153 192
NOVOLIN R 54 35 12 155 193
VENTOLIN HFA 54 28 16 155 126
TIMOLOL MALEATE 54 <11 <11 155 336
DETROL LA 53 <11 <11 158 243
AMIODARONE HCL 52 47* 12 159 237
GLIPIZIDE ER 52 <11 <11 159 98
MEGESTROL ACETATE 52 52 17 R 159 267
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51 38 16 162 96
VOLTAREN 51 <11 <11 162 160
CLOZAPINE 50 <11 <11 A 164 299
MECLIZINE HCL 50 31 14 164 130
GLUCAGEN 50 32 16 164 375
CELEBREX 50 <11 <11 164 83
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 Oct. 2, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.