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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,173Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 1558

$2.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 1558

945 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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

13% of this provider’s 945 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 945 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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 1,280 1,226 175 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,249 1,051 144 2 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 925 877 74 3 18
LISINOPRIL 913 855 132 4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 815 756 129 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 727 603 126 6 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 718 646 107 7 11
NAMENDA 712 712 56 8 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 649 588 90 9 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 627 604 80 10 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 536 477 85 11 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 491 457 72 12 16
GABAPENTIN 490 452 81 13 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 479 404 100 S3 14 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 423 409 61 15 51
MIRTAZAPINE 411 406* 66 16 58
SERTRALINE HCL 399 314 51 17 24
SIMVASTATIN 396 346 80 18 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 379 350 69 19 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 355 343 66 20 13
NOVOLOG 351 265 42 21 109
CITALOPRAM HBR 333 296 54 22 26
LANTUS 324 271 49 23 62
CYMBALTA 297 268 41 24 47
CARVEDILOL 293 247 50 25 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 262 226 54 26 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 243 224 60 27 72
METFORMIN HCL 239 234* 41 28 8
TRAMADOL HCL 233 212 64 29 21
LORAZEPAM 228 179 70 B 30 31
ALPRAZOLAM 226 196 64 B 31 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225 205 43 32 10
FENTANYL 222 198 39 S2 33 114
ATENOLOL 220 207 35 34 20
ADVAIR DISKUS 216 160 38 35 54
CLOPIDOGREL 214 209* 41 36 19
SYNTHROID 212 190 33 37 29
SPIRIVA 212 188 31 37 57
RISPERIDONE 210 205* 31 A 39 97
LIDODERM 209 186 32 40 179
PREDNISONE 208 193 49 41 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 204 199* 32 A 42 86
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 193 160 33 43 28
TRAZODONE HCL 189 153 32 44 46
HUMALOG 184 162 40 45 137
GLIMEPIRIDE 169 157 25 46 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 163 158* 32 47 34
LATANOPROST 161 149 22 48 178
AGGRENOX 161 161 18 48 163
NEXIUM 155 134 20 50 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 153 124 41 51 30
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 147 147 21 52 68
LOVAZA 147 99 13 52 167
KLOR-CON M20 146 146 28 54 56
LEVETIRACETAM 145 77 18 55 117
FAMOTIDINE* 144 139* 21 56 89
CLONAZEPAM 142 115 24 B 57 41
LEVOFLOXACIN 139 125 87 58 87
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 137 137 20 59 70
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 135 135 20 60 84
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 132 100 26 61 143
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 131 126* 24 62 49
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 129 92 38 S2 63 73
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 129 124* 65 63 76
DIOVAN 123 123 22 65 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122 91 19 66 42
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 119 95 15 67 148
BACLOFEN 118 47 14 68 134
HYDRALAZINE HCL 115 84 18 69 66
ALLOPURINOL 115 115 22 69 33
ABILIFY 110 76 11 A 71 168
DIGOX 109 109 19 72 96
CEFUROXIME 108 103* 62 73 138
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 107 87 53 74 131
OXYCODONE HCL 104 84 26 S2 75 82
ZETIA 101 101 18 76 64
TRAVATAN Z 100 100 12 77 263
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 100 100 16 77 53
BUPROPION XL 98 93* 12 79 139
RANITIDINE HCL 98 98 16 79 50
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 94 81 36 81 201
LACTULOSE 94 71 14 81 171
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 93 88* 35 83 155
JANTOVEN 92 <11 <11 84 104
CRESTOR 91 80 24 85 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 91 14 85 36
LOVASTATIN 91 68 16 85 45
NYSTATIN 89 84* 31 88 158
COLCRYS 88 75 17 89 108
DILTIAZEM ER 87 <11 <11 90 132
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86 59 12 91 91
JANUVIA 85 85 12 92 75
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 85 61 13 92 156
PROMETHAZINE HCL 81 68 33 R 94 95
AMITIZA 81 <11 <11 94 213
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 81 27 12 94 270
BENICAR 80 80 12 97 176
AZITHROMYCIN 79 74* 63 98 59
SANTYL 78 73* 33 99 240
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 77 72* 39 100 195
AMOXICILLIN 77 72* 47 100 121
DILTIAZEM HCL 76 <11 <11 102 247
OLANZAPINE 76 71* 15 A 102 162
FLUOXETINE HCL 76 60 15 102 67
SENSIPAR 76 <11 <11 102 225
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 76 71* 11 102 77
CLONIDINE HCL 75 70* 15 107 55
RAMIPRIL 75 70* 15 107 74
AZOPT 75 <11 <11 107 423
RENVELA 75 <11 <11 107 212
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 74 17 111 61
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72 60 12 112 48
DEXILANT 72 <11 <11 112 169
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 71 71 11 114 110
FINASTERIDE 70 70 13 115 88
VERAPAMIL ER 69 <11 <11 116 94
LEVEMIR 69 <11 <11 116 175
NUEDEXTA 67 <11 <11 118 268
CEFTRIAXONE* 64 53 36 119 230
PAROXETINE HCL 64 59* 13 119 80
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 64 59* 14 119 105
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 63 58* 52 122 174
ONDANSETRON HCL* 63 38 16 122 224
AMIODARONE HCL 63 <11 <11 122 207
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62 31 14 R 125 71
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 <11 <11 125 32
LANSOPRAZOLE 62 57* 15 125 136
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 62 57* 49 125 130
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 53* 35 129 113
SEROQUEL XR 58 <11 <11 A 129 281
DIGOXIN 58 <11 <11 129 239
LAMOTRIGINE 57 <11 <11 132 184
TEMAZEPAM 54 49* 17 B 133 98
FENOFIBRATE* 54 <11 <11 133 69
LYRICA 53 <11 <11 135 93
GLIPIZIDE XL 53 <11 <11 135 90
NOVOLIN 70-30 51 <11 <11 137 216
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 50 45* 21 138 217
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 Jan. 8, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.