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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,460Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 32 providers in this state and specialty

$922K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 32 providers in this state and specialty

575 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

45 of this provider’s 552 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

36% of this provider’s 575 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 575 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$1.02M

2014

$947K

2015

$922K

2016

Number of Claims

18,998

2014

18,514

2015

18,460

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,000

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

983

prescriptions.

154

patients, 27% of all patients

1 6
TRAZODONE HCL 811

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

769

prescriptions.

162

patients, 28% of all patients

2 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 775

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

749

prescriptions.

130

patients, 23% of all patients

3 16
LISINOPRIL 700

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

122

patients, 21% of all patients

4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 634

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

112

patients, 19% of all patients

5 1
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 548

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

6 27
OMEPRAZOLE 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

7 3
METFORMIN HCL 482

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

8 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

9 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

10 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 464

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

11 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 464

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

11 13
TRAMADOL HCL 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

O 13 20
GABAPENTIN 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

14 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

15 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

P 16 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

17 25
CLOPIDOGREL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

18 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

19 27
FUROSEMIDE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

20 8
FINASTERIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

21 63
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

O 22 11
RANITIDINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

23 44
NAMENDA XR 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

23 90
ELIQUIS 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

23 100
CITALOPRAM HBR 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

26 35
AZITHROMYCIN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

113

patients, 20% of all patients

A 27 36
NIACIN ER 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

28 107
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 78
QUINAPRIL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 128
SYNTHROID 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 72
DULOXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 40
LEVEMIR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

33 116
CARVEDILOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

34 26
BUSPIRONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

35 79
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 110
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 21
PREDNISONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

38 29
BYSTOLIC 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 118
ALPRAZOLAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

40 4
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 147
DONEPEZIL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 43
CRESTOR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

43 37
FENTANYL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 44 75
ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 33
BENAZEPRIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

46 73
FAMOTIDINE* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 92
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 48 156
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 58
SERTRALINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

49 40
NOVOLOG 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 164
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

52 131
LANTUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 115
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

54 86
VALSARTAN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 64
JANUVIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 74
RISPERIDONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 P 55 102
DUTASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 55 174
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

59 38
PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 60 106
TRADJENTA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 131
KETOCONAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

61 180
CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 63 31
XARELTO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 63 94
LACTULOSE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 191
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 96
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 66 82
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 50
NYSTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

66 124
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 70 126
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 71 60
RIVASTIGMINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 71 201
MUPIROCIN* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

73 139
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 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.
  • 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.