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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,017Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 32 providers in this state and specialty

$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 32 providers in this state and specialty

579 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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.

15 of this provider’s 393 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

54% of this provider’s 579 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

42% of this provider’s 579 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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

$1.49M

2014

$1.44M

2015

$1.41M

2016

Number of Claims

26,864

2014

26,413

2015

26,017

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 1,336

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,090

prescriptions.

159

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 918

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

149

patients, 26% of all patients

2 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 846

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

109

patients, 19% of all patients

O 3 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 807

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

133

patients, 23% of all patients

4 2
ALPRAZOLAM 746

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

114

patients, 20% of all patients

5 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 699

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

6 15
FUROSEMIDE 579

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

7 8
GABAPENTIN 576

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

8 12
SIMVASTATIN 575

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

9 6
LISINOPRIL 550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

10 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 536

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

11 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

90

patients, 16% of all patients

O 12 11
OMEPRAZOLE 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

13 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

14 21
TRAZODONE HCL 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

15 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

16 7
METFORMIN HCL 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

17 10
GLIPIZIDE 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

18 42
TRAMADOL HCL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

O 19 20
CLOPIDOGREL 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

20 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

21 27
CLONIDINE HCL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

22 47
GLIPIZIDE ER 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

23 57
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

24 16
LEVOFLOXACIN 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

155

patients, 27% of all patients

A 24 84
WARFARIN SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

26 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

27 25
CARVEDILOL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

28 26
CRESTOR 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

29 37
ATENOLOL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

30 34
NEXIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

31 68
DULOXETINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

32 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

33 60
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

34 27
IBUPROFEN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

35 71
PREDNISONE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

36 29
SYMBICORT 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

36 67
NAPROXEN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

38 76
VENTOLIN HFA 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

39 46
METFORMIN HCL ER 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

40 53
PROAIR HFA 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

41 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

42 24
OXYCODONE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 43 13
LYRICA 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

44 61
INVOKANA 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 100
HYDRALAZINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

46 59
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

47 56
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 117
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

49 82
MELOXICAM 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

49 22
JANTOVEN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

<11 51 146
METHADONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 O 52 81
ROPINIROLE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 62
CLONAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 31
FENTANYL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 55 75
AZITHROMYCIN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A 56 36
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

A 57 87
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

A 58 112
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

A 59 120
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

60 58
JANUVIA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 61 74
ALLOPURINOL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

63 103
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

64 124
SYNTHROID 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 72
CELECOXIB 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

65 77
NYSTATIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

67 124
PROMETHAZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 4% of all patients

68 91
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

69 96
BACLOFEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 126
SPIRIVA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

70 69
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

72 111
OLANZAPINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 73 83
MEMANTINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 73 129
CEFDINIR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

A 73 158
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

76 105
NIACIN ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 107
FLUCONAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

78 161
DONEPEZIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 43
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

80 107
LORAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

80 39
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

82 166
DIAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 54
SERTRALINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 84 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

84 38
BUSPIRONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

86 79
BUMETANIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

86 134
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 88 170
ADVAIR DISKUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 88 85
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

90 171
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

91 50
CEPHALEXIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

A 91 174
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

93 89
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

94 17
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

94 176
LEVETIRACETAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 94 141
METHOTREXATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 97 177
MIRTAZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

98 104
GLIPIZIDE XL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

98 144
VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 100 64
LIDOCAINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

100 178
SUCRALFATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

102 179
RANITIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 103 44
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

104 182
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

104 145
VERAPAMIL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 104 114
TELMISARTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 104 182
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P 108 51
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A 109 65
CITALOPRAM HBR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

109 35
LEVEMIR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 109 116
AMIODARONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

109 188
CARTIA XT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 113 121
MECLIZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

113 137
XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 113 94
AMITIZA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

113 191
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 117 80
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 March 20, 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.
  • 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.