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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,411Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 2229

$1.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 2229

668 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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

7% of this provider’s 668 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 668 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
NAMENDA 815 810* 90 1 47
FUROSEMIDE 789 706 143 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 747 659 123 3 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 599 569 84 4 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 565 512 104 5 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 537 484 95 6 2
LISINOPRIL 533 473 92 7 3
GABAPENTIN 480 413 73 8 13
MIRTAZAPINE 474 469* 93 9 51
CYMBALTA 451 357 45 10 46
OMEPRAZOLE 432 393 84 11 1
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 391 376 70 12 97
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 377 312 69 13 19
SIMVASTATIN 374 288 58 14 4
TRAMADOL HCL 324 277 81 15 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 313 308* 55 16 23
METFORMIN HCL 300 187 41 17 9
TRAZODONE HCL 295 257 64 18 37
KETOCONAZOLE 275 230 78 19 204
CLOPIDOGREL 273 257 49 20 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 258 199 60 21 6
SERTRALINE HCL 256 230 45 22 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 250 209 31 23 17
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 229 224* 65 24 71
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 208 195 50 25 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 204 177 45 S3 26 8
CARVEDILOL 203 198* 36 27 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191 186* 39 28 14
ATENOLOL 179 139 27 29 27
PREDNISONE 159 137 48 30 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 158 139 25 31 48
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 155 143 29 32 50
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 154 125 46 33 114
SPIRONOLACTONE 150 145* 23 34 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 150 120 36 34 35
JANTOVEN 146 134 24 36 99
RISPERIDONE 144 139* 25 A 37 91
HYDRALAZINE HCL 143 138* 32 38 84
ABILIFY 140 89 19 A 39 152
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 139 139 36 40 15
RANITIDINE HCL 138 88 31 41 42
EXELON 134 134 26 42 132
NEXIUM 129 117 14 43 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 129 124* 25 A 43 81
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 129 100 16 43 162
LEVETIRACETAM 127 89 21 46 104
LORAZEPAM 127 116 49 B 46 28
LANTUS 126 65 19 48 65
PROMETHAZINE HCL 124 95 72 R 49 86
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 121 109 16 50 131
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119 114* 25 51 54
LACTULOSE 119 114* 12 51 137
LIDODERM 117 112* 28 53 175
BENAZEPRIL HCL 109 96 13 54 62
BACLOFEN 103 58 19 55 127
LIDOCAINE 100 87 31 56 276
NOVOLIN R 99 64 24 57 193
FLUOXETINE HCL 99 69 18 57 59
LANOXIN 98 <11 <11 59 279
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 96 91* 24 60 92
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 95 90* 13 61 66
LATANOPROST 94 82 18 62 170
BUMETANIDE 90 85* 22 63 192
LEVOFLOXACIN 85 80* 55 64 89
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82 77* 28 65 30
TRAVATAN Z 81 70 12 66 216
OLANZAPINE 80 55 11 A 67 139
GLIPIZIDE 80 75* 14 67 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79 52 30 69 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 78 15 70 10
SANTYL 76 71* 42 71 214
FAMOTIDINE* 75 75 14 72 94
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 75 50 12 72 191
LAMOTRIGINE 72 <11 <11 74 150
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72 58 11 74 49
ALLOPURINOL 70 48 16 76 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70 59 47 76 76
FLUCONAZOLE 70 57 36 76 158
VESICARE 69 <11 <11 79 165
DIGOX 68 68 11 80 107
LOVASTATIN 66 <11 <11 81 45
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 64 59* 43 82 129
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 62 42 18 83 157
FINASTERIDE 59 59 14 84 109
ADVAIR DISKUS 59 54* 14 84 53
GLIMEPIRIDE 57 57 11 86 38
LABETALOL HCL 55 42 12 87 206
CELEBREX 55 <11 <11 87 83
AGGRENOX 55 <11 <11 87 145
NOVOLOG 54 28 15 90 105
CLONIDINE HCL 54 49* 26 90 60
ALPRAZOLAM 53 48* 15 B 92 16
CHOLESTYRAMINE 52 <11 <11 93 401
NOVOLIN N 52 <11 <11 93 305
XARELTO 51 <11 <11 95 159
MELOXICAM 50 <11 <11 96 32
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 March 15, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.