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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,812Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 27 providers in this state and specialty

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 27 providers in this state and specialty

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

85% 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

11% of this provider’s 495 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Antibiotics

48% of this provider’s 550 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 550 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 25.


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

$1.14M

2014

$1.21M

2015

$1.05M

2016

Number of Claims

27,691

2014

27,564

2015

27,812

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,215

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,179

prescriptions.

126

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,070

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,057

prescriptions.

125

patients, 23% of all patients

2 1
GABAPENTIN 800

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

779

prescriptions.

91

patients, 17% of all patients

3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 788

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

123

patients, 22% of all patients

4 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 783

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

108

patients, 20% of all patients

5 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 725

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 691

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

7 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 677

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

8 11
LISINOPRIL 625

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

9 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 624

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

10 14
SERTRALINE HCL 605

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

11 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 553

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

12 23
FAMOTIDINE* 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

13 46
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

14 4
CLOPIDOGREL 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

15 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

16 29
MIRTAZAPINE 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

17 15
ALLOPURINOL 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

17 33
CARVEDILOL 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

19 25
MEMANTINE HCL 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

19 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

21 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

22 20
SIMVASTATIN 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

23 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

24 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

25 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

26 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

27 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

P 28 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

29 12
FINASTERIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 49
ALPRAZOLAM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

31 40
DULOXETINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 35
PREDNISONE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

33 38
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

34 89
CRESTOR 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 57
LORAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

36 32
CEFTRIAXONE* 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

90

patients, 16% of all patients

A 37 107
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

38 30
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

39 64
METFORMIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

40 17
OXYCODONE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

O 41 55
LEVETIRACETAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 45
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

A 43 81
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 133
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 72
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

46 37
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

A 46 182
TRAZODONE HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

48 19
ROPINIROLE HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 86
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

A 50 62
ONDANSETRON HCL* 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

51 102
HYDRALAZINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 42
RISPERIDONE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 53 43
NYSTATIN 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

54 92
ELIQUIS 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 48
PAROXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 88
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

57 22
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 161
NAMENDA XR 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11 58 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

O 60 28
LIDOCAINE HCL* 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

61 136
LANTUS 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

62 53
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

62 58
NEXIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 63
XARELTO 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

65 50
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

66 52
LEVOFLOXACIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

A 66 95
DIGOX 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 151
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A 68 165
AZILECT 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 70 206
ULORIC 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 71 156
LAMOTRIGINE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 71 79
CEFPROZIL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

A 73 210
VOLTAREN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

74 115
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

75 104
NITROFURANTOIN* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

A 76 184
SUCRALFATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 178
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 76 67
CLONIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

79 74
METHIMAZOLE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 79 176
SPIRIVA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

81 65
SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 82 60
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

83 120
ATENOLOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

83 39
BACLOFEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 83 54
LATANOPROST 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

86 69
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 86 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 56
RIVASTIGMINE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 86 223
BUDESONIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 86 223
NIFEDIPINE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 86 132
DILTIAZEM HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

92 149
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 93 152
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 94 98
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

94 113
LEVEMIR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

96 130
SENSIPAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 96 186
TIZANIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 96 141
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 99 234
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

99 234
AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

A 101 76
HUMULIN R 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

102 238
FLUCONAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

103 171
PROMETHAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

104 131
CARTIA XT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 104 163
FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 106 90
CALCIUM ACETATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 106 245
ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

106 61
AMANTADINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 106 245
CARAFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 110 250
RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

111 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

111 68
NOVOLIN R 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

113 255
JANUVIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 114 66
METFORMIN HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 114 77
OLANZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P 116 82
NUEDEXTA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 117 114
LABETALOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 117 144
METHOCARBAMOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 119 262
COLESTIPOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 119 262
DIGOXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 119 127
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

122 125
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 Dec. 28, 2010.
  • 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.