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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,474Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 71 out of 2229

$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 2229

663 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older
47% 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

11% of this provider’s 663 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 663 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
OMEPRAZOLE 724 582 125 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 681 563 118 2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 658 415 145 S3 3 8
LISINOPRIL 603 502 108 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 525 455 124 5 7
CRESTOR 499 380 85 6 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 480 398 91 7 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 451 352 80 8 5
ALPRAZOLAM 373 209 76 B 9 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 334 252 74 10 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 328 265 66 11 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 290 171 51 12 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 277 239 57 13 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 267 228 40 14 2
METFORMIN HCL 267 203 41 14 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 267 181 44 14 20
GABAPENTIN 244 144 54 17 13
TRAMADOL HCL 232 192 85 18 18
CLOPIDOGREL 218 179 31 19 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 206 184 37 20 14
FENOFIBRATE* 196 139 30 21 58
SYNTHROID 195 162 32 22 36
ALLOPURINOL 194 180 31 23 33
CARVEDILOL 191 126 35 24 29
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 191 114 60 24 102
PREDNISONE 184 144 99 26 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179 174* 32 27 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 174 136 30 28 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 171 171 27 29 41
TRAZODONE HCL 170 122 39 30 37
MELOXICAM 166 133 43 31 32
METFORMIN HCL ER 163 126 28 32 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 156 137 43 33 11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 148 110 39 34 71
NEXIUM 147 70 22 35 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 144 80 55 36 30
BENAZEPRIL HCL 142 137* 22 37 62
ATENOLOL 139 134* 25 38 27
CYMBALTA 137 81 24 39 46
TIZANIDINE HCL 131 55 42 40 108
ESTRADIOL 128 96 22 R 41 136
GLIMEPIRIDE 127 116 29 42 38
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 124 119* 23 R 43 82
FENOFIBRATE* 123 106 20 44 58
NIFEDIPINE ER 123 97 19 44 112
SPIRIVA 122 67 23 46 52
MIRTAZAPINE 119 101 28 47 51
SERTRALINE HCL 119 92 23 47 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 116 86 21 49 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 116 82 24 49 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109 88 25 51 48
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 92 14 51 115
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 108 17 15 S2 53 125
CEFDINIR 107 84 94 54 174
LEVOFLOXACIN 105 79 76 55 89
VERAPAMIL ER 102 90 16 56 95
BYSTOLIC 101 81 14 57 113
KLOR-CON M20 99 77 25 58 72
PROAIR HFA 99 46 27 58 44
OXYCODONE HCL 96 40 27 S2 60 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93 88* 16 61 54
LOVAZA 93 49 18 61 173
NAMENDA 92 87* 13 63 47
ADVAIR DISKUS 90 51 17 64 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89 84* 12 65 50
VENTOLIN HFA 86 34 36 66 126
CELEBREX 86 73 22 66 83
VICTOZA 2-PAK 84 51 15 68 368
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80 63 18 R 69 67
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79 74* 12 70 84
LORAZEPAM 77 64 24 B 71 28
SPIRONOLACTONE 77 58 15 71 75
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 76 71* 11 73 92
PAROXETINE HCL 76 31 19 73 69
FLUOXETINE HCL 75 57 14 75 59
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 75 47 45 75 114
NIASPAN 73 43 17 77 133
XARELTO 70 65* 11 78 159
OXYCONTIN 70 <11 <11 S2 78 144
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70 65* 17 78 31
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70 54 13 78 66
JANUVIA 69 53 12 82 79
CLONIDINE HCL 68 63* 11 83 60
RAMIPRIL 68 <11 <11 83 87
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66 <11 <11 85 73
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66 48 14 85 88
PROMETHAZINE HCL 65 22 23 R 87 86
MECLIZINE HCL 64 52 30 88 130
GLIPIZIDE XL 63 63 14 89 90
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 58* 12 89 40
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 63 58* 12 89 70
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 24 11 S2 92 63
FENTANYL 61 37 11 S2 93 100
CLONAZEPAM 59 31 13 B 94 34
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 43 12 94 93
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 54* 11 94 168
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58 <11 <11 A 97 81
RISPERIDONE 58 53* 16 A 97 91
FAMOTIDINE* 58 53* 13 97 94
LOVASTATIN 57 <11 <11 100 45
MICARDIS 55 <11 <11 101 273
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 52 34 13 102 138
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51 35 17 R 103 57
TRILIPIX 50 29 13 104 247
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. 21, 2015.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.