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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,916Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 763 out of 2229

$416K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 810 out of 2229

415 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older
35% 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

4% of this provider’s 415 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 415 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
SIMVASTATIN 478 431 107 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 441 347 74 2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 268 243 46 3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 265 233 51 4 6
METFORMIN HCL 249 205 60 5 9
OMEPRAZOLE 248 207 48 6 1
LISINOPRIL 212 155 49 7 3
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202 165 53 8 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 170 147 44 9 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 138 121 30 10 23
CARVEDILOL 130 125* 25 11 29
FUROSEMIDE 129 110 39 12 7
CRESTOR 125 86 22 13 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 123 82 27 14 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 123 92 34 S3 14 8
LORAZEPAM 121 95 28 B 16 28
ALPRAZOLAM 119 72 22 B 17 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 118 113* 20 18 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116 96 21 19 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 86 19 20 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100 66 17 21 15
TRAMADOL HCL 99 84 29 22 18
MELOXICAM 98 93* 25 23 32
PREDNISONE 97 76 65 24 43
SERTRALINE HCL 97 74 18 24 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95 78 27 26 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 90 78 17 27 17
SYNTHROID 89 84* 13 28 36
CLOPIDOGREL 83 45 14 29 22
ADVAIR DISKUS 81 54 13 30 53
EVISTA 69 <11 <11 31 140
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69 51 13 31 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 66 61* 17 33 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 65 60* 15 34 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63 <11 <11 35 73
DONEPEZIL HCL 57 <11 <11 36 41
CYMBALTA 55 <11 <11 37 46
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53 <11 <11 38 49
FENOFIBRATE* 53 48* 11 38 58
GABAPENTIN 51 <11 <11 40 13
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, 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.