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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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54,946Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 2229

$3.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 2229

1,581 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

15% of this provider’s 1,581 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 1,581 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 2,529 2,423 129 1 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,859 1,652 253 2 5
LISINOPRIL 1,616 1,324 296 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 1,461 1,316 242 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 1,311 1,053 257 5 1
TRAZODONE HCL 1,070 881 223 6 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,036 966 156 7 41
NAMENDA 1,020 952 92 8 47
GABAPENTIN 987 764 157 9 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 987 875 179 9 2
MIRTAZAPINE 970 910 165 11 51
CYMBALTA 964 821 90 12 46
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 858 782 151 13 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 782 720 156 14 19
SERTRALINE HCL 779 631 120 15 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 768 671 120 16 50
SIMVASTATIN 703 585 140 17 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 690 615 140 18 6
METFORMIN HCL 658 472 121 19 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 614 528 87 A 20 81
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 597 464 169 S3 21 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 574 465 120 22 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 570 500 98 23 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 568 536 97 24 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 544 460 105 25 10
LORAZEPAM 524 440 166 B 26 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 522 456 171 27 71
CLOPIDOGREL 511 459 86 28 22
TRAMADOL HCL 486 402 115 29 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 466 325 101 30 21
BUSPIRONE HCL 397 343 76 31 141
TAMSULOSIN HCL 351 279 70 32 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 345 311 59 33 11
ADVAIR DISKUS 338 266 65 34 53
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 336 282 119 35 180
FAMOTIDINE* 335 258 79 36 94
RANITIDINE HCL 323 282 57 37 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 323 298 69 37 15
CLONAZEPAM 320 187 64 B 39 34
PROMETHAZINE HCL 315 206 124 R 40 86
CLONIDINE HCL 313 260 81 41 60
PREDNISONE 300 281 121 42 43
ALLOPURINOL 297 240 49 43 33
SPIRIVA 294 229 46 44 52
OXYCODONE HCL 290 209 81 S2 45 55
LANTUS 287 222 52 46 65
ATENOLOL 274 245 52 47 27
NOVOLOG 272 215 53 48 105
NYSTATIN 266 222 129 49 146
LEVOFLOXACIN 263 233 178 50 89
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 261 189 84 51 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 259 187 57 52 97
LYRICA 258 243 33 53 85
CARVEDILOL 254 249* 50 54 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 252 226 150 55 76
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 248 208 30 56 88
FENTANYL 241 190 52 S2 57 100
LAMOTRIGINE 241 177 29 57 150
ALPRAZOLAM 235 172 56 B 59 16
LEVEMIR 232 173 36 60 156
VESICARE 227 186 27 61 165
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 220 204 88 62 129
RISPERIDONE 219 198 40 A 63 91
XARELTO 217 202 34 64 159
LIDODERM 215 171 62 65 175
EXELON 213 213 31 66 132
NEXIUM 213 143 32 66 25
BACLOFEN 212 92 38 68 127
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 209 194 45 69 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 206 91 27 70 191
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 201 99 26 A 71 244
LEVETIRACETAM 192 112 32 72 104
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 192 181 30 72 131
SPIRONOLACTONE 192 152 48 72 75
ABILIFY 190 109 18 A 75 152
ROPINIROLE HCL 190 142 29 75 93
MELOXICAM 186 159 35 77 32
LATANOPROST 179 174* 31 78 170
DIGOX 173 168* 35 79 107
PROAIR HFA 171 122 55 80 44
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 171 151 34 80 92
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 169 128 31 82 49
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 165 126 33 83 48
VOLTAREN 161 127 52 84 160
CEFTRIAXONE* 156 145 93 85 201
RESTASIS 152 139 21 86 242
AZITHROMYCIN 151 135 109 87 61
NYSTOP 148 119 77 88 235
IBUPROFEN 146 83 32 89 103
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 146 78 38 S2 89 125
TEMAZEPAM 145 117 30 B 91 110
FLUOXETINE HCL 144 63 23 92 59
DIOVAN 136 131* 18 93 56
OLANZAPINE 134 63 19 A 94 139
SEROQUEL XR 134 55 17 A 94 240
JANUVIA 129 117 19 96 79
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 126 112 25 97 162
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126 121* 31 97 20
LACTULOSE 123 118* 34 99 137
KLOR-CON M20 122 110 38 100 72
TOPIRAMATE 121 62 17 101 142
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 120 102 77 102 101
SYNTHROID 120 115* 26 102 36
CELEBREX 120 88 26 102 83
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 119 114* 51 105 207
LIDOCAINE HCL* 118 106 82 106 223
AGGRENOX 117 97 16 107 145
SUCRALFATE 116 89 28 108 194
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 114 95 41 S2 109 63
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 114 101 74 109 280
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 111 94 79 111 117
OXYCONTIN 111 94 20 S2 111 144
PROPRANOLOL HCL 110 66 31 113 135
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 104 82 19 114 245
MUPIROCIN* 102 87 64 115 184
GLIPIZIDE 101 81 22 116 64
PRADAXA 101 96* 11 116 211
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 100 43 18 R 118 177
CLONIDINE 97 77 13 119 265
BUMETANIDE 94 89* 15 120 192
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 93 66 61 121 120
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 92 72 15 122 122
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 91 86* 21 123 96
SYMBICORT 91 86* 20 123 118
CRESTOR 90 64 16 125 24
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 90 51 18 125 163
INSULIN SYRINGE* 88 40 13 127 239
DIAZEPAM 88 54 21 B 127 80
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 87 59 24 R 129 57
AMITIZA 86 <11 <11 130 199
PHENYTOIN 86 63 11 130 260
CHOLESTYRAMINE 84 79* 40 132 401
TIZANIDINE HCL 83 <11 <11 133 108
LABETALOL HCL 83 52 12 133 206
COLCRYS 83 78* 14 133 123
NOVOLIN R 83 68 13 133 193
HYDROXYZINE HCL 82 67 27 R 137 169
FLUCONAZOLE 81 62 53 138 158
DILTIAZEM ER 79 79 16 139 143
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79 74* 12 139 84
ONDANSETRON HCL* 76 56 37 141 198
DEXILANT 76 <11 <11 141 171
HUMALOG 76 43 19 141 172
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 74 69* 13 144 190
FENOFIBRATE* 71 38 15 145 58
HALOPERIDOL 71 57 16 A 145 186
INSULIN SYRINGE* 70 <11 <11 147 239
AZELASTINE HCL 69 64* 19 148 269
FINASTERIDE 66 <11 <11 149 109
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 66 <11 <11 149 312
ONGLYZA 65 <11 <11 151 197
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 64 32 16 152 147
METOLAZONE 64 50 14 152 226
METFORMIN HCL ER 64 51 16 152 39
VENTOLIN HFA 63 58* 25 155 126
TRAVATAN Z 63 58* 18 155 216
CEPHALEXIN 62 57* 36 157 116
GLIMEPIRIDE 62 <11 <11 157 38
DETROL LA 62 57* 16 157 243
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61 56* 30 160 114
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61 49 14 160 66
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 60 38 16 R 162 82
AMOXICILLIN 59 29 36 163 106
CARISOPRODOL 59 24 12 R 163 128
AMANTADINE 57 <11 <11 165 347
MORPHINE SULFATE 57 46 32 S2 165 234
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 25 16 S2 165 68
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 56 51* 27 168 318
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 56 39 29 168 379
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54 34 13 R 170 67
KLOR-CON M10 53 48* 18 171 149
KLOR-CON 10 53 35 15 171 153
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52 47* 15 173 154
INVEGA 52 <11 <11 A 173 401
LANSOPRAZOLE 52 47* 14 173 161
METRONIDAZOLE 52 47* 34 173 322
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 51 <11 <11 R 177 301
RAMIPRIL 51 46* 15 177 87
ENABLEX 51 46* 16 177 356
URSODIOL 51 <11 <11 177 501
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 50 36 15 S2 181 324
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50 45* 11 181 62
NITROFURANTOIN* 50 36 12 181 275
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 Feb. 3, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.