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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,808Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 646 out of 2229

$493K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 624 out of 2229

107 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

22% 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

82 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 467 319 45 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 286 195 33 2 1
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 286 173 23 2 97
OLANZAPINE 280 149 23 A 4 139
HALOPERIDOL 238 121 25 A 5 186
METFORMIN HCL 223 131 20 6 9
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 223 150 17 R 6 177
FAMOTIDINE* 209 91 25 8 94
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 207 186 21 9 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 206 194 19 10 41
TRAZODONE HCL 202 109 19 11 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 199 145 14 A 12 81
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 195 155 18 13 12
RISPERIDONE 193 133 15 A 14 91
LACTULOSE 186 83 19 15 137
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 184 133 18 16 5
FUROSEMIDE 177 124 21 17 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 164 118 14 18 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 161 97 15 19 23
LISINOPRIL 156 128 15 20 3
IBUPROFEN 141 91 41 21 103
NAMENDA 130 107 14 22 47
LAMOTRIGINE 117 <11 <11 23 150
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 112 <11 <11 24 14
GABAPENTIN 109 <11 <11 25 13
SERTRALINE HCL 106 <11 <11 26 26
LANTUS 101 61 11 27 65
MIRTAZAPINE 100 79 15 28 51
CLOZAPINE 99 <11 <11 A 29 299
LITHIUM CARBONATE 97 <11 <11 30 334
TERAZOSIN HCL 92 54 11 31 166
LEVETIRACETAM 88 <11 <11 32 104
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 79 <11 <11 33 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 79 <11 <11 33 15
FINASTERIDE 77 <11 <11 35 109
CLONIDINE HCL 77 64 12 35 60
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 74 <11 <11 A 37 439
CLOPIDOGREL 74 <11 <11 37 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 72 <11 <11 39 75
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 71 <11 <11 40 163
CARVEDILOL 69 <11 <11 41 29
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67 35 24 42 114
OLANZAPINE ODT 64 <11 <11 A 43 407
INVEGA SUSTENNA 64 <11 <11 A 43 455
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 <11 <11 45 10
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63 39 22 45 101
PREDNISONE 59 54* 11 47 43
GLIMEPIRIDE 56 <11 <11 48 38
ATENOLOL 53 <11 <11 49 27
VALPROIC ACID* 52 <11 <11 50 254
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 51 <11 <11 A 51 387
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.