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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,572Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 1185

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 1185

576 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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 Average for
this specialty
in South Carolina
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 576 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 576 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 18,823 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in South Carolina
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,080 839 1 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 976 785 2 7
FUROSEMIDE 730 532 3 8
OMEPRAZOLE 709 581 4 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 703 551 5 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 649 385 S3 6 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 649 548 6 3
METFORMIN HCL 600 378 8 9
LISINOPRIL 538 386 9 4
RANITIDINE HCL 489 368 10 17
SIMVASTATIN 427 312 11 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 394 342 12 11
GABAPENTIN 373 252 13 13
CLOPIDOGREL 357 300 14 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 343 265 15 12
BENAZEPRIL HCL 320 258 16 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 320 257 16 18
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 317 157 R 18 53
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 313 217 19 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 303 244 20 20
NEXIUM 296 196 21 19
CARVEDILOL 289 208 22 24
KLOR-CON M20 287 221 23 59
DIOVAN HCT 276 233 24 46
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 269 190 25 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 254 221 26 21
PLAVIX 254 209 26 45
ALLOPURINOL 243 213 28 30
TRAMADOL HCL 232 167 29 16
MELOXICAM 218 171 30 27
PREDNISONE 216 159 31 33
DIOVAN 211 166 32 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 201 194 33 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 194 134 34 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 189 78 35 105
SERTRALINE HCL 183 171 36 25
DIGOXIN 179 140 37 67
GLIMEPIRIDE 176 101 38 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 166 128 39 48
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 163 119 40 84
CRESTOR 155 76 41 23
TRAZODONE HCL 150 101 42 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 150 126 42 26
CLONIDINE HCL 149 105 44 47
LIPITOR 147 122 45 89
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137 121 46 36
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 135 107 47 60
INSULIN SYRINGE 135 99 47 90
ATENOLOL 135 87 47 28
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 134 118 50 71
ROPINIROLE HCL 127 94 51 108
CELEBREX 127 105 51 85
CYMBALTA 121 43 53 44
MECLIZINE HCL 120 110 54 115
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 118 62 55 81
NAMENDA 116 116 56 43
PAROXETINE HCL 109 58 57 73
RISPERIDONE 106 78 58 72
ADVAIR DISKUS 106 54 58 54
SUCRALFATE 104 86 60 171
LEVOFLOXACIN 103 85 61 109
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 100 91 62 29
FENOFIBRATE 99 49 63 55
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 97 79 64 65
CITALOPRAM HBR 97 71 64 22
NIFEDIPINE ER 97 78 64 97
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 95 95 67 123
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 94 70 68 130
PROAIR HFA 90 69 69 50
METFORMIN HCL ER 89 77 70 35
FENTANYL 89 60 S2 70 107
COLCRYS 89 57 70 110
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87 50 73 104
LANTUS 85 48 74 66
VERAPAMIL ER 85 47 74 98
MUPIROCIN 84 69 76 205
ACTOS 83 51 77 86
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 79 58 78 244
LYRICA 78 44 79 74
CEFDINIR 77 55 80 172
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 75 57 81 173
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 74 38 82 111
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 73 41 83 93
ZETIA 73 68 83 78
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 71 47 85 134
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66 44 S2 86 94
TAMSULOSIN HCL 65 31 87 34
ENDOCET 65 25 S2 87 80
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 63 44 89 202
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63 39 89 143
VENTOLIN HFA 63 25 89 83
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62 59 92 40
SPIRIVA 62 27 92 64
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 62 50 92 122
PROMETHAZINE HCL 61 44 R 95 76
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59 24 96 79
AMIODARONE HCL 58 43 97 248
MEGESTROL ACETATE 58 58 R 97 170
NITROSTAT 57 39 99 196
SINGULAIR 56 35 100 106
FLUOXETINE HCL 56 43 100 52
HUMULIN 70-30 56 49 100 231
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55 39 103 112
CAPTOPRIL 54 31 104 242
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51 27 105 157
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 March 26, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.