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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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42,399Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1185

$2.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 1185

1,263 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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

5% of this provider’s 1,263 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 1,263 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 28,507 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,939 865 S3 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,281 922 2 8
SIMVASTATIN 1,249 968 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,179 928 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,150 857 5 3
LISINOPRIL 965 649 6 4
METFORMIN HCL 888 603 7 9
TRAMADOL HCL 871 566 8 16
OMEPRAZOLE 860 587 9 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 731 550 10 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 717 549 11 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 708 614 12 18
NEXIUM 584 298 13 19
GABAPENTIN 577 363 14 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 531 360 15 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 509 381 16 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 499 334 17 11
CEPHALEXIN 481 361 18 103
SERTRALINE HCL 460 293 19 25
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 407 154 R 20 53
CRESTOR 383 235 21 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 375 271 22 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 359 277 23 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 359 316 23 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 349 282 25 49
CLOPIDOGREL 347 240 26 31
ZETIA 318 255 27 78
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 314 102 28 15
DIOVAN HCT 314 223 28 46
AZITHROMYCIN 312 158 30 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 310 235 31 36
TRAZODONE HCL 287 193 32 38
PLAVIX 271 203 33 45
ALLOPURINOL 268 216 34 30
CEFUROXIME 267 196 35 154
FENOFIBRATE 266 207 36 55
PREDNISONE 254 178 37 33
CARVEDILOL 243 201 38 24
ATENOLOL 243 182 38 28
RANITIDINE HCL 242 175 40 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 240 160 41 29
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 238 113 42 111
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 232 185 43 42
LEVOFLOXACIN 228 163 44 109
DONEPEZIL HCL 226 224 45 32
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 223 119 46 240
LANTUS 216 135 47 66
MELOXICAM 212 124 48 27
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 210 174 49 84
INSULIN SYRINGE 206 138 50 90
CYMBALTA 205 31 51 44
GLIPIZIDE 202 146 52 56
SPIRIVA 200 117 53 64
CARISOPRODOL 197 51 R 54 87
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 194 140 55 7
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 191 164 56 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 191 128 56 62
JANUVIA 187 106 58 68
DIOVAN 187 118 58 37
CELEBREX 186 133 60 85
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 184 111 61 91
ADVAIR DISKUS 181 126 62 54
KLOR-CON M20 180 133 63 59
COLCRYS 173 108 64 110
NAMENDA 166 156 65 43
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 166 118 65 176
MECLIZINE HCL 165 123 67 115
PROAIR HFA 165 73 67 50
FLUOXETINE HCL 164 77 69 52
DIGOXIN 164 146 69 67
PAROXETINE HCL 163 104 71 73
LACTULOSE 162 111 72 177
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 159 138 73 123
LYRICA 157 49 74 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 152 105 75 79
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 152 89 75 140
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 149 93 77 26
BENICAR HCT 147 97 78 175
ROPINIROLE HCL 140 100 79 108
DILTIAZEM ER 138 117 80 153
FENTANYL 138 62 S2 80 107
CLONIDINE HCL 137 83 82 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 134 122 83 34
PROMETHAZINE HCL 132 65 R 84 76
VERAPAMIL ER 131 116 85 98
SYMBICORT 130 76 86 144
TORSEMIDE 128 87 87 145
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 118 96 88 40
MIRTAZAPINE 117 108 89 57
GLIPIZIDE XL 115 81 90 95
BENAZEPRIL HCL 115 95 90 41
SPIRONOLACTONE 112 85 92 75
INDOMETHACIN 112 44 R 92 208
DEXILANT 111 49 94 189
RISPERIDONE 110 63 95 72
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 110 97 95 93
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 109 55 97 81
LOVAZA 109 72 97 160
TERAZOSIN HCL 107 95 99 155
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105 70 100 58
FAMOTIDINE 104 90 101 69
WELCHOL 100 69 102 194
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 99 55 R 103 51
MEGESTROL ACETATE 97 92 R 104 170
TRILIPIX 96 49 105 238
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 96 32 105 96
ETODOLAC 95 49 107 193
NOVOLIN 70-30 94 80 108 207
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 93 75 R 109 88
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 92 55 110 191
BENICAR 92 79 110 187
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 91 71 112 203
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 90 34 113 239
SINGULAIR 89 38 114 106
LANSOPRAZOLE 87 64 115 216
HYDROXYZINE HCL 86 45 R 116 169
RAMIPRIL 82 57 117 135
AVODART 81 81 118 217
LIPITOR 81 59 118 89
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 81 26 118 105
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 80 71 121 202
NOVOLIN R 80 65 121 245
TRICOR 80 58 121 125
MICARDIS HCT 78 76 124 260
GLYBURIDE 78 46 R 124 100
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 77 49 126 129
FLUCONAZOLE 76 46 127 147
BUSPIRONE HCL 75 61 128 148
VYTORIN 75 57 128 188
PEN NEEDLE 74 51 130 139
NIFEDIPINE ER 74 74 130 97
DILTIAZEM HCL 73 70 132 228
SYNTHROID 73 62 132 61
NAPROXEN 73 44 132 92
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 71 50 135 71
NITROSTAT 70 54 136 196
TIZANIDINE HCL 70 20 136 113
ACTOS 70 62 136 86
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70 36 136 104
DICYCLOMINE HCL 68 40 140 264
LOVASTATIN 65 65 141 63
SUCRALFATE 63 53 142 171
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63 35 142 116
AGGRENOX 63 35 142 235
BYSTOLIC 63 36 142 114
NOVOLOG 61 47 146 127
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 61 30 R 146 220
MICARDIS 60 37 148 322
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 36 S2 148 94
LEVETIRACETAM 60 35 148 131
BUPROPION XL 59 0 151 203
LEXAPRO 58 45 152 227
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 32 152 376
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57 31 154 185
IBUPROFEN 55 23 155 102
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 55 49 155 219
OLANZAPINE 55 23 155 156
JANUMET 54 44 158 182
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 54 26 158 325
VENTOLIN HFA 53 27 160 83
DESOXIMETASONE 53 34 160 328
GLIPIZIDE ER 53 51 160 77
COMBIVENT 52 26 163 124
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51 29 164 186
GEMFIBROZIL 50 37 165 119
ANTARA 50 30 165 401
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 Oct. 2, 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.