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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,921Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 94 out of 1185

$752K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 103 out of 1185

486 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 486 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 486 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 7,657 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 949 368 S3 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 376 239 2 6
ENDOCET 335 135 S2 3 80
FUROSEMIDE 332 236 4 8
RANITIDINE HCL 328 189 5 17
GABAPENTIN 312 135 6 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 305 231 7 1
LISINOPRIL 280 211 8 4
METFORMIN HCL 271 167 9 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 257 158 10 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 249 147 11 7
TIZANIDINE HCL 244 54 12 113
NEXIUM 224 117 13 19
OXYCODONE HCL 223 19 S2 14 70
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 218 155 15 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 209 137 16 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 198 96 17 22
SIMVASTATIN 192 93 18 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 173 88 19 15
RISPERIDONE 151 111 20 72
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148 110 21 20
TRAZODONE HCL 147 49 22 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 129 117 23 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126 59 24 14
LANTUS 118 84 25 66
CARVEDILOL 117 64 26 24
CLOPIDOGREL 114 75 27 31
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 108 59 28 81
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 108 44 S2 28 82
WARFARIN SODIUM 105 82 30 21
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 103 57 R 31 51
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 100 21 32 111
MELOXICAM 99 43 33 27
NAMENDA 95 93 34 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93 77 35 34
INSULIN SYRINGE 92 69 36 90
ADVAIR DISKUS 91 43 37 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 90 49 38 96
PREDNISONE 87 51 39 33
SINGLE USE SWAB 87 85 39 178
CRESTOR 83 40 41 23
CLONIDINE HCL 83 68 41 47
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 82 52 43 60
DIOVAN HCT 82 62 43 46
NOVOLOG 80 64 45 127
CYMBALTA 74 47 46 44
RAMIPRIL 73 32 47 135
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73 55 47 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 71 39 49 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71 59 49 48
PLAVIX 71 48 49 45
PROMETHAZINE HCL 70 23 R 52 76
MIRTAZAPINE 66 39 53 57
TRAMADOL HCL 66 48 53 16
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 38 55 91
JANUVIA 63 52 56 68
LYRICA 62 0 57 74
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 62 13 R 57 180
SERTRALINE HCL 62 40 57 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 43 60 36
METHOCARBAMOL 58 17 R 61 257
MEGESTROL ACETATE 58 46 R 61 170
MONOJECT INSULIN SYRINGE 57 54 63 276
ROPINIROLE HCL 56 44 64 108
FLUOXETINE HCL 56 16 64 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 23 64 12
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 53 0 S2 67 211
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 53 30 67 158
IBUPROFEN 52 22 69 102
DIOVAN 52 33 69 37
PAROXETINE HCL 51 30 71 73
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50 23 72 41
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 Sept. 22, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.