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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,529Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 1185

$1.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 1185

670 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

9% of this provider’s 670 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 670 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 23,546 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

$61 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
FUROSEMIDE 863 719 1 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 797 704 2 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 783 571 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 778 635 4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 776 656 5 1
NAMENDA 765 727 6 43
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 741 522 S3 7 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 669 622 8 32
SIMVASTATIN 611 528 9 5
MIRTAZAPINE 582 531 10 57
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 551 494 11 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 550 427 12 21
LISINOPRIL 521 460 13 4
RANITIDINE HCL 492 394 14 17
METFORMIN HCL 463 341 15 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 451 398 16 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 382 341 17 96
GABAPENTIN 373 261 18 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 350 287 19 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 335 296 20 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 298 255 21 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 292 220 22 11
TRAMADOL HCL 292 225 22 16
MELOXICAM 289 198 24 27
SERTRALINE HCL 266 216 25 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 255 223 26 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254 211 27 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 247 155 28 15
CARVEDILOL 242 181 29 24
ALLOPURINOL 239 186 30 30
JANTOVEN 237 237 31 136
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 229 187 32 93
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 228 157 33 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 215 146 34 20
EXELON 215 211 34 120
LANTUS 202 187 36 66
TRAZODONE HCL 193 145 37 38
PREDNISONE 191 138 38 33
DIOVAN 188 149 39 37
RISPERIDONE 183 164 40 72
CLONIDINE HCL 172 148 41 47
NEXIUM 171 116 42 19
BUSPIRONE HCL 166 143 43 148
FENTANYL 154 95 S2 44 107
BACLOFEN 149 69 45 150
ATENOLOL 148 131 46 28
BENAZEPRIL HCL 147 106 47 41
LEVEMIR 140 120 48 162
DIGOXIN 139 131 49 67
LEVETIRACETAM 138 77 50 131
CLOPIDOGREL 136 127 51 31
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 134 93 52 128
LYRICA 130 101 53 74
KLOR-CON 10 129 103 54 118
CYMBALTA 125 109 55 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 124 96 56 79
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 123 105 57 62
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 121 104 58 91
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121 105 58 58
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119 115 60 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 114 101 61 49
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 111 80 62 116
CRESTOR 108 90 63 23
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 105 105 64 142
GLIPIZIDE 104 93 65 56
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 63 66 14
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 103 74 66 174
SPIRIVA 102 69 68 64
FAMOTIDINE 99 88 69 69
SPIRONOLACTONE 99 68 69 75
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 98 93 71 164
LOVAZA 98 70 71 160
PLAVIX 96 95 73 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 96 76 73 54
PAROXETINE HCL 95 56 75 73
ABILIFY 94 46 76 192
TIZANIDINE HCL 91 34 77 113
KLOR-CON M20 91 81 77 59
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 91 86 77 219
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89 69 80 29
SEROQUEL 89 78 80 159
AZITHROMYCIN 89 66 80 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87 78 83 40
WELCHOL 86 73 84 194
NOVOLOG 83 71 85 127
VALPROIC ACID 83 66 85 213
LATANOPROST 75 63 87 274
PEN NEEDLE 75 29 87 139
AGGRENOX 75 60 87 235
FLUOXETINE HCL 75 35 87 52
FLUCONAZOLE 74 44 91 147
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 74 62 91 111
TORSEMIDE 73 64 93 145
KETOCONAZOLE 71 54 94 199
COLCRYS 70 51 95 110
SINGULAIR 70 52 95 106
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69 51 97 130
KLOR-CON M10 68 44 98 141
PROMETHAZINE HCL 67 57 R 99 76
ROPINIROLE HCL 67 66 99 108
LACTULOSE 66 55 101 177
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66 40 R 101 51
FINASTERIDE 65 52 103 132
NITROFURANTOIN 63 50 104 225
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62 43 105 84
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 60 44 106 140
COMBIVENT 60 46 106 124
CEPHALEXIN 59 46 108 103
SEROQUEL XR 58 58 109 251
CARBAMAZEPINE 57 57 110 183
LEVOFLOXACIN 57 41 110 109
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 53 112 36
OLANZAPINE 56 30 112 156
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 56 33 R 112 180
AMITIZA 55 52 115 218
LABETALOL HCL 55 29 115 198
ACTOS 55 49 115 86
SYMBICORT 54 20 118 144
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54 41 118 123
BUPROPION HCL SR 54 39 118 166
LEXAPRO 53 45 121 227
INSULIN SYRINGE 53 41 121 90
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52 33 123 134
NYAMYC 51 49 124 398
NAPROXEN 51 43 124 92
PHENYTOIN 51 41 124 232
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 May 18, 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.