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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,985Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 1185

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 1185

829 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

13% of this provider’s 829 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 829 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 16,221 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
OMEPRAZOLE 950 703 1 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 766 596 2 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 735 480 S3 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 685 569 4 1
LISINOPRIL 631 437 5 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 552 419 6 3
FUROSEMIDE 548 494 7 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 504 402 8 10
GABAPENTIN 406 263 9 13
RANITIDINE HCL 359 228 10 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 343 258 11 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 302 256 12 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 298 282 13 32
METFORMIN HCL ER 294 204 14 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 286 187 15 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 283 155 16 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 278 190 17 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261 204 18 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 255 217 19 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 254 145 20 29
NEXIUM 234 127 21 19
CRESTOR 233 143 22 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 230 209 23 20
CLOPIDOGREL 228 171 24 31
PREDNISONE 223 178 25 33
TRAMADOL HCL 222 130 26 16
ENDOCET 212 110 S2 27 80
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 211 174 28 15
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 209 150 29 81
MIRTAZAPINE 190 173 30 57
TRAZODONE HCL 186 136 31 38
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 177 156 32 60
PLAVIX 177 130 32 45
SIMVASTATIN 176 148 34 5
CARVEDILOL 176 120 34 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 165 112 36 42
ALLOPURINOL 165 139 36 30
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 159 97 S2 38 94
ADVAIR DISKUS 151 113 39 54
CYMBALTA 148 99 40 44
SERTRALINE HCL 146 94 41 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 143 106 42 48
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 140 86 S2 43 82
CELEBREX 140 102 43 85
NAMENDA 136 130 45 43
METFORMIN HCL 136 68 45 9
DIGOXIN 135 123 47 67
GLIPIZIDE XL 135 98 47 95
KLOR-CON M20 130 85 49 59
SPIRONOLACTONE 126 84 50 75
FLUOXETINE HCL 122 52 51 52
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 122 88 51 84
DIOVAN HCT 122 103 51 46
LEVOFLOXACIN 113 89 54 109
ATENOLOL 109 84 55 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 108 45 R 56 51
GLIPIZIDE ER 107 59 57 77
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 106 50 58 111
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 105 65 59 71
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 104 71 60 58
MELOXICAM 99 76 61 27
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 98 74 62 130
OXYCONTIN 97 53 S2 63 167
DIOVAN 95 85 64 37
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 95 86 64 142
CLONIDINE HCL 90 43 66 47
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 88 40 R 67 53
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 88 62 67 26
RISPERIDONE 83 50 69 72
PROAIR HFA 83 43 69 50
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 83 60 69 129
SPIRIVA 82 59 72 64
AZITHROMYCIN 82 56 72 39
BENAZEPRIL HCL 80 55 74 41
LYRICA 80 36 74 74
LOVASTATIN 78 65 76 63
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77 49 77 105
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72 36 78 104
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72 26 78 134
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71 49 80 149
AMOXICILLIN 70 35 81 99
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 70 52 81 116
MECLIZINE HCL 69 49 83 115
FENOFIBRATE 68 18 84 55
FINASTERIDE 67 67 85 132
FENTANYL 66 49 S2 86 107
LIPITOR 66 47 86 89
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63 55 88 62
HUMALOG 63 28 88 210
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 63 38 88 140
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61 57 91 40
LANTUS 60 30 92 66
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 36 93 36
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 35 94 91
COMBIVENT 57 35 95 124
JANUVIA 57 41 95 68
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57 30 95 186
INSULIN SYRINGE 57 39 95 90
PROMETHAZINE HCL 56 32 R 99 76
ROPINIROLE HCL 56 28 99 108
SINGULAIR 56 25 99 106
TRICOR 55 25 102 125
AVODART 54 41 103 217
DILTIAZEM ER 54 54 103 153
BUPROPION HCL SR 53 31 105 166
FLUCONAZOLE 52 21 106 147
IBUPROFEN 52 26 106 102
PAROXETINE HCL 51 32 108 73
SYMBICORT 50 34 109 144
DEXILANT 50 33 109 189
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 June 19, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.