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Prescriber Checkup

ERIC LOUDERMILK M.D.

100 HEALTH WAY SUITE 1260 PIEDMONT COMPREHENSIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT GROUP

Anderson | South Carolina | 29621

(864) 225-3551

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Anesthesiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,695Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 18

$715K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 18

816 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

34% of this provider’s 816 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 45%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

38% of this provider’s 816 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 33%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 3,136 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$93 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $80 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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 1,205 564 S3 1 1
OXYCODONE HCL 820 244 S2 2 2
GABAPENTIN 658 383 3 3
OXYCONTIN 378 190 S2 4 9
CELEBREX 342 223 5 16
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 274 112 S2 6 4
TRAMADOL HCL 263 133 7 7
LYRICA 232 65 8 11
CYMBALTA 225 78 9 21
MELOXICAM 215 86 10 12
METHADONE HCL 198 27 S2 11 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 172 69 12 18
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 147 64 S2 13 15
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 147 35 S2 13 5
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 147 110 13 24
CARISOPRODOL 140 15 R 16 14
FENTANYL 136 47 S2 17 10
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 128 28 R 18 13
TIZANIDINE HCL 123 0 19 8
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 103 35 R 20 23
LIDODERM 98 49 21 28
VOLTAREN 80 31 22 22
TOPIRAMATE 76 19 23 29
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71 26 S2 24 17
OPANA ER 68 0 S2 25 30
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 67 30 26 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65 23 27 32
VIIBRYD 58 27 28 33
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51 14 29 27
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 3, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.