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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,394Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 1185

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 1185

621 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

7% of this provider’s 621 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 621 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 15,465 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% 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

30 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 717 635 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 638 530 2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 611 548 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 582 508 4 6
GABAPENTIN 511 416 5 13
FUROSEMIDE 483 445 6 8
LISINOPRIL 482 445 7 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 351 322 8 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 331 302 9 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 301 271 10 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 298 212 S3 11 2
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 290 269 12 60
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 287 262 13 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 286 240 14 22
METFORMIN HCL 263 198 15 9
RANITIDINE HCL 219 171 16 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 210 210 17 32
TRAMADOL HCL 198 149 18 16
JANTOVEN 184 184 19 136
CHLORTHALIDONE 181 167 20 117
NEXIUM 171 153 21 19
PAROXETINE HCL 167 151 22 73
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156 126 23 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152 125 24 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 152 139 24 34
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 146 137 26 93
SINGLE USE SWAB 145 145 27 178
CARVEDILOL 144 137 28 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 141 83 29 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 139 102 30 11
PREDNISONE 137 131 31 33
FLUOXETINE HCL 136 108 32 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135 118 33 58
SERTRALINE HCL 133 112 34 25
CLOPIDOGREL 125 119 35 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 119 96 36 49
CYMBALTA 119 74 36 44
ATENOLOL 119 113 36 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 100 39 36
CRESTOR 118 114 39 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115 75 41 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 112 111 42 40
PLAVIX 108 102 43 45
ALLOPURINOL 107 102 44 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 107 107 44 48
SEROQUEL 106 88 46 159
WARFARIN SODIUM 104 61 47 21
MELOXICAM 103 87 48 27
MONOJECT INSULIN SAFETY SYRNG 100 100 49 294
TRAZODONE HCL 100 84 49 38
DIOVAN 100 94 49 37
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 98 71 R 52 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 93 78 53 18
BUSPIRONE HCL 92 57 54 148
RISPERIDONE 87 57 55 72
MIRTAZAPINE 86 85 56 57
GLIPIZIDE 85 85 57 56
AZITHROMYCIN 84 63 58 39
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 84 84 58 142
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 83 82 60 164
JANUVIA 83 49 60 68
INSULIN SYRINGE 80 79 62 90
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80 64 62 91
LYRICA 73 36 64 74
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 70 68 65 174
PROAIR HFA 69 40 66 50
KLOR-CON 10 69 60 66 118
VERAPAMIL ER 67 57 68 98
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 67 65 68 134
LANTUS 65 64 70 66
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65 61 70 84
BUPROPION HCL SR 64 50 72 166
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63 52 73 62
DIGOXIN 63 63 73 67
TIZANIDINE HCL 62 37 75 113
KLOR-CON M10 62 61 75 141
BENAZEPRIL HCL 62 54 75 41
NOVOLIN N 62 62 75 283
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60 57 79 65
BUMETANIDE 60 51 79 190
NOVOLIN 70-30 58 55 81 207
BACLOFEN 57 29 82 150
FAMOTIDINE 56 52 83 69
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 56 56 83 191
LOVASTATIN 55 50 85 63
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 52 R 85 51
LEVETIRACETAM 54 45 87 131
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 54 44 87 287
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 39 S2 87 94
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54 53 87 143
NAMENDA 53 53 91 43
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52 44 92 130
ADVAIR DISKUS 51 46 93 54
TORSEMIDE 50 47 94 145
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 March 29, 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.