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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,303Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 57 out of 1185

$837K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 77 out of 1185

508 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
52%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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

10% of this provider’s 508 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 508 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 10,105 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 539 355 1 8
METFORMIN HCL 519 301 2 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 427 276 3 18
RANITIDINE HCL 426 276 4 17
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 417 222 5 101
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 407 300 6 1
TRAMADOL HCL 383 180 7 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 359 208 8 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 301 225 9 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 287 184 10 12
LISINOPRIL 268 193 11 4
OMEPRAZOLE 266 162 12 6
IBUPROFEN 265 126 13 102
DIOVAN HCT 243 128 14 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242 141 15 14
CLOPIDOGREL 241 159 16 31
SIMVASTATIN 230 126 17 5
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 224 109 18 29
AMOXICILLIN 202 109 19 99
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 189 116 20 11
NAPROXEN 189 80 20 92
CLONIDINE HCL 180 127 22 47
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 173 132 23 3
TAMSULOSIN HCL 173 147 23 34
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 160 64 R 25 53
SERTRALINE HCL 159 86 26 25
BENAZEPRIL HCL 154 115 27 41
PLAVIX 148 88 28 45
VENTOLIN HFA 146 45 29 83
SINGLE USE SWAB 143 112 30 178
EXELON 141 119 31 120
LABETALOL HCL 130 92 32 198
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 124 63 33 93
INSULIN SYRINGE 123 74 34 90
CARVEDILOL 122 94 35 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 119 68 36 15
LANTUS 119 89 36 66
KLOR-CON M10 118 94 38 141
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 117 85 39 42
GLIPIZIDE 115 63 40 56
CITALOPRAM HBR 112 73 41 22
TRAZODONE HCL 112 75 41 38
CELEBREX 111 95 43 85
NAMENDA 110 100 44 43
GABAPENTIN 104 33 45 13
NEXIUM 100 60 46 19
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 99 41 47 176
FLUCONAZOLE 98 49 48 147
DONEPEZIL HCL 97 88 49 32
NOVOLOG 97 87 49 127
CRESTOR 95 65 51 23
PREDNISONE 85 43 52 33
RISPERIDONE 83 51 53 72
FLUOXETINE HCL 83 43 53 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 81 51 55 20
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 80 42 56 111
CYMBALTA 80 51 56 44
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 28 S2 58 94
LEVEMIR 77 64 58 162
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77 47 58 79
ALLOPURINOL 76 39 61 30
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75 43 R 62 51
WARFARIN SODIUM 74 62 63 21
DIOVAN 71 40 64 37
MECLIZINE HCL 70 59 65 115
KLOR-CON M20 68 20 66 59
ATENOLOL 68 56 66 28
RAMIPRIL 67 56 68 135
JANUVIA 66 27 69 68
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 65 36 70 81
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64 33 71 48
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63 27 72 104
MONOJECT INSULIN SYRINGE 63 50 72 276
OLANZAPINE 62 26 74 156
AZITHROMYCIN 59 27 75 39
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 59 32 R 75 220
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 43 77 137
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 34 77 62
LEVETIRACETAM 58 21 77 131
DIGOXIN 56 47 80 67
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53 36 81 60
SYMBICORT 53 18 81 144
SEROQUEL 52 26 83 159
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 38 84 36
LACTULOSE 50 23 84 177
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 40 84 75
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 Dec. 20, 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.