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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,710Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 1185

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 1185

808 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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 808 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 808 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 15,665 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 831 740 1 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 603 482 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 543 416 3 6
FUROSEMIDE 480 406 4 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 473 326 S3 5 2
METFORMIN HCL 428 364 6 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 427 289 7 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 419 365 8 3
MELOXICAM 341 289 9 27
GABAPENTIN 340 248 10 13
LISINOPRIL 321 260 11 4
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 312 258 12 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 292 211 13 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 283 222 14 11
SIMVASTATIN 277 237 15 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 262 182 16 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 253 174 17 12
CRESTOR 245 213 18 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 239 185 19 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 234 198 20 22
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233 200 21 101
PREDNISONE 206 171 22 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 206 193 22 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 204 172 24 18
TRAMADOL HCL 204 151 24 16
DIOVAN HCT 193 159 26 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 175 139 27 26
FAMOTIDINE 171 121 28 69
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 171 161 28 71
GLIMEPIRIDE 168 159 30 49
NEXIUM 153 123 31 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 153 132 31 62
COLCRYS 152 117 33 110
DONEPEZIL HCL 146 146 34 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 145 121 S2 35 94
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 144 101 R 36 88
CYMBALTA 141 102 37 44
DILTIAZEM ER 140 126 38 153
JANUVIA 132 126 39 68
SERTRALINE HCL 130 89 40 25
KLOR-CON 10 126 101 41 118
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 123 123 42 42
ATENOLOL 111 103 43 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 108 92 R 44 51
CEFUROXIME 107 92 45 154
TAMSULOSIN HCL 104 79 46 34
PLAVIX 101 89 47 45
ALLOPURINOL 101 90 47 30
METFORMIN HCL ER 100 82 49 35
ACTOS 98 94 50 86
DIGOXIN 96 81 51 67
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 94 80 52 84
DIOVAN 94 75 52 37
BENAZEPRIL HCL 94 91 52 41
CLONIDINE HCL 91 69 55 47
TIZANIDINE HCL 90 76 56 113
CLOPIDOGREL 89 80 57 31
RANITIDINE HCL 86 57 58 17
JANUMET 82 64 59 182
GLIPIZIDE ER 82 77 59 77
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80 62 61 29
MUPIROCIN 78 72 62 205
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78 62 62 104
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77 54 64 48
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 75 75 65 143
LANTUS 73 54 66 66
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73 53 66 58
AZITHROMYCIN 73 55 66 39
COLESTIPOL HCL 72 49 69 351
SINGULAIR 71 46 70 106
INSULIN SYRINGE 71 50 70 90
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69 60 72 130
FLUOXETINE HCL 68 55 73 52
NAMENDA 67 67 74 43
VERAPAMIL ER 66 54 75 98
GLIPIZIDE 64 54 76 56
ZETIA 64 64 76 78
SYNTHROID 63 63 78 61
PREMARIN 62 59 R 79 152
BENICAR HCT 62 52 79 175
VYTORIN 62 62 79 188
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 62 42 79 240
PAROXETINE HCL 62 62 79 73
CARVEDILOL 61 54 84 24
PROAIR HFA 61 39 84 50
LEVETIRACETAM 61 27 84 131
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60 46 87 93
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59 45 88 60
MECLIZINE HCL 59 58 88 115
ADVAIR DISKUS 59 59 88 54
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 24 S2 91 82
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55 44 92 142
OXYCODONE HCL 54 28 S2 93 70
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53 39 94 111
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51 45 95 112
GLIPIZIDE XL 51 44 95 95
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 July 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.