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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,464Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 67 out of 1185

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 1185

338 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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

22% of this provider’s 338 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

41% of this provider’s 338 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 8,616 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 657 290 S3 1 2
LISINOPRIL 507 349 2 4
GABAPENTIN 414 212 3 13
SUBOXONE 409 39 4 195
FUROSEMIDE 359 277 5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 352 177 6 6
OXYCODONE HCL 347 60 S2 7 70
WARFARIN SODIUM 334 261 8 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 330 234 9 3
METFORMIN HCL 305 209 10 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 266 175 11 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 265 222 12 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 255 178 13 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 204 159 14 10
CARVEDILOL 194 130 15 24
SIMVASTATIN 181 108 16 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 175 96 17 15
RANITIDINE HCL 173 105 18 17
PREDNISONE 172 104 19 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 165 114 20 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158 100 21 12
TRAZODONE HCL 155 80 22 38
CYMBALTA 155 33 22 44
MIRTAZAPINE 149 146 24 57
NEXIUM 145 84 25 19
CARISOPRODOL 137 18 R 26 87
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 137 88 26 11
TRAMADOL HCL 136 59 28 16
PROMETHAZINE HCL 125 54 R 29 76
TIZANIDINE HCL 124 24 30 113
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 122 14 S2 31 133
BYSTOLIC 113 44 32 114
LEVEMIR 108 105 33 162
SERTRALINE HCL 107 68 34 25
LYRICA 107 0 34 74
DIGOXIN 103 103 36 67
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 48 36 14
FENTANYL 102 34 S2 38 107
EXELON 101 101 39 120
NAMENDA 100 100 40 43
COMBIVENT 94 55 41 124
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 94 76 41 96
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 92 57 43 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 92 89 43 32
DIOVAN 91 75 45 37
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 87 84 46 157
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 87 26 46 71
ALLOPURINOL 86 61 48 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81 39 49 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81 51 49 79
KLOR-CON M20 80 60 51 59
CRESTOR 79 55 52 23
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 79 26 S2 52 82
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 79 33 52 93
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78 39 55 104
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 78 32 R 55 53
JANUVIA 76 57 57 68
ROPINIROLE HCL 75 52 58 108
PROAIR HFA 72 20 59 50
LEVOFLOXACIN 71 48 60 109
CLONIDINE HCL 71 40 60 47
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 70 55 62 164
METHADONE HCL 70 0 S2 62 179
HYDROXYZINE HCL 69 38 R 64 169
FLUOXETINE HCL 68 30 65 52
LANTUS 67 46 66 66
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 66 0 S3 67 270
CLOPIDOGREL 64 52 68 31
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 62 0 S2 69 259
KLOR-CON 10 62 44 69 118
ENDOCET 62 37 S2 69 80
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 61 19 72 176
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61 32 72 26
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 60 53 74 129
LEVETIRACETAM 60 43 74 131
ABILIFY 57 12 76 192
GEMFIBROZIL 57 46 76 119
ADVAIR DISKUS 57 50 76 54
ATENOLOL 55 33 79 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54 53 80 48
PLAVIX 53 38 81 45
SINGULAIR 53 25 81 106
PAROXETINE HCL 53 37 81 73
SPIRIVA 52 26 84 64
TOPIRAMATE 52 14 84 151
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 30 86 62
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 Jan. 10, 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.