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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,512Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 65 out of 1185

$847K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 74 out of 1185

610 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 9,262 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
TRAMADOL HCL 627 383 1 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 515 314 2 3
LISINOPRIL 455 301 3 4
METFORMIN HCL 416 246 4 9
SIMVASTATIN 385 294 5 5
OMEPRAZOLE 379 245 6 6
FUROSEMIDE 376 207 7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 353 257 8 1
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 320 226 9 14
MELOXICAM 315 162 10 27
NEXIUM 310 193 11 19
LOVASTATIN 283 194 12 63
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 282 212 13 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 260 151 14 11
CEPHALEXIN 215 119 15 103
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 209 105 16 15
RANITIDINE HCL 192 93 17 17
GABAPENTIN 185 101 18 13
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 181 68 R 19 53
VENTOLIN HFA 177 97 20 83
ALLOPURINOL 169 122 21 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 146 82 22 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137 77 23 12
CRESTOR 129 50 24 23
FENOFIBRATE 127 64 25 55
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 125 91 26 62
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 123 57 R 27 51
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 119 69 28 7
CLOPIDOGREL 113 58 29 31
ATENOLOL 111 76 30 28
ACTOS 111 81 30 86
ADVAIR DISKUS 107 33 32 54
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 105 62 33 26
PREDNISONE 102 63 34 33
PROMETHAZINE HCL 102 45 R 34 76
DIOVAN 98 40 36 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98 63 36 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97 69 38 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 96 70 39 42
LANTUS 89 72 40 66
NAPROXEN 89 55 40 92
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88 42 42 48
JANUVIA 88 64 42 68
PROAIR HFA 87 32 44 50
INSULIN SYRINGE 86 72 45 90
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 86 70 45 71
SERTRALINE HCL 85 55 47 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 85 57 47 22
TRAZODONE HCL 85 34 47 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83 57 50 58
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 82 16 51 128
PLAVIX 80 50 52 45
AZITHROMYCIN 80 39 52 39
GLIPIZIDE 79 71 54 56
FAMOTIDINE 79 47 54 69
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78 29 56 104
MECLIZINE HCL 77 44 57 115
VERAPAMIL ER 76 52 58 98
ZETIA 75 45 59 78
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75 37 59 29
ROPINIROLE HCL 75 57 59 108
LYRICA 71 16 62 74
TRICOR 69 39 63 125
SINGULAIR 68 21 64 106
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67 42 65 81
PAROXETINE HCL 67 57 65 73
ALPRAZOLAM 66 62 67 223
CELEBREX 65 38 68 85
CARVEDILOL 62 39 69 24
AMOXICILLIN 62 32 69 99
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 62 45 R 69 243
PENTAZOCINE-NALOXONE HCL 60 0 R 10 72 371
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 59 50 73 122
SPIRIVA 59 25 73 64
WARFARIN SODIUM 59 46 73 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 57 57 76 32
TORSEMIDE 56 30 77 145
GLIPIZIDE XL 56 51 77 95
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56 35 77 41
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55 23 80 173
DETROL LA 55 40 80 181
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 54 32 82 116
LIPITOR 53 26 83 89
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53 35 83 34
COMBIVENT 52 17 85 124
IBUPROFEN 51 25 86 102
DIOVAN HCT 50 25 87 46
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 Feb. 3, 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.