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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,190Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 1185

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 1185

359 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

8% of this provider’s 359 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 359 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 16,728 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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 624 602 1 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 552 487 S3 2 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 475 469 3 32
LISINOPRIL 460 397 4 4
NAMENDA 435 423 5 43
OMEPRAZOLE 414 357 6 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 404 397 7 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 379 351 8 7
METFORMIN HCL 348 329 9 9
RISPERIDONE 336 336 10 72
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 333 284 11 3
SERTRALINE HCL 325 274 12 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 325 298 12 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 311 298 14 22
FAMOTIDINE 306 298 15 69
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 292 271 16 60
JANTOVEN 261 233 17 136
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 244 224 18 12
NEXIUM 234 216 19 19
MIRTAZAPINE 227 227 20 57
SIMVASTATIN 221 204 21 5
CARVEDILOL 207 201 22 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 191 110 23 96
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 184 171 24 93
ATENOLOL 168 168 25 28
PHENYTOIN 167 148 10 26 232
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 166 166 27 164
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 161 145 28 18
SPS 155 155 10 29 268
DIOVAN 152 140 30 37
PLAVIX 151 151 31 45
LANTUS 150 118 32 66
LEVEMIR 150 140 32 162
NOVOLOG 144 128 34 127
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 138 132 35 191
NOVOLIN R 137 124 36 245
ACTOS 122 96 37 86
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 118 118 38 65
DIGOXIN 118 116 38 67
KLOR-CON M20 108 108 40 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105 82 41 58
GABAPENTIN 104 93 42 13
BUMETANIDE 104 101 42 190
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 102 96 44 11
RANITIDINE HCL 101 86 45 17
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 100 95 46 91
GLIPIZIDE 99 98 47 56
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 98 96 48 174
ADVAIR DISKUS 98 95 48 54
SEROQUEL 97 90 50 159
TRICOR 97 77 50 125
CLONIDINE HCL 95 91 52 47
GLIPIZIDE ER 90 84 53 77
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90 89 53 48
MELOXICAM 85 82 55 27
EXELON 85 85 55 120
PREDNISONE 83 58 57 33
VALPROIC ACID 82 82 58 213
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 80 78 59 143
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 79 74 60 219
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79 79 60 105
KLOR-CON 10 74 74 62 118
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72 72 63 134
TAMSULOSIN HCL 72 67 63 34
VOLTAREN 72 72 63 279
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 69 69 66 310
CYMBALTA 67 64 67 44
SPIRONOLACTONE 67 66 67 75
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66 56 69 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 66 65 69 21
TRAMADOL HCL 66 66 69 16
BENAZEPRIL HCL 65 64 72 41
LIPITOR 64 57 73 89
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64 48 73 15
LEXAPRO 63 43 75 227
LEVOFLOXACIN 63 59 75 109
GEMFIBROZIL 62 34 77 119
FENTANYL 62 62 S2 77 107
ALLOPURINOL 60 60 79 30
LEVETIRACETAM 58 46 80 131
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58 55 80 20
MEGESTROL ACETATE 58 45 R 80 170
NOVOLIN 70-30 54 54 83 207
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54 49 83 29
NITROFURANTOIN 54 53 83 225
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 53 47 86 202
CARBAMAZEPINE 53 29 86 183
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 52 51 88 26
DILTIAZEM HCL 52 40 88 228
CLOPIDOGREL 52 52 88 31
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51 51 91 84
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. 30, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.