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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,482Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 1185

$892K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 64 out of 1185

711 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
29% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 711 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 711 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 15,706 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 1,126 771 S3 1 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 552 471 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 552 502 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 544 441 4 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 428 354 5 10
FUROSEMIDE 423 313 6 8
RANITIDINE HCL 352 288 7 17
SIMVASTATIN 323 294 8 5
GABAPENTIN 298 263 9 13
METFORMIN HCL 263 187 10 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 253 222 11 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 252 226 12 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 252 215 12 18
ENDOCET 251 174 S2 14 80
ACEBUTOLOL HCL 249 214 10 15 272
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 248 215 16 1
LISINOPRIL 229 168 17 4
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 223 169 18 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 212 197 19 20
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 210 180 20 84
LEVOFLOXACIN 197 167 21 109
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 193 162 22 71
PLAVIX 191 171 23 45
PREDNISONE 191 174 23 33
CEPHALEXIN 188 156 25 103
CLOPIDOGREL 180 167 26 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 180 139 26 11
ALLOPURINOL 180 177 26 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 180 159 26 21
MELOXICAM 170 137 30 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 160 149 31 75
CLONIDINE HCL 158 119 32 47
GLYBURIDE 152 123 R 33 100
TAMSULOSIN HCL 148 140 34 34
CARISOPRODOL 143 38 R 35 87
NEXIUM 142 101 36 19
AMOXICILLIN 141 116 37 99
CRESTOR 140 108 38 23
DIGOXIN 140 118 38 67
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 139 131 40 65
DONEPEZIL HCL 139 139 40 32
MECLIZINE HCL 136 116 42 115
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 133 103 43 116
GLIMEPIRIDE 132 116 44 49
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 127 90 S2 45 82
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 125 109 46 62
ATENOLOL 121 92 47 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 118 99 48 22
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 110 82 49 241
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108 103 50 26
PROPRANOLOL HCL 105 91 51 163
KLOR-CON M10 104 82 52 141
GEMFIBROZIL 102 81 53 119
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102 92 53 58
PROMETHAZINE HCL 101 52 R 55 76
FINASTERIDE 100 99 56 132
BYSTOLIC 98 92 57 114
SYNTHROID 96 96 58 61
IBUPROFEN 95 72 59 102
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95 95 59 40
CARVEDILOL 94 75 61 24
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 94 74 61 244
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 71 63 36
NAMENDA 85 67 64 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 85 63 64 52
GLIPIZIDE 83 63 66 56
CELEBREX 79 71 67 85
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79 75 S2 67 94
ZETIA 77 53 69 78
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75 65 R 70 51
CILOSTAZOL 74 74 71 222
INSULIN SYRINGE 73 45 72 90
PAROXETINE HCL 72 42 73 73
KLOR-CON 10 72 49 73 118
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 71 67 75 81
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 42 76 14
OXYCODONE HCL 68 58 S2 77 70
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68 56 77 149
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 68 47 S2 77 133
ESTRADIOL 67 63 R 80 126
BENAZEPRIL HCL 67 66 80 41
KLOR-CON M20 64 63 82 59
MIRTAZAPINE 64 52 82 57
LEVOXYL 64 47 82 201
HUMULIN 70-30 63 54 85 231
ALFUZOSIN HCL 62 60 86 363
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 52 87 101
SERTRALINE HCL 59 52 88 25
TRAMADOL HCL 59 49 88 16
ALPRAZOLAM 59 54 88 223
AZITHROMYCIN 58 43 91 39
PRIMIDONE 57 57 92 322
TRAZODONE HCL 57 36 92 38
NITROSTAT 57 54 92 196
LYRICA 55 47 95 74
FLUCONAZOLE 54 42 96 147
LANTUS 52 22 97 66
TRICOR 51 37 98 125
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 50 44 R 99 88
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50 39 R 99 170
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 June 24, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.