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THEODORE MEYER MD INTERNAL MEDICINE

410 UNIVERSITY PKWY AIKEN INTERNAL MED PA STE 2500

Aiken | South Carolina | 29801

(803) 648-7888

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,929Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 625

$763K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 69 out of 625

592 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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

6% of this provider’s 592 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 592 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 11,405 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 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

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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 506 378 S3 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 399 325 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 374 342 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 353 296 4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 338 285 5 1
TRAMADOL HCL 292 259 6 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 288 246 7 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 282 243 8 24
LISINOPRIL 271 248 9 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 263 241 10 8
METFORMIN HCL 256 210 11 10
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251 212 12 146
SIMVASTATIN 242 201 13 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234 227 14 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 228 201 15 20
RANITIDINE HCL 189 146 16 25
SERTRALINE HCL 185 140 17 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 179 173 18 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 173 133 19 19
ATENOLOL 166 153 20 22
LANTUS 151 128 21 54
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 145 123 22 9
PREDNISONE 142 122 23 37
GABAPENTIN 137 104 24 14
FAMOTIDINE 137 126 24 73
TRAZODONE HCL 135 129 26 51
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 128 97 27 60
CARVEDILOL 128 96 27 23
ALLOPURINOL 128 79 27 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 126 117 30 13
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 119 115 31 81
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 116 85 32 106
RISPERIDONE 107 94 33 92
TAMSULOSIN HCL 107 100 33 36
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107 65 S2 33 95
AZITHROMYCIN 99 91 36 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 96 56 37 82
NEXIUM 91 84 38 21
GLIPIZIDE 86 55 39 56
LEVOFLOXACIN 84 79 40 90
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 84 80 40 15
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76 60 42 80
SPIRIVA 76 44 42 70
LEVETIRACETAM 73 48 44 98
SULINDAC 72 71 45 253
ADVAIR DISKUS 72 56 45 63
IBUPROFEN 70 56 47 114
CLONIDINE HCL 70 51 47 50
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69 57 49 164
NIFEDIPINE ER 68 62 50 111
HYDROXYZINE HCL 67 67 R 51 176
PROMETHAZINE HCL 65 38 R 52 84
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 48 52 330
MELOXICAM 64 58 54 31
MIRTAZAPINE 62 56 55 69
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62 47 55 18
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 62 53 55 135
NAMENDA 61 61 58 45
DIOVAN 60 45 59 28
HUMALOG 59 42 60 229
BUMETANIDE 59 53 60 178
OXCARBAZEPINE 58 52 62 296
BUSPIRONE HCL 58 58 62 182
LEVEMIR 57 0 64 181
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57 47 R 64 65
DIGOXIN 56 53 66 55
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55 46 67 86
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54 54 68 67
INSULIN SYRINGE 53 26 69 77
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52 41 70 122
OLANZAPINE 50 22 71 198
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 Sept. 29, 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.