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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,108Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 58 out of 1185

$923K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 1185

701 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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
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this specialty
in South Carolina
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 701 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 701 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 12,139 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% 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

23 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 644 425 S3 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 540 448 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 480 408 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 464 378 4 6
LISINOPRIL 426 349 5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 398 344 6 1
METFORMIN HCL 314 221 7 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 294 235 8 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 238 197 9 11
CLOPIDOGREL 235 205 10 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 231 200 11 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226 180 12 12
FUROSEMIDE 226 183 12 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223 174 14 20
ATENOLOL 216 151 15 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 207 173 16 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 198 180 17 21
GABAPENTIN 183 116 18 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179 159 19 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 173 123 20 18
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 163 121 21 65
PLAVIX 156 145 22 45
NAMENDA 144 132 23 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 143 136 24 34
SERTRALINE HCL 140 94 25 25
NEXIUM 135 61 26 19
ALLOPURINOL 128 101 27 30
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 127 111 28 71
TRAMADOL HCL 120 77 29 16
OXYCODONE HCL 117 57 S2 30 70
CARVEDILOL 111 89 31 24
LOVASTATIN 110 81 32 63
AZITHROMYCIN 108 83 33 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 107 83 34 48
GLYBURIDE 107 90 R 34 100
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 102 50 36 104
CRESTOR 102 67 36 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 101 64 38 58
METFORMIN HCL ER 100 78 39 35
ACTOS 95 80 40 86
PROMETHAZINE HCL 94 50 R 41 76
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 88 66 42 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 87 74 43 52
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 68 44 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 80 78 45 32
PAROXETINE HCL 79 60 46 73
KLOR-CON M10 77 77 47 141
DIGOXIN 73 71 48 67
DIOVAN 73 68 48 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 71 41 50 93
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69 58 51 91
KLOR-CON M20 68 61 52 59
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67 44 R 53 51
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 47 54 14
ADVAIR DISKUS 66 49 54 54
GLIPIZIDE 65 54 56 56
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65 41 56 84
CARISOPRODOL 63 0 R 58 87
BUMETANIDE 63 47 58 190
MIRTAZAPINE 62 45 60 57
EXELON 62 62 60 120
LEVETIRACETAM 60 41 62 131
SYNTHROID 58 24 63 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 46 63 62
FAMOTIDINE 58 44 63 69
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 57 57 66 202
GLIPIZIDE ER 57 45 66 77
FINASTERIDE 57 46 66 132
LYRICA 56 23 69 74
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54 42 70 29
VENTOLIN HFA 52 38 71 83
TRAZODONE HCL 52 19 71 38
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51 15 73 105
RANITIDINE HCL 50 37 74 17
BACLOFEN 50 18 74 150
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 Aug. 9, 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.