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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,440Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 88 out of 1185

$808K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 86 out of 1185

602 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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

6% of this provider’s 602 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 602 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 9,581 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 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

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 1,140 549 S3 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 561 385 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 481 384 3 3
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 389 240 4 29
LISINOPRIL 388 275 5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 360 298 6 1
FUROSEMIDE 311 212 7 8
OMEPRAZOLE 286 181 8 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 230 156 9 15
NEXIUM 218 154 10 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216 144 11 14
METFORMIN HCL 206 166 12 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 205 151 13 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198 151 14 12
SERTRALINE HCL 197 106 15 25
GABAPENTIN 188 119 16 13
RANITIDINE HCL 180 115 17 17
CYMBALTA 170 83 18 44
GLIPIZIDE ER 165 117 19 77
TRAMADOL HCL 164 100 20 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 137 66 21 52
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 134 95 22 91
PROAIR HFA 133 68 23 50
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 120 99 24 7
PROMETHAZINE HCL 118 41 R 25 76
CARVEDILOL 117 76 26 24
LOVAZA 115 61 27 160
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110 82 28 18
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 107 67 R 29 88
CITALOPRAM HBR 104 71 30 22
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 104 64 30 140
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 104 83 30 11
KLOR-CON M20 97 76 33 59
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 96 78 R 34 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93 80 35 48
CLOPIDOGREL 92 69 36 31
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 91 55 37 168
DIOVAN HCT 89 72 38 46
GLIPIZIDE 89 66 38 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88 72 40 79
ATENOLOL 85 49 41 28
CRESTOR 83 25 42 23
LYRICA 81 40 43 74
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80 37 44 40
BYSTOLIC 77 77 45 114
ROPINIROLE HCL 75 60 46 108
JANUVIA 75 55 46 68
PLAVIX 71 57 48 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 70 50 49 54
MELOXICAM 70 49 49 27
GEMFIBROZIL 69 44 51 119
ALLOPURINOL 68 54 52 30
GLYBURIDE 67 65 R 53 100
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67 42 53 149
FLUCONAZOLE 66 43 55 147
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 66 49 55 65
TRAZODONE HCL 65 17 57 38
AZITHROMYCIN 65 38 57 39
ESTRADIOL 64 27 R 59 126
DIOVAN 63 59 60 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 62 37 61 34
SINGULAIR 61 45 62 106
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59 54 63 41
PREMARIN 57 25 R 64 152
WARFARIN SODIUM 57 43 64 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 56 47 66 20
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 56 13 66 331
COMBIVENT 56 43 66 124
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55 42 69 62
NITROSTAT 55 28 69 196
PAROXETINE HCL 54 40 71 73
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53 23 R 72 53
SUCRALFATE 53 26 72 171
METFORMIN HCL ER 51 17 74 35
VENTOLIN HFA 50 33 75 83
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. 21, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.