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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,550Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 1185

$1.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 1185

798 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

13% of this provider’s 798 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 798 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 21,766 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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 1,806 895 S3 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 900 758 2 8
SIMVASTATIN 818 651 3 5
LISINOPRIL 781 589 4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 737 560 5 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 722 511 6 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 708 617 7 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 520 427 8 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 500 444 9 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 495 409 10 18
GABAPENTIN 481 299 11 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 421 327 12 10
METFORMIN HCL 416 305 13 9
TRAMADOL HCL 409 285 14 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 383 247 15 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 380 249 16 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 359 298 17 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 352 178 18 15
MELOXICAM 339 242 19 27
ATENOLOL 338 272 20 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 330 318 21 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 326 259 22 11
MIRTAZAPINE 325 296 23 57
FAMOTIDINE 300 225 24 69
NEXIUM 299 187 25 19
NAMENDA 290 290 26 43
CLOPIDOGREL 261 221 27 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 258 203 28 79
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 254 172 29 7
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 250 219 30 96
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 245 128 R 31 51
CYMBALTA 230 130 32 44
GLIMEPIRIDE 229 164 33 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 214 175 34 34
ALLOPURINOL 207 180 35 30
PROMETHAZINE HCL 202 116 R 36 76
SERTRALINE HCL 201 164 37 25
PREDNISONE 194 136 38 33
PLAVIX 180 149 39 45
AZITHROMYCIN 164 125 40 39
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 163 135 41 142
CARVEDILOL 163 128 41 24
RANITIDINE HCL 161 100 43 17
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 159 108 R 44 88
PROAIR HFA 154 97 45 50
TRAZODONE HCL 150 131 46 38
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 149 130 47 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 147 116 48 48
KLOR-CON 10 141 126 49 118
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 139 106 50 130
OXYCODONE HCL 139 39 S2 50 70
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 139 91 50 93
FLUOXETINE HCL 135 64 53 52
VENTOLIN HFA 134 84 54 83
ADVAIR DISKUS 132 102 55 54
FENTANYL 127 93 S2 56 107
JANUVIA 126 86 57 68
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 125 107 58 26
LANTUS 124 89 59 66
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 121 72 60 134
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 119 101 61 42
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 119 56 61 111
CEPHALEXIN 118 90 63 103
EXELON 118 118 63 120
GLIPIZIDE 117 90 65 56
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 115 51 S2 66 133
DIGOXIN 113 96 67 67
CLONIDINE HCL 112 81 68 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 112 111 68 40
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 108 60 R 70 53
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 103 71 71 71
CRESTOR 99 76 72 23
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 99 78 72 91
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 98 68 74 140
RISPERIDONE 94 93 75 72
DIOVAN 91 77 76 37
GLYBURIDE 90 59 R 77 100
FLUCONAZOLE 88 33 78 147
ROPINIROLE HCL 87 70 79 108
AMOXICILLIN 87 62 79 99
KLOR-CON M20 86 73 81 59
BYSTOLIC 86 78 81 114
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 58 81 36
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 85 72 84 60
NITROSTAT 84 45 85 196
PAROXETINE HCL 83 53 86 73
OXAPROZIN 83 52 86 345
METFORMIN HCL ER 81 37 88 35
LOVASTATIN 79 74 89 63
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 79 68 89 202
FINASTERIDE 77 62 91 132
CARISOPRODOL 76 42 R 92 87
GLIPIZIDE ER 75 74 93 77
EVISTA 74 74 94 138
RAMIPRIL 73 69 95 135
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 71 71 96 164
PREMARIN 70 58 R 97 152
NAPROXEN 70 69 97 92
SEROQUEL XR 70 34 97 251
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68 53 100 29
LYRICA 66 46 101 74
INSULIN SYRINGE 65 37 102 90
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65 52 102 163
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 63 14 S2 104 211
CELEBREX 62 41 105 85
ESTRADIOL 61 34 R 106 126
LIPITOR 61 60 106 89
NOVOLIN 70-30 60 60 108 207
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58 37 109 58
DETROL LA 58 21 109 181
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 27 S2 111 82
GLIPIZIDE XL 57 15 111 95
PHENYTOIN 56 52 113 232
LEVOFLOXACIN 55 44 114 109
IBUPROFEN 55 14 114 102
MECLIZINE HCL 55 40 114 115
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54 39 117 149
COMBIVENT 54 42 117 124
NITROFURANTOIN 53 52 119 225
LEXAPRO 53 43 119 227
VESICARE 52 47 121 200
SINGULAIR 52 42 121 106
ONDANSETRON HCL 51 49 123 398
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 July 22, 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.