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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,228Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 1185

$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 1185

867 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

5% of this provider’s 867 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 867 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 20,213 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
OMEPRAZOLE 927 728 1 6
FUROSEMIDE 853 746 2 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 794 712 3 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 779 618 4 3
METFORMIN HCL 645 515 5 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 590 558 6 10
LISINOPRIL 567 499 7 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 532 384 8 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 449 387 9 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 444 402 10 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 438 379 11 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 417 336 12 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 360 337 13 32
MELOXICAM 338 280 14 27
RANITIDINE HCL 336 280 15 17
GABAPENTIN 331 302 16 13
TRAMADOL HCL 315 250 17 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 312 305 18 93
DIOVAN 302 263 19 37
KLOR-CON M20 279 216 20 59
NAMENDA 255 255 21 43
TRAZODONE HCL 240 195 22 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 238 195 23 14
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 226 175 24 174
CLOPIDOGREL 224 200 25 31
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 215 184 26 62
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205 164 27 20
PAROXETINE HCL 196 161 28 73
LANTUS 192 181 29 66
SIMVASTATIN 188 133 30 5
DIOVAN HCT 176 155 31 46
CLONIDINE HCL 176 156 31 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 171 140 33 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 169 134 34 29
DIGOXIN 168 164 35 67
MIRTAZAPINE 159 149 36 57
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 156 150 37 142
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 155 139 38 143
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155 109 38 12
PLAVIX 150 136 40 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 141 120 41 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 136 112 42 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 135 108 R 43 51
SERTRALINE HCL 135 125 43 25
FAMOTIDINE 131 118 45 69
RISPERIDONE 129 125 46 72
NEXIUM 126 99 47 19
BUDESONIDE 122 115 48 290
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 121 84 49 60
CARVEDILOL 118 108 50 24
AGGRENOX 118 92 50 235
ATENOLOL 116 103 52 28
PREDNISONE 114 101 53 33
ALLOPURINOL 113 110 54 30
LOVASTATIN 111 88 55 63
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 110 109 56 164
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 108 78 57 134
SEROQUEL 108 107 57 159
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 108 102 57 71
VERAPAMIL ER 107 92 60 98
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 106 94 61 91
SPIRIVA 105 95 62 64
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 100 87 S3 63 2
LEVEMIR 99 98 64 162
LEVETIRACETAM 99 74 64 131
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 96 51 66 111
BENAZEPRIL HCL 94 87 67 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 92 75 68 96
CYMBALTA 89 65 69 44
TRAVATAN Z 88 84 70 230
ACTOS 87 61 71 86
CRESTOR 87 53 71 23
CEPHALEXIN 85 68 73 103
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84 69 74 15
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81 48 75 104
PROAIR HFA 81 49 75 50
SINGULAIR 80 64 77 106
NABUMETONE 79 70 78 165
NITROFURANTOIN 79 54 78 225
ROPINIROLE HCL 78 76 80 108
GLIPIZIDE 77 71 81 56
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 75 65 82 123
GLYBURIDE 74 63 R 83 100
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 74 66 83 176
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72 53 85 58
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 71 47 86 173
BACLOFEN 68 33 87 150
QUINAPRIL HCL 67 53 88 184
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 66 66 89 255
KLOR-CON 10 66 24 89 118
LIPITOR 65 56 91 89
GEMFIBROZIL 63 42 92 119
NAPROXEN 62 43 93 92
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61 49 94 84
ETODOLAC 60 58 95 193
CELEBREX 60 46 95 85
NIFEDIPINE ER 58 46 97 97
PROMETHAZINE HCL 58 38 R 97 76
DILTIAZEM HCL 58 56 97 228
BYSTOLIC 58 57 97 114
INSULIN SYRINGE 55 42 101 90
BUSPIRONE HCL 52 38 102 148
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52 34 R 102 53
ADVAIR DISKUS 51 40 104 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 50 16 105 158
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 19, 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.