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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,662Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 1185

$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 1185

560 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

8% of this provider’s 560 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 560 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 18,421 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% 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

42 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
FUROSEMIDE 821 642 1 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 678 521 S3 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 667 567 3 3
NAMENDA 659 652 4 43
OMEPRAZOLE 641 517 5 6
LISINOPRIL 613 457 6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 551 484 7 1
JANTOVEN 479 439 8 136
DONEPEZIL HCL 461 451 9 32
TRAMADOL HCL 433 378 10 16
GABAPENTIN 410 323 11 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 410 313 11 20
MIRTAZAPINE 409 375 13 57
SIMVASTATIN 403 278 14 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 394 336 15 10
RANITIDINE HCL 346 219 16 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 341 283 17 15
SERTRALINE HCL 331 286 18 25
METFORMIN HCL 298 228 19 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 289 268 20 22
TRAZODONE HCL 285 235 21 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271 239 22 12
RISPERIDONE 264 115 23 72
WARFARIN SODIUM 238 166 24 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 235 197 25 60
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 223 180 26 96
TAMSULOSIN HCL 210 182 27 34
EXELON 204 176 28 120
NEXIUM 199 120 29 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 189 164 30 93
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 183 181 31 26
ALLOPURINOL 171 115 32 30
CYMBALTA 168 131 33 44
DIGOXIN 167 131 34 67
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 162 111 35 11
DIOVAN 160 144 36 37
JANUVIA 152 137 37 68
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 151 88 38 18
PREDNISONE 151 134 38 33
NOVOLOG 149 131 40 127
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 148 135 41 48
KLOR-CON 10 133 130 42 118
CLONIDINE HCL 133 89 42 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 132 108 44 40
FAMOTIDINE 131 86 45 69
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 127 84 46 91
MELOXICAM 126 107 47 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 126 72 47 79
LANTUS 124 100 49 66
GLIPIZIDE 120 81 50 56
KETOCONAZOLE 120 83 50 199
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117 76 52 29
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 106 54 53 111
CARVEDILOL 104 103 54 24
CLOPIDOGREL 101 76 55 31
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 101 92 55 62
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100 91 57 58
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 50 58 14
ROPINIROLE HCL 96 80 59 108
CARBAMAZEPINE 89 50 60 183
PLAVIX 88 73 61 45
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 87 21 62 158
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86 56 63 105
KLOR-CON M20 84 83 64 59
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 82 58 65 191
LEVETIRACETAM 81 15 66 131
SINGLE USE SWAB 78 71 67 178
HYDROXYZINE HCL 77 72 R 68 169
SEROQUEL 76 59 69 159
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 76 45 R 69 53
MONOJECT INSULIN SAFETY SYRNG 75 70 71 294
FENTANYL 72 48 S2 72 107
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 72 40 72 42
FINASTERIDE 71 45 74 132
AGGRENOX 71 71 74 235
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 69 18 R 76 180
FENOFIBRATE 69 33 76 55
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 49 78 54
METFORMIN HCL ER 67 31 78 35
CELEBREX 65 55 80 85
SINGULAIR 65 36 80 106
ATENOLOL 64 37 82 28
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64 64 82 142
LEVEMIR 63 53 84 162
TEKTURNA 62 62 85 215
LEVOFLOXACIN 62 55 85 109
KLOR-CON M10 62 59 85 141
FLUOXETINE HCL 61 30 88 52
CRESTOR 60 34 89 23
ENABLEX 59 43 90 278
PROPRANOLOL HCL 59 43 90 163
VOLTAREN 59 54 90 279
DETROL LA 59 23 90 181
PROMETHAZINE HCL 57 44 R 94 76
DIOVAN HCT 57 49 94 46
IBUPROFEN 57 44 94 102
PATANOL 56 33 97 332
VALPROIC ACID 56 56 97 213
SPIRIVA 56 36 97 64
TRAVATAN Z 56 56 97 230
BACLOFEN 53 24 101 150
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53 49 101 174
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 45 103 75
VENLAFAXINE HCL 52 51 103 289
BUSPIRONE HCL 51 42 105 148
PAROXETINE HCL 50 32 106 73
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 Jan. 12, 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.