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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,633Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 1185

$898K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 62 out of 1185

480 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

14% of this provider’s 480 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 480 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 14,663 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

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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
SIMVASTATIN 718 620 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 698 550 2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 615 464 S3 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 510 409 4 6
FUROSEMIDE 491 409 5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 465 373 6 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 402 325 7 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 384 290 8 7
GABAPENTIN 314 222 9 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 298 249 10 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 282 195 11 15
METFORMIN HCL 271 182 12 9
ALLOPURINOL 261 211 13 30
NEXIUM 253 175 14 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 247 183 15 18
METFORMIN HCL ER 244 159 16 35
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 240 188 17 65
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 235 165 18 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 225 210 19 21
LISINOPRIL 221 146 20 4
RANITIDINE HCL 210 154 21 17
FENOFIBRATE 203 167 22 55
CRESTOR 200 171 23 23
PREDNISONE 200 156 23 33
SERTRALINE HCL 196 145 25 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186 153 26 14
BACLOFEN 184 100 27 150
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 180 124 28 60
ENDOCET 177 75 S2 29 80
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176 162 30 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173 143 31 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172 135 32 20
DIOVAN 170 139 33 37
NAPROXEN 161 95 34 92
TRAMADOL HCL 157 88 35 16
CARVEDILOL 147 144 36 24
CEFDINIR 141 102 37 172
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 141 119 37 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 140 124 39 40
DIOVAN HCT 138 121 40 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 134 103 41 34
DIGOXIN 124 110 42 67
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 120 98 43 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 112 74 44 22
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 108 11 S2 45 82
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 107 69 46 81
MELOXICAM 104 69 47 27
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 99 74 48 116
PROMETHAZINE HCL 98 56 R 49 76
ATENOLOL 98 83 49 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98 79 49 79
CLOPIDOGREL 96 93 52 31
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 96 87 52 123
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92 74 54 58
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 91 59 55 91
FLUCONAZOLE 89 56 56 147
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 89 49 R 56 53
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 68 58 247
AZITHROMYCIN 87 62 58 39
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86 54 S2 60 94
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 85 79 61 221
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 85 57 61 130
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 84 45 63 140
GLYBURIDE 83 83 R 64 100
PROAIR HFA 83 52 64 50
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82 59 66 62
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 82 62 66 275
MUPIROCIN 80 52 68 205
LIPITOR 80 69 68 89
MECLIZINE HCL 77 70 70 115
TRAZODONE HCL 77 51 70 38
BENAZEPRIL HCL 74 63 72 41
GLIPIZIDE ER 74 50 72 77
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72 40 74 105
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 69 69 R 75 88
LANTUS 68 41 76 66
NIFEDIPINE ER 67 51 77 97
VENTOLIN HFA 66 25 78 83
FLUOXETINE HCL 65 51 79 52
PLAVIX 65 63 79 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 64 50 81 75
GUANFACINE HCL 63 62 R 82 233
CLONIDINE HCL 61 27 83 47
LEVOFLOXACIN 61 53 83 109
ADVAIR DISKUS 61 36 83 54
TIZANIDINE HCL 60 25 86 113
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 55 86 128
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 59 37 88 241
TOPIRAMATE 59 40 88 151
BUSPIRONE HCL 59 48 88 148
SYNTHROID 57 47 91 61
CYMBALTA 55 28 92 44
DILTIAZEM ER 54 42 93 153
OXYCONTIN 54 24 S2 93 167
FENTANYL 53 39 S2 95 107
ROPINIROLE HCL 53 41 95 108
ESTRADIOL 52 31 R 97 126
IBUPROFEN 51 32 98 102
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 48 98 137
SPIRIVA 51 32 98 64
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. 13, 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.