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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,476Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 45 out of 1185

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 1185

492 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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 492 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 492 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 13,621 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

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 610 550 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 608 373 S3 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 557 487 3 8
SIMVASTATIN 491 355 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 478 413 5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 449 380 6 6
LISINOPRIL 448 345 7 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 331 274 8 7
NEXIUM 312 178 9 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 282 271 10 32
JANTOVEN 273 273 11 136
METFORMIN HCL 262 222 12 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 242 187 13 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 232 203 14 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 216 200 15 11
MELOXICAM 214 164 16 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189 170 17 12
GABAPENTIN 189 124 17 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 183 159 19 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 182 170 20 40
NAMENDA 177 177 21 43
MIRTAZAPINE 176 154 22 57
CRESTOR 169 103 23 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158 140 24 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 148 122 25 42
RANITIDINE HCL 141 120 26 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 140 102 27 15
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 135 92 28 134
SERTRALINE HCL 134 111 29 25
PREDNISONE 132 125 30 33
CYMBALTA 130 89 31 44
ATENOLOL 130 71 31 28
TRAMADOL HCL 118 28 33 16
DIOVAN 116 116 34 37
LYRICA 115 74 35 74
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 108 64 S2 36 82
TAMSULOSIN HCL 106 81 37 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 105 29 R 38 51
CITALOPRAM HBR 105 93 38 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 53 40 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102 69 40 58
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 102 73 40 128
CLOPIDOGREL 99 71 43 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 92 76 44 60
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89 46 45 105
LANTUS 87 74 46 66
RISPERIDONE 85 85 47 72
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83 67 48 62
ZETIA 82 52 49 78
VERAPAMIL ER 79 77 50 98
PROMETHAZINE HCL 75 41 R 51 76
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 74 68 S3 52 146
ALLOPURINOL 74 46 52 30
CARISOPRODOL 73 11 R 54 87
BENAZEPRIL HCL 71 67 55 41
IBUPROFEN 70 27 56 102
DIGOXIN 69 57 57 67
ABILIFY 68 68 58 192
CLONIDINE HCL 67 67 59 47
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67 33 R 59 53
CARVEDILOL 65 65 61 24
NABUMETONE 64 41 62 165
FENTANYL 63 16 S2 63 107
PLAVIX 62 43 64 45
LEVOFLOXACIN 61 48 65 109
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 61 0 65 111
TORSEMIDE 61 61 65 145
METHADONE HCL 60 35 S2 68 179
TERAZOSIN HCL 59 50 69 155
NOVOLOG 59 55 69 127
TRAZODONE HCL 57 46 71 38
PAROXETINE HCL 57 32 71 73
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 57 54 71 26
NAPROXEN 57 39 71 92
ADVAIR DISKUS 57 49 71 54
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56 40 76 84
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56 55 76 130
COLCRYS 55 34 78 110
BYSTOLIC 55 32 78 114
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54 48 80 48
CARBAMAZEPINE 54 54 80 183
FLUOXETINE HCL 53 42 82 52
METFORMIN HCL ER 53 44 82 35
ENDOCET 53 0 S2 82 80
JANUVIA 52 47 85 68
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 Feb. 19, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.