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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,419Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 70 out of 1185

$702K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 121 out of 1185

495 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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

4% of this provider’s 495 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 495 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 11,015 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% 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

31 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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 732 532 1 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 664 500 2 1
RANITIDINE HCL 544 406 3 17
LISINOPRIL 542 289 4 4
NIFEDIPINE ER 448 380 5 97
FUROSEMIDE 384 267 6 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 384 314 6 10
METFORMIN HCL 358 200 8 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 339 284 9 11
CLOPIDOGREL 297 230 10 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 278 190 11 20
OMEPRAZOLE 270 175 12 6
TRAMADOL HCL 234 167 13 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225 168 14 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 223 169 15 29
PLAVIX 222 176 16 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213 176 17 12
SERTRALINE HCL 202 158 18 25
SIMVASTATIN 194 138 19 5
DIOVAN 185 155 20 37
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 173 106 21 3
DIOVAN HCT 163 118 22 46
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 156 111 23 42
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 156 133 23 84
CARVEDILOL 151 108 25 24
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 144 119 S3 26 146
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 143 79 R 27 51
NEXIUM 143 114 27 19
DIGOXIN 143 100 27 67
NAPROXEN 139 115 30 92
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 137 113 31 18
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 129 123 32 65
GLIPIZIDE ER 106 81 33 77
KLOR-CON M20 105 84 34 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103 85 35 34
TORSEMIDE 103 83 35 145
INSULIN SYRINGE 98 67 37 90
WARFARIN SODIUM 98 69 37 21
GABAPENTIN 97 72 39 13
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 70 40 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90 67 40 15
AZITHROMYCIN 88 54 42 39
SINGULAIR 87 54 43 106
KETOCONAZOLE 86 50 44 199
LANTUS 85 62 45 66
BENAZEPRIL HCL 85 80 45 41
PREDNISONE 82 74 47 33
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 80 45 48 111
ALLOPURINOL 79 70 49 30
IBUPROFEN 78 60 50 102
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 71 S3 51 2
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 77 38 51 129
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 76 37 53 71
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 76 76 53 123
LEVEMIR 75 26 55 162
COLCRYS 72 44 56 110
PROAIR HFA 72 44 56 50
GLIPIZIDE XL 70 43 58 95
ATENOLOL 70 51 58 28
PAROXETINE HCL 70 61 58 73
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68 45 61 58
LIPITOR 67 56 62 89
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 66 31 R 63 88
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 47 64 128
GLYBURIDE 63 34 R 65 100
CRESTOR 62 37 66 23
TERAZOSIN HCL 62 52 66 155
VENTOLIN HFA 60 40 68 83
NOVOLIN 70-30 58 41 69 207
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 47 69 62
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 35 71 54
ACTOS 54 15 72 86
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54 34 72 48
KLOR-CON M10 54 38 72 141
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 53 39 75 202
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51 46 76 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 50 50 77 32
VERAPAMIL ER 50 37 77 98
RISPERIDONE 50 25 77 72
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 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.