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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,155Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 1185

$1.58M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 1185

755 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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

10% of this provider’s 755 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 755 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 17,111 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

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 1,089 836 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 754 573 2 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 732 634 3 21
LISINOPRIL 687 442 4 4
RANITIDINE HCL 586 452 5 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 579 433 6 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 519 425 7 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 515 359 8 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 477 376 9 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 475 349 S3 10 2
OMEPRAZOLE 470 291 11 6
METFORMIN HCL 414 231 12 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 411 312 13 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 388 277 14 22
NAMENDA 383 342 15 43
LANTUS 363 265 16 66
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 305 197 17 60
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 288 151 18 12
SERTRALINE HCL 280 208 19 25
CARVEDILOL 276 200 20 24
SIMVASTATIN 273 172 21 5
GABAPENTIN 269 159 22 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 269 207 22 93
MIRTAZAPINE 264 204 24 57
TRAMADOL HCL 243 185 25 16
LEVETIRACETAM 242 156 26 131
RISPERIDONE 237 186 27 72
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 237 129 27 11
CLONIDINE HCL 222 135 29 47
NOVOLOG 216 155 30 127
TAMSULOSIN HCL 203 163 31 34
TRAZODONE HCL 199 111 32 38
CRESTOR 194 97 33 23
CEPHALEXIN 190 153 34 103
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 180 114 35 42
CLOPIDOGREL 172 98 36 31
NEXIUM 166 111 37 19
FAMOTIDINE 163 126 38 69
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162 131 39 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 156 134 40 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 150 59 41 15
PREDNISONE 144 117 42 33
TRAVATAN Z 143 111 43 230
BENAZEPRIL HCL 141 109 44 41
AMIODARONE HCL 140 138 45 248
ATENOLOL 138 55 46 28
PLAVIX 137 96 47 45
HUMALOG 135 103 48 210
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 134 108 49 62
EXELON 132 122 50 120
SEROQUEL 130 99 51 159
SPIRONOLACTONE 128 86 52 75
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 125 81 53 20
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 119 79 54 219
HYDRALAZINE HCL 115 76 55 112
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 67 56 14
PAROXETINE HCL 114 63 56 73
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 113 72 S2 58 94
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 111 72 59 104
BACLOFEN 108 30 60 150
LACTULOSE 98 87 61 177
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 97 48 62 111
LEVEMIR 96 72 63 162
PROMETHAZINE HCL 95 50 R 64 76
DIGOXIN 92 92 65 67
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 92 56 65 96
ADVAIR DISKUS 92 65 65 54
ALLOPURINOL 90 79 68 30
CYMBALTA 89 63 69 44
NAPROXEN 88 51 70 92
EXFORGE 88 34 70 161
IBUPROFEN 86 50 72 102
KETOCONAZOLE 82 56 73 199
LEVOFLOXACIN 81 55 74 109
DIOVAN HCT 80 47 75 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79 48 76 29
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 79 40 R 76 220
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78 38 R 78 51
LYRICA 78 39 78 74
FLUOXETINE HCL 76 18 80 52
GLIPIZIDE 76 62 80 56
PEN NEEDLE 76 34 80 139
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 75 18 R 83 53
TOPIRAMATE 75 40 83 151
TAMIFLU 74 52 85 306
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72 26 86 79
VESICARE 69 49 87 200
VALPROIC ACID 67 56 88 213
FINASTERIDE 67 65 88 132
MELOXICAM 67 28 88 27
CHLORTHALIDONE 66 39 91 117
OLANZAPINE 65 43 92 156
LIPITOR 63 42 93 89
SPIRIVA 63 42 93 64
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63 44 93 173
RESTASIS 59 46 96 291
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 58 40 97 129
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58 35 97 65
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58 51 97 40
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58 42 97 134
SINGULAIR 55 28 101 106
COLCRYS 54 31 102 110
CALCITRIOL 54 46 102 320
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 53 30 R 104 180
BYSTOLIC 52 52 105 114
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 52 23 105 157
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52 42 105 91
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 51 34 108 239
HALOPERIDOL 50 33 109 229
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 50 17 109 158
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 Feb. 12, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.