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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,517Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 1185

$871K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 69 out of 1185

655 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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

4% of this provider’s 655 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 655 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 15,416 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 875 735 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 652 564 2 6
FUROSEMIDE 649 443 3 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 632 550 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 604 517 5 5
LISINOPRIL 545 450 6 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 415 338 7 7
TRAMADOL HCL 384 342 8 16
METFORMIN HCL 370 237 9 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 370 312 9 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 366 306 S3 11 2
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 358 320 12 60
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 357 291 13 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 351 265 14 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 341 247 15 10
SERTRALINE HCL 308 229 16 25
RANITIDINE HCL 290 255 17 17
BENAZEPRIL HCL 284 244 18 41
GLIMEPIRIDE 259 226 19 49
NEXIUM 236 181 20 19
GABAPENTIN 229 177 21 13
ALLOPURINOL 227 176 22 30
FENOFIBRATE 203 145 23 55
TRAZODONE HCL 196 165 24 38
PAROXETINE HCL 193 164 25 73
WARFARIN SODIUM 191 183 26 21
CLONIDINE HCL 181 121 27 47
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 171 141 28 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 171 144 28 52
CLOPIDOGREL 163 131 30 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 162 145 31 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 154 152 32 93
CRESTOR 150 78 33 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 148 144 34 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 147 123 35 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 144 118 36 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 142 115 37 58
ATENOLOL 141 131 38 28
DIGOXIN 136 108 39 67
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 130 110 40 29
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 124 37 41 111
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 117 101 R 42 51
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 110 110 43 40
CYMBALTA 109 59 44 44
CARVEDILOL 103 54 45 24
FENTANYL 103 98 S2 45 107
TERAZOSIN HCL 102 68 47 155
DIOVAN 101 101 48 37
SPIRIVA 100 83 49 64
PLAVIX 100 83 49 45
NAMENDA 100 100 49 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96 79 52 48
LEVETIRACETAM 95 27 53 131
ADVAIR DISKUS 93 47 54 54
CILOSTAZOL 92 90 55 222
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91 47 56 15
DIOVAN HCT 89 69 57 46
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 89 62 57 116
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 88 69 59 81
FAMOTIDINE 87 55 60 69
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85 77 61 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 85 62 61 34
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 79 64 63 129
SPIRONOLACTONE 79 46 63 75
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75 74 65 105
PROAIR HFA 75 58 65 50
RISPERIDONE 74 73 67 72
LANTUS 74 55 67 66
CELEBREX 73 69 69 85
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 38 70 14
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65 59 71 173
KLOR-CON M10 65 53 71 141
SEROQUEL 63 53 73 159
NYSTATIN 63 17 73 197
NABUMETONE 62 50 75 165
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 37 76 104
NOVOLOG 60 57 76 127
KLOR-CON 10 58 26 78 118
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57 57 79 142
PREDNISONE 56 53 80 33
BUPROPION HCL SR 56 35 80 166
MELOXICAM 55 34 82 27
SINGULAIR 55 47 82 106
COLCRYS 54 48 84 110
RAMIPRIL 52 36 85 135
GENERLAC 50 0 86 297
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. 31, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.