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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,735Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 1185

$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 1185

641 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

26% of this provider’s 641 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 641 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

6% of this provider’s 14,276 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 707 313 S3 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 609 484 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 584 401 3 3
METFORMIN HCL 574 416 4 9
FUROSEMIDE 570 402 5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 557 418 6 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 468 313 7 7
SIMVASTATIN 424 302 8 5
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 370 168 S2 9 82
RANITIDINE HCL 366 217 10 17
GLYBURIDE 364 247 R 11 100
LISINOPRIL 352 256 12 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 337 221 13 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 293 112 14 15
ENDOCET 288 79 S2 15 80
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 284 156 16 14
MELOXICAM 268 165 17 27
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 245 134 18 91
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 231 161 19 62
TRAMADOL HCL 222 154 20 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 221 172 21 20
PROMETHAZINE HCL 221 51 R 21 76
PREDNISONE 220 135 23 33
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 216 121 24 81
CLOPIDOGREL 213 125 25 31
CARISOPRODOL 213 50 R 25 87
OXYCODONE HCL 207 59 S2 27 70
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 203 92 R 28 53
NAPROXEN 199 143 29 92
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 196 152 30 71
WARFARIN SODIUM 194 154 31 21
NEXIUM 188 110 32 19
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 185 128 S2 33 94
BENAZEPRIL HCL 184 135 34 41
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 184 130 R 34 51
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182 130 36 12
MECLIZINE HCL 174 132 37 115
ALLOPURINOL 168 136 38 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 168 123 38 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 165 99 40 22
PLAVIX 161 98 41 45
CARVEDILOL 158 124 42 24
FLUOXETINE HCL 155 75 43 52
DONEPEZIL HCL 152 137 44 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 145 118 45 11
CRESTOR 144 122 46 23
LOVASTATIN 139 131 47 63
GABAPENTIN 136 71 48 13
KLOR-CON M20 136 122 48 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 133 105 50 34
SUCRALFATE 123 94 51 171
ROPINIROLE HCL 121 67 52 108
PROAIR HFA 120 106 53 50
ADVAIR DISKUS 118 69 54 54
DIOVAN HCT 117 99 55 46
CEFUROXIME 116 79 56 154
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 116 50 56 58
IBUPROFEN 115 82 58 102
CLONIDINE HCL 113 72 59 47
CYMBALTA 112 47 60 44
DIOVAN 110 81 61 37
DIGOXIN 108 75 62 67
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 103 47 63 105
SPIRONOLACTONE 103 66 63 75
ESTRADIOL 103 45 R 63 126
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 102 52 66 134
FLUCONAZOLE 99 40 67 147
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 98 59 68 111
PAROXETINE HCL 97 55 69 73
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94 75 70 48
DICYCLOMINE HCL 89 57 71 264
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89 76 71 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88 48 73 29
SERTRALINE HCL 88 50 73 25
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 86 68 75 84
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 85 65 76 42
MIRTAZAPINE 85 70 76 57
TRAZODONE HCL 79 39 78 38
AZITHROMYCIN 76 34 79 39
VENTOLIN HFA 73 38 80 83
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71 53 81 40
NADOLOL 69 38 82 261
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 68 23 R 83 220
TIZANIDINE HCL 67 0 84 113
NIFEDIPINE ER 67 52 84 97
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 66 14 S2 86 259
RISPERIDONE 64 29 87 72
SINGULAIR 63 38 88 106
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63 35 88 130
PREMARIN 62 36 R 90 152
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 60 41 S3 91 146
ACTOS 59 20 92 86
CELEBREX 59 45 92 85
ATENOLOL 58 55 94 28
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 56 22 95 325
AMOXICILLIN 56 27 95 99
DEXILANT 55 43 97 189
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54 40 98 79
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 53 31 99 176
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 52 30 100 185
OLANZAPINE 52 35 100 156
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 52 28 100 140
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52 27 100 60
NITROSTAT 51 34 104 196
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51 48 104 65
METOLAZONE 50 33 106 209
RANEXA 50 50 106 328
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 March 26, 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.