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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,996Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 1185

$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 1185

464 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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

6% of this provider’s 464 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 464 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 17,155 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% 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

47 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
CARVEDILOL 1,621 1,390 10 1 24
SIMVASTATIN 956 723 2 5
SPIRONOLACTONE 844 721 10 3 75
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 762 491 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 728 524 5 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 700 586 6 26
FENOFIBRATE 523 406 7 55
MIRTAZAPINE 496 478 8 57
JANUVIA 481 402 9 68
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 471 405 10 1
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 467 381 11 36
TIZANIDINE HCL 392 304 12 113
CHLORTHALIDONE 352 305 13 117
ALLOPURINOL 341 244 14 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 327 251 15 21
METFORMIN HCL 326 244 16 9
RANITIDINE HCL 287 129 17 17
CRESTOR 271 185 18 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 241 143 19 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 236 187 20 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231 166 21 12
GABAPENTIN 209 197 22 13
CLONIDINE HCL 203 162 23 47
NAMENDA 201 173 24 43
LISINOPRIL 197 143 25 4
DIOVAN 186 166 26 37
PREDNISONE 186 166 26 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 180 143 28 96
FUROSEMIDE 169 151 29 8
EXELON 168 108 30 120
FAMOTIDINE 163 124 31 69
TRAZODONE HCL 162 121 32 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161 139 33 34
ROPINIROLE HCL 161 144 33 108
FINASTERIDE 151 135 35 132
CYMBALTA 148 132 36 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 125 96 37 79
MEGESTROL ACETATE 123 110 R 38 170
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 120 55 39 158
GLIPIZIDE ER 116 85 40 77
METFORMIN HCL ER 116 110 40 35
SERTRALINE HCL 113 93 42 25
AMITIZA 112 112 43 218
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 54 44 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 105 105 45 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105 55 45 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 104 65 47 58
NIASPAN 103 87 48 121
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 101 101 49 185
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 98 75 50 60
RISPERIDONE 94 47 51 72
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 94 80 51 81
LEVEMIR 90 75 53 162
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90 58 R 53 51
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 89 76 55 116
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 86 84 56 10
OLANZAPINE 85 68 57 156
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85 75 57 62
CLOPIDOGREL 79 72 59 31
ADVAIR DISKUS 78 64 60 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 78 69 60 22
TOPIRAMATE 78 57 60 151
LAMOTRIGINE 76 63 63 214
CARBAMAZEPINE 76 32 63 183
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74 44 65 18
NEXIUM 73 37 66 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72 52 67 15
SINGULAIR 71 44 68 106
TRAMADOL HCL 71 66 68 16
LYRICA 71 63 68 74
WELCHOL 70 47 71 194
METHYLDOPA 70 68 R 71 300
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65 57 73 93
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 64 60 74 129
HYDROXYZINE HCL 62 41 R 75 169
NYSTATIN 62 44 75 197
ZETIA 61 48 77 78
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 61 59 77 275
EVISTA 60 48 79 138
BUPROPION HCL SR 57 36 80 166
DIOVAN HCT 54 27 81 46
NOVOLOG 53 51 82 127
LEVOFLOXACIN 52 47 83 109
CEPHALEXIN 52 44 83 103
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 52 43 83 140
DIGOXIN 51 36 86 67
LEVETIRACETAM 51 25 86 131
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 38 S2 86 94
NYSTOP 50 35 89 253
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. 26, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.