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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,164Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 116 out of 1185

$899K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 1185

499 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

8% of this provider’s 499 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 499 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 9,240 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
FUROSEMIDE 441 311 1 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 417 246 S3 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 417 310 2 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 377 320 4 21
LISINOPRIL 304 209 5 4
METFORMIN HCL 273 163 6 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 257 162 7 7
OMEPRAZOLE 254 195 8 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 202 174 9 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 195 179 10 1
NEXIUM 191 138 11 19
MIRTAZAPINE 177 177 12 57
CITALOPRAM HBR 176 133 13 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 162 82 14 15
RANITIDINE HCL 160 112 15 17
SIMVASTATIN 157 130 16 5
GABAPENTIN 143 70 17 13
TRAMADOL HCL 138 100 18 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 132 100 19 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 130 73 20 11
CRESTOR 128 77 21 23
GLIPIZIDE ER 121 92 22 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 112 75 23 62
LOVASTATIN 110 88 24 63
MELOXICAM 110 85 24 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109 91 26 79
FLUOXETINE HCL 109 49 26 52
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 107 28 28 81
CLONIDINE HCL 107 67 28 47
JANUVIA 105 58 30 68
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 64 31 14
TRAZODONE HCL 103 61 32 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 101 72 33 58
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 98 66 34 93
BYSTOLIC 97 81 35 114
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 93 63 36 128
NAMENDA 90 76 37 43
ATENOLOL 88 68 38 28
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 88 28 R 38 53
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 88 54 38 105
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 87 68 41 91
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 86 74 42 96
SERTRALINE HCL 84 65 43 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 83 77 44 26
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 82 72 45 134
CYMBALTA 79 42 46 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 79 79 46 32
DEXILANT 75 60 48 189
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73 44 49 104
CLOPIDOGREL 73 57 49 31
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 72 48 51 157
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71 30 R 52 51
DILTIAZEM HCL 70 41 53 228
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 33 53 12
CARVEDILOL 69 40 55 24
PREDNISONE 68 42 56 33
SEROQUEL 68 57 56 159
LACTULOSE 63 56 58 177
TIZANIDINE HCL 62 0 59 113
GLIPIZIDE 62 47 59 56
PLAVIX 60 53 61 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59 52 62 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58 58 63 20
ESTRADIOL 58 37 R 63 126
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57 43 65 65
LYRICA 56 41 66 74
DIOVAN 55 50 67 37
NIFEDIPINE ER 54 32 68 97
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 36 69 36
DIOVAN HCT 52 41 69 46
OLANZAPINE 52 47 69 156
KLOR-CON 10 52 52 69 118
CARISOPRODOL 51 11 R 73 87
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 Oct. 10, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.