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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,430Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 55 out of 1185

$759K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 99 out of 1185

436 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

15% of this provider’s 436 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 436 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 12,826 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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 655 533 1 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 517 481 2 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 490 399 3 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 458 284 S3 4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 399 343 5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 373 336 6 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 326 262 7 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 318 279 8 12
METFORMIN HCL 284 216 9 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 274 238 10 18
LISINOPRIL 256 188 11 4
KLOR-CON M20 226 192 12 59
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 217 132 13 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 217 168 13 11
RANITIDINE HCL 212 174 15 17
RISPERIDONE 185 164 16 72
SIMVASTATIN 185 158 16 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 180 176 18 32
MELOXICAM 179 151 19 27
CLOPIDOGREL 178 122 20 31
DIOVAN 167 134 21 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 166 148 22 22
BENAZEPRIL HCL 160 135 23 41
CAPTOPRIL 154 142 24 242
TAMSULOSIN HCL 147 125 25 34
NEXIUM 145 109 26 19
TRAMADOL HCL 143 101 27 16
GABAPENTIN 140 105 28 13
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 132 116 R 29 51
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 132 109 29 79
ALLOPURINOL 126 96 31 30
ATENOLOL 122 113 32 28
CARVEDILOL 120 98 33 24
AZITHROMYCIN 120 80 33 39
NAMENDA 117 117 35 43
WARFARIN SODIUM 116 113 36 21
MECLIZINE HCL 114 98 37 115
SERTRALINE HCL 114 92 37 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 112 89 39 48
PLAVIX 111 71 40 45
CLONIDINE HCL 108 74 41 47
CELEBREX 103 98 42 85
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 102 71 43 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 99 73 44 20
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 95 72 45 62
ROPINIROLE HCL 90 74 46 108
GLYBURIDE 89 72 R 47 100
LEVEMIR 88 83 48 162
TRAZODONE HCL 88 69 48 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 88 76 48 96
PREDNISONE 87 72 51 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 81 51 14
DIOVAN HCT 83 61 53 46
FLUOXETINE HCL 83 34 53 52
COLCRYS 82 70 55 110
FAMOTIDINE 81 59 56 69
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80 61 57 105
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 80 51 57 93
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77 56 59 29
LYRICA 77 56 59 74
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 77 52 59 134
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 76 74 62 123
NYSTATIN 74 60 63 197
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73 47 S2 64 94
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 73 65 64 26
NOVOLOG 73 54 64 127
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72 64 67 58
SPIRONOLACTONE 71 55 68 75
LOVASTATIN 71 62 68 63
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 71 58 68 81
LEVOFLOXACIN 71 51 68 109
PROMETHAZINE HCL 70 44 R 72 76
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70 52 R 72 53
CEPHALEXIN 70 52 72 103
ZETIA 69 69 75 78
VENTOLIN HFA 69 23 75 83
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 46 77 36
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66 52 78 42
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65 36 79 111
FINASTERIDE 61 38 80 132
DIGOXIN 61 50 80 67
DETROL LA 60 59 82 181
NIFEDIPINE ER 59 48 83 97
ENDOCET 57 14 S2 84 80
HYDROXYZINE HCL 54 39 R 85 169
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53 45 86 91
TRICOR 52 39 87 125
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 52 41 87 164
FENTANYL 52 43 S2 87 107
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 Dec. 19, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.