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Prescriber Checkup

CHARMAINE GEORGE M.D

9019 GARNERS FERRY RD STE B STE B

Hopkins | South Carolina | 29061

(803) 699-8444

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,374Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 625

$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 625

488 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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
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this specialty
in South Carolina
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 488 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 488 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 19,484 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 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
MIRTAZAPINE 966 882 1 69
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 780 680 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 744 643 3 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 723 616 S3 4 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 713 571 5 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 591 464 6 82
CITALOPRAM HBR 575 433 7 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 549 458 8 3
OMEPRAZOLE 527 440 9 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 487 397 10 11
LISINOPRIL 435 358 11 5
RANITIDINE HCL 421 314 12 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 397 356 13 106
DONEPEZIL HCL 382 368 14 33
NAMENDA 353 339 15 45
CLONIDINE HCL 337 277 16 50
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 303 212 17 9
SERTRALINE HCL 290 242 18 26
NOVOLIN 70-30 289 232 19 154
LEVETIRACETAM 285 151 20 98
GABAPENTIN 283 170 21 14
KLOR-CON M20 275 217 22 47
NOVOLOG 238 178 23 112
TRAZODONE HCL 219 166 24 51
PREDNISONE 211 151 25 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 206 167 26 19
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 206 159 26 133
TAMSULOSIN HCL 190 155 28 36
TRAMADOL HCL 189 168 29 16
RISPERIDONE 188 137 30 92
SEROQUEL 184 174 31 173
CLOPIDOGREL 183 153 32 30
SIMVASTATIN 183 149 32 2
ALLOPURINOL 181 145 34 29
CARVEDILOL 179 147 35 23
LANTUS 172 120 36 54
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 163 149 37 15
HYDRALAZINE HCL 158 126 38 80
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 146 126 39 13
GLIPIZIDE 143 122 40 56
BACLOFEN 142 31 41 138
CYMBALTA 142 117 41 46
PLAVIX 141 118 43 43
DIOVAN 139 137 44 28
METFORMIN HCL 137 78 45 10
AMIODARONE HCL 130 110 46 236
LATANOPROST 128 112 47 204
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 127 107 48 67
DIGOXIN 123 122 49 55
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 120 112 S3 50 166
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 119 64 51 119
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 118 103 52 116
GLYCOPYRROLATE 112 45 53 291
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 112 96 53 49
TRAVATAN Z 104 93 55 199
ATENOLOL 104 77 55 22
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 103 61 R 57 192
FAMOTIDINE 101 87 58 73
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100 78 59 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 98 77 60 91
COLCRYS 97 63 61 117
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 95 77 62 135
VOLTAREN 93 93 63 304
CEPHALEXIN 92 55 64 150
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 88 85 65 164
NYSTOP 88 71 65 259
SPS 87 76 67 309
FENTANYL 86 69 S2 68 110
EXELON 85 74 69 129
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 83 74 70 194
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 60 71 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81 81 72 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80 63 73 32
BENAZEPRIL HCL 78 50 74 35
PAROXETINE HCL 78 54 74 76
PROMETHAZINE HCL 78 50 R 74 84
PERMETHRIN 76 70 77 318
STROMECTOL 74 70 78 319
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 70 66 79 229
AGGRENOX 70 59 79 189
RISPERDAL CONSTA 69 45 81 280
ROPINIROLE HCL 69 58 81 96
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 55 83 60
KETOCONAZOLE 66 46 84 273
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66 66 84 177
ARICEPT 66 53 84 327
FINASTERIDE 64 64 87 139
LEXAPRO 64 59 87 196
NEXIUM 63 55 89 21
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63 62 89 131
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 57 91 63
LABETALOL HCL 62 49 91 169
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61 46 93 86
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 40 S2 93 95
HUMALOG 61 44 93 229
ABILIFY 60 58 96 242
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 60 54 96 188
LEVOFLOXACIN 59 45 98 90
MELOXICAM 59 53 98 31
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58 35 100 141
GEMFIBROZIL 57 30 101 127
FLUOXETINE HCL 56 24 102 62
ENABLEX 55 54 103 285
LIDODERM 54 54 104 265
NITROFURANTOIN 54 54 104 212
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53 26 R 106 65
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52 52 107 48
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52 50 107 168
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 52 47 107 283
HALOPERIDOL 52 43 107 244
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51 44 111 34
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51 45 111 151
TERAZOSIN HCL 51 26 111 149
PHENYTOIN 51 24 111 297
CLONIDINE 50 45 115 295
LYRICA 50 31 115 71
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 50 27 115 142
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 May 9, 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.