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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,730Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 1185

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 1185

483 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

7% of this provider’s 483 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 483 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 14,016 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,117 845 1 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 906 537 S3 2 2
LISINOPRIL 745 523 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 620 477 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 565 454 5 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 555 447 6 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 552 407 7 18
METFORMIN HCL 546 374 8 9
RANITIDINE HCL 500 349 9 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 426 371 10 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 372 263 11 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 341 262 12 14
OMEPRAZOLE 337 275 13 6
CRESTOR 326 215 14 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 296 217 15 34
ETODOLAC 279 206 16 193
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 270 180 17 3
ACTOS 253 142 18 86
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 239 167 19 12
CARVEDILOL 227 184 20 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 219 138 21 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 216 179 22 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 209 192 23 42
MELOXICAM 209 140 23 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 205 78 25 15
CLOPIDOGREL 196 149 26 31
ADVAIR DISKUS 194 108 27 54
NEXIUM 192 98 28 19
ALLOPURINOL 183 137 29 30
PLAVIX 165 120 30 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 159 112 31 48
METFORMIN HCL ER 158 113 32 35
ZETIA 155 94 33 78
SIMVASTATIN 154 115 34 5
GABAPENTIN 150 67 35 13
EVISTA 144 123 36 138
VERAPAMIL ER 143 116 37 98
TRICOR 140 52 38 125
LIPITOR 133 82 39 89
CITALOPRAM HBR 131 71 40 22
TRAMADOL HCL 131 95 40 16
ENDOCET 127 50 S2 42 80
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 126 47 R 43 53
DIOVAN 126 94 43 37
BENAZEPRIL HCL 122 94 45 41
CARISOPRODOL 120 33 R 46 87
CELEBREX 118 81 47 85
WARFARIN SODIUM 111 98 48 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 111 69 48 60
INSULIN SYRINGE 105 70 50 90
DIOVAN HCT 96 58 51 46
VENTOLIN HFA 95 25 52 83
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 95 81 52 62
PREDNISONE 94 64 54 33
SPIRIVA 94 52 54 64
ACTOPLUS MET 93 80 56 270
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 90 59 57 134
FENOFIBRATE 90 40 57 55
DOXEPIN HCL 88 83 59 211
VYTORIN 82 62 60 188
GLIPIZIDE XL 82 40 60 95
GLIPIZIDE 76 54 62 56
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 72 28 63 129
ROPINIROLE HCL 72 25 63 108
SYMBICORT 72 23 63 144
ATENOLOL 72 42 63 28
CLONIDINE HCL 71 57 67 47
LANTUS 69 33 68 66
PROMETHAZINE HCL 68 19 R 69 76
NIFEDICAL XL 67 47 70 258
RISPERIDONE 66 45 71 72
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66 23 R 71 51
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 66 44 71 65
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 65 54 74 71
LEVOTHROID 65 50 74 360
SERTRALINE HCL 65 27 74 25
LEVOXYL 64 60 77 201
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 49 77 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63 38 79 58
SYNTHROID 60 36 80 61
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 59 46 81 26
LOVAZA 58 12 82 160
HUMALOG 58 0 82 210
COLCRYS 57 56 84 110
SINGULAIR 57 24 84 106
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 57 31 84 116
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 17 S2 87 94
INDAPAMIDE 55 55 88 237
FLUOXETINE HCL 55 43 88 52
DILTIAZEM ER 54 38 90 153
DIGOXIN 54 42 90 67
IBUPROFEN 53 24 92 102
TRAZODONE HCL 53 23 92 38
PROAIR HFA 52 17 94 50
PEN NEEDLE 51 28 95 139
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50 50 96 112
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 Nov. 26, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.