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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,228Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 1233

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 1233

731 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in South Carolina
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 731 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 731 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in South Carolina
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,030 759 168 S3 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 852 743 128 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 656 556 115 3 5
GLIPIZIDE 552 476 90 4 59
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 494 438 106 5 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 468 415 80 6 1
METFORMIN HCL 456 366 81 7 10
ALPRAZOLAM 452 330 84 B 8 14
SIMVASTATIN 424 329 88 9 6
FUROSEMIDE 412 339 86 10 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 404 368 77 11 7
LISINOPRIL 385 313 61 12 4
MELOXICAM 319 263 63 13 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 298 252 55 14 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 277 233 50 15 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 262 206 55 16 21
NAMENDA 261 261 21 17 40
NEXIUM 242 178 45 18 23
PREDNISONE 232 202 119 19 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 231 205 79 20 31
LORAZEPAM 230 225* 53 B 21 24
GABAPENTIN 229 175 57 22 13
TRAMADOL HCL 220 186 48 23 15
CEPHALEXIN 220 159 147 23 108
ALLOPURINOL 217 197 37 25 33
CLOPIDOGREL 215 197 39 26 18
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 203 184 39 27 80
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 200 178 36 28 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 199 180 37 29 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 197 176 44 30 43
WARFARIN SODIUM 195 190* 34 31 25
KLOR-CON M20 189 171 35 32 63
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 183 163 35 33 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 165 165 30 34 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 163 137 23 35 58
TAMSULOSIN HCL 160 145 32 36 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 155 106 25 37 56
BACLOFEN 154 117 43 38 140
TEMAZEPAM 153 113 35 B 39 84
SERTRALINE HCL 147 123 24 40 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144 119 24 41 16
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 143 121 83 42 97
DIAZEPAM 142 110 34 B 43 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 136 124 24 44 27
FAMOTIDINE* 134 109 18 45 74
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134 129* 24 45 12
JANUVIA 134 113 18 45 67
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 109 22 48 54
CARVEDILOL 123 123 18 48 26
RANITIDINE HCL 123 107 25 48 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 111 106* 21 51 53
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 110 65 34 52 137
AZITHROMYCIN 107 90 71 53 48
TORSEMIDE 104 90 28 54 160
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 103 57 25 S2 55 52
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 89 15 56 36
ROPINIROLE HCL 98 78 16 57 100
IBUPROFEN 97 61 26 58 104
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 95 90* 23 A 59 71
CELEBREX 94 89* 25 60 82
DIOVAN 93 88* 19 61 45
CRESTOR 92 69 17 62 28
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92 56 27 S2 62 88
LEVOFLOXACIN 87 76 58 64 90
XARELTO 86 <11 <11 65 156
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 84 62 19 66 89
LYRICA 82 39 17 67 70
LANTUS 82 <11 <11 67 83
NOVOLIN R 81 76* 16 69 292
CLONIDINE HCL 80 75* 16 70 57
FLUCONAZOLE 79 55 44 71 136
FENTANYL 73 68* 14 S2 72 113
PROAIR HFA 72 35 21 73 44
CYMBALTA 71 53 17 74 42
CLARITHROMYCIN 70 65* 53 75 305
MEGESTROL ACETATE 69 69 25 R 76 197
BENAZEPRIL HCL 68 63* 14 77 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 63* 51 77 72
BYSTOLIC 68 63* 13 77 99
TRAZODONE HCL 67 56 16 80 38
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 66 <11 <11 81 76
CLONAZEPAM 63 50 12 B 82 34
PAROXETINE HCL 63 <11 <11 82 81
LOVAZA 62 <11 <11 84 172
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 51 16 84 64
GLIMEPIRIDE 61 56* 11 86 51
DICYCLOMINE HCL 61 56* 17 86 209
NABUMETONE 57 52* 12 88 179
VOLTAREN 57 52* 32 88 214
ESTRADIOL 56 <11 <11 R 90 131
ATENOLOL 55 37 12 91 32
PROMETHAZINE HCL 55 30 22 R 91 94
MIRTAZAPINE 54 <11 <11 93 61
ABILIFY 54 <11 <11 A 93 145
ACYCLOVIR 54 49* 23 93 298
KLOR-CON M10 52 47* 12 96 129
PREMARIN 51 35 12 R 97 194
CICLOPIROX* 51 40 31 97 409
CALCITRIOL 50 <11 <11 99 322
SPIRIVA 50 45* 12 99 73
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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. 24, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.