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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,401Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 39

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 39

548 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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

14% of this provider’s 548 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 548 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 58%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $487 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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 1,512 620 167 S3 1 7
ALPRAZOLAM 692 296 103 B 2 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 610 444 91 3 17
OMEPRAZOLE 471 247 83 4 19
LISINOPRIL 407 256 74 5 10
NEXIUM 386 181 59 6 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 377 236 64 7 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 368 243 54 8 8
SIMVASTATIN 320 223 59 9 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 304 116 43 10 23
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 302 79 38 S2 11 29
FUROSEMIDE 302 225 60 11 29
CLOPIDOGREL 271 184 41 13 34
TRAMADOL HCL 246 116 44 14 35
CYMBALTA 233 101 40 15 36
METFORMIN HCL 217 92 40 16 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 216 161 45 17 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 215 160 41 18 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 213 173 33 19 32
CRESTOR 210 153 35 20 20
DIAZEPAM 209 74 32 B 21 40
LORAZEPAM 207 150 33 B 22 41
PROMETHAZINE HCL 191 59 39 R 23 43
CARVEDILOL 188 135 27 24 44
GABAPENTIN 187 67 39 25 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152 65 23 26 28
OXYCODONE HCL 141 34 20 S2 27 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 136 124 22 28 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133 114 29 29 26
CARISOPRODOL 131 <11 19 R 30 56
ROPINIROLE HCL 129 75 19 31 57
MELOXICAM 129 94 28 31 57
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 124 59 22 33 60
WARFARIN SODIUM 122 67 26 34 61
CITALOPRAM HBR 121 79 21 35 62
ATENOLOL 118 92 19 36 63
FENOFIBRATE* 114 79 18 37 64
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 47 16 38 46
ALLOPURINOL 111 82 18 39 67
FENTANYL 110 12 13 S2 40 68
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 109 76 19 R 41 69
FLUOXETINE HCL 105 47 16 42 70
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 104 32 23 R 43 71
TRAZODONE HCL 104 46 27 43 71
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 61 16 45 74
TEMAZEPAM 99 74 21 B 46 75
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 95 33 13 R 47 76
RANITIDINE HCL 95 44 15 47 76
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 95 83 13 47 76
LEVOFLOXACIN 94 56 74 50 79
GLIPIZIDE 93 79 16 51 80
VIIBRYD 93 22 16 51 80
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88 67 25 53 82
TIZANIDINE HCL 88 15 21 53 82
LYRICA 86 25 17 55 84
GLIPIZIDE ER 86 65 13 55 84
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 86 81* 11 55 45
PROAIR HFA 85 19 21 58 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 82 42 15 59 86
SPIRONOLACTONE 81 44 12 60 87
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80 <11 <11 61 49
MIRTAZAPINE 80 43 11 61 88
MECLIZINE HCL 78 49 19 63 89
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 77 <11 <11 64 90
JANUVIA 76 43 13 65 91
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 76 71* 19 65 91
FAMOTIDINE* 74 32 11 67 55
SERTRALINE HCL 71 <11 <11 68 95
KLOR-CON M10 67 24 11 69 98
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 66 <11 <11 S2 70 100
KLOR-CON M20 66 <11 <11 70 100
CLONAZEPAM 64 13 14 B 72 102
BENICAR HCT 63 43 11 73 104
ZETIA 62 <11 <11 74 105
AZITHROMYCIN 61 33 54 75 64
DEXILANT 60 22 14 76 108
SYNTHROID 58 53* 13 77 109
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56 51* 11 78 110
KOMBIGLYZE XR 55 <11 <11 79 111
NAMENDA 53 <11 <11 80 113
PAROXETINE HCL 53 <11 <11 80 113
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53 <11 <11 80 113
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51 30 35 83 9
SYMBICORT 51 46* 12 83 116
RAMIPRIL 51 <11 <11 83 116
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50 <11 <11 A 86 118
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 50 <11 <11 86 118
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. 18, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.