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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,297Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 1233

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 1233

776 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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

2% of this provider’s 776 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 776 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$47 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,086 1,023 102 1 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 749 667 131 2 3
LISINOPRIL 682 529 140 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 579 514 117 4 1
SIMVASTATIN 531 422 108 5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 528 429 106 6 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 494 355 85 7 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 494 439 94 7 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 493 479 53 9 25
KLOR-CON 10 487 447 28 10 10 102
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 419 360 87 11 7
RANITIDINE HCL 417 315 60 12 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 370 355 74 13 22
TRAMADOL HCL 347 316 89 14 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 345 324 65 15 20
METFORMIN HCL ER 319 251 61 16 41
NEXIUM 308 288 29 17 23
GABAPENTIN 306 265 56 18 13
LORAZEPAM 304 289 67 B 19 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 303 263 45 20 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 297 249 54 21 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 290 285* 25 22 47
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 280 209 51 S3 23 2
CLOPIDOGREL 255 238 53 24 18
ALLOPURINOL 254 234 26 25 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 252 175 55 26 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 250 250 46 27 39
CRESTOR 230 191 28 28 28
NAMENDA 230 230 19 28 40
MELOXICAM 228 198 54 30 30
METFORMIN HCL 219 144 44 31 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 216 182 46 32 17
CYMBALTA 198 193* 19 33 42
FENOFIBRATE* 192 116 41 34 62
NIFEDIPINE ER 189 184* 35 35 96
CARVEDILOL 180 160 47 36 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 176 156 31 37 27
CLONAZEPAM 170 128 28 B 38 34
DIOVAN 169 133 18 39 45
GLIPIZIDE XL 163 163 20 40 103
SERTRALINE HCL 151 146* 25 41 29
ZETIA 146 129 31 42 79
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 145 128 67 43 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142 108 28 44 16
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 135 135 30 45 92
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132 127* 38 46 43
DILTIAZEM ER 131 131 15 47 169
ALPRAZOLAM 129 88 19 B 48 14
ATENOLOL 127 116 24 49 32
EVISTA 125 110 19 50 133
LANTUS 123 102 16 51 83
TAMSULOSIN HCL 120 109 27 52 35
MIRTAZAPINE 117 112* 25 53 61
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 113 67 20 R 54 75
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 110 86 13 55 95
CLONIDINE HCL 106 101* 24 56 57
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 103 98* 16 57 53
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 101 96* 66 58 97
GLIPIZIDE ER 101 85 20 58 86
PREDNISONE 100 95* 64 60 37
ONGLYZA 99 94* 11 61 261
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 98 87 16 A 62 71
NOVOLOG 96 74 16 63 142
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 96 68 16 63 116
CELEBREX 86 81* 23 65 82
LOVASTATIN 83 61 16 66 77
LEVEMIR 83 71 13 66 159
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81 76* 17 68 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 78 56 15 69 56
DETROL LA 73 <11 <11 70 175
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 70 70 18 71 130
KLOR-CON M20 69 64* 18 72 63
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69 <11 <11 72 151
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 69 <11 <11 72 117
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68 45 13 R 75 60
BYSTOLIC 67 <11 <11 76 99
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 66 54 15 77 76
JANUVIA 65 <11 <11 78 67
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65 60* 21 78 50
FENOFIBRATE* 63 48 16 80 62
PROAIR HFA 63 48 23 80 44
AZITHROMYCIN 62 57* 53 82 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61 46 14 83 58
DIGOX 61 56* 15 83 109
TEMAZEPAM 60 60 12 B 85 84
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 59 30 15 86 124
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 58 47 15 87 141
LIDODERM 57 <11 <11 88 337
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56 56 17 89 138
NYSTATIN 56 51* 21 89 177
LEVOFLOXACIN 56 51* 44 89 90
DEXILANT 55 <11 <11 92 155
TRAZODONE HCL 55 50* 16 92 38
SYNTHROID 54 <11 <11 94 69
NIASPAN 53 48* 12 95 149
FINASTERIDE 52 47* 11 96 125
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 52 52 13 96 153
ZOSTAVAX 52 47* 52 96 181
DIGOXIN 51 <11 <11 99 250
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 Sept. 24, 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.