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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,663Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 72 out of 1233

$734K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 144 out of 1233

732 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older
33% 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

9% of this provider’s 732 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 732 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 910 578 157 S3 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 671 544 108 2 3
LISINOPRIL 544 448 114 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 519 412 100 4 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 510 409 107 5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 444 343 85 6 1
OMEPRAZOLE 405 283 85 7 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 387 322 76 8 7
LORAZEPAM 373 279 80 B 9 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 332 262 59 10 22
METFORMIN HCL 277 184 53 11 10
GABAPENTIN 254 173 55 12 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 253 153 57 13 17
TRAMADOL HCL 243 199 61 14 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 240 191 49 15 27
SIMVASTATIN 232 194 50 16 6
CLOPIDOGREL 215 160 36 17 18
ALLOPURINOL 213 174 35 18 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 205 178 44 19 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 205 166 44 19 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 190 174 32 21 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174 133 47 22 12
SERTRALINE HCL 169 130 43 23 29
NEXIUM 165 116 32 24 23
CLONAZEPAM 159 116 24 B 25 34
GLIPIZIDE 156 131 26 26 59
ATENOLOL 150 145* 23 27 32
ALPRAZOLAM 148 65 20 B 28 14
OXYCODONE HCL 145 57 23 S2 29 65
WARFARIN SODIUM 142 105 26 30 25
CARVEDILOL 133 106 28 31 26
CRESTOR 131 117 26 32 28
RANITIDINE HCL 129 115 27 33 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 121 99 84 34 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 121 83 58 34 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 102 20 36 16
FENOFIBRATE* 117 66 27 37 62
DIAZEPAM 114 52 19 B 38 49
BENAZEPRIL HCL 114 102 18 38 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111 100 20 40 20
TEMAZEPAM 110 88 18 B 41 84
AMOXICILLIN 109 64 71 42 98
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 107 102* 14 R 43 75
CEFDINIR 106 92 88 44 173
AZITHROMYCIN 101 81 61 45 48
MELOXICAM 101 63 34 45 30
DIOVAN 94 78 14 47 45
MUPIROCIN* 92 75 66 48 205
ZETIA 87 82* 16 49 79
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 87 73 16 49 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 83 83 13 51 39
PREDNISONE 83 70 64 51 37
TRAZODONE HCL 82 60 18 53 38
KLOR-CON M20 82 67 16 53 63
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78 66 14 55 58
GLIPIZIDE ER 76 65 16 56 86
SPIRIVA 75 53 17 57 73
PAROXETINE HCL 74 40 13 58 81
TORSEMIDE 73 61 12 59 160
LYRICA 71 53 11 60 70
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 59* 11 61 36
KETOCONAZOLE 64 28 30 61 192
LOVASTATIN 61 <11 <11 63 77
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60 55* 13 64 43
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 59 18 20 S2 65 52
CYMBALTA 58 <11 <11 66 42
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58 29 13 66 85
PROMETHAZINE HCL 57 30 24 R 68 94
FLUOXETINE HCL 57 <11 <11 68 56
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57 <11 <11 68 55
FENOFIBRATE* 56 51* 11 71 62
BYSTOLIC 55 <11 <11 72 99
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55 <11 <11 72 47
LANTUS 52 <11 <11 74 83
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52 <11 14 R 74 66
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51 <11 <11 76 130
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 51 <11 <11 S2 76 120
VYTORIN 50 <11 <11 78 203
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 Aug. 1, 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.