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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,350Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 1233

$2.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 1233

837 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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

12% of this provider’s 837 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 837 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

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.


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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,291 1,109 179 1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,223 1,068 169 2 4
NAMENDA 1,077 1,037 82 3 40
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 930 836 122 4 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 852 782 104 5 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 802 659 116 6 11
FUROSEMIDE 802 729 120 6 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 741 632 126 8 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 716 685 103 9 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 621 590 79 10 39
CARVEDILOL 620 547 89 11 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 564 453 88 12 7
FAMOTIDINE* 546 482 82 13 74
METFORMIN HCL 518 436 84 14 10
OMEPRAZOLE 512 417 107 15 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 480 400 100 S3 16 2
GABAPENTIN 441 318 75 17 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 433 355 63 18 27
ALLOPURINOL 383 364 46 19 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 383 341 67 19 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 383 336 57 19 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 379 360 60 22 68
LANTUS 370 301 53 23 83
HYDRALAZINE HCL 355 315 52 24 107
CLOPIDOGREL 354 317 49 25 18
XARELTO 351 328 38 26 156
PRENATAL PLUS* 349 332 47 27 241
RANITIDINE HCL 346 303 69 28 19
SIMVASTATIN 346 307 54 28 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 345 264 35 A 30 71
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 315 283 53 31 47
DIOVAN 313 298 25 32 45
TRAMADOL HCL 308 292 85 33 15
CYMBALTA 286 230 33 34 42
RISPERIDONE 278 223 36 A 35 87
LORAZEPAM 268 240 69 B 36 24
FENTANYL 268 245 40 S2 36 113
METFORMIN HCL ER 257 216 43 38 41
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247 211 41 39 36
MIRTAZAPINE 243 208 51 40 61
ATENOLOL 240 226 30 41 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 239 212 48 42 16
ALPRAZOLAM 238 221 45 B 43 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 234 189 36 44 95
CLONIDINE HCL 215 151 36 45 57
TRAZODONE HCL 215 155 36 45 38
TRAVATAN Z 213 208* 21 47 230
PRADAXA 206 189 23 48 231
NEXIUM 205 165 36 49 23
SPIRIVA 195 181 36 50 73
TAMSULOSIN HCL 195 143 30 50 35
SERTRALINE HCL 194 121 26 52 29
JANUVIA 188 175 25 53 67
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 183 163 77 54 153
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 175 152 24 55 117
CRESTOR 174 106 25 56 28
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 161 146 26 57 116
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 160 131 59 58 31
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 160 155* 91 58 72
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 159 143 27 60 58
ADVAIR DISKUS 158 124 30 61 64
PREDNISONE 156 145 74 62 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 156 143 31 62 25
SINGLE USE SWAB 152 152 18 64 203
JANTOVEN 151 <11 <11 65 134
OXYCODONE HCL 150 126 32 S2 66 65
LEVETIRACETAM 143 74 22 67 121
NAMENDA XR 131 119 21 68 265
LYRICA 130 81 15 69 70
NUEDEXTA 129 <11 <11 70 233
CLONAZEPAM 128 99 19 B 71 34
RIVASTIGMINE 128 128 13 71 245
NOVOLOG 126 100 25 73 142
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 125 90 60 74 97
COLCRYS 123 61 16 75 105
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 117 92 24 76 141
HUMALOG 114 109* 22 77 199
GLIMEPIRIDE 114 109* 18 77 51
OLANZAPINE 109 104* 15 A 79 150
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 107 107 14 80 222
BYSTOLIC 107 95 17 80 99
BENAZEPRIL HCL 102 97* 12 82 46
LEVEMIR 99 94* 14 83 159
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 99 70 29 83 122
MEGESTROL ACETATE 98 93* 31 R 85 197
KLOR-CON M20 97 75 21 86 63
CEPHALEXIN 95 84 54 87 108
OXCARBAZEPINE 92 66 11 88 272
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 91 66 13 89 151
PAROXETINE HCL 90 55 14 90 81
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 86 50 16 91 85
LEVOFLOXACIN 84 79* 64 92 90
SPS 82 <11 <11 93 306
VESICARE 82 <11 <11 93 152
LATANOPROST 80 75* 13 95 195
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80 36 17 95 91
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 80 <11 <11 95 53
AMIODARONE HCL 79 74* 13 98 244
LOVASTATIN 79 65 12 98 77
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78 55 25 R 100 60
AMITIZA 78 <11 <11 100 184
EXELON 77 65 16 102 119
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 56 13 103 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76 49 23 103 17
GENERLAC 76 <11 <11 103 357
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 75 <11 <11 R 106 178
PHENYTOIN 75 50 11 106 240
TORSEMIDE 73 68* 11 108 160
VENLAFAXINE HCL 72 47 14 109 248
RESTASIS 72 <11 <11 109 288
FLUCONAZOLE 72 46 29 109 136
ABILIFY 71 <11 <11 A 112 145
EXFORGE 69 <11 <11 113 171
PROMETHAZINE HCL 68 51 35 R 114 94
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 67 <11 <11 115 303
MELOXICAM 66 61* 15 116 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66 54 17 116 43
TOVIAZ 65 <11 <11 118 303
CELEBREX 65 <11 <11 118 82
ONDANSETRON HCL* 64 <11 <11 120 229
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64 50 16 120 50
FLOVENT HFA 63 63 11 122 320
GLIPIZIDE 63 <11 <11 122 59
PHENOBARBITAL 62 <11 <11 R 124 210
RENVELA 61 <11 <11 125 379
HYDROCORTISONE 61 37 14 125 281
NIFEDIPINE ER 61 44 12 125 96
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 60 <11 <11 A 128 280
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59 46 11 S2 129 88
NAPROXEN 59 45 33 129 101
LABETALOL HCL 57 <11 <11 131 185
FLUOXETINE HCL 56 36 12 132 56
NYSTATIN 55 43 26 133 177
DEXILANT 55 <11 <11 133 155
VALPROIC ACID* 54 <11 <11 135 239
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53 <11 <11 136 130
WELCHOL 52 <11 <11 137 174
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 50 45* 18 A 138 414
DIGOX 50 45* 14 138 109
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 <11 <11 138 78
AMOXICILLIN 50 35 38 138 98
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 Dec. 9, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.