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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,909Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 38

$629K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 38

507 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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 507 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 507 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 554 438 90 1 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 367 289 54 2 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 361 251 84 S3 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 328 247 60 4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 305 197 64 5 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 303 197 53 6 9
LISINOPRIL 287 181 53 7 3
ALPRAZOLAM 251 178 44 B 8 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 250 152 17 9 28
METFORMIN HCL ER 249 169 40 10 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229 171 41 11 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 216 160 39 12 4
SERTRALINE HCL 212 119 34 13 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 209 128 35 14 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 201 130 32 15 11
GABAPENTIN 189 104 36 16 15
FAMOTIDINE* 187 114 31 17 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 184 144 24 A 18 30
METFORMIN HCL 175 100 39 19 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 101 30 20 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 156 111 25 21 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 156 121 28 21 55
ALLOPURINOL 153 116 23 23 23
SIMVASTATIN 133 92 32 24 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 131 102 19 25 38
TRAZODONE HCL 125 72 22 26 45
RANITIDINE HCL 122 105 26 27 18
TRAMADOL HCL 116 89 33 28 13
CLOPIDOGREL 112 67 23 29 19
LORAZEPAM 112 86 32 B 29 17
FENTANYL 111 59 18 S2 31 70
CLONIDINE HCL 108 72 22 32 49
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 103 59 17 R 33 89
MELOXICAM 100 68 24 34 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99 85 15 35 22
NEXIUM 88 48 15 36 32
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 88 58 56 36 58
CARVEDILOL 85 69 18 38 20
LAMOTRIGINE 85 <11 <11 38 96
LANTUS 85 60 16 38 29
COLCRYS 81 76* 24 41 64
RISPERIDONE 81 <11 <11 A 41 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 80 <11 <11 43 25
CYMBALTA 77 24 12 44 34
ATENOLOL 76 64 13 45 35
LEVETIRACETAM 74 46 13 46 68
HYDRALAZINE HCL 74 <11 <11 46 95
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73 29 27 R 48 90
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70 45 33 49 44
LEVEMIR 70 <11 <11 49 93
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69 53 16 R 51 74
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67 25 12 52 27
LYRICA 66 48 11 53 65
TAMSULOSIN HCL 65 40 13 54 36
GLYBURIDE 64 32 12 R 55 154
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 42 44 55 42
MIRTAZAPINE 63 <11 <11 57 47
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 25 12 57 99
PREDNISONE 63 45 28 57 48
PROAIR HFA 61 26 27 60 61
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 60 <11 <11 S2 61 195
DIOVAN 58 <11 <11 62 46
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 57 <11 <11 63 71
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 55 43 16 S3 64 206
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 54 11 65 63
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54 <11 <11 65 59
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51 40 18 67 57
BACLOFEN 51 <11 <11 67 85
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51 <11 <11 67 111
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 July 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.