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Prescriber Checkup

Top Surgery Prescribers in South Carolina

Top Prescribers

Providers are grouped by the primary specialty they listed when applying for a national health ID number. This doesn’t necessarily mean the person has special training or certification. Specialty is self-reported by providers and may have changed. Patients and claims shown are for Medicare Part D only.

Prescriber Claims Filled Total Cost Medicare Part D Patients Claims for Brand Name Drugs Brand Name Drugs Prescription Price
FREDERICK BARKER MD

Surgery

2,005

$96.4K

246
190 are 65+

20%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$48
Average prescription price

Avg: $56

THOMAS QUIRKE MD

Surgery

1,628

$14.2K

1052
986 are 65+

2%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$9
Average prescription price

Avg: $56

VINH TRANG M.D.

Surgery

1,467

$152K

419
375 are 65+

13%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$104
Average prescription price

Avg: $56

WILLIAM MOORE MD

Surgery

1,404

$40.1K

376
293 are 65+

4%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$29
Average prescription price

Avg: $56

MICHAEL PALUZZI M.D.

Surgery

1,185

$55.8K

471
373 are 65+

16%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$47
Average prescription price

Avg: $56

DAVID ADAMS MD

Surgery

1,108

$369K

96
25 are 65+

34%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$333
Average prescription price

Avg: $56

JULIUS BABB MD

Surgery

1,066

$33.2K

225
180 are 65+

6%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$31
Average prescription price

Avg: $56

TERRY NORTON MD

Surgery

975

$25.8K

306
214 are 65+

4%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$26
Average prescription price

Avg: $56

PRABHAKAR BALIGA MD

Surgery

754

$211K

127
30 are 65+

18%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$280
Average prescription price

Avg: $56

JOHN SCOTT MD

Surgery

752

$37.4K

179
98 are 65+

16%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$50
Average prescription price

Avg: $56

GEORGE MAGRATH MD

Surgery

741

$48.9K

191
155 are 65+

35%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$66
Average prescription price

Avg: $56

SCOTT TABER M.D. F.A.C.S.

Surgery

703

$18.3K

232
147 are 65+

17%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$26
Average prescription price

Avg: $56

ERIC YOUNG M.D.

Surgery

675

$16.6K

165
97 are 65+

9%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$25
Average prescription price

Avg: $56

CHARLES STONEROCK MD

Surgery

614

$11.8K

186
135 are 65+

3%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$19
Average prescription price

Avg: $56

TIMOTHY MCELVEEN MD

Surgery

605

$31.4K

249
179 are 65+

14%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$52
Average prescription price

Avg: $56

EDWARD GILL MD

Surgery

604

$27.6K

326
275 are 65+

33%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$46
Average prescription price

Avg: $56

MARK BOROWICZ MD

Surgery

598

$14.9K

214
186 are 65+

4%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$25
Average prescription price

Avg: $56

THOMAS MCLEOD M.D.

Surgery

574

$33.5K

208
128 are 65+

21%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$58
Average prescription price

Avg: $56

WESLEY JONES M.D.

Surgery

572

$70.5K

86
49 are 65+

17%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$123
Average prescription price

Avg: $56

JOHN SONFIELD MD

Surgery

565

$29.4K

217
129 are 65+

12%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$52
Average prescription price

Avg: $56

WAYNE FREI MD

Surgery

563

$23.9K

220
178 are 65+

12%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$42
Average prescription price

Avg: $56

NEWTON BRACKETT M.D.

Surgery

560

$22.9K

187
164 are 65+

7%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$41
Average prescription price

Avg: $56

ROBERT COCHRAN MD

Surgery

554

$17K

213
166 are 65+

23%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$31
Average prescription price

Avg: $56

GLEN STRICKLAND MD

Surgery

550

$28.5K

169
82 are 65+

15%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$52
Average prescription price

Avg: $56

JOHN GAUSE MD

Surgery

539

$22.8K

195
125 are 65+

13%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 14%

$42
Average prescription price

Avg: $56

Sources

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; National Technical Information Service; First Databank