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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,938Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.73M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

938 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in South Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

5% of this provider’s 846 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

44% of this provider’s 938 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 938 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.55M

2014

$1.7M

2015

$1.73M

2016

Number of Claims

28,519

2014

31,164

2015

31,938

2016

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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 Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,204

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,106

prescriptions.

181

patients, 19% of all patients

1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 875

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

781

prescriptions.

154

patients, 16% of all patients

2 5
ALPRAZOLAM 845

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

140

patients, 15% of all patients

3 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 840

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

769

prescriptions.

145

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
METFORMIN HCL 801

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

717

prescriptions.

127

patients, 14% of all patients

5 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 786

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

722

prescriptions.

137

patients, 15% of all patients

6 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 764

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

137

patients, 15% of all patients

7 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 670

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

150

patients, 16% of all patients

O 8 6
GLIPIZIDE 620

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

9 53
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 620

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

9 23
GABAPENTIN 589

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

11 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 553

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

12 18
SIMVASTATIN 533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

13 9
FUROSEMIDE 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

14 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

177

patients, 19% of all patients

15 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

16 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

17 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

18 13
PREDNISONE 401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

203

patients, 22% of all patients

19 38
LORAZEPAM 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

20 25
MELOXICAM 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

21 26
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

22 67
LISINOPRIL 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

23 4
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

24 40
RANITIDINE HCL 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

25 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

26 42
CLOPIDOGREL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

27 24
DULOXETINE HCL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

28 39
ALLOPURINOL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

28 31
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

O 30 37
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

31 77
TRAMADOL HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

O 32 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

33 16
LEVOFLOXACIN 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

165

patients, 18% of all patients

A 33 91
TEMAZEPAM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

35 78
WARFARIN SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

36 43
MIRTAZAPINE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

37 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

38 69
VALSARTAN 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

39 50
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

40 33
SERTRALINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

41 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

42 14
CARVEDILOL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

43 20
CELECOXIB 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

44 87
DIAZEPAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

45 54
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

46 48
FAMOTIDINE* 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

47 63
NAMENDA XR 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 81
ROPINIROLE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

49 96
ELIQUIS 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

50 97
FLUOXETINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

51 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

52 30
CEPHALEXIN 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

A 53 111
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

P 54 66
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

55 56
XARELTO 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 107
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

57 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

58 60
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

59 35
IBUPROFEN 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

60 101
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

A 61 108
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

61 73
LYRICA 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

63 58
FINASTERIDE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 92
JANUVIA 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 57
KLOR-CON M20 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

66 103
TIZANIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

67 64
TORSEMIDE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

68 154
CLONAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

69 36
ESTRADIOL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

70 130
TRAZODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

70 29
BENAZEPRIL HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

72 52
BACLOFEN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

72 104
FLUCONAZOLE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

74 126
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

75 181
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

76 19
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

76 160
NOVOLOG 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

78 196
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 202
ATENOLOL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

80 41
DEXILANT 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 137
RAMIPRIL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

81 147
INVOKANA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

81 163
DICYCLOMINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

84 169
AZITHROMYCIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

A 85 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

A 86 84
OLANZAPINE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 86 146
SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

86 70
NEXIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

89 90
FENTANYL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 90 122
PRIMIDONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

90 299
FLUOCINONIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

92 417
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 208
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

93 132
AMIODARONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

95 191
CEFUROXIME 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

A 96 144
CRESTOR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

97 44
DIGOX 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 97 227
BUPROPION HCL SR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 99 139
ACYCLOVIR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

100 291
LEVETIRACETAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 98
ADVAIR DISKUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

100 95
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 103 250
DILTIAZEM HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

103 218
CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

105 62
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

106 118
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

107 188
SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

108 113
LINZESS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

109 175
LEVEMIR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 110 162
RISPERIDONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P 111 110
OXYCODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 O 112 51
NOVOLIN 70-30 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 112 273
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 114 192
PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 114 80
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

116 274
CARTIA XT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 116 210
CILOSTAZOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 118 204
CLARITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

A 119 308
SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 119 72
VOLTAREN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

121 197
NYSTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

121 165
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. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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 Feb. 24, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.