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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,889Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 56 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$974K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 121 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

767 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

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Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in South Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 637 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 767 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 767 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$1.09M

2014

$1.07M

2015

$974K

2016

Number of Claims

23,395

2014

22,156

2015

20,889

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 882

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

761

prescriptions.

137

patients, 18% of all patients

1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 841

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

200

patients, 26% of all patients

O 2 6
SIMVASTATIN 723

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

139

patients, 18% of all patients

3 9
OMEPRAZOLE 587

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 582

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

5 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 533

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

6 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

7 2
ALPRAZOLAM 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

8 15
FUROSEMIDE 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

9 10
METFORMIN HCL 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

10 7
TRAZODONE HCL 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

11 29
GABAPENTIN 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

12 11
LISINOPRIL 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

13 4
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

14 99
LORAZEPAM 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

15 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

16 12
SERTRALINE HCL 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

17 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

18 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

19 16
TRAMADOL HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

O 20 17
ATENOLOL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

21 41
PREDNISONE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

22 38
AZITHROMYCIN 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

122

patients, 16% of all patients

A 23 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

24 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

25 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

26 40
RANITIDINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

27 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

28 33
CRESTOR 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

29 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

30 13
ALLOPURINOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

31 31
CLOPIDOGREL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

32 24
MELOXICAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

33 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

34 18
CARVEDILOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

34 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

36 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

37 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

38 42
DULOXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

40 30
GLIPIZIDE ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 68
MIRTAZAPINE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

42 49
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 35
CLONAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

44 36
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

A 45 129
AMOXICILLIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

A 46 105
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

46 32
KLOR-CON M20 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 103
CEPHALEXIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

A 49 111
NIFEDIPINE ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 109
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 79
VALSARTAN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 50
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

53 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

54 21
METFORMIN HCL ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 34
ROPINIROLE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 96
VENTOLIN HFA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

57 74
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

57 67
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

59 73
LANTUS 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 131
DIAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 54
GLIPIZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 53
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 P 63 66
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 19
GEMFIBROZIL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 152
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 69
MECLIZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

67 112
PROMETHAZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 114
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 69 118
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 143
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

71 60
FLUCONAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

72 126
BENAZEPRIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 52
ONDANSETRON ODT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

74 263
FLUOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

74 46
JANUVIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 76 57
CHLORTHALIDONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 77 100
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

78 89
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 65
FINASTERIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 79 92
PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 81 80
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 82 48
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

82 116
VESICARE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 82 173
DEXILANT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 82 137
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O 86 37
DIGOXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 87 145
CELECOXIB 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 87 87
NEXIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 89 90
ESTRADIOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

89 130
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 89 222
COLCHICINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 136
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 93 386
TOPIRAMATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 94 141
WELCHOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 94 199
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

96 106
SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 97 70
TERAZOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 97 155
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 99 148
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 April 28, 2010.
  • 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.