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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,136Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

761 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

4% of this provider’s 662 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

30% of this provider’s 761 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 761 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$1.29M

2015

$1.41M

2016

Number of Claims

25,467

2014

27,724

2015

29,136

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,656

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,419

prescriptions.

189

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,449

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,277

prescriptions.

171

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 949

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

936

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 679

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

4 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 674

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 670

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
FUROSEMIDE 656

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

7 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 652

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

8 12
SERTRALINE HCL 600

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

9 28
MIRTAZAPINE 597

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

10 49
FAMOTIDINE* 504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

11 63
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

12 14
CLOPIDOGREL 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

13 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

14 18
CARVEDILOL 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

15 20
SIMVASTATIN 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

16 9
GABAPENTIN 390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

17 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

18 13
RANITIDINE HCL 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

19 22
METFORMIN HCL 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

20 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

21 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

22 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

O 23 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

24 42
NAMENDA XR 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

25 81
BACLOFEN 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

26 104
LEVETIRACETAM 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

27 98
TRAMADOL HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

O 28 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

29 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

30 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

31 23
ZETIA 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

32 82
ALLOPURINOL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

33 31
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

34 56
ATENOLOL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

35 41
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

36 35
HYDRALAZINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

37 75
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

38 21
ALPRAZOLAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

39 15
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

39 76
VALSARTAN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

41 50
CRESTOR 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

42 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 60
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

<11 44 134
GLIMEPIRIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

45 45
TRAZODONE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

45 29
RISPERIDONE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 110
MELOXICAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

48 26
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

48 71
CLONIDINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 62
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

51 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

52 30
CELECOXIB 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

53 87
LAMOTRIGINE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 54 168
PREDNISONE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

55 38
FINASTERIDE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 92
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

57 48
XARELTO 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

<11 57 107
JANUVIA 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 57
LYRICA 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

60 58
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

61 118
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 62 69
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

63 89
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 64 186
LORAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

64 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 19
DULOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 68 66
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 61
FENOFIBRATE* 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 70 123
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 138
CHLORTHALIDONE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 100
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 73 179
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

74 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A 75 84
ULORIC 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 75 246
PHENYTOIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 77 324
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

78 77
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

79 73
DOXEPIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 80 237
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 33
BENAZEPRIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 52
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A 80 108
AZITHROMYCIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A 84 47
MECLIZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

84 112
SYNTHROID 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 72
RENVELA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 86 253
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

88 65
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

88 59
GLIPIZIDE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

90 68
PROAIR HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

90 55
JANUMET XR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 92 209
METFORMIN HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

92 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

92 70
NYSTATIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

95 165
DILTIAZEM HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 96 218
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

96 40
TOPIRAMATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 98 141
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 98 80
MEMANTINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 100 85
AMOXICILLIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A 100 105
ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

100 95
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

100 166
RIVASTIGMINE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 104 245
VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

105 74
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 105 88
AMITIZA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 107 159
GALANTAMINE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 107 467
BUPROPION HCL SR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

107 139
LATANOPROST 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

110 149
ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 110 96
OXCARBAZEPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 112 218
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

112 119
CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 114 36
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 115 150
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 115 181
SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

115 113
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. 16, 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.