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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,642Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 35 providers in this state and specialty

$1.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 35 providers in this state and specialty

1,281 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

14% of this provider’s 1,076 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

29% of this provider’s 1,281 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 1,281 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$905K

2014

$1.23M

2015

$1.88M

2016

Number of Claims

18,333

2014

22,389

2015

30,642

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,340

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,156

prescriptions.

218

patients, 17% of all patients

1 5
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 1,126

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

878

prescriptions.

197

patients, 15% of all patients

2 21
MEMANTINE HCL 766

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

132

patients, 10% of all patients

3 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 766

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

161

patients, 13% of all patients

3 37
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 709

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

173

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
LISINOPRIL 666

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

159

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
GABAPENTIN 659

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

155

patients, 12% of all patients

7 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 621

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

8 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 610

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

137

patients, 11% of all patients

9 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 590

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

157

patients, 12% of all patients

10 2
NAMENDA XR 561

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

11 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 536

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

148

patients, 12% of all patients

12 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

147

patients, 11% of all patients

13 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

128

patients, 10% of all patients

14 9
OMEPRAZOLE 459

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

187

patients, 15% of all patients

15 6
CARVEDILOL 453

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

109

patients, 9% of all patients

16 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 449

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

211

patients, 16% of all patients

O 17 7
MIRTAZAPINE 438

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

131

patients, 10% of all patients

18 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 417

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

104

patients, 8% of all patients

19 8
CLOPIDOGREL 378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

93

patients, 7% of all patients

20 20
TRAZODONE HCL 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

82

patients, 6% of all patients

21 30
LORAZEPAM 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

156

patients, 12% of all patients

22 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

23 28
METFORMIN HCL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

24 11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 112
RANITIDINE HCL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

26 25
SERTRALINE HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

27 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

28 104
LEVETIRACETAM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

29 43
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

117

patients, 9% of all patients

A 30 80
XARELTO 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

31 96
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

P 32 36
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

32 95
LANTUS 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

34 84
LATANOPROST 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

35 70
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

36 33
TRAMADOL HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

103

patients, 8% of all patients

O 37 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

38 39
HUMALOG 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

39 101
NOVOLOG 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

39 86
RIVASTIGMINE* 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

41 131
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

42 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

43 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

44 14
OXYCODONE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

83

patients, 6% of all patients

O 45 62
MELOXICAM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

46 23
RISPERIDONE 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

P 47 77
LEVEMIR 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

47 76
FAMOTIDINE* 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

49 27
DULOXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

50 50
DIGOXIN 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

51 117
LEVOFLOXACIN 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

A 51 65
OLANZAPINE 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

P 51 105
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

54 100
CLONAZEPAM 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

55 57
PREDNISONE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

55 32
BACLOFEN 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

57 86
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

57 135
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

59 68
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

A 60 60
ONDANSETRON HCL* 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

61 127
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

62 40
CEPHALEXIN 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

A 63 77
ELIQUIS 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

63 66
ALLOPURINOL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

65 31
SIMVASTATIN 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

66 13
RIVASTIGMINE* 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

67 162
CLONIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

68 46
HYDRALAZINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

69 54
TRADJENTA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 169
PROMETHAZINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

71 120
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

72 92
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

73 89
FLUCONAZOLE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

74 140
AZITHROMYCIN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

A 75 41
EXELON 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

75 143
ALPRAZOLAM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

77 17
FINASTERIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

78 69
OXCARBAZEPINE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

78 174
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

78 174
LYRICA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

81 52
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

A 81 125
KLOR-CON 10 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

83 178
JANUVIA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 84 48
ROPINIROLE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

85 121
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

85 134
SUCRALFATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

85 123
RESTASIS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

85 180
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

89 181
HYDROXYZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

89 126
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

A 91 90
GLIPIZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

91 49
NUEDEXTA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

91 154
TEMAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

94 108
NYSTATIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

95 117
AMIODARONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

96 157
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 96 141
PAROXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

98 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

99 71
SPIRIVA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

99 129
ADVAIR DISKUS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

99 116
RANEXA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 102 142
NYSTOP 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

103 184
ATENOLOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

103 45
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

105 58
TRIMETHOPRIM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 A 106 161
TORSEMIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

107 190
TOPIRAMATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

107 145
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

109 115
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

O 110 38
BUMETANIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

110 160
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

112 59
SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

113 79
VENTOLIN HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

114 91
FENTANYL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

O 114 107
VIMPAT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 116 198
MEGESTROL ACETATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

117 201
AMOXICILLIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

A 118 110
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

119 114
KLOR-CON M20 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

119 124
TIZANIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

121 113
PHENOBARBITAL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

121 206
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

121 206
OLANZAPINE ODT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

P 124 215
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

125 159
SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

125 119
CARAFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 125 217
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

125 61
METHADONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O 125 217
LEVOCARNITINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 125 217
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 March 14, 2016.
  • 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.