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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,670Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 115 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 94 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

422 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

26% of this provider’s 422 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 422 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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

$945K

2014

$1.04M

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

16,555

2014

16,869

2015

16,670

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 885

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

799

prescriptions.

121

patients, 29% of all patients

1 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 773

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

117

patients, 28% of all patients

2 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 613

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

84

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 485

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

79

patients, 19% of all patients

5 5
METFORMIN HCL ER 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

74

patients, 18% of all patients

6 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

7 16
FUROSEMIDE 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

8 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

9 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

9 12
CLOPIDOGREL 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

11 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

12 69
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

13 14
LISINOPRIL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

14 4
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

O 14 37
PREDNISONE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

115

patients, 27% of all patients

16 38
ALPRAZOLAM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

17 15
KLOR-CON M20 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

18 103
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

19 48
METFORMIN HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

20 7
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

21 19
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

22 77
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

23 67
BENAZEPRIL HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

23 52
JANUVIA 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

25 57
CRESTOR 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

26 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

27 13
GABAPENTIN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

28 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

29 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

30 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 75
WARFARIN SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

32 43
ALLOPURINOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

33 31
VALSARTAN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

34 50
CELECOXIB 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

35 87
CARVEDILOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

35 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

37 21
IRBESARTAN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

38 124
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

O 39 6
BYSTOLIC 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

40 120
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

41 61
RANITIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

42 22
SERTRALINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

43 28
ZETIA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

44 82
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

46 60
SIMVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 9
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 32
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

49 73
PROAIR HFA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

49 55
KLOR-CON M10 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

51 215
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

52 89
FENOFIBRATE* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 86
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

54 56
LORAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 55 25
MELOXICAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

56 26
TRAMADOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

O 57 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

57 27
TRAZODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

59 29
MECLIZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

59 112
CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

61 62
DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

61 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

63 70
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 63 134
FLUOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 65 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 65 95
LEVOFLOXACIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

A 67 91
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 67 93
NAMENDA XR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 69 81
KLOR-CON 10 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

69 142
LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 69 58
IBUPROFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

72 101
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 73 118
ELIQUIS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 74 97
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 75 158
INVOKANA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 76 163
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 76 59
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 26, 2009.
  • 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.