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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,265Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$2.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

1,289 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

7% of this provider’s 781 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

19% of this provider’s 1,289 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

60% of this provider’s 1,289 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$57 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

$1.86M

2014

$1.93M

2015

$2.01M

2016

Number of Claims

33,060

2014

34,683

2015

35,265

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,764

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,686

prescriptions.

504

patients, 39% of all patients

O 1 6
LISINOPRIL 1,265

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

872

prescriptions.

193

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

853

prescriptions.

192

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,047

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

173

patients, 13% of all patients

O 4 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,036

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

154

patients, 12% of all patients

5 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 828

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

91

patients, 7% of all patients

6 3
FUROSEMIDE 791

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

130

patients, 10% of all patients

7 10
TRAZODONE HCL 764

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

111

patients, 9% of all patients

8 29
OMEPRAZOLE 757

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

120

patients, 9% of all patients

9 5
GABAPENTIN 709

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

132

patients, 10% of all patients

10 11
RANITIDINE HCL 532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

82

patients, 6% of all patients

11 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 523

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

83

patients, 6% of all patients

12 12
METFORMIN HCL 464

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

92

patients, 7% of all patients

13 7
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 455

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

14 73
ALPRAZOLAM 449

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

15 15
SIMVASTATIN 445

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

16 9
CARVEDILOL 408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

17 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

81

patients, 6% of all patients

18 8
MIRTAZAPINE 402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

19 49
CLOPIDOGREL 400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

20 24
BUSPIRONE HCL 398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

21 121
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

22 35
TRAMADOL HCL 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

83

patients, 6% of all patients

O 23 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

24 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

25 23
LYRICA 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

26 58
CHLORTHALIDONE 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

27 100
VALSARTAN 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

28 50
ALLOPURINOL 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

29 31
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

P 30 66
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

31 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

32 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

33 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

34 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

34 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

36 14
OXYCODONE HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

O 37 51
TOPIRAMATE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

38 141
MELOXICAM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

39 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

40 16
AMITIZA 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

41 159
RISPERIDONE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

P 42 110
PREDNISONE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

43 38
MEMANTINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

44 85
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

45 76
DULOXETINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

46 39
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

47 93
NEXIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

48 90
BUPROPION HCL SR 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

49 139
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

50 270
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

51 13
PAROXETINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

52 80
TORSEMIDE 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

53 154
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

54 186
MUPIROCIN* 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

55 170
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

56 106
TIZANIDINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

57 64
SPIRONOLACTONE 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

58 70
ELIQUIS 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

58 97
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

60 61
DEXILANT 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 61 137
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

62 48
SERTRALINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

63 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

64 88
CLONAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

64 36
PROMETHAZINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

66 114
CITALOPRAM HBR 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

67 30
FENTANYL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 68 122
LEVETIRACETAM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

68 98
BACLOFEN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

70 104
LANTUS 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

70 131
AZITHROMYCIN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

96

patients, 7% of all patients

A 70 47
ADVAIR DISKUS 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

73 95
VENTOLIN HFA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

74 74
ROPINIROLE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

75 96
RALOXIFENE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 75 156
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

77 60
CARBAMAZEPINE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 77 203
BENAZEPRIL HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

77 52
GLIPIZIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

80 53
SUCRALFATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

80 153
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 82 134
FLUOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

83 46
ONDANSETRON HCL* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

84 185
RANEXA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 84 234
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

84 138
FAMOTIDINE* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

87 63
METHOTREXATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 87 266
KETOCONAZOLE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

89 212
PROAIR HFA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

90 55
CRESTOR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

90 44
LEVEMIR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

90 162
ATENOLOL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

93 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

93 40
LORAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

95 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 69
XARELTO 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 97 107
HYDRALAZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

97 75
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

97 198
SPIRIVA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

100 113
IBUPROFEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

101 101
LATANOPROST 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 102 149
SYMBICORT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

103 94
BYSTOLIC 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 104 120
ZETIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 104 82
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

104 56
METFORMIN HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

104 34
CEFTRIAXONE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

A 108 326
INVOKANA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

109 163
MYRBETRIQ 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 109 172
OXYCONTIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 O 111 190
CEPHALEXIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

A 112 111
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

112 32
PHENOBARBITAL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 112 223
OLANZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P 115 146
SPS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 115 451
BENICAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 117 183
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

118 77
SINGLE USE SWAB 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 118 300
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

120 65
ARIPIPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 121 177
FLUCONAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

121 126
WARFARIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

123 43
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 123 79
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

123 161
GLIPIZIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 126 68
NIFEDIPINE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 127 109
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 127 179
AMIODARONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 127 191
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 130 151
NITROSTAT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

130 271
MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

130 112
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 130 189
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

134 247
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

A 134 84
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 134 83
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 Sept. 1, 2017.
  • 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.