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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,329Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$2.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

905 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

5% of this provider’s 800 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

31% of this provider’s 905 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 905 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

$96 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$2.22M

2014

$2.24M

2015

$2.43M

2016

Number of Claims

25,074

2014

24,654

2015

25,329

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,279

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,187

prescriptions.

238

patients, 26% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 715

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 683

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

146

patients, 16% of all patients

O 3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 626

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 514

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

5 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

6 14
ALPRAZOLAM 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

7 15
RANITIDINE HCL 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

8 22
SIMVASTATIN 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

9 9
DULOXETINE HCL 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

10 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

11 23
METFORMIN HCL 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

12 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

13 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

14 27
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

15 61
TRAMADOL HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

O 16 17
FUROSEMIDE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

17 10
LISINOPRIL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

17 4
LORAZEPAM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

19 25
BENAZEPRIL HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

20 52
ALLOPURINOL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

21 31
PREDNISONE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

22 38
GLIPIZIDE ER 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

23 68
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

24 119
CLOPIDOGREL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

25 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

26 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

27 32
CRESTOR 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

28 44
SPIRONOLACTONE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

29 70
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

O 30 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

31 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

32 12
DIAZEPAM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

33 54
GABAPENTIN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

34 11
FINASTERIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

35 92
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

36 13
MELOXICAM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

37 26
FENOFIBRATE* 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

38 86
FLUOXETINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

39 46
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

40 48
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

41 238
BYSTOLIC 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

42 120
IRBESARTAN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

43 124
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

44 19
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

44 178
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

46 65
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

47 89
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

47 21
TORSEMIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

47 154
LEVOFLOXACIN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

A 47 91
DONEPEZIL HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

51 42
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 270
RAMIPRIL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

53 147
LOVASTATIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

54 83
BUPROPION HCL SR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

55 139
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

56 35
PAROXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

57 80
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

58 158
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

59 56
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

59 79
TOPIRAMATE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

61 141
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 143
TRAZODONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

63 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 60
METOLAZONE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

65 205
CARVEDILOL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

66 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 40
NIFEDIPINE ER 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

68 109
MYRBETRIQ 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

69 172
JANUVIA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

70 57
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

71 73
CELECOXIB 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

72 87
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

73 59
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

74 247
VICTOZA 3-PAK 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 207
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 76 66
INVOKANA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 163
OLANZAPINE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 76 146
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

A 79 84
CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 36
CARISOPRODOL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

80 194
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

82 76
SERTRALINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

82 28
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

84 67
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

85 71
LYRICA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

86 58
RALOXIFENE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

86 156
VIIBRYD 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

88 415
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

89 77
ATENOLOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

90 41
VALSARTAN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 90 50
SYNTHROID 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

92 72
PROBENECID-COLCHICINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 92 425
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 94 233
NEXIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

95 90
MECLIZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

96 112
AMOXICILLIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

A 96 105
PROPRANOLOL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

96 188
NAMENDA XR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

99 81
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

99 18
NAPROXEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

99 102
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

102 242
LEVETIRACETAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 102 98
CHLORTHALIDONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

102 100
ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

105 95
MEMANTINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 106 85
XARELTO 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 107 107
GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

107 53
FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

109 123
FAMOTIDINE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 109 63
CLONIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

111 62
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

111 116
WARFARIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

111 43
CEPHALEXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 114 111
TRIBENZOR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 115 350
TRULICITY 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

116 235
CITALOPRAM HBR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

117 30
BACLOFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 117 104
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 119 148
INDAPAMIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 119 184
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 July 1, 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.