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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,912Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 77 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

937 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

3% of this provider’s 772 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 937 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 937 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% 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

26 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

$875K

2014

$1.05M

2015

$1.14M

2016

Number of Claims

21,091

2014

22,847

2015

23,912

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 1,227

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,063

prescriptions.

195

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 993

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

835

prescriptions.

191

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
SIMVASTATIN 807

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

742

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

3 9
OMEPRAZOLE 755

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

129

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 741

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

144

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 665

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

6 12
METFORMIN HCL 663

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

7 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 639

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

123

patients, 13% of all patients

8 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 539

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 525

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

10 3
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

11 19
FUROSEMIDE 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

12 10
CLOPIDOGREL 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

13 24
RANITIDINE HCL 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

14 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

15 43
GABAPENTIN 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

16 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

17 30
TRAMADOL HCL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

O 18 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

19 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

20 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

21 13
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

22 61
ETODOLAC 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

23 226
ALLOPURINOL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

24 31
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

25 93
CARVEDILOL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

26 20
ATENOLOL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

27 41
GLIPIZIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

28 53
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

29 77
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

30 23
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

31 125
ALPRAZOLAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

32 15
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

33 132
DONEPEZIL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

34 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

35 27
RISPERIDONE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 36 110
SERTRALINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

36 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

O 38 6
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

39 21
NIFEDIPINE ER 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

40 109
ADVAIR DISKUS 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

41 95
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

42 69
PROAIR HFA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

43 55
IBUPROFEN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

44 101
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

45 73
CLONIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

46 62
TRAZODONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

47 29
BENAZEPRIL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

48 52
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

48 116
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

50 67
VALSARTAN 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

51 50
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

52 32
MELOXICAM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

53 26
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

54 181
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

55 118
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 60
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 48
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

A 58 129
PAROXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 80
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

A 60 108
VERAPAMIL ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

61 133
PREDNISONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

62 38
COLCHICINE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

63 136
MEMANTINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

63 85
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 222
VENLAFAXINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 225
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 67 66
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

67 59
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 67 134
KLOR-CON M20 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

70 103
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

70 76
QUINAPRIL HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 72 200
SPIRIVA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

72 113
LEVETIRACETAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

74 98
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

74 79
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 76 88
XARELTO 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

77 107
FLUOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

77 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

A 79 84
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 178
DULOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

81 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

82 33
CRESTOR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

83 44
GLIPIZIDE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 68
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

85 56
ELIQUIS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 97
VENTOLIN HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

86 74
PHENOBARBITAL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 88 223
HUMULIN 70-30 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

88 287
CARBAMAZEPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 90 203
TERAZOSIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

91 155
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

91 119
CARTIA XT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

91 210
AMOXICILLIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

A 94 105
CELECOXIB 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

94 87
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

96 75
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 96 71
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

98 351
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 June 16, 2018.
  • 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.