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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,918Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.75M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

1,139 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

2% of this provider’s 838 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

18% of this provider’s 1,139 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 1,139 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

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$1.42M

2014

$1.35M

2015

$1.75M

2016

Number of Claims

22,567

2014

21,650

2015

23,918

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 902

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

718

prescriptions.

213

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 809

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

170

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
METFORMIN HCL 795

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

169

patients, 15% of all patients

3 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 794

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

168

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 588

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

126

patients, 11% of all patients

5 8
TRAMADOL HCL 587

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

164

patients, 14% of all patients

O 6 17
MELOXICAM 523

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

150

patients, 13% of all patients

7 26
OMEPRAZOLE 522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

128

patients, 11% of all patients

8 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

9 3
SIMVASTATIN 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

10 9
FUROSEMIDE 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

11 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

130

patients, 11% of all patients

12 21
GABAPENTIN 347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

13 11
JANUVIA 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

14 57
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

15 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

15 23
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

17 61
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

18 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

O 19 6
GLIMEPIRIDE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

20 45
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

21 60
CRESTOR 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

22 44
SERTRALINE HCL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

23 28
ALPRAZOLAM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

24 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

25 59
GLIPIZIDE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

26 53
ATENOLOL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

27 41
CARVEDILOL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

27 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

29 19
CLOPIDOGREL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

30 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

31 32
TRAZODONE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

32 29
ALLOPURINOL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

33 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

34 33
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

35 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

36 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

37 12
RANITIDINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

37 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

39 18
FENOFIBRATE* 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

40 86
CLONAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

41 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

42 42
LYRICA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

43 58
BENAZEPRIL HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

43 52
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

45 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

46 27
VENTOLIN HFA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

47 74
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

48 56
PROAIR HFA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

49 55
NEXIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

50 90
METFORMIN HCL ER 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

50 34
CELECOXIB 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

52 87
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

52 65
LORAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

54 25
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

55 89
TIZANIDINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

56 64
NAPROXEN 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

57 102
ADVAIR DISKUS 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

58 95
ZETIA 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

58 82
FENOFIBRATE* 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

60 123
DIAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

60 54
MECLIZINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

62 112
NIACIN ER 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

62 221
FAMOTIDINE* 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

64 63
FLUOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

64 46
VALSARTAN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

66 50
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

66 79
NIFEDIPINE ER 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

68 109
DULOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

69 39
SYMBICORT 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

70 94
PAROXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

71 80
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

71 16
GLIPIZIDE ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

71 68
SPIRIVA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

74 113
AZITHROMYCIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

A 75 47
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

76 106
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

77 125
BENICAR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

78 183
MYRBETRIQ 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

79 172
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O 80 37
BACLOFEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

81 104
WARFARIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

82 43
BUSPIRONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

83 121
BUPROPION XL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 84 115
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

85 67
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

85 73
IRBESARTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

87 124
SEROQUEL XR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 87 320
BUPROPION HCL SR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

87 139
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

90 77
KLOR-CON M20 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

91 103
MIRTAZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

92 49
INVOKANA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 163
IBUPROFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

93 101
ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 96
TRADJENTA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 96 140
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

97 238
QUINAPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 200
LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

97 131
PROMETHAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

100 114
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

100 75
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 April 8, 2011.
  • 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.