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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,564Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 63 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

885 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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 819 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

29% of this provider’s 885 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 885 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$1.36M

2014

$1.33M

2015

$1.23M

2016

Number of Claims

24,412

2014

23,466

2015

26,564

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,288

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,228

prescriptions.

186

patients, 21% of all patients

1 3
FUROSEMIDE 978

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

962

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

2 10
LISINOPRIL 969

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

892

prescriptions.

165

patients, 19% of all patients

3 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 864

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

764

prescriptions.

173

patients, 20% of all patients

4 2
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 802

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

797

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

5 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 774

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

757

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

6 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 699

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

7 43
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 636

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

8 1
OMEPRAZOLE 574

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

9 5
RANITIDINE HCL 550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

10 22
GABAPENTIN 532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

11 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

12 16
CLOPIDOGREL 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

13 24
SIMVASTATIN 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

14 9
MEMANTINE HCL 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

15 85
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

16 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

17 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

18 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

19 8
KLOR-CON 10 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

20 142
CARVEDILOL 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

21 20
METFORMIN HCL ER 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

22 34
METFORMIN HCL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

23 7
CLONIDINE HCL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

24 62
MELOXICAM 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

25 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

26 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

27 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

O 28 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

29 88
ALLOPURINOL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

30 31
MIRTAZAPINE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

30 49
TRAMADOL HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

O 32 17
GLIPIZIDE ER 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

33 68
LORAZEPAM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

34 25
DULOXETINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

35 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

35 27
PREDNISONE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

37 38
CELECOXIB 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

38 87
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

39 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

39 21
NIFEDIPINE ER 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

41 109
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

42 56
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

43 33
LABETALOL HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

<11 44 182
CITALOPRAM HBR 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

44 30
NIFEDICAL XL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

<11 46 232
JANUVIA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 57
ATENOLOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

48 41
CLONAZEPAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

49 36
ELIQUIS 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

50 97
ALPRAZOLAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

51 15
VALSARTAN 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 69
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

54 59
ZETIA 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

55 82
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

56 118
TRADJENTA 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

57 140
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

58 76
SERTRALINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

59 28
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

A 60 108
ROPINIROLE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 61 96
CRESTOR 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

62 44
LAMOTRIGINE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 63 168
TRAZODONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 29
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 99
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

66 93
LEVETIRACETAM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 67 98
QUINAPRIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 68 200
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

69 32
DIGOXIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 145
LIDOCAINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 71 228
NEXIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 72 90
FENOFIBRATE* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

73 86
RALOXIFENE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

73 156
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

75 65
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 60
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 75 75
LANTUS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

78 131
GLIPIZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 79 53
AZITHROMYCIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

A 79 47
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

81 19
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

82 138
SYMBICORT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

83 94
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 84 181
FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

85 46
PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

86 55
LATANOPROST 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 86 149
IRBESARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 88 124
LEVEMIR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 89 162
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 89 134
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

91 116
DILTIAZEM HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 92 218
FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

92 157
OLANZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P 94 146
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 94 160
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

94 166
CHLORTHALIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 97 100
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

97 79
MIDODRINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 99 375
RIVASTIGMINE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 99 245
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 101 132
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 101 58
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

101 89
DEXILANT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 104 137
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

105 52
GLIPIZIDE XL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

105 211
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

107 61
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P 107 66
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. 24, 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.