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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,090Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.46M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

914 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

4% of this provider’s 787 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

40% of this provider’s 914 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 914 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$1.25M

2014

$1.37M

2015

$1.46M

2016

Number of Claims

26,061

2014

28,052

2015

29,090

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 1,296

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,159

prescriptions.

194

patients, 21% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,143

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

966

prescriptions.

180

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 817

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

3 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 806

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

722

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

4 3
METFORMIN HCL 708

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

115

patients, 13% of all patients

5 7
LISINOPRIL 636

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

6 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 631

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

7 8
GABAPENTIN 565

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

8 11
RANITIDINE HCL 545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

9 22
OMEPRAZOLE 507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

10 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

11 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 436

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

12 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

13 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

14 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

126

patients, 14% of all patients

O 15 6
ALLOPURINOL 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

16 31
SERTRALINE HCL 375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

17 28
LORAZEPAM 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

18 25
CARVEDILOL 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

19 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

20 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

21 13
TRAMADOL HCL 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

O 22 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

23 45
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

24 67
SIMVASTATIN 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

25 9
TRAZODONE HCL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

26 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

27 21
VALSARTAN 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

27 50
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

O 29 224
GLIPIZIDE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

30 53
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

31 35
MIRTAZAPINE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

32 49
KLOR-CON M20 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

32 103
KLOR-CON 10 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

34 142
ALPRAZOLAM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

35 15
CRESTOR 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

36 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

37 40
HYDRALAZINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

38 75
ATENOLOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

39 41
DULOXETINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

40 39
CLONIDINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

41 62
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

42 19
LEVOFLOXACIN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

A 43 91
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

44 32
TIZANIDINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

45 64
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

46 60
DONEPEZIL HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

47 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

47 46
CLOPIDOGREL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

49 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

50 30
JANUVIA 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 57
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

52 16
BUPROPION XL 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

53 115
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

54 71
LANTUS 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

54 131
PREDNISONE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

54 38
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

57 99
MEMANTINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

57 85
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

A 59 117
BUSPIRONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

60 121
NAMENDA XR 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

<11 61 81
SUCRALFATE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

62 153
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

63 56
WARFARIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

64 43
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

65 118
BENAZEPRIL HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

66 52
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

67 127
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

67 73
DIGOXIN 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 145
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 70 66
GLIPIZIDE ER 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

71 68
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 88
CEFUROXIME 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

A 73 144
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

74 33
MECLIZINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

74 112
PAROXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

76 80
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

77 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

77 69
NEXIUM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 90
ADVAIR DISKUS 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

80 95
NAPROXEN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

81 102
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

81 116
MELOXICAM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

81 26
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

84 48
RISPERIDONE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 P 85 110
ELIQUIS 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

85 97
ONDANSETRON HCL* 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

87 185
AZITHROMYCIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

A 87 47
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

89 89
QUINAPRIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

90 200
SYMBICORT 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

91 94
ETODOLAC 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

91 226
SPIRONOLACTONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

91 70
LYRICA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

94 58
BUPROPION HCL SR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 95 139
DIAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 54
SPIRIVA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

96 113
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 98 134
PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

99 55
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

99 119
CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

101 36
METFORMIN HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

102 34
LEVETIRACETAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

102 98
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 104 61
BACLOFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

105 104
FENOFIBRATE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 106 157
FENOFIBRATE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

106 123
NYSTATIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

108 165
RAMIPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 109 147
SYNTHROID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 109 72
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 111 143
VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

111 74
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

113 77
COLCHICINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

113 136
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 115 158
NIFEDIPINE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 115 109
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

115 92
TERAZOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 118 155
KLOR-CON M10 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

119 215
FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 119 63
CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

121 87
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 121 125
LEVEMIR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 121 162
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 Jan. 9, 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.