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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,982Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 45 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

759 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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 610 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

35% of this provider’s 759 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 759 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$1.33M

2014

$1.43M

2015

$1.36M

2016

Number of Claims

23,484

2014

24,586

2015

24,982

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 1,272

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

1 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 797

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

133

patients, 18% of all patients

2 8
ALPRAZOLAM 737

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

3 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 681

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

122

patients, 16% of all patients

4 1
LISINOPRIL 616

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 579

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

6 12
METFORMIN HCL 525

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 519

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

8 2
OMEPRAZOLE 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

9 5
RANITIDINE HCL 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

10 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

11 21
FUROSEMIDE 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

12 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

13 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

14 14
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

15 77
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

16 23
RISPERIDONE 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 17 110
CLOPIDOGREL 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

18 24
SIMVASTATIN 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

19 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

20 16
PREDNISONE 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

21 38
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

O 21 6
GABAPENTIN 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

23 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

24 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 25 66
OLANZAPINE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 26 146
TRAMADOL HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

O 27 17
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

28 73
CLONIDINE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

29 62
LORAZEPAM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

30 25
CLONAZEPAM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

31 36
SYNTHROID 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

32 72
SERTRALINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

32 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

34 43
MELOXICAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

35 26
IBUPROFEN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

36 101
TAMSULOSIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

37 27
TRAZODONE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

38 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

39 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

40 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

41 18
LAMOTRIGINE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 168
LEVETIRACETAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 98
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 44 179
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 88
ATENOLOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

46 41
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

47 35
LACTULOSE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 194
ALLOPURINOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

49 31
DULOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

50 39
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 76
NIFEDIPINE ER 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

52 109
ESTRADIOL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

53 130
CEPHALEXIN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

A 54 111
BENAZEPRIL HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

54 52
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 160
CARVEDILOL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

56 20
FANAPT 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 56 330
VIMPAT 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 56 310
PAROXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

60 80
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

61 206
CRESTOR 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

62 44
TEMAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

63 78
VALSARTAN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

65 19
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 118
THIORIDAZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 67 357
JANUVIA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 57
CARTIA XT 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 210
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 99
GLYBURIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

71 317
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

A 72 84
ARIPIPRAZOLE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 73 177
MECLIZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

73 112
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

75 56
DIAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

76 54
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

A 76 129
CELECOXIB 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

78 87
BUSPIRONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

78 121
LITHIUM CARBONATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 80 285
SYMBICORT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

81 94
OXCARBAZEPINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 82 218
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 82 158
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

84 106
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 132
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 93
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

86 69
BACLOFEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 86 104
TOPIRAMATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 89 141
PROAIR HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

89 55
FLUOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

91 46
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 92 266
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 92 60
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 94 59
HALOPERIDOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 94 265
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

96 95
ONGLYZA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 97 260
AZITHROMYCIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

A 97 47
TERAZOSIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 99 155
ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 100 82
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

101 241
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 101 134
XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 101 107
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

104 247
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 105 363
VALPROIC ACID* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 105 281
ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

107 96
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

108 89
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 Dec. 3, 2013.
  • 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.