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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,656Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.58M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

992 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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 865 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

36% of this provider’s 992 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 992 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$1.49M

2014

$1.49M

2015

$1.58M

2016

Number of Claims

24,430

2014

25,758

2015

26,656

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 1,304

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,118

prescriptions.

171

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 752

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

663

prescriptions.

129

patients, 13% of all patients

2 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 737

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 724

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

4 3
MELOXICAM 624

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

181

patients, 18% of all patients

5 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 585

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

6 35
OMEPRAZOLE 556

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

7 5
METFORMIN HCL 522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

8 7
GABAPENTIN 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

9 11
FUROSEMIDE 507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

148

patients, 15% of all patients

O 11 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

12 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

13 32
LISINOPRIL 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

14 4
SIMVASTATIN 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

15 9
CLOPIDOGREL 368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

16 24
ALPRAZOLAM 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

17 15
FAMOTIDINE* 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

18 63
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

19 48
PREDNISONE 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

202

patients, 20% of all patients

20 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

20 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

22 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

23 16
TRAMADOL HCL 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

O 24 17
METFORMIN HCL ER 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

25 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

26 42
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

27 93
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

28 13
LORAZEPAM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

29 25
CRESTOR 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

30 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

31 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

32 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

33 45
VALSARTAN 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

34 50
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

35 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

36 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

37 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

37 40
ALLOPURINOL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

39 31
DULOXETINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

40 39
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

O 41 37
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

42 125
ATENOLOL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

43 41
TRAZODONE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

44 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

44 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

123

patients, 12% of all patients

A 46 84
IRBESARTAN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

47 124
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

48 21
ZETIA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

49 82
JANUVIA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

49 57
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

51 67
CLONIDINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 62
SERTRALINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

53 28
OXYCODONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O 54 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

55 33
BENAZEPRIL HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 52
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

57 118
KLOR-CON 10 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

58 142
AZITHROMYCIN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

A 59 47
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

60 65
NEXIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

61 90
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

62 89
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

63 73
CEFUROXIME 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

A 63 144
DIAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

65 54
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 66 66
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

67 116
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

67 69
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

69 60
PROAIR HFA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

69 55
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 79
LEVETIRACETAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 72 98
COLCHICINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

73 136
ADVAIR DISKUS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

74 95
SPIRIVA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

74 113
HYDRALAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

76 75
PROMETHAZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

77 114
CLONAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

78 36
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

78 61
RANITIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 22
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

81 76
CELECOXIB 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

82 87
CARVEDILOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

83 20
GLIPIZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

83 53
MEMANTINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 83 85
TEMAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

86 78
SYMBICORT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

87 94
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 88 135
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 88 238
VERAPAMIL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 90 133
PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 90 80
JANUMET 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 90 174
MUPIROCIN* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

93 170
MECLIZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

93 112
COLCRYS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 93 249
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

96 166
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 96 179
LEVOFLOXACIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

A 98 91
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 98 134
BENICAR HCT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 98 214
DIGOXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 101 145
LYRICA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 101 58
NIFEDIPINE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 101 109
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 101 171
LOVASTATIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 105 83
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

105 106
ONGLYZA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 105 260
SYNTHROID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

105 72
NAMENDA XR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 109 81
DICYCLOMINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

109 169
FENTANYL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 O 109 122
VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

112 74
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 113 92
LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

113 131
CILOSTAZOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 115 204
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 116 192
BUPROPION HCL SR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 116 139
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 July 9, 2007.
  • 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.