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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,158Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

1,188 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

41% of this provider’s 1,188 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 1,188 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$1.39M

2014

$1.4M

2015

$1.39M

2016

Number of Claims

24,808

2014

24,218

2015

24,158

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 898

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

176

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 799

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

158

patients, 13% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 797

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

183

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 698

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

153

patients, 13% of all patients

4 8
LISINOPRIL 680

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

167

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
SIMVASTATIN 674

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

149

patients, 13% of all patients

6 9
OMEPRAZOLE 664

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

139

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 632

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

135

patients, 11% of all patients

8 14
METFORMIN HCL 564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

137

patients, 12% of all patients

9 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 527

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

10 12
FUROSEMIDE 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

129

patients, 11% of all patients

11 10
CLOPIDOGREL 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

12 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

13 19
GABAPENTIN 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

14 11
MELOXICAM 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

15 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

O 16 6
ALPRAZOLAM 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

16 15
TEMAZEPAM 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

18 78
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

19 13
AMOXICILLIN 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

233

patients, 20% of all patients

A 20 105
ATENOLOL 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

21 41
PREDNISONE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

154

patients, 13% of all patients

22 38
SERTRALINE HCL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

23 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

24 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

25 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

26 27
CARVEDILOL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

27 20
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

28 48
GLIPIZIDE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

29 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

30 18
ALLOPURINOL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

31 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

32 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

33 23
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

34 56
FLUOXETINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

35 46
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

36 67
RANITIDINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

37 22
AZITHROMYCIN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

149

patients, 13% of all patients

A 38 47
WARFARIN SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

39 43
NIFEDIPINE ER 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

40 109
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O 41 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

42 33
PROAIR HFA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

43 55
TRAMADOL HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

O 44 17
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

45 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

108

patients, 9% of all patients

A 46 84
CITALOPRAM HBR 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

47 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

48 60
VALSARTAN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

48 50
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

50 222
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

A 51 108
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

52 21
METFORMIN HCL ER 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

53 34
PAROXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

53 80
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

55 79
LOVASTATIN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

56 83
LORAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

57 25
SYNTHROID 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

58 72
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

58 119
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

60 59
NEXIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 90
SPIRIVA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 113
CELECOXIB 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

61 87
ADVAIR DISKUS 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

64 95
CRESTOR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

65 44
IBUPROFEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

65 101
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

67 75
FINASTERIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

68 92
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

68 65
GLIMEPIRIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

70 45
CLONIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 62
INSULIN SYRINGE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

72 337
MECLIZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

72 112
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

74 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

74 69
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 76 134
SYMBICORT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

77 94
CLONAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

78 36
LEVETIRACETAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

78 98
LANTUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

78 131
ZETIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

81 82
GLIPIZIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

81 68
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

81 99
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

84 106
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 P 85 66
CEPHALEXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

A 85 111
FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

85 86
DICYCLOMINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

88 169
GLYBURIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 89 317
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 89 40
VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

89 74
VERAPAMIL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

89 133
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 93 61
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

93 58
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

95 176
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

96 351
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

96 89
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

98 52
LABETALOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 98 182
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 10, 2009.
  • 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.