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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,731Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 132 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 101 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

637 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% 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

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

31% of this provider’s 637 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 637 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

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$273K

2014

$832K

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

5,188

2014

13,650

2015

15,731

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 780

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

200

patients, 31% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 615

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

149

patients, 23% of all patients

2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 581

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

O 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 550

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

107

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

118

patients, 19% of all patients

5 5
LISINOPRIL 482

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

115

patients, 18% of all patients

6 4
GABAPENTIN 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

7 11
FUROSEMIDE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

8 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

9 16
METFORMIN HCL 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

10 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

11 12
TRAMADOL HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

O 12 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

13 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

14 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

15 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

16 19
METFORMIN HCL ER 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

17 34
LORAZEPAM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

18 25
ALPRAZOLAM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

19 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

20 13
SERTRALINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

21 28
MELOXICAM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

22 26
DIAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

23 54
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

24 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

25 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

26 32
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

26 65
CARVEDILOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

28 20
DULOXETINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

28 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

30 14
TRAZODONE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

31 29
CLONAZEPAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 36
ALLOPURINOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

33 31
ROPINIROLE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

34 96
DONEPEZIL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

35 42
RANITIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

36 22
CLOPIDOGREL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

37 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

38 33
LYRICA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 58
FLUOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 46
SIMVASTATIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

41 9
PREDNISONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

42 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

42 23
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

44 116
SYMBICORT 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 94
AZITHROMYCIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

A 46 47
TIZANIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

47 64
WARFARIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 43
CRESTOR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 44
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

50 76
VALSARTAN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 50
PROAIR HFA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

52 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

53 40
VENTOLIN HFA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

54 74
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 60
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

A 56 108
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

57 77
OXYCODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O 58 51
VOLTAREN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

59 197
ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

60 41
PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 80
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

62 438
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

62 119
TRULICITY 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 64 235
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 35
MIRTAZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 49
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

67 166
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 68 71
SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

68 70
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 70 95
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 69
LEVETIRACETAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 73 98
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 O 74 37
DEXILANT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 74 137
SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 76 113
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 Aug. 19, 2015.
  • 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.