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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,252Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 100 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

528 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

8% of this provider’s 413 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

34% of this provider’s 528 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 528 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

$32 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

61 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

$729K

2014

$1.05M

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

19,193

2014

33,934

2015

32,252

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 1,357

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,151

prescriptions.

140

patients, 27% of all patients

1 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,106

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

900

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

2 18
LISINOPRIL 1,096

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

835

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 1,075

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

884

prescriptions.

130

patients, 25% of all patients

4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,075

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

792

prescriptions.

107

patients, 20% of all patients

4 1
GABAPENTIN 1,044

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

6 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,015

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

966

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

7 3
FUROSEMIDE 935

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

8 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 883

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

883

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

9 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 800

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

10 8
SIMVASTATIN 697

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

11 9
CARVEDILOL 683

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

12 20
FAMOTIDINE* 641

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

13 63
CITALOPRAM HBR 553

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

14 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 525

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

15 12
METFORMIN HCL 492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

16 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 476

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

17 13
TRAZODONE HCL 436

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

18 29
LEVETIRACETAM 430

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

19 98
DULOXETINE HCL 421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

20 39
CLOPIDOGREL 394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

21 24
TRAMADOL HCL 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

O 22 17
MIRTAZAPINE 378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

23 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

24 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

25 35
SERTRALINE HCL 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

26 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

27 40
BACLOFEN 347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

28 104
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

29 14
ELIQUIS 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

30 97
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 88
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

O 32 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P 33 66
XARELTO 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 107
ALLOPURINOL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 31
PREDNISONE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

36 38
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

<11 36 187
ATENOLOL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 41
LORAZEPAM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

39 25
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

40 76
LAMOTRIGINE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

<11 41 168
ALPRAZOLAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

42 15
NAMENDA XR 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 81
NIFEDIPINE ER 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

<11 44 109
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

45 73
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

45 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

48 16
CLONIDINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 62
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

<11 50 151
FINASTERIDE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 92
MELOXICAM 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 53 179
RISPERIDONE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

<11 P 54 110
PERMETHRIN 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

55 375
JANUVIA 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

56 57
HYDRALAZINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 75
NAMZARIC 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

<11 58 240
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 148
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

60 33
CLONAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

60 36
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

A 62 108
FENOFIBRATE* 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

63 86
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 64 71
LATANOPROST 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

64 149
AZITHROMYCIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

A 66 47
BUPROPION HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 296
ROPINIROLE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 67 96
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

69 23
SENSIPAR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 70 251
FLUOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

71 46
RENVELA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 72 253
VALSARTAN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

73 50
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 132
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

A 75 180
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 75 134
OLANZAPINE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P 77 146
HYDROXYZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 78 255
GLIPIZIDE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 68
OXCARBAZEPINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 80 218
INVOKANA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 80 163
VERAPAMIL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 82 133
GLIPIZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 83 53
LEVOFLOXACIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

A 84 91
OXYCODONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 85 51
AMIODARONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 85 191
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 85 67
CRESTOR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

88 44
MIDODRINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 88 375
TIZANIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 88 64
PROAIR HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

88 55
DIAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 92 54
PHENOBARBITAL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 93 223
NYSTATIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

93 165
CELECOXIB 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

95 87
DICYCLOMINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

95 169
LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 95 58
SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 98 70
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 99 59
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

100 138
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 100 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

A 102 84
DILTIAZEM HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 103 218
NAPROXEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

104 102
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

104 95
KLOR-CON M20 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 104 103
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 107 118
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

108 74
METHIMAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 108 298
SUCRALFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 108 153
METOLAZONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 111 205
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 111 32
BYSTOLIC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 111 120
METHOTREXATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 111 266
LAMIVUDINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 115 403
PRAZOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 115 386
ABACAVIR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 115 489
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

115 19
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 Feb. 3, 2017.
  • 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.