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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,333Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

1,059 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% 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

5% of this provider’s 856 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

30% of this provider’s 1,059 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 1,059 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$54 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

$1.24M

2014

$1.39M

2015

$1.54M

2016

Number of Claims

27,776

2014

28,092

2015

28,333

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 1,125

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

902

prescriptions.

220

patients, 21% of all patients

1 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,116

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

919

prescriptions.

203

patients, 19% of all patients

2 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,060

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

915

prescriptions.

191

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,022

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

786

prescriptions.

199

patients, 19% of all patients

4 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 770

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

5 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 750

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

125

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
METFORMIN HCL ER 700

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

137

patients, 13% of all patients

7 34
LISINOPRIL 569

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

118

patients, 11% of all patients

8 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 565

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

9 12
TRAMADOL HCL 542

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

O 10 17
LORAZEPAM 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

11 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

12 18
FUROSEMIDE 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

13 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 416

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

O 14 6
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

15 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

16 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

17 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

18 43
SIMVASTATIN 368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

19 9
GABAPENTIN 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

20 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

21 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

22 45
SERTRALINE HCL 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

23 28
METFORMIN HCL 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

24 7
CLOPIDOGREL 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

25 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

26 23
CARVEDILOL 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

27 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

28 59
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

29 61
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

30 35
RANITIDINE HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

31 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

32 16
SPIRONOLACTONE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

33 70
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

34 233
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

35 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

36 30
ALLOPURINOL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

37 31
INVOKANA 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

38 163
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

39 21
MELOXICAM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

40 26
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

41 67
KLOR-CON M10 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

42 215
FINASTERIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

43 92
DULOXETINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

44 39
ATENOLOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

45 41
TRAZODONE HCL 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

46 29
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

47 56
ALPRAZOLAM 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

48 15
PROMETHAZINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 114
FENOFIBRATE* 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

49 86
ROPINIROLE HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 96
NAPROXEN 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

51 102
OLANZAPINE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

P 53 146
PROAIR HFA 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

54 55
FLUCONAZOLE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

55 126
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

56 118
CLONAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

56 36
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

58 79
DONEPEZIL HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

59 42
TEMAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 78
CELECOXIB 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

61 87
TIZANIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

61 64
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

A 63 108
SYMBICORT 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

64 94
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

65 60
CLONIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

66 46
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

68 65
KLOR-CON M20 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 103
VALSARTAN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

70 50
AZITHROMYCIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

A 70 47
LYRICA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

72 58
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

A 73 129
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

73 48
LOVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

73 83
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

73 76
PREDNISONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

77 38
MEMANTINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

78 85
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 69
CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

80 44
SYNTHROID 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 80 72
DIGOXIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 80 145
MIRTAZAPINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

80 49
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

80 143
IBUPROFEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

85 101
CEPHALEXIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

A 85 111
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 87 134
JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

88 57
AMOXICILLIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

A 88 105
GLIPIZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

88 53
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

91 116
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

91 148
MECLIZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

91 112
CARTIA XT 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

94 210
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

95 71
TOPIRAMATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 95 141
SPIRIVA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

95 113
ZETIA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 98 82
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

98 125
VENTOLIN HFA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

100 74
FELODIPINE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

101 292
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

102 40
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

103 106
NOVOFINE 32 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

103 360
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

103 119
GLIPIZIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

106 68
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

107 89
BUSPIRONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

108 121
DIAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

109 54
NEXIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 109 90
TORSEMIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 111 154
FARXIGA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 112 357
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

113 95
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

114 256
METHIMAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 115 298
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 May 15, 2018.
  • 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.