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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,675Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 51 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 86 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

889 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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 758 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

43% of this provider’s 889 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 889 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

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$1.14M

2014

$1.17M

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

22,175

2014

22,185

2015

21,675

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
LISINOPRIL 797

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

161

patients, 18% of all patients

1 4
SIMVASTATIN 737

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

137

patients, 15% of all patients

2 9
OMEPRAZOLE 675

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

131

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 647

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

4 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 627

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

115

patients, 13% of all patients

5 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

6 43
METFORMIN HCL 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
FUROSEMIDE 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

8 10
ALPRAZOLAM 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

9 15
LORAZEPAM 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

10 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

O 11 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

12 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

13 1
TRAMADOL HCL 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

O 14 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

14 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

16 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

17 2
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

18 35
GABAPENTIN 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

19 11
CARVEDILOL 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

20 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

21 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

22 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

23 18
METFORMIN HCL ER 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

24 34
SERTRALINE HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

25 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

26 19
GLIPIZIDE ER 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

27 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

28 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

29 32
MELOXICAM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

29 26
AZITHROMYCIN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

139

patients, 16% of all patients

A 31 47
CLOPIDOGREL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

32 24
TEMAZEPAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

33 78
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

34 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

35 59
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

A 36 117
RANITIDINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

37 22
FINASTERIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

37 92
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

39 33
CLONAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

40 36
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

41 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

42 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

43 30
ATENOLOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

45 42
GLIPIZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

46 53
JANUVIA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

46 57
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

A 48 84
VALSARTAN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 50
CLONIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 62
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 60
NIFEDIPINE ER 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

52 109
PROAIR HFA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

53 55
SYNTHROID 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

54 72
CRESTOR 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

55 44
TRAZODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 29
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

A 57 108
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 57 48
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 61
BENAZEPRIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 52
MECLIZINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

61 112
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

62 127
ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

63 31
CARTIA XT 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

64 210
DIAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 65 54
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 66 93
DULOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

67 39
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 76
SYMBICORT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 94
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

70 99
VENTOLIN HFA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

70 74
CELECOXIB 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 87
PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 73 80
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 74 67
LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 58
QUINAPRIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

75 200
TIZANIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

77 64
NEXIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

77 90
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 46
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

80 118
NYSTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

81 165
BUPROPION XL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 82 115
KLOR-CON M20 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

82 103
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

84 77
PROMETHAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 1% of all patients

84 114
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

86 89
VERAPAMIL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 87 133
DOXEPIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 87 237
RAMIPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 89 147
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 90 75
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

90 243
GLIPIZIDE XL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

90 211
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 93 158
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 Sept. 23, 2010.
  • 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.