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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,085Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 46 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

510 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

4% of this provider’s 430 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 510 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 510 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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

$1.51M

2015

$1.54M

2016

Number of Claims

28,245

2014

25,292

2015

23,085

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 941

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

889

prescriptions.

139

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 712

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

114

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 664

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

114

patients, 22% of all patients

3 10
METFORMIN HCL 604

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

107

patients, 21% of all patients

4 7
LISINOPRIL 580

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 560

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

7 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

8 12
OMEPRAZOLE 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

9 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

10 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

11 18
SIMVASTATIN 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

12 9
GABAPENTIN 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

12 11
ALPRAZOLAM 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

14 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

15 16
TRAZODONE HCL 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

16 29
RANITIDINE HCL 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

17 22
CLOPIDOGREL 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

18 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

19 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

O 20 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

21 23
GLIPIZIDE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

22 53
TRAMADOL HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

O 23 17
ALLOPURINOL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

24 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

25 35
NEXIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

26 90
CARVEDILOL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

27 20
LEVETIRACETAM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

28 98
TAMSULOSIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

29 27
BENAZEPRIL HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

30 52
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

O 31 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

32 13
NAMENDA XR 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

32 81
CLONIDINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

34 62
HYDRALAZINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

35 75
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

36 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

37 42
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

38 32
METFORMIN HCL ER 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

39 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

40 69
LORAZEPAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

40 25
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

42 61
ATENOLOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

43 41
PAROXETINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

44 80
GLIPIZIDE ER 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

45 68
ELIQUIS 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 97
SERTRALINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

47 28
BACLOFEN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

48 104
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

A 49 108
WARFARIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 43
ADVAIR DISKUS 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

49 95
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

52 76
MIRTAZAPINE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

52 49
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 48
ZETIA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

55 82
LEVEMIR 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 162
DULOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 39
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

58 77
PREDNISONE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

58 38
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 71
LYRICA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 60 58
RANEXA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 62 234
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

62 186
MEMANTINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 62 85
KLOR-CON M20 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 103
AZITHROMYCIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

A 66 47
SPIRIVA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 67 113
CITALOPRAM HBR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

68 30
FINASTERIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

69 92
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 60
VALSARTAN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

70 50
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

72 56
SYMBICORT 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

72 94
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

74 138
TIZANIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

75 64
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

75 93
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

77 119
SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

78 70
MELOXICAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

78 26
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

80 73
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

81 65
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

82 368
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 82 40
LOVASTATIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 84 83
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

85 33
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

85 116
VENTOLIN HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

87 74
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

87 166
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 89 67
PROAIR HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

90 55
LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 91 131
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

91 57
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

91 118
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 94 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

95 59
KLOR-CON M10 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

95 215
BUDESONIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 97 290
LEVOFLOXACIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

A 98 91
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

98 101
VERAPAMIL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 100 133
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 100 148
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 March 26, 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.