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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,242Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 81 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 111 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

599 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

26% of this provider’s 599 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 599 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$793K

2014

$875K

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

14,575

2014

14,662

2015

18,242

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 932

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

128

patients, 21% of all patients

O 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 571

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

2 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

3 18
FUROSEMIDE 482

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

4 10
ALPRAZOLAM 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

5 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

6 1
OMEPRAZOLE 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
LISINOPRIL 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

8 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

10 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

11 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

12 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

13 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

14 30
FAMOTIDINE* 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

15 63
GABAPENTIN 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

16 11
SIMVASTATIN 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

17 9
TRAMADOL HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

O 18 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

19 12
MIRTAZAPINE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

20 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

21 32
ALLOPURINOL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

22 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

23 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

24 27
CARVEDILOL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

25 20
METFORMIN HCL ER 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

26 34
CLOPIDOGREL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

27 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

28 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

29 43
DULOXETINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

30 39
BUSPIRONE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

31 121
RANITIDINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 22
LORAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

33 25
METFORMIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

34 7
TRAZODONE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

35 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

36 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

37 14
NAMENDA XR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

<11 38 81
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

39 16
DIAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 54
PREDNISONE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

41 38
CLONAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

43 21
SERTRALINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

44 28
OXCARBAZEPINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 45 218
PROAIR HFA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

46 55
ATENOLOL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 41
PROMETHAZINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

48 114
TRADJENTA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 49 140
SPIRIVA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

50 113
HYDRALAZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 50 75
VERAPAMIL ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 133
LEVETIRACETAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 53 98
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

A 54 108
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 67
GLIPIZIDE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 68
FINASTERIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 92
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 58 106
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 59 37
CRESTOR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 44
NEXIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 61 90
BYSTOLIC 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 62 120
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 65
LANTUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 131
BACLOFEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 62 104
FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

66 46
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 P 67 66
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 68 325
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 79
LABETALOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 70 182
GLIPIZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 70 53
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 72 134
VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 73 50
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 73 88
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 73 181
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 76 143
KLOR-CON 10 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 77 142
JANUVIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 78 57
SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 94
HUMALOG 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 79 229
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 July 20, 2016.
  • 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.