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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,538Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 76 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

938 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

36% of this provider’s 938 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 938 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% 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

$1.18M

2014

$1.16M

2015

$1.15M

2016

Number of Claims

22,929

2014

21,982

2015

22,538

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 933

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

869

prescriptions.

132

patients, 14% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 880

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

767

prescriptions.

149

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 871

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

705

prescriptions.

166

patients, 18% of all patients

3 5
SIMVASTATIN 731

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

136

patients, 14% of all patients

4 9
LISINOPRIL 627

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

118

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 591

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

6 19
FUROSEMIDE 579

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

7 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

8 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

O 9 6
METFORMIN HCL ER 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

10 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

11 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

12 30
MELOXICAM 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

13 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

14 14
GABAPENTIN 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

15 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

16 2
ATENOLOL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

17 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

18 18
LORAZEPAM 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

19 25
METFORMIN HCL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

20 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

21 45
DULOXETINE HCL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

22 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

23 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

24 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

25 12
TRAMADOL HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

O 26 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

27 43
BENAZEPRIL HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

28 52
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

29 13
CLOPIDOGREL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

30 24
ALLOPURINOL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

30 31
ALPRAZOLAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

32 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

33 42
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

34 32
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

35 61
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

36 33
PREDNISONE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

37 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

38 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

38 60
MIRTAZAPINE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

40 49
SERTRALINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

41 28
PAROXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 80
CLONAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

43 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

44 46
CEFDINIR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

A 45 164
CELECOXIB 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

46 87
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 56
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

47 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

49 95
LYRICA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

50 58
TRAZODONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

51 29
VERAPAMIL ER 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 133
AZITHROMYCIN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

A 53 47
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

53 35
VENTOLIN HFA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

53 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

53 40
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 71
CLONIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 62
CARVEDILOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 20
JANUVIA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

60 57
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

A 60 84
LEVOFLOXACIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

A 62 91
RANITIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

63 22
DICYCLOMINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 169
CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

65 44
TEMAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 78
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 65
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

68 106
MEMANTINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

68 85
PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

70 55
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

71 93
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

A 71 108
FAMOTIDINE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 63
RALOXIFENE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

74 156
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

75 118
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 75
ESTRADIOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

77 130
NAMENDA XR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 77 81
DIGOXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 79 145
FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 92
LANTUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 131
TORSEMIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 154
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

83 89
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

84 77
NEXIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 90
DILT-XR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 86 476
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 86 476
COLCHICINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

88 136
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

88 69
CHLORTHALIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 88 100
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

91 116
VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 91 50
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 4, 2014.
  • 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.