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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,962Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

761 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

3% of this provider’s 505 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

29% of this provider’s 761 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 761 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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

$1.01M

2014

$1.22M

2015

$1.31M

2016

Number of Claims

21,449

2014

25,017

2015

30,962

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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,247

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

924

prescriptions.

159

patients, 21% of all patients

1 8
LISINOPRIL 1,115

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

766

prescriptions.

148

patients, 19% of all patients

2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,054

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

158

patients, 21% of all patients

O 3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,008

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

799

prescriptions.

135

patients, 18% of all patients

4 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 949

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

5 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 829

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

122

patients, 16% of all patients

6 2
FUROSEMIDE 788

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

7 10
GABAPENTIN 735

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

8 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 698

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

9 3
OMEPRAZOLE 673

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

10 5
RANITIDINE HCL 649

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

11 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 552

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

12 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

150

patients, 20% of all patients

13 21
METFORMIN HCL 463

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

14 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 457

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

15 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

16 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

17 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

18 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

19 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

20 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

21 12
FAMOTIDINE* 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

22 63
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

22 19
NAMENDA XR 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

<11 24 81
ATENOLOL 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

25 41
CLOPIDOGREL 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

26 24
SIMVASTATIN 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

27 9
ALPRAZOLAM 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

28 15
CARVEDILOL 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

29 20
METFORMIN HCL ER 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

30 34
TRAMADOL HCL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

O 31 17
PROAIR HFA 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

32 55
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

33 32
SERTRALINE HCL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

34 28
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

35 77
TRAZODONE HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

36 29
CLONAZEPAM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

37 36
DULOXETINE HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

38 39
VENTOLIN HFA 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

39 74
MIRTAZAPINE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

40 49
GLIMEPIRIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

41 45
WARFARIN SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

42 43
ALLOPURINOL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

43 31
TIZANIDINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

44 64
LORAZEPAM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

45 25
FINASTERIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

46 92
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

47 33
SYMBICORT 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

48 94
DIAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

49 54
MEMANTINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 85
PREDNISONE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

51 38
LANTUS 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 131
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

53 35
VALSARTAN 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

54 50
LOVASTATIN 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

55 83
JANUVIA 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

56 57
BUPROPION HCL SR 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

57 139
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

58 40
LYRICA 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 58
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

60 116
DOXEPIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 237
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 69
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

63 65
KLOR-CON 10 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

<11 64 142
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

65 61
MELOXICAM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

66 26
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 66 151
TEMAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

68 78
FLUOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 46
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

70 73
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

71 56
CRESTOR 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

71 44
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 71 66
CALCIUM ACETATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 74 278
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 75 134
AZITHROMYCIN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

A 76 47
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

76 106
CLONIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 78 88
VERAPAMIL ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 133
SPIRONOLACTONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

81 95
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 48
FENOFIBRATE* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 84 123
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 85 125
XARELTO 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 86 107
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

87 132
PROMETHAZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

88 114
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

89 79
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 89 67
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 91 108
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O 91 37
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 93 148
PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 94 80
ONDANSETRON HCL* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

94 185
VESICARE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

96 173
CARBAMAZEPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 97 203
MUPIROCIN* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

98 170
LEVETIRACETAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

99 98
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 99 118
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 101 243
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 102 71
SPIRIVA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

102 113
CELECOXIB 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 102 87
RISPERIDONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 P 105 110
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 106 160
RENVELA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 107 253
ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 108 96
ESTRADIOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 109 130
CILOSTAZOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 109 204
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 111 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

A 111 84
RAMIPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 111 147
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 Aug. 23, 2013.
  • 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.