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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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44,429Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.83M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

1,066 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

5% of this provider’s 816 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

39% of this provider’s 1,066 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

41% of this provider’s 1,066 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$1.79M

2014

$1.86M

2015

$1.83M

2016

Number of Claims

39,011

2014

41,400

2015

44,429

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 2,066

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,193

prescriptions.

299

patients, 28% of all patients

O 1 6
FUROSEMIDE 1,698

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,488

prescriptions.

191

patients, 18% of all patients

2 10
OMEPRAZOLE 1,262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

975

prescriptions.

189

patients, 18% of all patients

3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,045

prescriptions.

131

patients, 12% of all patients

4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,003

prescriptions.

136

patients, 13% of all patients

5 1
LISINOPRIL 1,118

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

848

prescriptions.

142

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
ALPRAZOLAM 1,061

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

132

patients, 12% of all patients

7 15
SIMVASTATIN 958

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

781

prescriptions.

126

patients, 12% of all patients

8 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 910

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

728

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

9 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 896

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

137

patients, 13% of all patients

10 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 873

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

11 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 836

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

12 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 775

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

13 12
GABAPENTIN 757

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

133

patients, 12% of all patients

14 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 741

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

15 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 714

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

16 40
MELOXICAM 696

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

121

patients, 11% of all patients

17 26
LORAZEPAM 651

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

129

patients, 12% of all patients

18 25
METFORMIN HCL 591

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

19 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 585

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

20 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 580

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

21 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 552

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

22 19
CLOPIDOGREL 538

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

23 24
ATENOLOL 470

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

24 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

25 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 430

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

26 45
TRAMADOL HCL 419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

O 27 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

28 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

29 14
FAMOTIDINE* 403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

30 63
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

31 32
TEMAZEPAM 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

32 78
OXYCODONE HCL 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

O 33 51
DULOXETINE HCL 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

34 39
TRAZODONE HCL 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

35 29
CARVEDILOL 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

36 20
CLONAZEPAM 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

37 36
ALLOPURINOL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

38 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

39 33
PROAIR HFA 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

40 55
RANITIDINE HCL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

41 22
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

42 79
DIAZEPAM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

43 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

44 88
SERTRALINE HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

45 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

46 75
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 215

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

47 21
VENTOLIN HFA 214

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

48 74
METFORMIN HCL ER 214

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

48 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

50 23
DIGOXIN 201

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

51 145
MEMANTINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

51 85
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 199

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

53 69
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

54 56
FLUOXETINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

55 46
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

56 65
SPIRONOLACTONE 179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

57 70
NAMENDA XR 178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

58 81
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

58 151
PREDNISONE 178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

58 38
LYRICA 177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

61 58
CEPHALEXIN 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

A 62 111
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O 63 37
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

64 106
PROMETHAZINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

65 114
JANUVIA 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

66 57
AMOXICILLIN 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

107

patients, 10% of all patients

A 67 105
LANTUS 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

68 131
LOVASTATIN 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

69 83
MIRTAZAPINE 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

70 49
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

71 135
FINASTERIDE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

72 92
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

A 73 108
CRESTOR 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

74 44
CLONIDINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

74 62
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

76 134
KLOR-CON 10 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

<11 77 142
ESTRADIOL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

78 130
NEXIUM 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

79 90
SUCRALFATE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

80 153
GLIPIZIDE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

80 53
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

82 116
RISPERIDONE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11 P 83 110
AZITHROMYCIN 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

A 84 47
BUMETANIDE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 85 220
SYMBICORT 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

85 94
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

P 85 66
FLUCONAZOLE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

88 126
NAPROXEN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

89 102
BUPROPION XL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

90 115
GLIPIZIDE ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

91 68
PAROXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 91 80
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

93 35
NYSTATIN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

93 165
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

95 138
VOLTAREN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

96 197
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

96 160
METOLAZONE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 98 205
ROPINIROLE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

99 96
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 100 187
OXCARBAZEPINE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 100 218
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 102 132
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

103 89
FENTANYL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

O 104 122
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 315
TIZANIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

106 64
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

107 73
ELIQUIS 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 108 97
RAMIPRIL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 109 147
LEVETIRACETAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 110 98
SPIRIVA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

111 113
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

111 67
BENAZEPRIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

113 52
ONDANSETRON HCL* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

113 185
ARIPIPRAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 P 113 177
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 116 250
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

A 116 117
VALSARTAN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 118 50
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

A 119 84
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

120 59
KLOR-CON M20 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 121 103
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 121 48
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

121 198
JANUMET 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 124 174
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 124 188
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

126 243
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 127 386
POTASSIUM CITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 128 455
BUPROPION HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

128 296
COLCHICINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

130 136
ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

131 95
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 132 60
MYRBETRIQ 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 132 172
MECLIZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

132 112
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 132 248
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

136 119
IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

137 101
AGGRENOX 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 138 261
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 139 148
CEFUROXIME 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

A 140 144
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 22, 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.