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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,091Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.86M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

857 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

9% of this provider’s 643 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

37% of this provider’s 857 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 857 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

$52 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

$1.34M

2014

$1.72M

2015

$1.86M

2016

Number of Claims

30,439

2014

34,220

2015

36,091

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
LISINOPRIL 1,138

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,012

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 1,057

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

780

prescriptions.

158

patients, 18% of all patients

2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 968

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

135

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
FUROSEMIDE 965

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

829

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

4 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 886

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

154

patients, 18% of all patients

O 5 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 817

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

708

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

6 12
GABAPENTIN 756

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

7 11
FAMOTIDINE* 745

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

663

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

8 63
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 717

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

9 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 709

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

10 18
METFORMIN HCL 659

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

11 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 647

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

12 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 589

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

13 2
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 571

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

14 40
SERTRALINE HCL 551

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

15 28
LORAZEPAM 549

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

16 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 521

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

17 88
TRAMADOL HCL 482

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

O 18 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

19 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 439

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

20 27
MEMANTINE HCL 394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

21 85
FLUOXETINE HCL 385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

22 46
SIMVASTATIN 382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

23 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

24 30
CLOPIDOGREL 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

25 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

26 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

27 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

28 16
MIRTAZAPINE 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

29 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

30 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

31 42
MELOXICAM 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

32 26
XARELTO 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

33 107
TORSEMIDE 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

34 154
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

P 35 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

36 21
NAMENDA XR 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

37 81
OLANZAPINE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

P 38 146
TRAZODONE HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

39 29
DIAZEPAM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

40 54
DULOXETINE HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

41 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

42 19
ROPINIROLE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

43 96
ALPRAZOLAM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

44 15
CLONAZEPAM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

45 36
CARVEDILOL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

46 20
RANITIDINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

47 22
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

A 48 84
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

48 69
GLIPIZIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

50 53
TOPIRAMATE 176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

51 141
AZITHROMYCIN 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

A 52 47
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

53 33
NOVOLOG 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

54 196
OXYCODONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

O 55 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

55 23
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A 57 180
METFORMIN HCL ER 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

58 34
BACLOFEN 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

59 104
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

60 76
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

<11 61 151
LANTUS 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

62 131
PREDNISONE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

63 38
TEMAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

64 78
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

65 73
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 71
VENTOLIN HFA 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

67 74
AMANTADINE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

<11 68 341
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

69 99
AMITIZA 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 159
LATANOPROST 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

71 149
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 71 118
PROMETHAZINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

73 114
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O 74 37
ATENOLOL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

<11 74 41
BUSPIRONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

76 121
PAROXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 80
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

78 148
ESTRADIOL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

79 130
CLONIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

79 62
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

79 79
PROAIR HFA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

82 55
AMOXICILLIN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

A 83 105
CELECOXIB 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 87
CHLORTHALIDONE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 85 100
LYRICA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

85 58
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

87 198
SYMBICORT 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

87 94
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 59
JANUVIA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 90 57
LEVETIRACETAM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

91 98
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A 91 117
LINZESS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 175
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A 94 108
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 94 134
RIVASTIGMINE* 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

94 193
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

94 32
BUPROPION XL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 98 115
LEVOFLOXACIN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A 98 91
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

100 61
FINASTERIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

100 92
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

102 161
CEPHALEXIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A 103 111
HUMALOG 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

103 229
TIZANIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

105 64
TRADJENTA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 106 140
ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

107 31
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

107 241
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 109 160
ELIQUIS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 110 97
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 111 186
CEFTRIAXONE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

A 111 326
MECLIZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

111 112
FLUCONAZOLE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

111 126
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

115 106
DICYCLOMINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

116 169
DIGOX 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 116 227
GLIMEPIRIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

116 45
TRIMETHOPRIM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 A 116 305
OLANZAPINE ODT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 120 426
IBUPROFEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 121 101
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 122 67
LIDOCAINE HCL* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

122 363
EXELON 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

124 239
NEXIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

125 90
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 125 258
KLOR-CON 10 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 125 142
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

128 95
VERAPAMIL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 128 133
PRIMIDONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 128 299
LACTULOSE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

128 194
NYSTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

132 165
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

133 56
PROPAFENONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 133 457
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

133 138
RISPERIDONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P 136 110
SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

137 113
AZILECT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 138 395
ARIPIPRAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P 139 177
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 140 362
BUPROPION HCL SR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 141 139
FENTANYL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 O 142 122
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

142 116
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 142 123
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 28, 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.