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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,703Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.65M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

1,234 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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 1,028 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

30% of this provider’s 1,234 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 1,234 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% 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

26 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

$1.53M

2014

$1.69M

2015

$1.65M

2016

Number of Claims

28,348

2014

30,365

2015

31,703

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,287

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,083

prescriptions.

200

patients, 16% of all patients

1 10
OMEPRAZOLE 1,187

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

874

prescriptions.

229

patients, 19% of all patients

2 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 939

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

227

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 913

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

161

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 826

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

741

prescriptions.

195

patients, 16% of all patients

5 1
LISINOPRIL 812

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

175

patients, 14% of all patients

6 4
METFORMIN HCL 787

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

160

patients, 13% of all patients

7 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 719

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

8 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 690

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

148

patients, 12% of all patients

9 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 683

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

122

patients, 10% of all patients

10 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 567

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

102

patients, 8% of all patients

11 8
TRAZODONE HCL 540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

125

patients, 10% of all patients

12 29
GABAPENTIN 535

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

113

patients, 9% of all patients

13 11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

14 76
CLOPIDOGREL 473

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

102

patients, 8% of all patients

15 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 471

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

16 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 457

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

17 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

18 16
MELOXICAM 417

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

120

patients, 10% of all patients

19 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

20 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

21 13
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

22 48
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

23 138
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

23 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

25 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

26 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

P 27 66
TRAMADOL HCL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

O 28 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

29 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

29 88
CARVEDILOL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

31 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

32 73
FLUOXETINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

33 46
KLOR-CON M20 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

34 103
LEVETIRACETAM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

35 98
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

36 69
NAMENDA XR 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

37 81
VALSARTAN 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

37 50
RANITIDINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

39 22
ELIQUIS 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

40 97
PAROXETINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

41 80
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

42 59
ALLOPURINOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

43 31
SPIRIVA 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

44 113
SERTRALINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

45 28
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

119

patients, 10% of all patients

A 46 84
SIMVASTATIN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

47 9
CLONIDINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

48 62
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

49 35
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

A 49 108
DULOXETINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

49 39
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

O 49 6
LATANOPROST 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

53 149
GLIPIZIDE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

54 53
RISPERIDONE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

P 55 110
MIRTAZAPINE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

56 49
HYDRALAZINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

56 75
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

58 134
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

59 118
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

59 79
NIFEDIPINE ER 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

61 109
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

62 161
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

63 56
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

63 148
ALPRAZOLAM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

65 15
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

66 65
BACLOFEN 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

66 104
VERAPAMIL ER 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

68 133
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

68 151
ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

70 41
LEVOFLOXACIN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

A 71 91
CILOSTAZOL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

72 204
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

72 40
TIZANIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

74 64
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

75 67
PREDNISONE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

76 38
ROPINIROLE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

77 96
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

78 93
PROAIR HFA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

78 55
LYRICA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

80 58
FINASTERIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

81 92
GEMFIBROZIL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

82 152
SPIRONOLACTONE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

83 70
METFORMIN HCL ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

84 34
OLANZAPINE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 84 146
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

86 33
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

87 99
CELECOXIB 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

88 87
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

88 166
CEPHALEXIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

A 90 111
BENAZEPRIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

90 52
LOVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

90 83
SYNTHROID 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 93 72
LORAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

94 25
BUSPIRONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

94 121
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

O 96 37
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

A 96 180
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

98 247
NAPROXEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

99 102
SYMBICORT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

100 94
GLIPIZIDE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

100 68
VENTOLIN HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

102 74
MECLIZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

102 112
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

104 77
FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

104 86
AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

A 106 47
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 106 188
ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

108 95
COLCHICINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

108 136
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

110 32
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

111 61
FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 112 123
LAMOTRIGINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

112 168
BYSTOLIC 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 114 120
CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

114 36
DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

116 145
RESTASIS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 116 339
LABETALOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 118 182
ONGLYZA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 118 260
NEXIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

118 90
JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

118 57
WELCHOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 118 199
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

118 71
MULTAQ 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

124 344
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

124 160
SUCRALFATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

124 153
FAMOTIDINE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

127 63
NITROFURANTOIN* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

A 127 306
TAZTIA XT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 129 483
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

129 119
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 129 242
KETOCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

132 212
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

132 158
NABUMETONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

132 216
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 17, 2018.
  • 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.