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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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51,817Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$2.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

759 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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

12% of this provider’s 676 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

38% of this provider’s 759 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 759 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

68 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

$1.92M

2014

$2.26M

2015

$2.03M

2016

Number of Claims

33,984

2014

40,622

2015

51,817

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 3,182

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

2,827

prescriptions.

212

patients, 28% of all patients

1 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 2,919

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

2,596

prescriptions.

169

patients, 22% of all patients

10 2 40
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 2,120

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

2,052

prescriptions.

166

patients, 22% of all patients

3 3
MEMANTINE HCL 2,026

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

2,005

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

10 4 85
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,366

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

5 42
MIRTAZAPINE 1,334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,273

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

6 49
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,133

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

7 18
GABAPENTIN 1,200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,056

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

8 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,009

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

9 1
LISINOPRIL 1,105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

970

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

10 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 1,088

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

950

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

11 88
METFORMIN HCL 929

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

839

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

12 7
NAMENDA XR 922

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

904

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

13 81
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 839

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

740

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

14 2
TRAZODONE HCL 825

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

15 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 821

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

778

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

16 12
OMEPRAZOLE 785

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

737

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

17 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 755

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

700

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

18 16
SERTRALINE HCL 711

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

19 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 602

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

20 27
ALLOPURINOL 581

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

21 31
LORAZEPAM 536

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

22 25
FAMOTIDINE* 491

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

23 63
XARELTO 489

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

24 107
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 480

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

25 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 471

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

O 26 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 454

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

27 8
CARVEDILOL 443

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

28 20
RANITIDINE HCL 427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

29 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

30 30
CLOPIDOGREL 422

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

31 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

32 23
OLANZAPINE 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 146
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

34 69
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

P 35 66
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

36 151
KLOR-CON 10 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

37 142
PREDNISONE 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

38 38
SIMVASTATIN 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 9
LEVETIRACETAM 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

40 98
HYDRALAZINE HCL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 75
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

42 73
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 160
ROPINIROLE HCL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 96
VESICARE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 173
ELIQUIS 258

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

46 97
NEXIUM 251

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 90
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 250

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

48 14
TRAMADOL HCL 242

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

O 49 17
RIVASTIGMINE* 239

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

50 193
OXCARBAZEPINE 231

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 218
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

51 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 46
FINASTERIDE 208

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 92
RISPERIDONE 207

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 55 110
DULOXETINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

56 39
FENTANYL 196

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 57 122
NUEDEXTA 196

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

<11 57 201
ARIPIPRAZOLE 185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 59 177
WARFARIN SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 43
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 71
PROMETHAZINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

62 114
TRADJENTA 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

<11 63 140
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 134
DIGOXIN 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 145
KETOCONAZOLE 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

66 212
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

67 161
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

68 21
RIVASTIGMINE* 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

<11 69 245
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

A 70 108
PAROXETINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 80
LATANOPROST 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

71 149
ATENOLOL 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 41
LANTUS 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

74 131
CLONAZEPAM 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

75 36
EXELON 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

76 239
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 19
BACLOFEN 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 104
ONDANSETRON HCL* 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

79 185
LYRICA 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 58
NOVOLOG 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

81 196
CARBAMAZEPINE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 82 203
COLCRYS 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11 83 249
JANUVIA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 84 57
COLCHICINE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

85 136
BENAZEPRIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 86 52
MELOXICAM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

87 26
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 88 325
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 88 158
NYSTATIN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

88 165
LEVEMIR 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 162
VALSARTAN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

92 50
VENLAFAXINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 92 225
AGGRENOX 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 94 261
AMIODARONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

95 191
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

96 59
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A 97 117
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

A 98 84
VOLTAREN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

99 197
SPIRONOLACTONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 70
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 100 32
CELECOXIB 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

102 87
METOLAZONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

103 205
ADVAIR DISKUS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

103 95
TOVIAZ 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 105 413
TIZANIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 105 64
SPIRIVA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

107 113
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 108 79
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 109 48
LEVOFLOXACIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

A 110 91
ALPRAZOLAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

111 15
CALCIUM ACETATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 112 278
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 112 283
MAGELLAN INSULIN SAFETY SYRNG 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

112 308
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 115 369
BUSPIRONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

115 121
RAPAFLO 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 117 369
CEFTRIAXONE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A 118 326
IBUPROFEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

118 101
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

120 33
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 120 187
AZITHROMYCIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A 120 47
TERAZOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 120 155
DIGOX 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

120 227
MINOCYCLINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 A 125 343
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

126 241
MYRBETRIQ 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 126 172
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 128 148
CEFUROXIME 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A 128 144
LIDOCAINE HCL* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

128 363
PATADAY 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 128 322
FLUCONAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

132 126
AMANTADINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 132 341
PRAZOSIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 132 386
MECLIZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 135 112
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 136 166
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 136 76
ROZEREM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 138 323
NITROFURANTOIN* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 A 138 306
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

138 282
LUMIGAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 141 374
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

141 65
HYDROXYZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

143 255
TOPIRAMATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 143 141
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

143 247
LACTULOSE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

146 194
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 147 89
CILOSTAZOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 147 204
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 147 470
SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

150 94
AZILECT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 151 395
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

152 118
CLONIDINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

152 312
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 Feb. 24, 2015.
  • 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.