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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,987Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

685 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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 567 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

44% of this provider’s 685 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 685 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$1.32M

2014

$1.44M

2015

$1.39M

2016

Number of Claims

25,797

2014

27,233

2015

26,987

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,502

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,306

prescriptions.

227

patients, 33% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,002

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

897

prescriptions.

133

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 908

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

795

prescriptions.

145

patients, 21% of all patients

3 1
ALPRAZOLAM 655

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

4 15
FUROSEMIDE 589

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

5 10
METFORMIN HCL ER 584

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

6 34
GABAPENTIN 568

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

7 11
OMEPRAZOLE 542

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

9 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

117

patients, 17% of all patients

O 10 6
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

O 11 37
ALLOPURINOL 387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

12 31
RANITIDINE HCL 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

13 22
SIMVASTATIN 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

14 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

15 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

16 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

17 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

18 8
LISINOPRIL 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

19 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

20 18
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

21 48
IRBESARTAN 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

22 124
METFORMIN HCL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

23 7
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

24 19
SERTRALINE HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

25 28
VALSARTAN 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

26 50
BACLOFEN 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

27 104
CLOPIDOGREL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

27 24
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

29 56
TRAZODONE HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

30 29
OXYCODONE HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O 31 51
MELOXICAM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

32 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

32 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

34 59
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

35 61
CARVEDILOL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

36 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

37 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

37 73
DULOXETINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

39 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

40 69
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

41 13
GLIPIZIDE ER 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

42 68
FLUOXETINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

42 46
WARFARIN SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

44 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

45 27
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

46 77
CEFDINIR 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

A 47 164
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

A 47 108
LORAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

49 25
TRAMADOL HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O 49 17
CRESTOR 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

51 44
PREDNISONE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

52 38
MIRTAZAPINE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

53 49
MECLIZINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

54 112
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

54 233
CITALOPRAM HBR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

56 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

57 99
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

58 33
CLONAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

59 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

59 70
NAPROXEN 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

61 102
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

A 62 129
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

63 32
NEXIUM 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

64 90
TOPIRAMATE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

64 141
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

66 256
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

67 238
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 71
TIZANIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

69 64
DIAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

70 54
MUPIROCIN* 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

71 170
ROPINIROLE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

71 96
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

73 116
IBUPROFEN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

73 101
FENTANYL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 75 122
CELECOXIB 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

76 87
GLIPIZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 53
PROMETHAZINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

78 114
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

79 127
PAROXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

79 80
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O 81 224
ZETIA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

82 82
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

82 89
CLONIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

84 62
GLIMEPIRIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

85 45
LEVOFLOXACIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A 85 91
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A 87 117
FLUCONAZOLE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

88 126
PROAIR HFA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

89 55
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

90 189
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

91 158
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

92 65
CHLORTHALIDONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

92 100
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 94 178
KETOCONAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

94 212
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 96 208
NIFEDIPINE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 96 109
ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

96 41
LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

96 58
VENTOLIN HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

100 74
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

100 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

102 79
GLIPIZIDE XL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

103 211
DONEPEZIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

104 42
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

105 118
AZITHROMYCIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

A 105 47
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 107 93
FAMOTIDINE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

107 63
TERBINAFINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

109 465
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

110 113
DEXILANT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 110 137
SOTALOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 112 288
TERAZOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 113 155
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 113 86
BUSPIRONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

113 121
ONDANSETRON ODT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

116 263
BUMETANIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 116 220
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 Jan. 13, 2014.
  • 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.