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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,765Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

643 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% 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

4% of this provider’s 522 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

32% of this provider’s 643 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 643 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$1.37M

2014

$1.39M

2015

$1.38M

2016

Number of Claims

21,545

2014

21,531

2015

23,765

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 924

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

838

prescriptions.

146

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 725

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

2 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 680

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

3 3
GABAPENTIN 546

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

4 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 544

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

6 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

O 7 6
LISINOPRIL 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

8 4
SIMVASTATIN 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

9 9
ALPRAZOLAM 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

10 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

11 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

12 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

13 12
METFORMIN HCL 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

14 7
MELOXICAM 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

15 26
CLOPIDOGREL 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

16 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

17 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

18 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

O 19 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

20 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

21 14
TRAZODONE HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

22 29
MIRTAZAPINE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

23 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

24 27
RANITIDINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

25 22
LORAZEPAM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

26 25
TRADJENTA 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

27 140
DULOXETINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

28 39
ATENOLOL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

29 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

30 42
ALLOPURINOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

31 31
TRAMADOL HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

O 32 17
CARVEDILOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

32 20
DIAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

34 54
CRESTOR 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

35 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

36 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

37 43
OXYCODONE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 38 51
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

39 56
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

40 33
MEMANTINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 85
HYDRALAZINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 75
AMITIZA 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 159
KLOR-CON 10 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 142
SERTRALINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

45 28
CLONAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

46 36
TEMAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

46 78
PAROXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

48 80
LEVETIRACETAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 98
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 71
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

51 89
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 69
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 35
ZETIA 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 82
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 30
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

57 79
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

58 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

58 19
ELIQUIS 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 97
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

61 73
BYSTOLIC 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 120
TIZANIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

63 64
FLUOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 46
LYRICA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 58
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 O 65 150
IBUPROFEN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

67 101
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O 68 224
PREDNISONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

69 38
LEVOFLOXACIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

A 70 91
XARELTO 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 70 107
NEXIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 90
SPIRONOLACTONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 70
MECLIZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

73 112
JANUVIA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 57
NIFEDIPINE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 76 109
PROAIR HFA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

76 55
CLONIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 62
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 79 93
NAMENDA XR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

80 81
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

A 81 84
SPIRIVA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 82 113
VERAPAMIL ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

83 133
COLCHICINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

84 136
BACLOFEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 104
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 85 88
VESICARE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 87 173
TRIMETHOPRIM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 A 88 305
RISPERIDONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 P 88 110
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

88 77
IRBESARTAN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 91 124
METFORMIN HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

91 34
ZOSTAVAX 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

93 346
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 93 95
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 93 187
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

96 118
METOLAZONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 97 205
RAMIPRIL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 97 147
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 97 160
KLOR-CON M20 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

97 103
LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 101 131
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

102 106
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 102 158
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 102 61
DIGOXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 102 145
RALOXIFENE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 106 156
FLUCONAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

106 126
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

106 202
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 109 123
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

110 52
MYRBETRIQ 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 110 172
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 110 192
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 110 59
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 114 134
QUINAPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 115 200
GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 115 53
TERAZOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 115 155
ROPINIROLE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 115 96
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P 119 66
AZITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A 119 47
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 121 148
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 121 99
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. 27, 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.