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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,565Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$2.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

722 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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 585 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

43% of this provider’s 722 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

39% of this provider’s 722 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

$66 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

$1.39M

2014

$1.71M

2015

$2.01M

2016

Number of Claims

25,205

2014

28,784

2015

30,565

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 1,235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,031

prescriptions.

207

patients, 29% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 991

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

775

prescriptions.

183

patients, 25% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 935

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

800

prescriptions.

130

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 912

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

154

patients, 21% of all patients

O 4 6
GABAPENTIN 911

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

162

patients, 22% of all patients

5 11
OMEPRAZOLE 848

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

682

prescriptions.

147

patients, 20% of all patients

6 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 822

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

153

patients, 21% of all patients

7 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 621

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

8 12
LISINOPRIL 577

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

114

patients, 16% of all patients

9 4
FUROSEMIDE 559

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

10 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 534

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

11 13
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 519

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

O 12 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 519

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

12 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

14 18
CLOPIDOGREL 438

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

15 24
CARVEDILOL 437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

16 20
ALPRAZOLAM 425

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

17 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 425

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

134

patients, 19% of all patients

17 21
TRAZODONE HCL 405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

19 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

20 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

21 32
METFORMIN HCL ER 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

22 34
METFORMIN HCL 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

23 7
RANITIDINE HCL 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

24 22
SERTRALINE HCL 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

25 28
TIZANIDINE HCL 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

26 64
TAMSULOSIN HCL 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

27 27
TRAMADOL HCL 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

O 28 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

29 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

30 19
GLIPIZIDE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

31 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

32 30
MELOXICAM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

33 26
MIRTAZAPINE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

34 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

35 14
JANUVIA 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

36 57
PREDNISONE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

37 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

38 69
ALLOPURINOL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

39 31
VENTOLIN HFA 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

40 74
CRESTOR 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

40 44
CLONAZEPAM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

42 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

43 33
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

44 35
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

45 48
LYRICA 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

46 58
LORAZEPAM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

47 59
VOLTAREN 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

49 197
AZITHROMYCIN 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

116

patients, 16% of all patients

A 49 47
NEXIUM 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

51 90
SPIRIVA 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

52 113
INVOKANA 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

53 163
WARFARIN SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 43
MYRBETRIQ 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 172
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

55 119
VALSARTAN 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

57 50
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

58 76
FLUCONAZOLE 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

59 126
FLUOXETINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

59 46
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

61 79
HYDRALAZINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 75
SPIRONOLACTONE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

63 70
SIMVASTATIN 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

64 9
BYSTOLIC 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 120
PAROXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

66 80
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

66 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

A 68 84
PROAIR HFA 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

69 55
MECLIZINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

70 112
SYNTHROID 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 72
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

72 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

73 95
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O 74 150
SYMBICORT 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

75 94
DULOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 39
CHLORTHALIDONE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

75 100
BUPROPION XL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

78 115
ATENOLOL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

79 41
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

80 106
NYSTATIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

81 165
LEVOFLOXACIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

A 82 91
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

82 116
LINZESS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 175
BENAZEPRIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

84 52
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 217
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

A 86 117
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

86 40
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 89 192
FENOFIBRATE* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

90 123
ELIQUIS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

90 97
COLCHICINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

92 136
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

93 89
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

93 56
JANUMET XR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

95 209
NOVOFINE 32 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

96 360
NAMENDA XR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

96 81
NAPROXEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

98 102
DIGOXIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

99 145
OXYCODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 99 51
FINASTERIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

101 92
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

101 60
NIFEDICAL XL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

101 232
BUTRANS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 101 429
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

105 166
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

105 138
ZETIA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

105 82
KLOR-CON M20 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

108 103
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

108 65
CEPHALEXIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

A 110 111
ROPINIROLE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

110 96
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 112 66
AMITIZA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

112 159
CELECOXIB 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

112 87
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

115 127
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

116 71
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

117 315
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

118 457
DEXILANT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

119 137
VESICARE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 119 173
LEVETIRACETAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

121 98
TOPIRAMATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 122 141
NOVOLIN 70-30 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 123 273
MEMANTINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

123 85
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 123 256
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 126 63
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 Dec. 19, 2013.
  • 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.