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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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40,445Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.86M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

767 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

7% of this provider’s 543 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

21% of this provider’s 767 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 767 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 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

$1.81M

2014

$1.98M

2015

$1.86M

2016

Number of Claims

41,880

2014

41,863

2015

40,445

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 2,104

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,509

prescriptions.

213

patients, 28% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

962

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

2 4
FAMOTIDINE* 1,251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

974

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

3 63
FUROSEMIDE 1,191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

942

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

4 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

820

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

5 12
METFORMIN HCL 944

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 940

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

838

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

7 42
OMEPRAZOLE 933

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

8 5
MIRTAZAPINE 890

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

816

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

9 49
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 889

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

10 8
SIMVASTATIN 888

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

803

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

11 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 783

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

12 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 777

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

13 18
LEVETIRACETAM 703

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

14 98
GABAPENTIN 699

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

15 11
CARVEDILOL 676

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

16 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 645

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

P 17 66
NAMENDA XR 614

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

18 81
HYDRALAZINE HCL 594

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

19 75
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 594

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

19 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 588

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

21 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 565

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

22 88
SERTRALINE HCL 541

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

23 28
RISPERIDONE 491

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 24 110
BACLOFEN 480

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

25 104
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 469

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

26 14
CLONIDINE HCL 461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

27 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 434

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

28 27
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

29 76
FLUOXETINE HCL 362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

30 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

31 13
TRAZODONE HCL 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

32 29
ALLOPURINOL 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

33 31
LORAZEPAM 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

34 25
CLOPIDOGREL 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

35 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

36 73
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

O 37 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

38 16
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

39 138
AMIODARONE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 191
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 202

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

<11 41 187
RIVASTIGMINE* 195

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

<11 42 245
IBUPROFEN 193

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

43 101
DULOXETINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

44 39
NAMZARIC 186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

<11 45 240
WARFARIN SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

46 43
ELIQUIS 171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

46 97
PREDNISONE 171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

46 38
DIGOX 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

<11 49 227
RANITIDINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

50 22
SENSIPAR 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

<11 50 251
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

52 35
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

53 65
CALCITRIOL 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

53 268
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

55 69
CELECOXIB 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

56 87
MELOXICAM 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 26
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

57 206
NIFEDIPINE ER 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 109
LATANOPROST 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

60 149
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 61 151
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

62 19
GLIPIZIDE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 63 53
OLANZAPINE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11 P 63 146
BENAZEPRIL HCL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

63 52
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

66 60
TRAMADOL HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O 67 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

68 32
NEXIUM 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 90
FINASTERIDE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 69 92
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

71 40
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 72 134
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

73 79
PAROXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 74 80
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

74 21
LAMOTRIGINE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 76 168
GLIMEPIRIDE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

<11 77 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

78 23
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O 78 37
XARELTO 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

80 107
ATENOLOL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 41
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 82 71
RENVELA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 82 253
CARBAMAZEPINE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 84 203
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

85 56
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 179
LINZESS 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

87 175
MEMANTINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

88 85
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

88 48
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

90 166
SPIRONOLACTONE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

91 70
CRESTOR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

91 44
DEXILANT 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

91 137
ALPRAZOLAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

94 15
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 94 181
PROAIR HFA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

96 55
BUSPIRONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 96 121
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

96 119
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A 99 84
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

A 100 108
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

100 242
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

A 102 180
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

102 33
COLCRYS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 104 249
LACTULOSE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

105 194
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 106 132
ZETIA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 107 82
METHIMAZOLE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 108 298
BUPROPION XL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 108 115
LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

110 58
LETROZOLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 111 375
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

112 217
MINOXIDIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 113 378
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 114 269
HYDROXYZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

114 255
AZOR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

116 381
FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 116 123
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 118 188
HUMALOG 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 119 229
LABETALOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

119 182
MEGESTROL ACETATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 121 262
TRANSDERM-SCOP 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 122 385
NAPROXEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

122 102
PRISTIQ 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 122 300
LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 122 131
CALCIUM ACETATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 126 278
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

126 176
CEPHALEXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

A 128 111
DILTIAZEM HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 129 218
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

130 95
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 131 61
CLONAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

132 36
BYSTOLIC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

133 120
CHLORTHALIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 134 100
ENTACAPONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 134 483
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 134 325
PHENYTEK 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 10 134 349
ATRIPLA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 134 360
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 134 369
NUEDEXTA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 134 201
GALANTAMINE HBR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 134 483
COLCHICINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

142 136
GLYCOPYRROLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 142 382
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. 12, 2009.
  • 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.