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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,957Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 56 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

670 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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 537 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

51% of this provider’s 670 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 670 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$50 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

$1.53M

2014

$1.41M

2015

$1.28M

2016

Number of Claims

29,333

2014

27,230

2015

25,957

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 824

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

144

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
ALPRAZOLAM 783

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

2 15
OMEPRAZOLE 747

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

130

patients, 19% of all patients

3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 699

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
METFORMIN HCL 659

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

132

patients, 20% of all patients

5 7
FUROSEMIDE 606

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

140

patients, 21% of all patients

6 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 551

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

O 8 37
SIMVASTATIN 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

9 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

O 10 6
LISINOPRIL 471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

11 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

12 12
GABAPENTIN 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

13 11
CLOPIDOGREL 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

14 24
GLIPIZIDE 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

15 53
MELOXICAM 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

16 26
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

17 77
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

18 2
OXYCODONE HCL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O 19 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

20 16
PREDNISONE 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

21 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

22 33
RANITIDINE HCL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

23 22
ALLOPURINOL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

24 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

25 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

26 19
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

27 67
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

28 35
TRAMADOL HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

O 29 17
CARVEDILOL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

30 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

31 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

32 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

33 14
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

33 93
CITALOPRAM HBR 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

35 30
LEVOFLOXACIN 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

118

patients, 18% of all patients

A 36 91
WARFARIN SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

37 43
MIRTAZAPINE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

38 49
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

39 18
DIAZEPAM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

39 54
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

A 39 108
PAROXETINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

42 80
SPIRONOLACTONE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

42 70
TRAZODONE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

44 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

45 13
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

45 61
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

47 69
FLUOXETINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

48 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

48 21
BENAZEPRIL HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

50 52
CARISOPRODOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

51 194
PROMETHAZINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

51 114
KLOR-CON M20 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

53 103
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

53 106
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

55 116
LOVASTATIN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

55 83
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

57 79
ROPINIROLE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

57 96
MECLIZINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

59 112
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

60 32
SUCRALFATE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

61 153
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

A 62 84
LEVETIRACETAM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 98
CRESTOR 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

64 44
VENTOLIN HFA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

65 74
NAPROXEN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

66 102
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 99
SERTRALINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

68 28
ESTRADIOL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

69 130
IBUPROFEN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

69 101
TIZANIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

71 64
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 71
CLONAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 36
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 48
LORAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 25
NEXIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 90
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

76 274
ADVAIR DISKUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

78 95
PROAIR HFA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

79 55
ATENOLOL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

79 41
DULOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 39
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

82 160
BENICAR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

83 183
RANEXA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 84 234
FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 85 123
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

86 60
ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 87 82
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 88 118
LYRICA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 58
CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 89 62
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

91 40
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 92 150
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

93 56
CEFUROXIME 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A 93 144
NAMENDA XR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 93 81
GLYBURIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

96 317
FLUCONAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

97 126
METFORMIN HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

97 34
NIFEDIPINE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 99 109
VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 100 50
METOLAZONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

100 205
FENTANYL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 O 100 122
DEXILANT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

103 137
SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 103 72
HYDROXYZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

103 255
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A 106 47
NADOLOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 106 472
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 106 132
GLIPIZIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 109 68
BACLOFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 110 104
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

110 192
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 April 3, 2017.
  • 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.