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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,637Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$2.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

594 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

9% of this provider’s 532 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

35% of this provider’s 594 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 594 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 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

$1.96M

2014

$2.07M

2015

$2.19M

2016

Number of Claims

29,347

2014

29,271

2015

29,637

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,177

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,084

prescriptions.

143

patients, 24% of all patients

1 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 930

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

846

prescriptions.

127

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 761

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

116

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 742

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

4 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 680

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 644

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

109

patients, 18% of all patients

6 5
CARVEDILOL 622

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

7 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 595

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

8 8
NAMENDA XR 569

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

9 81
LISINOPRIL 551

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

10 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

11 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

12 18
GABAPENTIN 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

13 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

14 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

15 88
CLOPIDOGREL 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

15 24
METFORMIN HCL 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

17 7
SPIRONOLACTONE 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

18 70
RANITIDINE HCL 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

19 22
MIRTAZAPINE 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

20 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

21 21
ELIQUIS 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

22 97
CITALOPRAM HBR 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

23 30
DULOXETINE HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

24 39
PREDNISONE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

95

patients, 16% of all patients

25 38
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

26 161
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

27 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

28 42
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

O 29 6
LEVEMIR 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

30 162
TRAZODONE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

31 29
FENTANYL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O 31 122
BENAZEPRIL HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

31 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

34 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

35 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

36 23
ALLOPURINOL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

37 31
ALPRAZOLAM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

37 15
NUEDEXTA 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 201
NOVOLOG 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

40 196
LINZESS 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

41 175
SIMVASTATIN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

42 9
LORAZEPAM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

43 25
XARELTO 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 107
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

P 45 66
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

O 46 37
BUDESONIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 290
NEXIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

48 90
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

48 116
HYDRALAZINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

50 75
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

51 73
LYRICA 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 58
EXELON 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

52 239
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

54 33
NIFEDIPINE ER 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

55 109
LANTUS 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 131
KLOR-CON M20 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

56 103
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

58 19
TRAMADOL HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

O 58 17
DIGOXIN 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

60 145
GLIMEPIRIDE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

61 45
ATENOLOL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

62 41
MYRBETRIQ 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

<11 62 172
CLONAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

64 36
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

65 93
WARFARIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

66 43
LEVETIRACETAM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 98
CRESTOR 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

68 44
MORPHINE SULFATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 O 69 337
OXYCODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 70 51
TIZANIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

71 64
FLUOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 46
LEVOFLOXACIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A 73 91
AZITHROMYCIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

A 74 47
JANUVIA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 75 57
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

75 69
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 76
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

78 160
RIVASTIGMINE* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

79 193
ROPINIROLE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

80 96
TAMIFLU 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

81 335
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

81 77
CLONIDINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 312
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A 84 108
OLANZAPINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 P 84 146
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 86 32
LOVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

86 83
VALPROIC ACID* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 88 281
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 89 176
METOLAZONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 205
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 65
DEXILANT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

92 137
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

93 71
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

94 59
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

94 143
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 94 256
PAROXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 94 80
MUPIROCIN* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

98 170
SPIRIVA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

98 113
MECLIZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

98 112
MEMANTINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

101 85
SUCRALFATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

102 153
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

103 35
RANEXA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 104 234
SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 105 28
NYSTATIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

105 165
COLCHICINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

107 136
NAPROXEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

107 102
GLYCOPYRROLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 107 382
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 110 151
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 111 188
PREVACID 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 111 444
MOVANTIK 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 113 448
VOLTAREN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

114 197
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 114 315
RALOXIFENE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 116 156
VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 116 50
CLONIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

118 62
PRADAXA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 118 288
CEPHALEXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

A 120 111
INDAPAMIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

120 184
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

120 118
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

A 123 84
ONDANSETRON HCL* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

124 185
RISPERIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P 124 110
AMITIZA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 124 159
LATANOPROST 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 127 149
HUMALOG 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 127 229
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

127 95
ROZEREM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 127 323
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 131 48
METRONIDAZOLE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

A 131 334
SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 133 72
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 133 61
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. 29, 2012.
  • 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.