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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,303Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$2.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

867 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

6% of this provider’s 726 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

26% of this provider’s 867 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 867 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$1.52M

2014

$1.76M

2015

$2.01M

2016

Number of Claims

23,467

2014

24,971

2015

29,303

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 1,190

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,054

prescriptions.

190

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,008

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

873

prescriptions.

157

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 953

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

849

prescriptions.

172

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 757

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

139

patients, 16% of all patients

4 8
FUROSEMIDE 726

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

5 10
OMEPRAZOLE 680

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 578

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

7 42
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 572

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

8 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

9 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 436

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

O 10 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 434

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

11 18
RANITIDINE HCL 423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

12 22
LISINOPRIL 423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

12 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

14 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

15 16
METFORMIN HCL 409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

16 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

17 40
DULOXETINE HCL 382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

18 39
SIMVASTATIN 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

19 9
GABAPENTIN 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

20 11
TRAZODONE HCL 362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

21 29
MIRTAZAPINE 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

22 49
CRESTOR 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

23 44
MEMANTINE HCL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

24 85
CLOPIDOGREL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

25 24
NAMENDA XR 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

26 81
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

26 60
ALLOPURINOL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

28 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

29 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

30 32
MELOXICAM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

31 26
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

32 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

33 21
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

34 56
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

35 88
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

36 23
SERTRALINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

37 28
VALSARTAN 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

38 50
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

39 73
CITALOPRAM HBR 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

39 30
TRADJENTA 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

41 140
ALPRAZOLAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

42 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

43 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 44 66
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

44 89
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

44 19
XARELTO 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

47 107
TRAMADOL HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O 47 17
FINASTERIDE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

49 92
NEXIUM 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

50 90
PROAIR HFA 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

51 55
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 202
NIACIN ER 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

52 221
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

54 176
LANTUS 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 131
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

55 61
JANUVIA 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

57 33
AMITIZA 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

<11 59 159
LEVETIRACETAM 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 98
PAROXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

61 80
METFORMIN HCL ER 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

62 34
LYRICA 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

63 58
FLUOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

64 46
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

65 116
LORAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

65 25
NUEDEXTA 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

<11 67 201
HYDRALAZINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11 68 75
ATENOLOL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

68 41
TEMAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 78
CARVEDILOL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

71 20
CLONAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

72 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 59
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

74 99
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

75 93
RIVASTIGMINE* 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 76 193
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

77 161
FAMOTIDINE* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

77 63
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 76
PREDNISONE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

80 38
NYSTATIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

80 165
NAPROXEN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

80 102
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 83 71
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

83 65
ADVAIR DISKUS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

85 95
SPIRONOLACTONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

86 70
IBUPROFEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

87 101
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

87 119
OLANZAPINE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P 89 146
KLOR-CON 10 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 90 142
FLUCONAZOLE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

91 126
BUSPIRONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

92 121
SYMBICORT 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

92 94
CHLORTHALIDONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

94 100
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

95 35
BACLOFEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

96 104
ZETIA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

97 82
LATANOPROST 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

98 149
VENTOLIN HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

99 74
FENOFIBRATE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 99 123
IRBESARTAN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

101 124
CEFUROXIME 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

A 101 144
CEPHALEXIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

A 103 111
ELIQUIS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 104 97
BUPROPION XL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 104 115
RISPERIDONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 P 104 110
HUMALOG 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

107 229
ZOSTAVAX 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

108 346
KLOR-CON M20 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

108 103
LEVEMIR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 110 162
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 111 326
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A 111 108
BENAZEPRIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

111 52
WARFARIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

111 43
TORSEMIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 115 154
SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

116 113
VESICARE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 116 173
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 118 84
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

118 79
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

118 138
LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

121 83
ROPINIROLE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 122 96
PATADAY 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

123 322
CARBAMAZEPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 123 203
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 123 151
PREMARIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 123 280
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

123 367
VALPROIC ACID* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 128 281
SUCRALFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 128 153
TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 A 128 305
VIMPAT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 128 310
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 July 9, 2010.
  • 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.