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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,945Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 35 providers in this state and specialty

$760K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 35 providers in this state and specialty

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

74% 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 292 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

38% of this provider’s 363 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

40% of this provider’s 363 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 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

$741K

2014

$761K

2015

$760K

2016

Number of Claims

18,535

2014

17,591

2015

18,945

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 1,107

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

961

prescriptions.

100

patients, 28% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 592

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

2 9
FAMOTIDINE* 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

3 27
FUROSEMIDE 519

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

74

patients, 20% of all patients

5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 494

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
LISINOPRIL 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

7 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

8 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

94

patients, 26% of all patients

O 9 7
ALPRAZOLAM 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

10 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

11 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

61

patients, 17% of all patients

12 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

13 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

14 26
SERTRALINE HCL 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

14 29
METFORMIN HCL 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

16 11
TRAZODONE HCL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

17 30
GABAPENTIN 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

18 10
METFORMIN HCL ER 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

19 51
CARVEDILOL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

20 18
ALLOPURINOL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

21 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

22 14
LEVETIRACETAM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

23 43
MELOXICAM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

24 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

P 24 36
LORAZEPAM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

26 19
CLOPIDOGREL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

27 20
PREDNISONE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

28 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

29 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

30 15
SIMVASTATIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

31 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

32 68
MIRTAZAPINE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 33 34
RANITIDINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

34 25
CLONIDINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

35 46
HYDRALAZINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

36 54
LAMOTRIGINE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 37 93
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

38 73
DULOXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 39 50
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

<11 40 89
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 41 37
GLIMEPIRIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 42 64
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

43 24
ATENOLOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 44 45
NAMENDA XR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11 45 47
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

46 59
ELIQUIS 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11 46 66
PROAIR HFA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

48 55
TRAMADOL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

O 49 16
PAROXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

49 53
VALSARTAN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

51 67
DIGOX 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 52 106
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 53 83
DILTIAZEM HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 53 138
FLUOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

55 61
CITALOPRAM HBR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 56 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

57 40
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 58 114
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

59 75
BACLOFEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 59 86
CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 61 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

61 33
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 63 38
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

64 72
SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 65 79
NEXIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 65 144
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 A 67 82
LATANOPROST 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

68 70
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

A 69 80
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 70 131
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 71 97
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 O 71 139
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

73 92
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 74 44
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 75 158
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 75 116
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 75 201
ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 75 121
SENSIPAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 79 135
VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

79 91
FENTANYL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 O 81 107
PRIMIDONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 82 206
GLIPIZIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

82 74
ENTACAPONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 82 206
GLIPIZIDE XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 82 206
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

A 86 90
MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

86 166
JANUVIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

86 48
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, 2007.
  • 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.