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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,600Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

757 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% 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

4% of this provider’s 675 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

33% of this provider’s 757 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 757 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$58 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

$1.21M

2014

$1.41M

2015

$1.48M

2016

Number of Claims

22,984

2014

25,842

2015

25,600

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
LISINOPRIL 1,076

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

958

prescriptions.

167

patients, 22% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,038

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

943

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,027

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

925

prescriptions.

162

patients, 21% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,004

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

929

prescriptions.

161

patients, 21% of all patients

4 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 925

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

864

prescriptions.

132

patients, 17% of all patients

5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 875

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

805

prescriptions.

144

patients, 19% of all patients

6 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

7 13
GABAPENTIN 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

8 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 519

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

9 16
METFORMIN HCL 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

10 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

11 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

12 23
FUROSEMIDE 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

13 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

O 14 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

15 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

16 12
ALLOPURINOL 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

16 31
CARVEDILOL 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

18 20
METFORMIN HCL ER 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

19 34
SIMVASTATIN 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

20 9
DULOXETINE HCL 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

21 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

22 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

23 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

24 40
ALPRAZOLAM 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

25 15
CLOPIDOGREL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

26 24
PREDNISONE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

152

patients, 20% of all patients

27 38
CRESTOR 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

28 44
RANITIDINE HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

29 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

30 32
ATENOLOL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

31 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

32 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

33 33
TRAMADOL HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

O 34 17
SERTRALINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

34 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

34 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

37 45
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 93
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

39 35
JANUVIA 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

40 57
INDAPAMIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

41 184
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

42 56
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

43 69
TRAZODONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

43 29
TRADJENTA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 140
NEXIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

45 90
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 65
DONEPEZIL HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 42
VERAPAMIL ER 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 133
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 50 66
SYNTHROID 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 72
VALSARTAN 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

52 50
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

52 73
SPIRONOLACTONE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

54 70
MIRTAZAPINE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

55 49
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

56 116
LYRICA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

57 58
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 181
ADVAIR DISKUS 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 95
KLOR-CON M20 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 103
FLUOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 46
PROAIR HFA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

62 55
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 71
MUPIROCIN* 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

64 170
FAMOTIDINE* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

65 63
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

65 89
LORAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

67 25
LEVOFLOXACIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

A 68 91
SYMBICORT 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

69 94
NIFEDIPINE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 109
TEMAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

71 78
ELIQUIS 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

71 97
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 67
NAMENDA XR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 74 81
VICTOZA 3-PAK 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 207
DIAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 54
FINASTERIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 92
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 75 224
AZITHROMYCIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

A 79 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 59
SOTALOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 81 288
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 82 151
BUPROPION HCL SR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 83 139
XARELTO 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 84 107
CELECOXIB 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 87
MEMANTINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 86 85
LANTUS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 131
CLONAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

88 36
ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 89 96
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

90 48
MECLIZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

91 112
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

92 79
COLCHICINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

93 136
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 60
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 95 256
TERAZOSIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 96 155
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 97 37
RALOXIFENE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 97 156
WARFARIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

99 43
LOVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 100 83
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

100 75
ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 102 82
SUCRALFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

102 153
JANUMET 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 102 174
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. 9, 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.