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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,376Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 69 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

538 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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 415 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

36% of this provider’s 538 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

42% of this provider’s 538 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

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$1.15M

2014

$1.29M

2015

$1.31M

2016

Number of Claims

17,936

2014

19,225

2015

19,376

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 761

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

110

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 723

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

101

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 648

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

100

patients, 19% of all patients

3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 518

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 515

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

O 5 37
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

105

patients, 20% of all patients

O 6 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

7 8
FUROSEMIDE 491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

8 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

9 14
ALPRAZOLAM 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

10 15
LISINOPRIL 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

11 4
METFORMIN HCL 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

12 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

13 12
GABAPENTIN 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

14 11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

15 99
TRAZODONE HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

16 29
SIMVASTATIN 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

17 9
CLOPIDOGREL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

18 24
CARVEDILOL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

19 20
ALLOPURINOL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

20 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

21 71
ROPINIROLE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

22 96
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

23 13
RANITIDINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

24 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

25 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

27 27
MELOXICAM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

28 26
CRESTOR 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

29 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

30 23
JANUVIA 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

31 57
LYRICA 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 58
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

33 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

34 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

35 43
TRAMADOL HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O 36 17
SERTRALINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

37 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

38 73
ATENOLOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 41
CLONAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

40 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

42 30
CLONIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 62
MIRTAZAPINE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 49
PREDNISONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

45 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 33
NAPROXEN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

47 102
METFORMIN HCL ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

48 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 95
DIGOXIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 145
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 35
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 77
TRADJENTA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 140
SYNTHROID 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 72
DONEPEZIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 42
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

57 48
CELECOXIB 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 87
FENOFIBRATE* 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 123
VENTOLIN HFA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

60 74
LOVASTATIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 83
VALSARTAN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 61 50
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 56
BYSTOLIC 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 64 120
LORAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 25
PROAIR HFA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

65 55
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 32
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

68 89
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 69 79
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 69
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 76
NEXIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 90
BENAZEPRIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 72 52
DULOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 39
NAMENDA XR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 81
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 76 60
COLCHICINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 136
GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 78 53
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 79 67
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 79 93
SEROQUEL XR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 P 79 320
ESTRADIOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 82 130
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

83 106
AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

A 83 47
FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 83 46
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 86 158
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

A 86 84
SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 88 94
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 Aug. 11, 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.