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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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17,210Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 106 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 79 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

364 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
52% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

54% of this provider’s 364 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

53% of this provider’s 364 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 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

$875K

2014

$1.02M

2015

$1.14M

2016

Number of Claims

14,679

2014

15,456

2015

17,210

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
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 694

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

78

patients, 21% of all patients

O 1 37
ALPRAZOLAM 663

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

99

patients, 27% of all patients

2 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 633

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

89

patients, 24% of all patients

O 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

70

patients, 19% of all patients

5 8
FUROSEMIDE 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

80

patients, 22% of all patients

6 10
GABAPENTIN 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

70

patients, 19% of all patients

7 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

8 1
OMEPRAZOLE 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

67

patients, 18% of all patients

9 5
METFORMIN HCL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

10 7
RANITIDINE HCL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

11 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

12 2
PREDNISONE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

119

patients, 33% of all patients

13 38
CLONIDINE HCL 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

14 62
LISINOPRIL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

15 4
CLOPIDOGREL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

16 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

17 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

18 14
CEPHALEXIN 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

120

patients, 33% of all patients

A 19 111
IBUPROFEN 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

20 101
TRAMADOL HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

O 21 17
ROPINIROLE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

22 96
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

23 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

24 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

25 16
HYDRALAZINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

26 75
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

27 18
LYRICA 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

28 58
ZETIA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

29 82
TIZANIDINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

30 64
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

31 135
OXYCODONE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

O 32 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

33 33
PROMETHAZINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

34 114
NAPROXEN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

35 102
TOPIRAMATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

36 141
DULOXETINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

36 39
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

38 79
TRAZODONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

39 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

40 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

41 21
FLUCONAZOLE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

42 126
MELOXICAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

43 26
FENTANYL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O 44 122
NEXIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

44 90
BENAZEPRIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

46 52
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

47 77
CARVEDILOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

48 20
JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

49 57
SPIRONOLACTONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

50 70
SIMVASTATIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

50 9
ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

52 31
CRESTOR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

53 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

54 42
AZITHROMYCIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

A 54 47
MIRTAZAPINE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

56 49
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

56 106
DIAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

58 54
SYMBICORT 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

58 94
DEXILANT 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

60 137
CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

60 36
VENTOLIN HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

62 74
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

63 48
VALSARTAN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

64 50
PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 8% of all patients

65 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

66 69
ESTRADIOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 66 130
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

68 65
METFORMIN HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

69 34
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 70 125
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

70 13
LEVOFLOXACIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

A 72 91
LEVETIRACETAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 73 98
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 73 123
FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

73 46
LORAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

76 25
AMITIZA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 77 159
BUSPIRONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 78 121
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. 28, 2014.
  • 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.