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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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13,673Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 183 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 116 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

784 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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

38% of this provider’s 784 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 784 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$920K

2014

$930K

2015

$1M

2016

Number of Claims

11,357

2014

12,646

2015

13,673

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 920

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

885

prescriptions.

186

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN 535

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

2 9
LISINOPRIL 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

5 1
SYNTHROID 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

6 72
OMEPRAZOLE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

7 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

8 13
CRESTOR 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

9 44
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

10 48
GABAPENTIN 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

11 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

12 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

13 16
TRAMADOL HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

O 14 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

15 40
CEFUROXIME 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

152

patients, 19% of all patients

A 16 144
METFORMIN HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

17 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

O 18 6
FUROSEMIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

19 10
METFORMIN HCL ER 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

20 34
DULOXETINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

21 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

22 14
SERTRALINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

23 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

24 8
MELOXICAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

25 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

26 32
TRAZODONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

26 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

28 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

29 46
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

30 56
DONEPEZIL HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

31 42
PREDNISONE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

32 38
RANITIDINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

33 22
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

34 89
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

35 33
VALSARTAN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

36 50
CLOPIDOGREL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

37 24
ALLOPURINOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

38 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

39 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 60
FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

41 92
INVOKANA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

42 163
LORAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

43 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

44 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

A 44 84
MYRBETRIQ 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 172
ALPRAZOLAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 59
PAROXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 80
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 65
IRBESARTAN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 124
QUINAPRIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

52 200
JANUMET XR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 53 209
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A 54 108
CITALOPRAM HBR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

54 30
CLARITHROMYCIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

A 56 308
JANUMET 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 57 174
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

58 79
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 58 71
LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 60 58
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 61 52
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 Oct. 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.