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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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6,516Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 580 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$332K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 676 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

401 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

13% of this provider’s 401 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 401 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$319K

2014

$287K

2015

$332K

2016

Number of Claims

5,730

2014

5,758

2015

6,516

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 379

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

76

patients, 19% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 327

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

102

patients, 25% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 270

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 269

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

5 8
SIMVASTATIN 230

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

6 9
OMEPRAZOLE 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

7 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

8 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

9 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

10 16
METFORMIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

11 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

12 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

13 23
ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

14 41
GABAPENTIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

14 11
TRAMADOL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O 16 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

17 40
ALLOPURINOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

18 31
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

19 32
MELOXICAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

20 26
SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

21 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

22 30
GLIPIZIDE ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

23 68
FUROSEMIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

24 10
TRAZODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

25 29
METFORMIN HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

25 34
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

25 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

28 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 30 60
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 30 67
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

30 52
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 33 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

34 33
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. 20, 2015.
  • 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.