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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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18,431Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 90 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

663 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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 550 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 663 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 663 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

2014

$563K

2015

$1.09M

2016

Number of Claims

2014

9,628

2015

18,431

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 638

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

129

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 569

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 530

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
SIMVASTATIN 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

4 9
FUROSEMIDE 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

5 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

O 6 6
OMEPRAZOLE 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
METFORMIN HCL 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

8 7
ALPRAZOLAM 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

9 15
OXYCODONE HCL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

O 10 51
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

11 12
GABAPENTIN 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

12 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

13 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

14 13
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

15 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

16 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

17 18
LISINOPRIL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

17 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

19 14
CLOPIDOGREL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

20 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

21 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

22 8
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

O 23 37
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

24 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

25 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

25 42
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

27 67
TAMSULOSIN HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

28 27
TRAMADOL HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

O 28 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

30 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

31 33
TEMAZEPAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

32 78
CARVEDILOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

33 20
CLONAZEPAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

34 36
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

35 77
JANUVIA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

36 57
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

37 192
RANITIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

38 22
LEVOFLOXACIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

A 39 91
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

40 69
VALSARTAN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

41 50
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

42 56
ALLOPURINOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

43 31
LYRICA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 58
DIAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 54
PREDNISONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

45 38
DULOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 39
TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

48 29
TIZANIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

48 64
PAROXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

50 80
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

50 40
MECLIZINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

52 112
DICYCLOMINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

53 169
ATENOLOL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 41
ROPINIROLE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 96
HYDRALAZINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

56 75
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

57 61
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

57 79
PENTOXIFYLLINE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 57 284
KLOR-CON M20 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

60 103
BACLOFEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

60 104
GEMFIBROZIL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

62 152
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

62 76
WARFARIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 43
GLIPIZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

65 53
SYMBICORT 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

66 94
CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

67 44
MELOXICAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

68 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 69 66
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

69 127
BUPROPION HCL SR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 139
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 99
VENTOLIN HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

72 74
IBUPROFEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

74 101
PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

74 55
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 71
DEXILANT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 137
BENAZEPRIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

78 52
METFORMIN HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

79 34
ELIQUIS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

79 97
SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

81 70
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

81 19
BUPROPION XL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 115
MYRBETRIQ 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 84 172
MIRTAZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 49
BREO ELLIPTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 259
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 62
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A 88 117
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 March 4, 2016.
  • 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.