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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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9,532Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 375 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$770K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 232 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

543 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

19% of this provider’s 543 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 543 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

$81 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$628K

2014

$697K

2015

$770K

2016

Number of Claims

7,310

2014

8,614

2015

9,532

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 402

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

99

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 376

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 337

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
METFORMIN HCL 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

4 7
LORAZEPAM 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

5 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

6 13
OMEPRAZOLE 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
SIMVASTATIN 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
LISINOPRIL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

9 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

O 10 6
FUROSEMIDE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

11 10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

12 32
CARVEDILOL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

13 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

14 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

15 19
SERTRALINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

16 28
GABAPENTIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

17 11
MELOXICAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

18 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

19 33
TRAMADOL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O 20 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

21 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

22 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

23 21
CLONAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

24 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

25 16
ALLOPURINOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

26 31
BUPROPION XL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 115
CITALOPRAM HBR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

28 30
TRAZODONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

29 29
DIAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 27
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

32 61
ALPRAZOLAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 40
DULOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 39
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 65
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 18
LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 39 58
ROPINIROLE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 96
RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 22
MEMANTINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 42 85
GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 45
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 44 113
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 June 7, 2017.
  • 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.