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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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21,611Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 53 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 68 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

766 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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

3% of this provider’s 589 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

30% of this provider’s 766 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 766 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$56 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

$962K

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1.21M

2016

Number of Claims

20,330

2014

21,899

2015

21,611

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 835

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

157

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 810

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

678

prescriptions.

151

patients, 20% of all patients

2 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 645

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

133

patients, 17% of all patients

3 14
FUROSEMIDE 559

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

4 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 552

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

5 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

O 6 6
OMEPRAZOLE 486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
ALPRAZOLAM 474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

8 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

9 3
GABAPENTIN 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

10 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

10 12
CLOPIDOGREL 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

12 24
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

O 13 37
SIMVASTATIN 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

14 9
TRAMADOL HCL 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

O 15 17
RANITIDINE HCL 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

16 22
METFORMIN HCL 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

17 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

18 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

19 16
CARVEDILOL 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

20 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

21 13
ALLOPURINOL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

22 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

23 23
NAPROXEN 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

24 102
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

25 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

26 19
BENAZEPRIL HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

27 52
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

28 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

28 59
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

30 93
TAMSULOSIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

31 27
SERTRALINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

32 28
CLONIDINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

33 62
PREDNISONE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

34 38
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

35 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

36 45
FAMOTIDINE* 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

37 63
CITALOPRAM HBR 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

38 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

39 69
IBUPROFEN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

39 101
MELOXICAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

39 26
PROAIR HFA 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

42 55
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

42 73
METFORMIN HCL ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

44 34
CLONAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

45 36
SUCRALFATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

46 153
VALSARTAN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

47 50
WARFARIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 43
LORAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

49 25
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

50 77
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 79
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

52 33
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

A 53 108
AZITHROMYCIN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

A 54 47
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

55 35
MECLIZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

56 112
VENTOLIN HFA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

57 74
LYRICA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 58
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 56
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

60 118
ADVAIR DISKUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 95
LABETALOL HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 182
ZETIA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 82
DIAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

64 54
TOPIRAMATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 141
NEXIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 90
SPIRIVA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 113
ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 41
CRESTOR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

69 44
ROPINIROLE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 96
SYMBICORT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 70 94
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

70 106
ELIQUIS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 97
PROMETHAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 114
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

74 116
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 76 76
CHLORTHALIDONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 100
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 60
DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 79 42
NIFEDIPINE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 109
PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 79 80
LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 131
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 181
MIRTAZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 84 49
TRAZODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 85 29
RAMIPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 85 147
GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 87 53
LEVETIRACETAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

87 98
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

89 75
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 Jan. 16, 2008.
  • 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.