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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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9,818Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 353 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$866K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 169 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

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

13% 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

46% of this provider’s 655 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 655 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$88 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$662K

2014

$764K

2015

$866K

2016

Number of Claims

8,845

2014

9,352

2015

9,818

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 462

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

4 5
SIMVASTATIN 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

5 9
ALPRAZOLAM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

6 15
METFORMIN HCL ER 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

7 34
LOVASTATIN 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

8 83
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

9 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

10 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

11 12
PREDNISONE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

12 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

13 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

14 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

14 13
GABAPENTIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

16 11
SYNTHROID 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

17 72
FUROSEMIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

18 10
CLOPIDOGREL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

19 24
METFORMIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

20 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

21 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

A 22 84
ATENOLOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

23 41
CARVEDILOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

24 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

25 18
CEFDINIR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

A 26 164
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

27 16
TRAZODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

28 29
CRESTOR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

29 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 27
DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

31 39
AMOXICILLIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

A 32 105
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O 33 6
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 56
TEMAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

35 78
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

35 89
RANITIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

37 22
ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

38 82
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

38 32
CLONAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

40 36
ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 31
CELECOXIB 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 87
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 46
VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 50
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 71
LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

47 23
GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 53
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 35
MELOXICAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 26
CEPHALEXIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A 51 111
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A 51 108
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 51 65
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 19
MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 85
SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 94
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 Nov. 1, 2013.
  • 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.