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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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9,753Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 357 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$490K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 491 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

315 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

12% of this provider’s 290 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

34% of this provider’s 315 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 315 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$672K

2014

$770K

2015

$490K

2016

Number of Claims

26,050

2014

26,656

2015

9,753

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
DONEPEZIL HCL 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

1 42
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
FUROSEMIDE 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

4 10
LISINOPRIL 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
FAMOTIDINE* 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

6 63
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

7 12
NAMENDA XR 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

8 81
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

9 1
GABAPENTIN 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

10 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

11 88
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

12 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

13 43
TRAMADOL HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

O 14 17
SERTRALINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

15 28
TRAZODONE HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

16 29
ALPRAZOLAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

17 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

O 18 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

19 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

20 40
LATANOPROST 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

21 149
METFORMIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

22 7
MIRTAZAPINE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

22 49
LORAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

24 25
DIGOXIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

25 145
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

26 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

P 27 66
RISPERIDONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P 28 110
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

29 16
CARVEDILOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

30 20
BACLOFEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 31 104
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

32 27
MEMANTINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

33 85
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 34 71
LYRICA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 35 58
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

36 151
CLOPIDOGREL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

37 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

38 30
PAROXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 39 80
LEVEMIR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 40 162
CLONAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

41 36
ELIQUIS 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

42 97
XARELTO 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 43 107
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

44 73
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

A 44 84
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

44 46
RANITIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 47 22
SIMVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 47 9
OLANZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 P 49 146
BUSPIRONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 49 121
LEVETIRACETAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 51 98
GLIMEPIRIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 51 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 53 69
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 54 62
ALLOPURINOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

55 31
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. 22, 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.