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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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13,484Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 191 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 93 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

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

38% 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

48% of this provider’s 474 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 474 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

$79 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

$1.03M

2014

$998K

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

12,037

2014

12,116

2015

13,484

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 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

84

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

2 35
FUROSEMIDE 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

3 10
SIMVASTATIN 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

4 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

5 33
ALPRAZOLAM 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

6 15
TRAMADOL HCL 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

O 6 17
GABAPENTIN 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

8 11
OMEPRAZOLE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

9 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

10 3
ALLOPURINOL 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

11 31
METFORMIN HCL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

12 7
ATENOLOL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

13 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

14 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

15 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

16 2
TELMISARTAN 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

10 17 332
GLIMEPIRIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

18 45
WARFARIN SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

19 43
MELOXICAM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

20 26
JANUVIA 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

21 57
CARVEDILOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

22 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

O 23 6
CLOPIDOGREL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

24 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

25 13
SERTRALINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

26 28
DULOXETINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

27 39
PREDNISONE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

28 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

29 95
AZITHROMYCIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

86

patients, 18% of all patients

A 30 47
LISINOPRIL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

31 4
CELECOXIB 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

32 87
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

33 18
CEFDINIR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

83

patients, 18% of all patients

A 34 164
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

35 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

36 73
MEMANTINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

37 85
BUPROPION XL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

37 115
LORAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 25
FARXIGA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

40 357
CRESTOR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

41 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

42 14
FAMOTIDINE* 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

43 63
VALSARTAN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 50
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

45 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 27
FLUCONAZOLE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

47 126
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 48 37
RAMIPRIL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 147
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

50 56
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 118
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

52 69
TEMAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

52 78
ELIQUIS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

54 97
RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

54 442
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

54 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

57 42
DIAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 58 54
LEVOFLOXACIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

A 59 91
CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 60 36
PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

60 55
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

A 62 84
SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 63 113
GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

64 53
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 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 Aug. 23, 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.