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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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18,551Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 76 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$983K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 118 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

749 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

39% of this provider’s 749 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 749 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$981K

2014

$1.03M

2015

$983K

2016

Number of Claims

18,824

2014

18,899

2015

18,551

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 757

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

136

patients, 18% of all patients

1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 678

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

O 2 6
LORAZEPAM 673

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

3 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 577

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
SIMVASTATIN 547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

5 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 471

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

6 2
OMEPRAZOLE 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
METFORMIN HCL 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
LISINOPRIL 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

10 4
FUROSEMIDE 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

11 10
ALPRAZOLAM 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

12 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

13 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

14 12
GABAPENTIN 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

15 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

16 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

17 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

18 19
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

19 125
TAMSULOSIN HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

19 27
DULOXETINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

21 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

22 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

23 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

24 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

25 60
TEMAZEPAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

25 78
CLONAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

27 36
SERTRALINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

28 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

29 32
CLOPIDOGREL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

30 24
CLONIDINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 62
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

32 33
MELOXICAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

33 26
ZETIA 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 82
ATENOLOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

34 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

36 40
GLIMEPIRIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

37 45
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

38 48
TRAMADOL HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

O 39 17
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 40 37
ALLOPURINOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

41 31
BENAZEPRIL HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

42 52
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 67
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

44 61
DONEPEZIL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 42
CARVEDILOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

46 20
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

47 65
AZITHROMYCIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

A 48 47
JANUVIA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

49 57
TRAZODONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

50 29
TIZANIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

51 64
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

A 52 84
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

53 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 35
MIRTAZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 49
WARFARIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

55 43
FENOFIBRATE* 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 123
RANITIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

58 22
AMOXICILLIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A 59 105
CRESTOR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

59 44
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

61 118
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A 62 117
PROMETHAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

63 114
FENOFIBRATE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

63 86
SYMBICORT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 94
FLUOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 46
ELIQUIS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 97
LYRICA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 58
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 119
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 79
VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

71 74
FINASTERIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 92
PROAIR HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 55
VESICARE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 73 173
SYNTHROID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 72
TOPIRAMATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 76 141
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 56
PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 76 80
BYSTOLIC 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 79 120
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 P 80 66
DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 54
LANSOPRAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 81 254
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 83 143
FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 84 157
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

85 89
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 Dec. 13, 2007.
  • 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.