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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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13,690Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 181 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$756K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 241 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

324 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

62% of this provider’s 324 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

45% of this provider’s 324 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$796K

2014

$800K

2015

$756K

2016

Number of Claims

13,700

2014

13,262

2015

13,690

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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 561

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

84

patients, 26% of all patients

1 8
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

O 2 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

3 12
FUROSEMIDE 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

4 10
ALPRAZOLAM 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

5 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

6 18
METFORMIN HCL 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

7 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

7 14
RANITIDINE HCL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

9 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

O 10 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

11 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

12 3
CLOPIDOGREL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

13 24
GABAPENTIN 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

14 11
KLOR-CON M20 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

15 103
CARVEDILOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

16 20
FENTANYL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

O 17 122
OMEPRAZOLE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

18 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

19 2
OXYCODONE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

O 20 51
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

21 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

21 16
LISINOPRIL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

21 4
ALLOPURINOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

24 31
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

25 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

26 13
LEVOFLOXACIN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

98

patients, 30% of all patients

A 26 91
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

28 35
TIZANIDINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

29 64
BENAZEPRIL HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

30 52
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

31 19
GLIPIZIDE ER 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

32 68
HYDRALAZINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

32 75
MELOXICAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

34 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

35 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

36 42
CLONIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

37 62
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

38 77
PREDNISONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

39 38
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

76

patients, 23% of all patients

A 40 117
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

41 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

42 69
NEXIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

43 90
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

44 73
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

45 106
TRAMADOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

O 46 17
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

47 65
JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 48 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

48 27
PROAIR HFA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

50 55
GEMFIBROZIL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

50 152
TEMAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

52 78
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

53 23
AMOXICILLIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

A 54 105
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 55 189
SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

56 70
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 57 60
NIFEDIPINE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 57 109
CILOSTAZOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 59 204
KLOR-CON M10 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 59 215
DILTIAZEM HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 61 218
AMITIZA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

62 159
ZETIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 62 82
NYSTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

64 165
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 July 9, 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.