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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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6,804Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 556 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$311K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 716 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

433 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

55% of this provider’s 433 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 433 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$309K

2014

$318K

2015

$311K

2016

Number of Claims

6,162

2014

6,540

2015

6,804

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 305

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 241

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

2 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

3 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

4 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

5 13
OMEPRAZOLE 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

5 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

7 14
METFORMIN HCL ER 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

8 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

9 23
METFORMIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

10 7
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

11 35
LISINOPRIL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

12 4
SERTRALINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

13 28
GABAPENTIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

14 11
RANITIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

15 22
SIMVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

16 9
GLIPIZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

17 53
FUROSEMIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

18 10
DULOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

19 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

20 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

21 71
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

22 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

23 30
GLIPIZIDE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

24 68
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

24 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

24 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

27 21
TRAMADOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O 27 17
ALLOPURINOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

29 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

30 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

31 12
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 99
AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

A 33 47
AMOXICILLIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

A 34 105
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 36 60
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 Oct. 18, 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.