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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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15,119Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 145 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$818K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 200 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

760 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

3% of this provider’s 678 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

20% of this provider’s 760 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 760 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$827K

2014

$799K

2015

$818K

2016

Number of Claims

14,574

2014

15,286

2015

15,119

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 598

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

142

patients, 19% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 513

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

139

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 497

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

132

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
GABAPENTIN 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

5 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

6 13
SIMVASTATIN 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

7 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
LISINOPRIL 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

9 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

10 16
ALPRAZOLAM 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

11 15
TRAMADOL HCL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

O 12 17
PAROXETINE HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

13 80
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

O 14 6
TRAZODONE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

15 29
TIZANIDINE HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

16 64
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

17 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

18 27
METFORMIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

19 7
RANITIDINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

20 22
METFORMIN HCL ER 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

21 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

22 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

23 19
CHLORTHALIDONE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

24 100
GLIMEPIRIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

25 45
MELOXICAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

26 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

27 23
DULOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

28 39
LORAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

29 25
ALLOPURINOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

30 31
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O 31 37
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

32 32
MIRTAZAPINE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

33 49
CLONAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

34 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

35 12
TORSEMIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

36 154
SERTRALINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

37 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 38 66
FLUOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

39 46
FUROSEMIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

40 10
LABETALOL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

41 182
CITALOPRAM HBR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

42 30
CARVEDILOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 20
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

43 93
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

45 67
BUPROPION XL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 115
ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 41
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

48 73
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

49 18
ROPINIROLE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 96
LOVASTATIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

51 83
JANUVIA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 57
BUSPIRONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 121
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

53 257
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

55 33
OXYCODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 O 55 51
LAMOTRIGINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 168
CRESTOR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

58 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 42
CLOPIDOGREL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

60 24
BACLOFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 104
BUPROPION HCL SR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 139
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A 63 84
RALOXIFENE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

63 156
VICTOZA 3-PAK 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

65 207
PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

65 38
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 56
VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 68 50
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 61
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A 70 47
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 77
ONDANSETRON HCL* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

71 185
SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 72
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 Nov. 30, 2016.
  • 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.