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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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13,116Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 202 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$917K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 142 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

471 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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 471 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 471 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$70 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

$728K

2014

$793K

2015

$917K

2016

Number of Claims

10,073

2014

11,345

2015

13,116

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 718

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

118

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
CARVEDILOL 508

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

2 20
SIMVASTATIN 460

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

3 9
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 452

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

4 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

80

patients, 17% of all patients

5 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

6 13
OMEPRAZOLE 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

7 5
FUROSEMIDE 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

8 10
GABAPENTIN 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

9 11
LISINOPRIL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

10 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

11 3
MELOXICAM 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

12 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

13 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

14 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

15 12
TRAMADOL HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

O 16 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

17 23
CLONIDINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

18 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

19 27
CLOPIDOGREL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

20 24
METFORMIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

21 7
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

22 21
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

23 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

24 16
PROAIR HFA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

25 55
CRESTOR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

26 44
TRADJENTA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

27 140
DULOXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

28 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

28 14
BYSTOLIC 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

30 120
VALSARTAN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 50
GLIPIZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 53
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 69
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

34 65
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

35 73
JANUVIA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

36 57
VENTOLIN HFA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

37 74
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

38 67
ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

38 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 19
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

A 40 129
RANITIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

42 22
LEVOFLOXACIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

A 43 91
TRAZODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

43 29
NEXIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 90
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

46 89
DEXILANT 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

46 137
DONEPEZIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

48 42
FAMOTIDINE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 63
HYDRALAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

50 75
LINZESS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 175
JANUMET 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 52 174
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 52 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

A 54 84
BACLOFEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

54 104
METFORMIN HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

54 34
PREDNISONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

57 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

58 95
SPIRIVA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

59 113
JANUMET XR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

59 209
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

61 33
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

61 116
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

63 119
LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

64 58
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 65 76
WARFARIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 66 43
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

67 56
MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

67 112
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 April 3, 2018.
  • 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.