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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,171Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 55 providers in this state and specialty

$1.87M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 55 providers in this state and specialty

458 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% 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

8% of this provider’s 394 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

95 of this provider’s 458 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 458 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 49%. This is far fewer than peers.

Prescription Price

$109 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $265 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$1.67M

2014

$1.72M

2015

$1.87M

2016

Number of Claims

17,489

2014

16,348

2015

17,171

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 765

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

741

prescriptions.

84

patients, 18% of all patients

1 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

2 9
FUROSEMIDE 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

3 30
METFORMIN HCL 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

5 21
OMEPRAZOLE 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

6 35
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

6 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

8 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

8 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

10 36
CLOPIDOGREL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

11 41
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

80

patients, 17% of all patients

12 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

13 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

14 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

O 15 58
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P 16 61
GABAPENTIN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

17 23
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

18 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

19 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

20 32
CARVEDILOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

21 33
ALLOPURINOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

22 43
FAMOTIDINE* 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

23 66
MEMANTINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

24 67
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

25 24
SIMVASTATIN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

26 22
LEVETIRACETAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 73
MIRTAZAPINE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

28 75
LORAZEPAM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

29 76
JANUVIA 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

30 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 57
LISINOPRIL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

32 15
NATEGLINIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

33 78
RANITIDINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 64
SYNTHROID 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 2
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

36 58
TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 80
REPAGLINIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

38 55
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

38 10
LATANOPROST 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

40 82
CITALOPRAM HBR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 69
HUMALOG 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

42 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 84
NOVOLOG 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

44 25
CALCITRIOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 52
SERTRALINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

46 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 53
LYRICA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

48 60
CRESTOR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

49 49
METFORMIN HCL ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

50 6
TRAZODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 51 87
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

52 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 53 90
CLONIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

54 91
LANTUS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

54 20
GLIPIZIDE ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 56 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

57 79
BENAZEPRIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 58 93
JANUMET 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

59 54
GLIPIZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 29
CELECOXIB 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 61 95
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 62 97
PAROXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 62 97
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 64 99
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

A 64 99
CLONAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 66 101
RIVASTIGMINE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 67 103
MELOXICAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 68 105
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 68 77
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 68 105
HUMALOG MIX 50-50 KWIKPEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

71 62
PROCRIT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

72 109
TRAMADOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 73 111
RISPERIDONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 P 74 113
VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 74 69
PENTOXIFYLLINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 74 113
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 77 115
HUMALOG MIX 50-50 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 77 115
INSULIN SYRINGE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

79 40
CENTRATEX 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 10 80 120
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 81 121
ACARBOSE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 81 121
COLCHICINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

81 121
TOPIRAMATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 84 125
JANUMET XR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 84 47
ALPRAZOLAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 86 74
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 86 127
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 88 129
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 89 132
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 Sept. 24, 2013.
  • 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.