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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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12,937Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 212 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 103 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

306 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

34% of this provider’s 306 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 306 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$79 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

$856K

2014

$971K

2015

$1.02M

2016

Number of Claims

10,945

2014

12,106

2015

12,937

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 478

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

84

patients, 27% of all patients

1 2
SYNTHROID 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

77

patients, 25% of all patients

2 72
GABAPENTIN 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

86

patients, 28% of all patients

3 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

104

patients, 34% of all patients

4 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

53

patients, 17% of all patients

5 23
CARVEDILOL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

6 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

55

patients, 18% of all patients

7 1
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

60

patients, 20% of all patients

8 35
OMEPRAZOLE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

48

patients, 16% of all patients

9 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

52

patients, 17% of all patients

O 10 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

11 8
NABUMETONE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

12 216
SERTRALINE HCL 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

13 28
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

14 3
CLOPIDOGREL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

15 24
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

16 61
FUROSEMIDE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

17 10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

O 18 37
ALPRAZOLAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

19 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

20 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

21 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

22 13
LISINOPRIL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

23 4
LYRICA 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

23 58
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

25 12
RANITIDINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

26 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

26 14
BUPROPION XL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

28 115
METFORMIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

28 7
ZETIA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

30 82
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

31 19
METFORMIN HCL ER 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

32 34
MIRTAZAPINE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

33 49
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

33 71
CRESTOR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

35 44
DULOXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

35 39
MELOXICAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

37 26
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

38 56
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

39 89
TRAMADOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

O 40 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

41 70
ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

42 31
CLONIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

43 62
OXYCODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 O 43 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

45 33
CLONAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

46 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

46 40
CELECOXIB 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

48 87
TEMAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 49 78
FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

49 46
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

49 76
KLOR-CON M20 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

52 103
ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

53 95
DONEPEZIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 53 42
TIZANIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

55 64
PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

56 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 56 27
ROPINIROLE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 58 96
VERAPAMIL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 58 133
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 60 79
FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

61 123
ULORIC 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

61 246
SIMVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

63 9
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 63 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 65 69
OXYCONTIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 O 66 190
MYRBETRIQ 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 67 172
GLIMEPIRIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 67 45
BUPROPION HCL SR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 69 139
BUSPIRONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

69 121
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 71 52
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 Jan. 12, 2017.
  • 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.