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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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11,720Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 254 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$878K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 160 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

741 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

27% of this provider’s 741 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 741 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$75 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

$794K

2014

$899K

2015

$878K

2016

Number of Claims

12,138

2014

13,275

2015

11,720

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 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

2 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

3 2
GABAPENTIN 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

4 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
LISINOPRIL 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

6 4
SIMVASTATIN 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

7 9
FUROSEMIDE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

8 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

O 9 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

10 13
METFORMIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

11 7
TRAZODONE HCL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

12 29
TRAMADOL HCL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

O 13 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

14 32
GLIPIZIDE ER 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

15 68
CARVEDILOL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

16 20
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

17 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

18 8
CLONAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

19 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

20 12
PREDNISONE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

21 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

22 23
ALPRAZOLAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

23 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

24 14
LORAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

24 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

26 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

27 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

28 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

29 19
DIAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

30 54
DULOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

31 39
RANITIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

32 22
CRESTOR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

33 44
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

33 79
SYMBICORT 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

35 94
MELOXICAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

36 26
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 71
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

38 33
CLONIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 62
HYDRALAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

40 75
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

41 76
SERTRALINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

42 28
VENTOLIN HFA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

42 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 40
MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 49
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

45 48
SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 70
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 202
TAMSULOSIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

49 27
JANUVIA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

50 57
AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

A 51 47
GLIPIZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 53
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

53 56
ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

53 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 42
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

55 116
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 67
BUPROPION XL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 115
PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 55
ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 41
SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 113
METFORMIN HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

62 34
CLOPIDOGREL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 24
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

64 241
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

64 77
KLOR-CON M20 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 103
LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 64 91
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 March 28, 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.