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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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13,462Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 194 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 88 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

565 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% 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

18% of this provider’s 565 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 565 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$82 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$976K

2014

$998K

2015

$1.1M

2016

Number of Claims

14,919

2014

14,419

2015

13,462

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 605

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

O 1 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 532

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

121

patients, 21% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

100

patients, 18% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

5 1
ALPRAZOLAM 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

6 15
GABAPENTIN 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

7 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

8 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

9 3
FUROSEMIDE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
METFORMIN HCL 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

11 7
METFORMIN HCL ER 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

12 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

13 8
SIMVASTATIN 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

14 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

15 13
SYNTHROID 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

16 72
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

17 19
ALLOPURINOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

18 31
CRESTOR 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

19 44
TRAMADOL HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

O 20 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

21 12
LYRICA 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

22 58
CARVEDILOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

23 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

24 27
DULOXETINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

25 39
LORAZEPAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

26 25
RANITIDINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

27 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

28 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

29 33
LOVASTATIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 83
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

31 18
CLOPIDOGREL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

32 24
CLONIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 62
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

34 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

35 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

36 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

37 32
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

38 61
MELOXICAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

39 26
GLIPIZIDE ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 68
VENTOLIN HFA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

41 74
CLONAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 36
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 79
SERTRALINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

44 28
CELECOXIB 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

45 87
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

45 89
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 45 150
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

48 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

48 21
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 76
JANUMET XR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 209
SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 70
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 67
TRAZODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

52 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 43
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

56 77
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 65
ELIQUIS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 97
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 69
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

60 35
TIZANIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 64
NEXIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 90
DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 54
LANSOPRAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 64 254
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 64 113
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 46
JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 57
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 93
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 June 15, 2015.
  • 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.