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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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6,374Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 592 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$391K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 601 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

368 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

25% of this provider’s 368 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 368 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$208K

2014

$260K

2015

$391K

2016

Number of Claims

2,686

2014

4,542

2015

6,374

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
SIMVASTATIN 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

4 9
GABAPENTIN 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

5 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

6 2
METFORMIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
OMEPRAZOLE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
CARVEDILOL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

9 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

10 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

11 8
FUROSEMIDE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

12 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

13 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

14 13
ALPRAZOLAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

15 15
MELOXICAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

15 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

17 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

18 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

19 30
ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

20 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

21 19
CLONAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

22 36
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

23 35
SERTRALINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

23 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

25 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 26 71
GLIPIZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 26 53
DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

26 39
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 29 67
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 30 18
RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

30 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

30 33
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

30 132
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. 26, 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.