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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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11,024Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 289 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$785K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 220 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

763 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

2% of this provider’s 717 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

35% of this provider’s 763 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 763 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$868K

2014

$818K

2015

$785K

2016

Number of Claims

11,125

2014

11,241

2015

11,024

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 471

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 410

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

2 9
OMEPRAZOLE 403

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 397

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

5 3
LISINOPRIL 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
METFORMIN HCL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

7 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

8 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

9 13
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

10 32
LORAZEPAM 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

11 25
METFORMIN HCL ER 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

12 34
GABAPENTIN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

13 11
TRAMADOL HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

O 14 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

O 14 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

16 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

17 16
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

18 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

19 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

20 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

21 19
ALPRAZOLAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

22 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

23 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

24 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

25 40
FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

26 92
CITALOPRAM HBR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

27 30
VALSARTAN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

28 50
CRESTOR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

28 44
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

30 48
MELOXICAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

30 26
FUROSEMIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

30 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

33 42
SERTRALINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 28
AZITHROMYCIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

A 35 47
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 65
CLOPIDOGREL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

37 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

38 21
ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 31
TRAZODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

41 29
CEFUROXIME 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

A 41 144
ADVAIR DISKUS 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

43 95
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

44 127
FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

46 59
ZETIA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 82
TEMAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

48 78
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 49 71
DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 39
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A 51 84
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 119
CARVEDILOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 20
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 52
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 56
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 Oct. 9, 2007.
  • 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.