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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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14,934Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 148 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$830K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 190 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

581 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

28% of this provider’s 581 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 581 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$1.12M

2014

$1M

2015

$830K

2016

Number of Claims

16,268

2014

15,526

2015

14,934

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 657

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

126

patients, 22% of all patients

1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 569

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

127

patients, 22% of all patients

2 5
SIMVASTATIN 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

107

patients, 18% of all patients

3 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

100

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

5 13
LISINOPRIL 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

7 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

8 8
METFORMIN HCL 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

9 7
METFORMIN HCL ER 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

10 34
RANITIDINE HCL 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

11 22
MELOXICAM 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

12 26
GABAPENTIN 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

13 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

14 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

15 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

16 14
GLIPIZIDE ER 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

17 68
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

18 16
FUROSEMIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

19 10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

20 32
CHLORTHALIDONE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

21 100
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

O 22 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

23 30
CLONAZEPAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

24 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

25 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

26 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

27 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

27 19
LORAZEPAM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

29 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

30 18
TRAMADOL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O 31 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

31 33
CLOPIDOGREL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

33 24
CARVEDILOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

34 20
ALLOPURINOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

35 31
ALPRAZOLAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 15
MIRTAZAPINE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

37 49
TRAZODONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

38 29
SERTRALINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

39 28
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 99
VALSARTAN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 50
NIFEDIPINE ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 109
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 61
FLUOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

44 46
ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

45 41
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 56
JANUVIA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

48 59
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

48 119
DULOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

51 42
CRESTOR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

52 44
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

53 67
DEXILANT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 54 137
PROPRANOLOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 188
VENTOLIN HFA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

55 74
TIZANIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

57 64
PROAIR HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

57 55
MEMANTINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 59 85
GLIPIZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 53
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 35
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

60 65
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 86
AZITHROMYCIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A 64 47
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

65 77
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 76
SYNTHROID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 72
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 248
SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

69 94
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A 70 84
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

71 73
URSODIOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 72 403
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 48
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 Nov. 18, 2011.
  • 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.