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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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37,836Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$2.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

1,415 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

5% of this provider’s 1,180 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

33% of this provider’s 1,415 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 1,415 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

27 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

$1.82M

2014

$1.96M

2015

$2.12M

2016

Number of Claims

33,089

2014

35,951

2015

37,836

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 2,190

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,922

prescriptions.

374

patients, 26% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,094

prescriptions.

208

patients, 15% of all patients

2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,012

prescriptions.

211

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,077

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

876

prescriptions.

205

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,052

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

943

prescriptions.

183

patients, 13% of all patients

5 16
GABAPENTIN 927

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

737

prescriptions.

197

patients, 14% of all patients

6 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 915

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

803

prescriptions.

175

patients, 12% of all patients

7 8
METFORMIN HCL 808

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

161

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 802

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

144

patients, 10% of all patients

10 9 125
CITALOPRAM HBR 800

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

166

patients, 12% of all patients

10 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 759

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

160

patients, 11% of all patients

11 23
FUROSEMIDE 674

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

155

patients, 11% of all patients

12 10
LISINOPRIL 649

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

138

patients, 10% of all patients

13 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 577

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

157

patients, 11% of all patients

O 14 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 554

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

108

patients, 8% of all patients

15 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 535

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

10 16 60
ATENOLOL 513

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

88

patients, 6% of all patients

17 41
LORAZEPAM 487

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

104

patients, 7% of all patients

18 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 478

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

91

patients, 6% of all patients

19 32
TRAZODONE HCL 431

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

100

patients, 7% of all patients

20 29
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

10 21 143
MELOXICAM 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

95

patients, 7% of all patients

22 26
ALLOPURINOL 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

23 31
ALPRAZOLAM 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

24 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

25 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

25 13
MIRTAZAPINE 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

27 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

90

patients, 6% of all patients

28 73
SPIRONOLACTONE 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

29 70
TAMSULOSIN HCL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

30 27
PREDNISONE 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

201

patients, 14% of all patients

31 38
FAMOTIDINE* 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

32 63
TRAMADOL HCL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

83

patients, 6% of all patients

O 33 17
RANITIDINE HCL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

33 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

P 35 66
GLIPIZIDE ER 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

36 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

92

patients, 7% of all patients

37 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

38 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

39 12
METFORMIN HCL ER 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

40 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

41 79
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

42 33
SERTRALINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

43 28
XARELTO 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

44 107
CARVEDILOL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

45 20
CLONAZEPAM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

45 36
PAROXETINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

47 80
AZITHROMYCIN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

139

patients, 10% of all patients

A 48 47
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

49 71
BENAZEPRIL HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

50 52
WARFARIN SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

51 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

52 132
CLOPIDOGREL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

53 24
LEVOFLOXACIN 175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

144

patients, 10% of all patients

A 54 91
ELIQUIS 175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

54 97
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

56 76
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

57 40
SPIRIVA 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

58 113
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

O 59 37
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

60 67
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

125

patients, 9% of all patients

61 127
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

62 148
CRESTOR 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

63 44
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

64 18
GLIPIZIDE 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

65 53
HYDRALAZINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

66 75
OXYCODONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

O 67 51
NAMENDA XR 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

68 81
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

69 106
FLUOXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

70 46
VENTOLIN HFA 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

71 74
PROAIR HFA 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

72 55
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

73 56
SULINDAC 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

74 244
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

75 119
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

75 35
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

77 93
FINASTERIDE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

78 92
VALSARTAN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

79 50
LAMOTRIGINE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

79 168
LOVASTATIN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

81 83
SYNTHROID 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

82 72
LEVEMIR 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

82 162
CARTIA XT 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

84 210
IBUPROFEN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

84 101
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

86 69
TIZANIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

87 64
BACLOFEN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

88 104
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

89 65
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

89 222
CEPHALEXIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

A 91 111
DULOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

91 39
MEMANTINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

93 85
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

93 118
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

85

patients, 6% of all patients

A 95 84
CEFUROXIME 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

A 96 144
LATANOPROST 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

97 149
CELECOXIB 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

98 87
KLOR-CON M20 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

99 103
BUPROPION XL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

100 115
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

A 101 129
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

102 116
ESTRADIOL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

103 130
RISPERIDONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

P 103 110
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

105 160
TEMAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

106 78
FLUCONAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

107 126
BUPROPION HCL SR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

107 139
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

109 88
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

109 257
CLONIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

111 62
SIMVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

111 9
DIAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

113 54
LACTULOSE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

114 194
ADVAIR DISKUS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

115 95
TOPIRAMATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

116 141
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

117 134
BUSPIRONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

118 121
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

118 189
DICYCLOMINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

120 169
JANUVIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

121 57
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

121 176
SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

123 94
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

124 233
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

125 138
MYRBETRIQ 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 125 172
MEGESTROL ACETATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

127 262
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

127 14
COLESTIPOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

129 354
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 Aug. 30, 2016.
  • 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.