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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,297Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 531 providers in this state and specialty

$950K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 531 providers in this state and specialty

464 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

23% of this provider’s 464 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 464 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 8%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$92 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $97 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

$264K

2014

$522K

2015

$950K

2016

Number of Claims

3,522

2014

6,224

2015

10,297

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 665

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

130

patients, 28% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 402

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

2 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 365

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

3 8
METFORMIN HCL 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

4 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

6 11
OMEPRAZOLE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

7 5
FUROSEMIDE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

8 9
GABAPENTIN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

9 7
SIMVASTATIN 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

11 12
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

12 176
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

13 17
TRAMADOL HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

O 14 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

14 3
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

16 15
ALLOPURINOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

17 35
CARVEDILOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

18 20
CLONIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

19 61
BENAZEPRIL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

19 55
CLOPIDOGREL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

21 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

22 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

23 82
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

24 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

24 18
CRESTOR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

26 39
RANITIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

26 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 31
VALSARTAN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

29 49
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 47
WARFARIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 31 53
SERTRALINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

33 14
CLONAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 32
MELOXICAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

34 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 25
ALPRAZOLAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

36 19
ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 44
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

39 103
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

39 64
TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 26
BENICAR HCT 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

42 207
LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 50
EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

44 272
IBUPROFEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

45 68
LINZESS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

46 172
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 38
DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 40
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

49 131
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 303
PROAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

49 37
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

52 166
FLUCONAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

52 79
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% 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 Sept. 5, 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.