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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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18,252Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 80 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$709K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 283 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

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

78% 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

20% of this provider’s 432 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 432 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$940K

2014

$916K

2015

$709K

2016

Number of Claims

20,544

2014

18,044

2015

18,252

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 920

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

124

patients, 29% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 735

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

108

patients, 25% of all patients

O 2 6
LISINOPRIL 678

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

89

patients, 21% of all patients

3 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 632

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

76

patients, 18% of all patients

4 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 540

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

5 18
FUROSEMIDE 535

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

6 10
OMEPRAZOLE 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

8 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

9 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

10 2
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

11 40
RANITIDINE HCL 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

12 22
ALLOPURINOL 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

13 31
GABAPENTIN 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

14 11
MIRTAZAPINE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

15 49
WARFARIN SODIUM 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

15 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

17 14
ALPRAZOLAM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

18 15
CLOPIDOGREL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

19 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

20 30
TRAZODONE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

21 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

22 27
SIMVASTATIN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

23 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

24 33
SERTRALINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

25 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

26 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

27 21
CLONAZEPAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

27 36
METFORMIN HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

29 7
CARVEDILOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

30 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

31 16
FAMOTIDINE* 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 63
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

33 69
DICYCLOMINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11 34 169
PROMETHAZINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

34 114
ATENOLOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

36 41
CLONIDINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

37 62
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

38 13
PROAIR HFA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

39 55
PREDNISONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

40 38
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 41 134
ROPINIROLE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 42 96
DONEPEZIL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

<11 42 42
VENTOLIN HFA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

44 74
CELECOXIB 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11 45 87
TRAMADOL HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

O 45 17
BACLOFEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 47 104
FLUOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 48 46
ESTRADIOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 49 130
LORAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

49 25
TIZANIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

51 64
RISPERIDONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P 52 110
SYMBICORT 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

52 94
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

54 99
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 65
DIAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 56 54
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

56 106
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

58 56
NEXIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 58 90
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 60 35
MEMANTINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 61 85
LEVETIRACETAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 62 98
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

62 19
COLCRYS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 64 249
CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

65 44
VESICARE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 66 173
SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

66 70
DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 68 39
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

69 75
XARELTO 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 69 107
ELIQUIS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 71 97
GLIMEPIRIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 71 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 73 132
LABETALOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 73 182
TORSEMIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 75 154
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 76 52
SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

77 113
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 78 53
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

79 73
LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 79 58
AGGRENOX 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 79 261
MELOXICAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

82 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 82 59
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 84 181
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 March 25, 2015.
  • 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.