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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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12,582Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 225 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$710K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 281 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

682 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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 592 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

24% of this provider’s 682 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 682 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

18 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

$838K

2014

$794K

2015

$710K

2016

Number of Claims

14,780

2014

13,674

2015

12,582

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 789

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

736

prescriptions.

179

patients, 26% of all patients

1 2
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 527

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

125

patients, 18% of all patients

2 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 503

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

4 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

5 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

6 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

6 18
GABAPENTIN 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

8 11
CARVEDILOL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

9 20
LISINOPRIL 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

10 4
FUROSEMIDE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

11 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

12 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

13 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

14 16
METFORMIN HCL ER 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

15 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

16 14
MELOXICAM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

17 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

18 32
ALLOPURINOL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

18 31
FELODIPINE ER 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

20 292
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

O 21 6
FENOFIBRATE* 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

22 86
PREDNISONE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

23 38
OMEPRAZOLE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

24 5
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

25 93
SIMVASTATIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

26 9
KLOR-CON M20 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

26 103
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

28 35
FAMOTIDINE* 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 63
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

30 21
SPIRONOLACTONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

31 70
DONEPEZIL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

33 69
SUPREP 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

34 400
ZETIA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

35 82
GLIPIZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

36 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

37 59
CLOPIDOGREL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

38 24
ATENOLOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 41
TRAMADOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

O 40 17
FENOFIBRATE* 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

41 157
ROPINIROLE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 96
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

43 77
FINASTERIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 92
DEXILANT 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 137
WARFARIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 43
MEMANTINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 47 85
METFORMIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

48 7
TIZANIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

49 64
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

50 40
LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 25
ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 51 97
CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 44
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 Feb. 24, 2012.
  • 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.