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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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11,005Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 290 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$661K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 323 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

681 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

15% of this provider’s 681 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 681 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$206K

2014

$855K

2015

$661K

2016

Number of Claims

3,315

2014

13,055

2015

11,005

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
OMEPRAZOLE 417

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

1 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 399

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

2 8
LISINOPRIL 387

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
FUROSEMIDE 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

5 10
METFORMIN HCL 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

6 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

7 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

8 1
RANITIDINE HCL 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

9 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

10 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

11 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

12 12
GABAPENTIN 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

13 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

14 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

15 19
SIMVASTATIN 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

16 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

17 43
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O 18 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

19 16
CLONAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

20 36
ALLOPURINOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

21 31
CLOPIDOGREL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

21 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

23 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

24 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

25 27
GLIPIZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 53
FLUOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

27 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

28 13
NEXIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

29 90
VENTOLIN HFA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

29 74
CRESTOR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

31 44
PAROXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 80
TRAMADOL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 33 17
LORAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

34 25
MELOXICAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

35 26
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 71
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 40
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

38 65
ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

39 41
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 77
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

41 283
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 73
CARVEDILOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 20
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 56
METFORMIN HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 34
LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 58
CLONIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 62
PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

48 55
DONEPEZIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 48 42
VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 50
GEMFIBROZIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 152
DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 145
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 32
ALPRAZOLAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 54 15
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 55 188
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 17, 2018.
  • 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.