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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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15,875Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 128 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$893K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 152 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

855 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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 782 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

31% of this provider’s 855 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 855 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$755K

2014

$822K

2015

$893K

2016

Number of Claims

13,308

2014

14,555

2015

15,875

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 663

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

136

patients, 16% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 635

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

135

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 596

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

130

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
SIMVASTATIN 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

4 9
OMEPRAZOLE 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

5 5
GLIMEPIRIDE 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

6 45
FUROSEMIDE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

7 10
METFORMIN HCL ER 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

8 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

9 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

10 23
GABAPENTIN 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

11 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

12 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

13 8
LISINOPRIL 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

14 4
TRAMADOL HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

O 15 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

O 16 6
ALPRAZOLAM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

17 15
LORAZEPAM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

18 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

19 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

20 46
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

21 125
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

22 21
PREDNISONE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

23 38
METFORMIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

23 7
MELOXICAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

25 26
CLONAZEPAM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

26 36
CARVEDILOL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

26 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

28 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

29 13
ALLOPURINOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

29 31
CLOPIDOGREL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

31 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

31 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

33 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

34 30
MIRTAZAPINE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

35 49
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

36 35
SERTRALINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

37 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

37 12
RANITIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

39 22
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

39 56
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

41 16
JANUVIA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 57
TRAZODONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

43 29
AZITHROMYCIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

A 43 47
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 61
BUPROPION XL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

46 115
TIZANIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

47 64
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

48 60
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

49 77
LABETALOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 182
BENAZEPRIL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

51 52
DULOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 42
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 48
PROAIR HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

55 55
CLONIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 62
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 93
ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

57 41
CEPHALEXIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 59 111
RALOXIFENE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 59 156
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A 61 84
SPIRIVA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

61 113
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 63 37
ZETIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 64 82
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 65
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

64 71
JANUMET 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 67 174
SYMBICORT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 94
DICYCLOMINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

68 169
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

70 116
WARFARIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 43
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 87
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 171
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

73 119
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

73 257
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 Nov. 11, 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.