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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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5,405Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 673 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$446K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 541 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

558 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

22% of this provider’s 558 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 558 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$83 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

$156K

2014

$380K

2015

$446K

2016

Number of Claims

2,937

2014

4,921

2015

5,405

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

O 1 6
LISINOPRIL 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

3 1
FUROSEMIDE 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

4 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

6 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

7 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

8 2
TRAMADOL HCL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

O 9 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

10 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

11 21
GABAPENTIN 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

12 11
PREDNISONE 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

13 38
CARVEDILOL 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

14 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

14 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

16 18
KLOR-CON M20 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

17 103
METFORMIN HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

17 34
ALPRAZOLAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

19 15
MELOXICAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

20 26
LORAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

21 25
RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

22 22
CLOPIDOGREL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

22 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

24 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

25 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 13
METFORMIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

27 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

28 45
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

29 32
SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 28
JANUMET XR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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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. 25, 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.