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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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17,071Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 108 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 75 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

703 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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 658 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

25% of this provider’s 703 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 703 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

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$1.14M

2014

$1.19M

2015

$1.16M

2016

Number of Claims

16,274

2014

16,795

2015

17,071

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 876

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

842

prescriptions.

146

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 655

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

120

patients, 17% of all patients

2 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 543

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

4 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

6 5
ALPRAZOLAM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

7 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

O 8 6
METFORMIN HCL ER 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

8 34
TRAMADOL HCL 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

O 10 17
FUROSEMIDE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

11 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

12 13
LISINOPRIL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

13 4
METFORMIN HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

14 7
SIMVASTATIN 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

14 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

16 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

17 14
VERAPAMIL ER 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

18 133
LORAZEPAM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

18 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

20 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

20 60
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

22 35
VALSARTAN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

23 50
ALLOPURINOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

24 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

25 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

26 32
CLOPIDOGREL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

26 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

29 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

30 19
CELECOXIB 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

31 87
RANITIDINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

31 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

33 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

34 21
GABAPENTIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

34 11
MELOXICAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

36 26
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

37 118
CARVEDILOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

38 20
CLONIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 62
SYNTHROID 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 72
FLUOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 46
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

42 65
DULOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 39
TEMAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

43 78
GLIPIZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

45 53
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O 46 37
RAMIPRIL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 147
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

49 40
IRBESARTAN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 124
CRESTOR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

51 44
FINASTERIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 92
HYDRALAZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

52 75
CITALOPRAM HBR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 30
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

55 77
LYRICA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 58
PREDNISONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

57 38
DIAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 54
TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

59 29
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

60 166
CHLORTHALIDONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 100
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

61 119
GLIPIZIDE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 68
REPAGLINIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 429
CLONAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 65 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 43
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 67 79
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 67 61
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 76
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 70 57
NAMENDA XR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 71 81
BYSTOLIC 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 71 120
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 67
QUINAPRIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 73 200
MIRTAZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 75 49
AMOXICILLIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

A 75 105
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 69
ZETIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 82
NEXIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 77 90
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

80 73
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 July 12, 2010.
  • 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.