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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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21,642Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

1,319 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

11% of this provider’s 1,319 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 1,319 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

$75 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

$1.64M

2014

$1.6M

2015

$1.63M

2016

Number of Claims

21,284

2014

21,708

2015

21,642

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 1,050

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

997

prescriptions.

269

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN 910

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

869

prescriptions.

228

patients, 17% of all patients

2 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 794

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

183

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 594

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

139

patients, 11% of all patients

4 1
LISINOPRIL 587

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

163

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

151

patients, 11% of all patients

6 5
METFORMIN HCL 528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

116

patients, 9% of all patients

7 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

116

patients, 9% of all patients

8 14
ATENOLOL 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

85

patients, 6% of all patients

9 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

10 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

11 16
ALPRAZOLAM 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

12 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

91

patients, 7% of all patients

13 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

82

patients, 6% of all patients

14 33
SYNTHROID 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

15 72
FUROSEMIDE 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

16 10
CLOPIDOGREL 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

17 24
TRAMADOL HCL 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

84

patients, 6% of all patients

O 18 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

O 19 6
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

20 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

21 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

22 8
GABAPENTIN 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

23 11
SERTRALINE HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

24 28
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

25 48
RANITIDINE HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

25 22
LORAZEPAM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

27 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
ALLOPURINOL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

29 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

30 40
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

31 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

32 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

33 19
TEMAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

34 78
VALSARTAN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

35 50
MELOXICAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

36 26
CRESTOR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

37 44
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

38 32
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

39 61
JANUVIA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

40 57
CARVEDILOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

41 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

41 71
CELECOXIB 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

43 87
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

44 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

45 43
PAROXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

45 80
DONEPEZIL HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

47 42
TRAZODONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

48 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

49 45
BENAZEPRIL HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

50 52
DULOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

50 39
PROAIR HFA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

52 55
HYDRALAZINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

53 75
DIAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

54 54
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

55 56
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

55 59
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

57 89
ADVAIR DISKUS 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

58 95
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

59 67
PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

60 38
FINASTERIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

61 92
LYRICA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

62 58
FENOFIBRATE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

63 86
CLONAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

64 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

64 69
FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

66 46
RAMIPRIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

67 147
IRBESARTAN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

68 124
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

68 77
NEXIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

70 90
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

70 60
XARELTO 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

70 107
LOVASTATIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

73 83
GLIPIZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

73 53
NAMENDA XR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

75 81
KLOR-CON M20 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

75 103
BENICAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

77 183
JANUMET 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 77 174
BYSTOLIC 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 120
VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

79 74
PROPRANOLOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

81 188
BUPROPION XL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

81 115
ZETIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

83 82
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

84 118
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 P 85 66
PROMETHAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 1% of all patients

86 114
KLOR-CON 10 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 86 142
BUPROPION HCL SR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

86 139
SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

89 113
ESTRADIOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 89 130
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

89 76
NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

92 102
OXYCODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 O 92 51
METFORMIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

92 34
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 April 22, 2015.
  • 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.