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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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6,883Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 551 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$519K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 459 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

268 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

0% of this provider’s 248 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

29% of this provider’s 268 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 268 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% 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

26 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

$319K

2014

$415K

2015

$519K

2016

Number of Claims

6,465

2014

6,614

2015

6,883

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 374

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

59

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 317

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

62

patients, 23% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

3 3
GABAPENTIN 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

4 11
SIMVASTATIN 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

4 9
METFORMIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
OMEPRAZOLE 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

38

patients, 14% of all patients

7 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
LISINOPRIL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

9 4
SERTRALINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

10 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

11 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

12 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

13 16
FUROSEMIDE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

14 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

15 19
TRAMADOL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

O 16 17
GLIPIZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

17 53
DULOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

18 39
TRAZODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

19 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

20 27
LORAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

21 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

21 32
ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

21 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

24 18
ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

25 31
BENAZEPRIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

26 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

27 21
METFORMIN HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

28 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

29 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 30 35
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 31 67
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 32 56
RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

33 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 34 33
SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 35 72
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 June 8, 2017.
  • 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.