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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,007Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 531 providers in this state and specialty

$479K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 531 providers in this state and specialty

380 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

36% of this provider’s 380 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 380 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 8%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $97 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

$444K

2014

$474K

2015

$479K

2016

Number of Claims

7,311

2014

7,893

2015

9,007

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
FUROSEMIDE 367

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

85

patients, 22% of all patients

1 9
GABAPENTIN 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

75

patients, 20% of all patients

2 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

4 21
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

5 114
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

6 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

7 12
RANITIDINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

8 16
OMEPRAZOLE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

9 5
VALSARTAN 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

10 49
METFORMIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

11 6
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

12 25
ALPRAZOLAM 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

13 19
LISINOPRIL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

14 4
SPIRONOLACTONE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

15 78
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

16 11
TRAMADOL HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

O 17 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

18 2
MELOXICAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

19 23
CARVEDILOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

20 20
CLONIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

21 61
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

22 15
SIMVASTATIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

23 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

24 8
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

24 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

26 14
ALLOPURINOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

27 35
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

28 3
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

29 69
LOVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

30 50
FLUCONAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

31 79
CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

32 24
PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

33 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

33 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

33 45
PROAIR HFA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

36 37
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

37 150
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

38 141
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 39 62
NYSTATIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

40 174
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

41 18
MIRTAZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 4% of all patients

42 63
MECLIZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 128
GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

44 52
GEMFIBROZIL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 44 184
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

46 58
VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

46 42
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 Sept. 5, 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.