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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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11,714Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 255 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$660K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 324 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

435 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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 435 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 435 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$442K

2014

$567K

2015

$660K

2016

Number of Claims

8,449

2014

10,383

2015

11,714

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 995

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

823

prescriptions.

154

patients, 35% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 518

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

87

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 459

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

90

patients, 21% of all patients

3 8
METFORMIN HCL 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

5 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

6 13
FUROSEMIDE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

7 10
RANITIDINE HCL 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

8 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

9 32
TRAMADOL HCL 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

O 10 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

11 19
CARVEDILOL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

12 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

13 3
LISINOPRIL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

14 4
GABAPENTIN 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

15 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

16 18
ALLOPURINOL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

17 31
METFORMIN HCL ER 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

18 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

19 12
JANUVIA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

20 57
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

O 21 6
FAMOTIDINE* 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

22 63
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

22 16
SIMVASTATIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

24 9
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

25 48
CLOPIDOGREL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

25 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

27 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

28 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 69
CITALOPRAM HBR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

30 30
BENAZEPRIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

31 52
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 65
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

33 33
GLIPIZIDE ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 68
VALSARTAN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

35 50
KLOR-CON M20 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

35 103
ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 41
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

38 35
TRADJENTA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 38 140
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 75
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

41 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

42 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 44 60
NEXIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 90
MELOXICAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 26
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

47 76
DONEPEZIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

48 42
LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

49 58
GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

50 53
ALPRAZOLAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 51 15
SERTRALINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 52 28
CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

53 44
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 54 70
GLIMEPIRIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 54 45
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 56 37
CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 56 62
AMITIZA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 58 159
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 21, 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.