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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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12,056Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 531 providers in this state and specialty

$599K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 531 providers in this state and specialty

934 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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 677 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

23% of this provider’s 934 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 934 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 8%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $97 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$633K

2014

$603K

2015

$599K

2016

Number of Claims

12,057

2014

12,087

2015

12,056

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 709

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

150

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 584

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

2 5
LISINOPRIL 480

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

3 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 450

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

4 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

5 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

6 3
GABAPENTIN 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

7 7
METFORMIN HCL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

8 6
METFORMIN HCL ER 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

9 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

10 21
FUROSEMIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

11 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

12 43
CLOPIDOGREL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

13 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

14 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

15 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

16 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

17 18
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

17 25
RANITIDINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

19 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

20 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

21 12
CARVEDILOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

22 20
MELOXICAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

23 23
TRAMADOL HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

O 24 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

25 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

26 31
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

27 34
GLIPIZIDE ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

27 65
SIMVASTATIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

29 10
ALPRAZOLAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

30 19
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

31 89
SERTRALINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

32 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

33 82
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

33 69
ALLOPURINOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

35 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

36 41
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

37 112
PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

37 22
TRAZODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

37 26
NEXIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

40 88
ATENOLOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

41 44
VALSARTAN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

42 49
LORAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 28
AMOXICILLIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

A 44 104
PAROXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 45 85
CITALOPRAM HBR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

45 30
JANUVIA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 47 48
FLUCONAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

48 79
LEVETIRACETAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

49 84
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

50 70
TOPIRAMATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 51 133
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

52 204
MIRTAZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

53 63
LOVASTATIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

54 50
SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

54 78
CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

56 32
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A 56 123
WARFARIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 53
DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

58 51
DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 40
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 60 47
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

62 74
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

63 114
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 19, 2013.
  • 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.