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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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10,820Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 306 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$775K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 228 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

386 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

44% of this provider’s 386 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 386 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$702K

2014

$727K

2015

$775K

2016

Number of Claims

10,249

2014

10,464

2015

10,820

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 474

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

97

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

3 8
GABAPENTIN 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

4 11
LISINOPRIL 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

6 13
OMEPRAZOLE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

6 5
RANITIDINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

8 22
METFORMIN HCL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

9 7
CARVEDILOL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

10 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

11 3
FUROSEMIDE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

12 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

13 16
TRAMADOL HCL 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

O 14 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

15 45
DULOXETINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

16 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

17 21
METFORMIN HCL ER 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

18 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

19 14
MELOXICAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

20 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

21 32
SERTRALINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

22 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

O 23 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

24 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

25 27
PREDNISONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

26 38
SIMVASTATIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

26 9
AZITHROMYCIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

77

patients, 20% of all patients

A 28 47
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O 29 37
FAMOTIDINE* 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 63
ALLOPURINOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

31 31
LYRICA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

32 58
ALPRAZOLAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 15
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

34 119
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

34 79
LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 34 25
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

37 106
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 12
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

39 242
CLOPIDOGREL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 24
PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

40 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 69
ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

43 95
CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 36
DIAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 54
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

45 35
VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

45 74
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

48 198
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

A 48 129
MIRTAZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

50 49
CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

50 44
CILOSTAZOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

50 204
NEXIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 53 90
ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

53 82
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 Feb. 1, 2012.
  • 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.