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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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14,982Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 147 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$859K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 175 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

477 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

34% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$906K

2014

$895K

2015

$859K

2016

Number of Claims

17,271

2014

15,761

2015

14,982

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 932

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

133

patients, 28% of all patients

O 1 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 725

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

141

patients, 30% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 573

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

94

patients, 20% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
LISINOPRIL 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

6 4
GABAPENTIN 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

7 11
RANITIDINE HCL 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

8 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

10 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

11 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

12 18
FUROSEMIDE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

13 10
ALPRAZOLAM 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

14 15
METFORMIN HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

14 7
DIAZEPAM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

16 54
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

O 17 37
DULOXETINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

17 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

19 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

20 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

21 13
MELOXICAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

22 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

23 12
ATENOLOL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

24 41
LORAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

25 25
CARVEDILOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

26 20
METFORMIN HCL ER 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

26 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

28 21
GLIPIZIDE ER 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

28 68
OXYCODONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 30 51
CLONAZEPAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

31 36
BACLOFEN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

32 104
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

33 40
CLOPIDOGREL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

34 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

35 14
ALLOPURINOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

36 31
PROAIR HFA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

37 55
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

38 56
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

38 32
CRESTOR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

38 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

41 33
TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

42 29
SIMVASTATIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

42 9
VENTOLIN HFA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

44 74
GLIPIZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

44 53
LYRICA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

46 58
CLONIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 62
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

48 71
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

49 79
JANUVIA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

50 57
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 118
BENAZEPRIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

52 52
SERTRALINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

53 28
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 54 198
LACTULOSE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

54 194
TAMSULOSIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

56 27
AZITHROMYCIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

A 57 47
TRAMADOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 58 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

59 70
MIRTAZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

59 49
GLIPIZIDE XL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

61 211
VASCEPA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 61 306
ESTRADIOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 63 130
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

A 64 117
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 65
PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

66 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 66 60
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 80
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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.