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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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21,390Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 85 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

840 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% 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

3% of this provider’s 675 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

40% of this provider’s 840 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 840 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

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$1.21M

2014

$1.25M

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

27,340

2014

25,499

2015

21,390

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 1,007

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

852

prescriptions.

210

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 812

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

170

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 621

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

134

patients, 16% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

129

patients, 15% of all patients

4 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 530

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

5 13
METFORMIN HCL 529

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

121

patients, 14% of all patients

6 7
SIMVASTATIN 511

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

7 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

8 3
FUROSEMIDE 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

9 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

10 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

O 11 6
ALPRAZOLAM 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

12 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

13 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

14 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

15 59
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

16 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

17 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

18 16
METFORMIN HCL ER 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

19 34
GABAPENTIN 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

20 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

21 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

22 8
AZITHROMYCIN 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

139

patients, 17% of all patients

A 23 47
CLOPIDOGREL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

24 24
TRAMADOL HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

O 25 17
ALLOPURINOL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

26 31
PREDNISONE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

27 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

28 19
CARVEDILOL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

29 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

30 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

31 42
AMOXICILLIN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

A 31 105
BENAZEPRIL HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

33 52
PROAIR HFA 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

34 55
ATENOLOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

35 41
SERTRALINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

36 28
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

37 48
RANITIDINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

37 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

39 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

40 45
LORAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

41 25
CLONIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

42 62
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

43 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

44 33
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

45 77
JANUVIA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

46 57
CEPHALEXIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

A 47 111
VENTOLIN HFA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

48 74
SUCRALFATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

49 153
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

50 65
VALSARTAN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

50 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 69
MECLIZINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

53 112
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

55 30
LYRICA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

56 58
LEVOFLOXACIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A 57 91
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

58 71
LEVETIRACETAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 98
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 56
NIFEDIPINE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 109
OXYCODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O 62 51
ADVAIR DISKUS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

63 95
FINASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

63 92
MIRTAZAPINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 49
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 61
CLONAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

66 36
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

68 116
SYMBICORT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 94
PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

70 80
FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

71 46
KLOR-CON M20 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 103
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 71 37
LINZESS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

74 175
ESTRADIOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

74 130
BYSTOLIC 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

74 120
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 119
NAPROXEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

74 102
TRADJENTA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

79 140
FLUCONAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

80 126
TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 81 29
MEMANTINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 85
MELOXICAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

83 26
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

83 73
DIAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 83 54
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 76
KLOR-CON M10 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

87 215
RISPERIDONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 P 88 110
CARTIA XT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 89 210
PHENOBARBITAL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 90 223
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

90 134
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 Jan. 16, 2008.
  • 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.