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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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16,948Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 111 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$845K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 181 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

655 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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 389 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

29% of this provider’s 655 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

57% of this provider’s 655 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$803K

2014

$794K

2015

$845K

2016

Number of Claims

14,600

2014

15,185

2015

16,948

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 1,442

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

835

prescriptions.

264

patients, 40% of all patients

O 1 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 822

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

151

patients, 23% of all patients

2 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 580

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

3 8
METFORMIN HCL 545

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

4 7
LISINOPRIL 480

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

6 5
GABAPENTIN 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

7 11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

8 75
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

9 19
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

O 10 37
FUROSEMIDE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

11 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

12 18
SPIRONOLACTONE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

13 70
BACLOFEN 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

14 104
CARVEDILOL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

15 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

16 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

16 2
LOVASTATIN 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

18 83
GLIMEPIRIDE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

19 45
RANITIDINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

20 22
CLONIDINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

21 62
ALPRAZOLAM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

22 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

23 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

23 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

25 12
CLOPIDOGREL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

26 24
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

27 93
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

28 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

29 27
BUSPIRONE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

30 121
TRAMADOL HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

O 30 17
TRAZODONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

32 29
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

33 48
AMOXICILLIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

A 34 105
MECLIZINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

35 112
ALLOPURINOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 31
VALSARTAN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 50
PREDNISONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

37 38
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

39 65
CLONAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

40 36
NEXIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 90
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 13
CHLORTHALIDONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

43 100
FENTANYL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 44 122
PROMETHAZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

45 114
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 23
GLIPIZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 53
QUINAPRIL HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 200
LANTUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 131
PROAIR HFA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

50 55
AZITHROMYCIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

A 51 47
LYRICA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

52 58
ROPINIROLE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 96
SIMVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

55 33
SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 56 66
MYRBETRIQ 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 172
LORAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 32
TORSEMIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 154
SUCRALFATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 153
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

62 21
SYNTHROID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 64 72
TOPIRAMATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 64 141
LINZESS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

64 175
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

67 119
VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

67 74
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 69 134
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 95
DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 70 39
FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 72 123
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

73 269
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 73 79
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 69
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 76 76
COLCHICINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 136
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 Sept. 1, 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.