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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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9,866Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 350 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$766K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 234 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

468 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

26% of this provider’s 468 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 468 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$645K

2014

$684K

2015

$766K

2016

Number of Claims

9,251

2014

9,004

2015

9,866

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 453

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

O 2 6
SIMVASTATIN 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

3 9
OMEPRAZOLE 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

4 5
METFORMIN HCL 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

5 7
TRAMADOL HCL 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

O 6 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

7 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

8 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

9 2
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

10 32
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

11 3
TAMSULOSIN HCL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

12 27
MELOXICAM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

13 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

14 8
DULOXETINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

15 39
ALPRAZOLAM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

16 15
FUROSEMIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

17 10
LISINOPRIL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

18 4
CARVEDILOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

18 20
GABAPENTIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

20 11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

21 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

21 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

23 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

24 42
ALLOPURINOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

24 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

28 59
NAPROXEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

29 102
JANUVIA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 57
DIAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 30 54
LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

32 25
LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 33 58
CELECOXIB 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 87
SERTRALINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 28
PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

36 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

38 71
RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

38 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 40 66
GLIMEPIRIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 45
ATENOLOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 42 41
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 43 148
PROMETHAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

44 114
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 44 75
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 65
FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 46 92
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

48 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 46
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 50 35
COLCHICINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

50 136
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 23
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 29, 2010.
  • 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.