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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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12,921Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 213 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$755K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 242 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

692 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

24% of this provider’s 692 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 692 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

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$850K

2014

$790K

2015

$755K

2016

Number of Claims

13,310

2014

13,493

2015

12,921

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 651

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

151

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 557

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 515

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
SIMVASTATIN 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

6 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
METFORMIN HCL 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

9 14
ALPRAZOLAM 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

10 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

11 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

O 12 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

13 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

14 12
FENOFIBRATE* 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

15 86
ATENOLOL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

16 41
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

17 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

18 33
FUROSEMIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

19 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

20 21
ALLOPURINOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

21 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

22 27
GABAPENTIN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

23 11
CLOPIDOGREL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

24 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

25 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

26 30
MELOXICAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

27 26
CARVEDILOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

28 20
TRAMADOL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

O 29 17
ZETIA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 82
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 16
CLONAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

31 36
FINASTERIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 92
JANUVIA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

34 57
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

34 35
TRAZODONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

36 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

37 71
FLUOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

38 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 95
AMOXICILLIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

A 40 105
CELECOXIB 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 87
OXYCODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O 41 51
PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

43 55
SYNTHROID 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 72
SERTRALINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 42
DULOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 39
METFORMIN HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 59
WARFARIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 43
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 51 37
TEMAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 51 78
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 23
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

A 55 84
DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 56 54
XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 57 107
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 75
LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 83
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 60 135
CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

61 44
LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 61 25
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 April 4, 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.