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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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14,658Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 158 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 82 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

593 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

5% of this provider’s 392 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

25% of this provider’s 593 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

51% of this provider’s 593 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$77 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

$1.13M

2014

$1.18M

2015

$1.12M

2016

Number of Claims

14,697

2014

16,076

2015

14,658

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
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 564

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

O 1 37
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 471

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

140

patients, 24% of all patients

O 2 6
GABAPENTIN 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

3 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

5 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

5 3
FUROSEMIDE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

7 10
OMEPRAZOLE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

8 5
CHLORTHALIDONE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

9 100
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

10 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

11 8
OXYCODONE HCL 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O 11 51
CLONAZEPAM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

13 36
METFORMIN HCL ER 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

14 34
CLOPIDOGREL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

15 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

16 35
ALPRAZOLAM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

17 15
RANITIDINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

18 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

19 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

20 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

21 32
DULOXETINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

22 39
FINASTERIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

23 92
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

24 16
CARVEDILOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

25 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 14
SIMVASTATIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

27 9
METFORMIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

28 7
TRAZODONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

29 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

30 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

31 12
FENOFIBRATE* 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 86
TRAMADOL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 32 17
CRESTOR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

32 44
IBUPROFEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

35 101
IRBESARTAN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

36 124
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 13
ALLOPURINOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 31
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 76
PAROXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 80
LYRICA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 58
SERTRALINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

42 28
DIAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 54
PROMETHAZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 114
TOPIRAMATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 141
CITALOPRAM HBR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 19
BYSTOLIC 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 120
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 49 61
SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 70
JANUVIA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 51 57
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 233
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 192
FLUOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 21
LEVEMIR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 55 162
FLUCONAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

57 126
ARMOUR THYROID 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 313
AMOXICILLIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A 59 105
MELOXICAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

60 26
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 60 258
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

60 79
COLCHICINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

63 136
AZITHROMYCIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

A 64 47
MIRTAZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 49
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 48
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 60
DIGOXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 68 145
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 68 134
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 68 66
AMITIZA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

71 159
RISPERIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 P 72 110
CREON 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 472
INVOKANA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 74 163
TRIBENZOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 74 350
NEXIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 90
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 14, 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.