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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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19,121Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 71 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 105 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

763 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

38% of this provider’s 763 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 763 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$53 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

$951K

2014

$951K

2015

$1.02M

2016

Number of Claims

19,291

2014

19,035

2015

19,121

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 764

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

121

patients, 16% of all patients

O 1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 731

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

144

patients, 19% of all patients

2 5
LISINOPRIL 602

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

137

patients, 18% of all patients

3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 529

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

5 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

6 2
METFORMIN HCL ER 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

7 34
TRAMADOL HCL 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

O 8 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

168

patients, 22% of all patients

9 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

10 8
LORAZEPAM 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

11 25
GABAPENTIN 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

12 11
SIMVASTATIN 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

13 9
GLIMEPIRIDE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

14 45
ALPRAZOLAM 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

15 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

16 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

17 18
FUROSEMIDE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

18 10
CARVEDILOL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

19 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

20 12
DIAZEPAM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

21 54
METFORMIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

22 7
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

23 19
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

24 61
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

25 14
SERTRALINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

26 28
CLOPIDOGREL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

27 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

28 16
CLONAZEPAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

29 36
AMOXICILLIN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

A 30 105
BENAZEPRIL HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

31 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

32 27
DULOXETINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

32 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

34 40
VENTOLIN HFA 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

35 74
OXYCODONE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 36 51
AZITHROMYCIN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

A 37 47
TIZANIDINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

37 64
TRAZODONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

39 29
MECLIZINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

40 112
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

40 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

42 59
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 71
MELOXICAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

44 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

45 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

46 33
CRESTOR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

47 44
ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

48 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

49 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

50 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

51 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

52 43
PROAIR HFA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

53 55
CLONIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 62
MIRTAZAPINE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 49
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 79
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 178
PROMETHAZINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 114
FENOFIBRATE* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

58 157
LYRICA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 58
ONDANSETRON ODT 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

61 263
RANITIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

62 22
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 65
ATENOLOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 41
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

64 89
ESTRADIOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 130
VERAPAMIL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 67 133
COLCHICINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

67 136
BACLOFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 104
SPIRIVA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 69 113
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 71 108
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 67
LEVOFLOXACIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 73 91
XARELTO 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

73 107
SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 95
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 56
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

78 119
CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

78 87
FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

78 86
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

81 116
TEMAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 81 78
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A 84 84
TERAZOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 85 155
JANUVIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 85 57
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 Aug. 2, 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.